Sometimes, it’s the little things that make our weight loss journey worthwhile. That’s certainly true for Gary Jackson, a 62-year-old Marine Corps retiree who started Diet-to-Go in September. At 5 feet, 10 inches, Gary’s 227-pound weight and decades of unhealthy eating was finally starting to drag him down enough that he decided it was time for a change. And he found just what he was after with Diet-to-Go!
The idea of working out can be off-putting, especially to those of us who have never done it, don’t want to do it or simply can’t do it. Honestly, who wants to spend an hour in the gym pouring sweat and checking the clock every 10 seconds until it’s finally over? On the same token, long, vigorous bicycle rides, runs or swims may also not be an option. And guess what? That’s OK. Because luckily, most of us can take a walk — and there are so many reasons why we should.
There’s a lot of great health information out there. So much, in fact, that finding time to keep up with each individual magazine, website, blog, newspaper, etc. is darn near impossible. Fortunately, there is one thing we check pretty much every day, all day — our email. And even more fortunately, you can get all the wellness information you need to stay on top of your health delivered right to your inbox via free email newsletters. Here are our favorites!
Autumn produce has a wide range of textures and tastes, and they make the perfect segue into making creative dishes that will inspire you to eat healthy and prove that it’s delicious to do so.
We rounded up our favorite creative recipes, one main dish and one dessert, for our five favorite (and easy-to-find) fall fruits and veggies.
Tina's weight ballooned out of control, during and after the loss of her mother, but at 262 pounds and diagnosed with pre-diabetes, she knew it was time to make a change.
Since starting Diet-to-Go in January 2016, she has lost 82 pounds (and counting) and her doctor is completely stunned at her results.
Easy — the camaraderie, the support, the motivation, the like-mindedness, heck, even the ability others have to get our minds off how tough it is sometimes.
So it should go without saying that doing it with someone close to you has even more benefits — including a host of them for your relationship. Yes, it turns out that exercising with your significant other has some significant positive effects on you both!
How, exactly? We’ve rounded up 6 ways exercising with your partner can be a bonding experience and a way to keep you on-track.
When you have diabetes and you’re trying to lose weight, choosing the right snacks can get a little tricky, especially if you want to work in some new flavors.
Read on to get seven diabetes-friendly creative snack recipes plus the Diet-to-Go quick, easy diabetic snack list.
Not diabetic or pre-diabetic? Still read on! These snacks are great options for anyone looking to keep snacks low in sugar and carbs.
Knowledgeable and health-savvy nurse, Tricia Mamer, has tried many diet delivery plans in the last few years — Ultimate Food, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, you name it. But it wasn't until she found Diet-to-Go that she finally found healthy and great tasting diet success!
It’s your weekly weigh-in. You hop on the scale, thinking you did pretty well this past week, and then the disappointment creeps in — not much of a difference.
But before you throw in the towel, make sure that you’re not doing something that’s sabotaging your success, something simple that you may not have even noticed.
The demands of obtaining a doctorate degree are extremely high. It’s stressful, time-consuming and for many post-bachelor’s-degree students, it also takes a toll on their health.
It certainly did for James Crispo, a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. But he discovered Diet-to-Go and turned it all around.
The people who are most successful sticking to and achieving their fitness goals are those who create an exercise plan that jives best with their individual personality.
It’s called a “Fitness Personality,” and by figuring out which one you are, you can create an exercise plan that will keep you motivated and consistent.
During the paleolithic age (about 2.6 million years ago), our ancestors ate a diet of mainly of fish, nuts, berries and game, and hunted using tools made from stone or bone. Their nutritional map was pretty much whatever they could scavenge from the land. The cavemen of that time were foraging for the barest of essentials to simply survive, and the fact that, one day, modern humans would adopt their tenuous version of sustenance makes about as little sense as humanity suddenly abandoning cell phones in favor of smoke signals.
Summer may be halfway over, but some of the hottest days are still ahead of us.
And that means safety is a concern, especially for those of us who pack in a bit of exercise (which, by the way, is a great way to up your calorie budget and make room for a few snacks throughout the day).
Gluten-free is a craze that has inserted itself as one of the most popular dieting and weight loss trends since the turn of the century.
But, in reality, it’s probably not necessary for most of us and may even be harmful.
Your diet…when it was all shiny and new, things were going great! But now that the initial excitement has faded a bit, or after months of repetition, you’re just plain bored. No worries. It happens to the best of us. Don’t throw in the towel! Try these changes to reinvigorate your efforts and bring new zest to your healthy lifestyle!
When Arwa Qammash gained more than 20 pounds after giving birth to her first child, getting back in shape was definitely on the forefront of her mind. and she turned to Diet-to-Go to help make it happen. Find out how she did it!
Diet-to-Go has launched a meal plan specifically created for people who have Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. The plan’s calorie-controlled meals will also help people lose and manage their weight.
Our “Balance--Diabetes” meal plan follows American Diabetes Association’s nutritional guidelines. It also addresses the challenge people with the condition face when it comes to knowing what to eat, proper portion sizes and how to fit healthy eating into their busy lives.
What’s a person to do if their calorie budget has no wiggle room? Get moving!
Weight-loss and weight-gain are both calorie-in, calorie-out equations. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally puts the average adult’s calorie budget at 2,000 calories. While that's the official guideline, your actual calorie needs vary, depending on a variety of factors. A calorie calculator will take into consideration your gender, height, weight, age, goals and activity level and give you a specific number for how many calories you should consume each day.
One of the best ways to motivate yourself along the way to your goal is with awesome rewards! But it doesn't make much sense to reward yourself for avoiding splurges like ice cream by celebrating over a pint of brownie batter, does it? (This is the part where you enthusiastically agree - I know <groan>).
While brownie batter is not a great reward for sticking to your plan (boo), THESE ARE! Check out these fantastic, Diet-to-Go-approved, non-food rewards for reaching your next milestone.
The 4th of July is one of America’s most special holidays, where we come together as a nation to remember and celebrate our freedom and independence. It’s also a time for family fun, pool parties, backyard games, picnics, barbecues and fireworks (of course!).
But what do you do when you want to take part in the festivities, but not all the extra calories? Easy! Make your own dishes - try these 12!