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  1. Still Losing: I've Lost 30.4 lbs in 8 Weeks!

    Still Losing: I've Lost 30.4 lbs in 8 Weeks!

    Four tenths of a pound may not sound like much, but when you drop 0.4 pounds after you've already slimmed 30 pounds, it keeps you smiling and determined to stay the course! The actual scale number this morning was 226.0. After 8 weeks I am down a total of 30.4 pounds. What this small weekly loss tells me is that I need to finally start a little aerobic exercise. No, Mr. Bad Food isn't about to slip into brightly colored tights and start jumping around with Jane Fonda or whoever is the reigning queen of aerobics. Shorts and a tattered...

  2. Eat to Lose: Weight Loss More Successful with Balanced Diet

    Eat to Lose: Weight Loss More Successful with Balanced Diet

    It sounds illogical, but you should actually eat to lose weight instead of starving yourself by extreme dieting! Severe calorie restriction can signal your body into starvation mode and your body will work extra hard to protect itself by hanging on to every last pound. Hmmm... this type if news makes the delicious Diet-to-Go meals even more attractive. With Diet-to-Go, you eat great AND lose weight! To get your fill of the whole story on eating to lose weight nibble on this http://www.estacadanews.com/features/story.php?story_id=124343986845693000...

  3. Diet Soda And Weight Gain

    Diet Soda And Weight Gain

    Recent studies have indicated that people that habitually drink diet sodas are statistically more likely to gain weight than people that routinely drink regular sugary sodas. The actual drink does not add the pounds. It is the behavior of the drinkers that causes the weight gain. The weight gain effect varies from one person to another. There are those few skinny folks out there that routinely prefer diet sodas to avoid the sugary versions, so obviously this weight gain effect does not affect everyone equally. There are a few more health concerns about diet sodas, other than the possibility of actually gaining weight....

  4. Yo-Yo Dieting: Will You Regain Lost Weight?

    Yo-Yo Dieting: Will You Regain Lost Weight?

    The fact that celebrities such as Kirstie Alley and Oprah Winfrey, who have financial resources most Americans don't have, still can't lose weight and keep it off shows what a formidable challenge it is, says psychologist Thomas Wadden, director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Yo-yo dieting is probably the most common outcome of efforts to lose weight, says Wadden. "People do lose weight, but the majority regain some or all of their weight, whether it's over one year, two years, three years or five." Regaining takes a toll on people emotionally,...

  5. 10 'Healthy' Foods That are Sneaking Calories into your Diet

    10 'Healthy' Foods That are Sneaking Calories into your Diet

    Smoothies, granola bars, muffins... They're just three of the top 10 "healthy foods" that may be undermining you weight loss attempts. "We put a health halo around some foods that really haven't earned it," says registered dietitian Nora Norback. See how many of the top 10 foods you are guilty of slipping into your struggling diet. For the full story, go to http://www.bnd.com/yourlife/story/779986.html...

  6. Ground Beef Recalled

    Ground Beef Recalled

    Nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly bacterium E. coli 0157:H7 have been recalled by an Illinois meat packer. E. coli 0157:H7—which can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea, and kidney failure—poses the greatest danger to the very young, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, says the USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service. For the recalled products and a complete report on who's at risk, check this link: http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100239058>1=31036...

  7. Foods That Strengthen Your Bones

    Foods That Strengthen Your Bones

    Osteoporosis and low bone mass are a major public health threat for almost 44 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older. Women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. The 44 million Americans with either osteoporosis or low bone mass represent 55 percent of the people aged 50 and older in the United States. By the year 2010, it is estimated that over 52 million women and men in this same age category will be affected. If current trends continue, the figure will climb to over 61 million by 2020. So with that being said we...

  8. Get More of Top 7 Nutrients in Your Diet

    Get More of Top 7 Nutrients in Your Diet

    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "What We Eat in America" report, the seven most neglected nutrients are calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E. Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Carolyn O'Neil tells you how to load up on these important nutrients when dining out. It's nice for a change to be told what to eat rather than what not to eat. Order up! For the rest of O'Neil's feature, head here http://www.ajc.com/services/content/health/stories/2009/05/20/seven_nutrients.html...

  9. I've Lost 30 lbs in 7 Weeks!

    I've Lost 30 lbs in 7 Weeks!

    Color me stunned.... and happy... and determined... and ecstatic... and amazed... The scale tells me I have lost FOUR MORE POUNDS. So, after 7 weeks on the Diet-to-Go Low-Carb plan I am down a full 30 pounds, having slimmed from my all-time high of 256 to a much better 226!! The actual scale number was 226.4; just last week I weighed in at 230.5! This had been one of those weeks when I felt I had either plateaued or maybe even gained back a few tenths. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... I lost four more pounds. I simply LOVE this low-carb diet. When...

  10. Your Memorial Day License to Grill!

    Your Memorial Day License to Grill!

    May. What a great month. There’s May flowers (and an end to April showers)… there’s Mother’s Day… there’s the Indianapolis 500… and then there’s Memorial Day. And with Memorial Day comes that old familiar cry… Ladies and gentlemen, start your grillin’! While Mr. Bad Food tends to grill year round – through snow, sleet, hail and anything else Mother Nature can toss my way – I know Memorial Day Weekend is considered the unofficial start to the grilling season. So, if you’re taking a break from your delicious home-delivered Diet-to-Go foods, it’s time to brush off the grill, clean out the ashes or swap...

  11. 10 Secrets of Skinny People

    10 Secrets of Skinny People

    If thin people don't diet, how do they maintain a roll-free figure? Well, "not dieting" is just the tip of the iceberg. "The majority of thin people — whether they have been lean all their life or managed to lose weight and keep it off — share several healthy strategies that help them stay thin and healthy with seemingly little effort," says Sally Wadyka, who wrote 10 Secrets of the Effortlessly Thin for MSN. For all 10 secrets you need to know in order to join the ranks of the thin, go here: http://health.msn.com/weight-loss/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=100218116>1=31036...

  12. Jump-Start Stalled Weight Loss: 4-Week Plan

    Jump-Start Stalled Weight Loss: 4-Week Plan

    Don't you just hate when the scale needle refuses to budge? Learn how to walk off a plateau with help from Prevention magazine and AOL. Walk this way to weight loss progress. "If the scale hasn't budged in weeks, your problem could be sleepwalking. No, not the middle-of-the-night kind. This type of sleepwalking strikes in broad daylight, and veteran walkers are most at risk. It happens when you become so good at your workouts that your body gets lulled into maintenance mode, burning fewer calories than before... For the rest of the story/workout, go here: http://www.aolhealth.com/diet/weight-loss-program/walking-for-weight-loss...

  13. Memorial Day Grilling: Beyond Burgers & Dogs

    Memorial Day Grilling: Beyond Burgers & Dogs

    If you had bun, you had 'em all. We're talking about burgers and hot dogs on the grill. This Memorial Day weekend why not get a tad more daring with your grill menu? Yep, you can easily shake up your barbecue routine this summer by thinking beyond patties and dogs. For some, barbecuing means an eternal rotation of hamburgers and hot dogs. But with a little creativity and a few minutes of added prep time, there are enough healthy, tasty possibilities to grill a different meal every night for the rest of the summer, without ever having to sear a single...

  14. Gulp! The Worst Fast Food Choices

    Gulp! The Worst Fast Food Choices

    The food police have combed through the nutrition information of some of your favorite dining spots to reveal some shocking facts about how they go overboard on acceptable daily allowances of calories (2,000), fat (65g) and sodium content (2,400mg). Warning: These are some choices that would make Mr. Bad Food gag. Sample this: Domino's BreadBowl Pasta, 3-Cheese Mac-N-Cheese, whole dish Calories: 1,460 Fat: 56g Sodium: 2,840mg That's just for starters. Get the complete feature here: http://www.aolhealth.com/diet/basics/bad-fast-food?icid=main|main|dl5|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolhealth.com%2Fdiet%2Fbasics%2Fbad-fast-food...

  15. Skinless Chicken Not Your Best Bet

    Skinless Chicken Not Your Best Bet

    We've got a bone to pick with chicken. Boneless, skinless breasts are convenient, but they dry out easily and pound for pound, they're a more expensive option. That's the expert insight of Jennifer Iserloh who helps AOL with its "smart swaps" portion of its Kitchen refresh page. For the rest of the chicken tip -- and a smorgasbord of other great advice -- go to http://food.aol.com/kitchen-refresh/food-swaps?icid=main|main|dl3|link6|http%3A%2F%2Ffood.aol.com%2Fkitchen-refresh%2Ffood-swaps...

  16. The Food Industry�s 13 Dirty Little Secrets.

    The Food Industry�s 13 Dirty Little Secrets.

    Fuzzy nutrition numbers... underserved medical claims... fat-free but calorie-rich... These are just three of the scary 13 secrets that many food manufacturers rely on to lure us in to buying their products. Take candy products like Swedish Fish, Mike and Ike, and Good & Plenty. The packages boast a "Fat Free" claim. Sure, that's true. However, there's no fat but there is oodles of sugar and processed carbs. Check out the complete story and be prepared to be fascinated and grossed-out at the same time! The link to the feature by Men's Health editor David Zincenko and Matt Goulding is http://health.msn.com/nutrition/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100238557&Gt1=31036...

  17. Diet and Exercise Help Cancer Survivors

    Diet and Exercise Help Cancer Survivors

    An exciting new report reveals a home-based exercise and diet program helped older survivors of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer stay healthy. According to the study authors, older cancer survivors represent an important target because cancer and its treatments are associated with accelerated rates of functional decline. I just had a brother undergo cancer surgery so news like this literally hits home. I am sure many of you can relate... unfortunately. Eat right and exercise -- common-sense advice like this just may be the magic bullet of a healthy life! For the complete story go to http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=21434...

  18. Still Rolling: I Dropped 25.5 lbs. in 6 Weeks!

    Still Rolling: I Dropped 25.5 lbs. in 6 Weeks!

    Top of the morning to you! Despite a crazy week of travel and concerts -- 1,000 miles in a car and Bruce Springsteen live WOO HOO -- I dropped another 1.5 pounds on my Diet-to-Go low-carb meal plan. After 6 weeks of great eating and little to no exercise (my fault), the scale says I have lost a total of 25.5 pounds to go from 256 to 230.5! That means I have hit my first not-so-mini goal of 10% body weight and can now shoot for Goal #2 -- 10% more of my body weight. Wish me luck as I endeavor to...

  19. Why a Calorie Isn't Just a Calorie

    Why a Calorie Isn't Just a Calorie

    A recent report on differing diet regimens discovered that there is no single magic bullet where weight loss is concerned. Nope. The factor that seems to matter most is the number of calories ingested. Many people came away from this heavily promoted study proclaiming it's all about calories... and a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. But is it? If you consider that a vegetable stir-fry with brown rice contains the same number of calories as a slice of lemon-meringue pie (around 350 apiece), does it matter if you skip the healthy meal and go straight to dessert? Or if you choose...

  20. FDA Questions Cheerios' Health Claims

    FDA Questions Cheerios' Health Claims

    The FDA is muscling in on a popular cereal's claims that it can lower cholesterol and ward off a host of other scary health issues. Cheerios, which is made by cereal giant General Mills, has been playing the "foodaceutical" (food as a medicine) card for quite some time. But the governing agency apparently thinks the science behind the heavily hyped health claims may be on the soggy side. The FDA told General Mills to stop promoting Cheerios, the country’s best-selling cereal, as a product that can lower cholesterol levels, reduce heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer. The agency...

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