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  1. Sodium and Your Diet-to-Go Meals

    Sodium and Your Diet-to-Go Meals

    There's been a lot of talk about sodium lately. In fact, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is considering stepping in and forcing food makers to cut back on the amount of sodium they add to their products.As the registered dietitian for Diet-to-Go, I am pleased to report that our low-fat traditional menu and vegetarian low-fat menu continue to meet the recommended guidelines for sodium.By most standards, Americans are urged to limit their daily intake of sodium to 2,400 milligrams - about one teaspoon.On average, you'll get less than 2,400mg of sodium per day with your Diet-to-Go low-fat and vegetarian...

  2. Weight Maintenance: 6 Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Weight

    Weight Maintenance: 6 Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Weight

    Lost weight? Congratulations! Okay so you've done remarkably well with slimming down however please keep in mind that a diet is not something you go "on" and then "off."No, a healthy diet is something you sustain for life.When you stick with a healthy diet, you have far less of a risk of gaining back the weight you lost on your diet.6 ways to keep off weightDo the MathIt is extremely important that you keep an eye on how many calories you eat in a day. Consuming a few hundred extra calories a day will soon add up to a few...

  3. Substitute Yourself Skinny: 7 Questions with The Bikini Chef

    Substitute Yourself Skinny: 7 Questions with The Bikini Chef

    Meet Chef Susan Irby. Over the years, Susan has worked with multiple Master Chefs including George McNeill, Todd English and Ming Tsai. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is her nickname: The Bikini Chef.Yes, Susan used to cook while wearing a bikini but her moniker has more to do with the fact she gets you in the swim of things when it comes to cooking with "figure-flattering flavors."The host of "The Bikini Lifestyle with Susan Irby" is currently making a splash with her hot new book, Substitute Yourself Skinny (Adama Media). The book serves up 175 super slimming recipes...

  4. We've Introduced New Menu Dishes: Less Sodium, More Variety!

    We've Introduced New Menu Dishes: Less Sodium, More Variety!

    At Diet-to-Go, we pride ourself on the fact we go the extra mile to take care of our customers. So when we got the results of a recent survey, we took the time to pore over them carefully... and to make the menu changes you told us you wanted.Two things stood out.First, even though the Diet-to-Go meal plans meet the guidelines of major health organizations like American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association, you were concerned about your sodium intake.Second, you wanted a little more variety in our three five-week menus: Low-Fat, Vegetarian and Low-Carb.So after digesting this information, our...

  5. Become Visibly Fit at Any Age: 7 Questions with Wendie Pett

    Become Visibly Fit at Any Age: 7 Questions with Wendie Pett

    Wendie Pett is a nationally recognized name in the fitness industry. She's passionate about motivating and encouraging people to make fitness and nutrition part of their daily routine.The essence of total beauty - mind, body and spirit - is what Wendie Pett is all about.When I decided to launch my "7 Questions With..." series of blogs, I quickly thought of asking Wendie to take part. I love her approach to health and fitness and I adore her vivacious personality.Check out what Wendie has to say about getting visibly fit at any age -- and about the three biggest mistakes we...

  6. Wake Up and Smell the Benefits of Breakfast

    Wake Up and Smell the Benefits of Breakfast

    True or false: Skipping breakfast is a great way to jumpstart your diet. FALSE! Bypassing breakfast - or any meal for that matter - is a recipe for dieting disaster.Chew on this fact: Skipping meals tends to trigger food cravings, binge eating and weight gain.Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast are actually heavier than those who start their day with a healthy and hearty meal.Another interesting morsel: People who eat four to five light small meals a day lose more weight than those who try to get by on one or two meals.Here's the meat of the matter:...

  7. Dining Out Survival Guide: Little Tips to Keep Fat Off Your Hips!

    Dining Out Survival Guide: Little Tips to Keep Fat Off Your Hips!

    We're all pretty good about sticking to our diet when we stay home and dine on properly portioned meals like those provided by Diet-to-Go. But what about those times when we're forced to leave our comfort zone and forced to eat at a... GULP!... a restaurant? According to recent statistics, the average American eats out 4.2 times a week. That's four opportunities to dive into the pre-meal bread basket and blow away your diet resolve.But, when armed with a few handy little tips, it's also four opportunities to stick to your guns and steer clear of the buns. We know...

  8. Advice from a Gal Who's Lost 130 lbs: 7 Questions with Julia Havey

    Advice from a Gal Who's Lost 130 lbs: 7 Questions with Julia Havey

    Julia Havey is on a mission to help overweight Americans overcome their bad eating habits and slim down once and for all.The best-selling author and in-demand speaker is living proof that her approach to weight loss really does work.By practicing what she preaches, Julia not only managed to drop 130 pounds, but she has also kept off the weight for more than a decade now.Julia is so passionate about her quest to curb the obesity plague she's willing to give away her expertise to anyone who wants it. Julia recently sat down with Diet-to-Go to answer seven questions about her...

  9. 7 Proven Weight Loss Tips From a Conscientious Dieter

    7 Proven Weight Loss Tips From a Conscientious Dieter

    Since I started working for major online dieting companies way back in January of 2000, I've come to realize that when it comes to the subjects of dieting and weight loss, millions of people the world around are starving for help.Computer work has allowed me to become friends with an army of health-minded individuals from countries near and far. One of the most unique individuals I've encountered (but never met... at least, not yet) is today's guest blogger, Katrina Pajarillo of the Philippines.Kassy is a conscientious young woman who has been through the ups and downs of dieting. On her...

  10. Confessions of a 50-Year-Old Dieter: Best Diet I Have Ever Followed

    Confessions of a 50-Year-Old Dieter: Best Diet I Have Ever Followed

    I'm 50 years old and I have been dieting for much of my adult life.My first real weight loss attempt was during my college years -- and it was a doozy. I ran for miles while wearing a rubber, long-sleeved top... and I did oodles of sit-ups while holding a weight on my chest.The end result: I lost weight. But it was only temporary due to my crazy fitness program.And let's not forget the fact that my weight came back because I was a 20-year-old college student at a major university. Can you say beer -- and lots of it?Oh,...

  11. Diet Blog Carnival: Soft Drinks, Tighter Abs & Skinny Sweets

    Diet Blog Carnival: Soft Drinks, Tighter Abs & Skinny Sweets

    The Diet Blog Carnival is back in town, so step right up and grab a front row seat for today's top 5 submissions. It's the greatest show on earth and it's right here at Diet-to-Go each and every Friday.Today's best blogs tackle topics like diet soda, toning your abs, sweets get svelte, and how to look your beach body best!So grab your unbuttered popcorn and get ready to be educated while you are entertained by some of the best bloggers on the Internet. Diet-to-Go's Diet Blog Carnival Top 5#5) The Svelte Gourmet gives sweets a skinny makeoverOften, one of the...

  12. Body Detox + Spring Cleaning Your Cupboards: It's '7 Questions' Time

    Body Detox + Spring Cleaning Your Cupboards: It's '7 Questions' Time

    I first met Andy and Ivy Larson about 10 years ago when they were promoting their book The Gold Coast Cure. Since that time Andy and Ivy have become a major force in the world of weight loss and healthy living.Andy is a respected surgeon; Ivy is a lifestyle coach. As a team, they got you covered from head to toe.In today's edition of "7 Questions with...," the dynamic duo talk about their latest project -- HotandHealthyLiving.com -- and give valuable insights into what it takes to get healthy and then stay that way.7 Questions with Ivy and Andy Larson,...

  13. What it Really Takes to Lose Weight: 7 Questions with Nicki Anderson

    What it Really Takes to Lose Weight: 7 Questions with Nicki Anderson

    Author, trainer and speaker Nicki Anderson talks the talk about weight loss but she's also walked the walk, having dropped 50 pounds and managed to keep off the weight for years now.I recently sat down with Nicki to ask her a few questions about the current obesity epidemic and to get some sage advice on what it really takes to lose weight and get healthy. 1) So Nicki, what's wrong with America's approach to weight loss?It's done for all the wrong reasons, simply vanity. Hence, it's not really taken seriously because in truth it's never enough. The truth is that...

  14. Eat Better, Weigh Less: 7 Questions With The Svelte Gourmet

    Eat Better, Weigh Less: 7 Questions With The Svelte Gourmet

    Diet-to-Go is rolling out a new feature -- "7 Questions with..." -- and this week's premier guest is The Svelte Gourmet, a.k.a. Jenny Fox from Charleston, South Carolina.The Svelte Gourmet caught my attention while I was compiling our weekly Diet Blog Carnival round-up of interesting and educational Internet features. Jenny's columns consistently appeared in our "best of" round-up so I decided to extend an offer for her to appear in this inaugural question-and-answer series."7 Questions with..." will feature top names in the fields of food, diet, nutrition, fitness and motivation, so be sure to come back regularly.. and to tell...

  15. Diet Advice: 9 Tips For Healthier Snacking

    Diet Advice: 9 Tips For Healthier Snacking

    To me, a diet that doesn't involve snacks is a sad thing indeed. Somewhere along the line I have developed a habit -- maybe even a NEED -- to eat or drink something while I work on a computer. And since my job requires me to plow through my workday hand-in-mouse with my computer I tend to eat and drink a little too often.Luckily for me -- and millions of other overweight Americans -- snacking is a perfectly acceptable part of a healthy diet. Please keep in mind that between-meal snacking does not mean padding your daily caloric intake. It...

  16. 5 Simple Ways to Get Your Family to Eat Healthier

    5 Simple Ways to Get Your Family to Eat Healthier

    I have two young children. One is 12 and he will eat -- or at least try -- just about any food. The other is 10. She subsists on a diet of chicken nuggets, fries, cheese sandwiches, grilled steak and peanut butter toast. Oh, and ketchup... lots and lots of ketchup.I'll admit here have been times when my youngest has nearly driven her mom and dad over the edge. In fact, I harbor one shameful memory of a desperate time when we tried to force our daughter to simply try a bite of a new food.I still shake my head...

  17. The Things Food Addicts Think & Do (does it sound like you?)

    The Things Food Addicts Think & Do (does it sound like you?)

    A while back I had the pleasure of interviewing Victoria Moran, author of The Love-Powered Diet (Lantern Books). I really liked Victoria'a message because, unlike nearly every other trendy or fad diet out there, her love-powered diet starts from within and rebuilds the follower into a happier, healthier individual.What I want to share with you today are a pair of key passages from The Love-Powered Diet -- "Things Foods Addicts May Think" and "Things Food Addicts May Do."See how many of these remind you of yourself.Things Food Addicts May Do • Hide food • Sneak food • Go on diets,...

  18. Book Nook: Tasty Ways to Get More Veggies in Your Diet

    Book Nook: Tasty Ways to Get More Veggies in Your Diet

    Ever feel like you aren't getting enough veggies in your daily diet? How about your kids -- can you get the youngsters to enjoy a variety of nature's bounty?If you answered yes to question one and no to question two, you need a little help from my good friend Patty James, co-author of More Vegetables, Please! (New Harbinger).Patty's enjoyable new book provides more than 100 easy and delicious recipes for eating healthy foods each and every day!Patty is currently traveling coast-to-coast in an RV. Why? It's a www.shinethelightonkids.org project "to ascertain the real world lives of American kids and their...

  19. Weekly Weigh-In: I'm Down Another 1.8 lbs... 14.2 Overall!

    Weekly Weigh-In: I'm Down Another 1.8 lbs... 14.2 Overall!

    Boy, it never gets old reporting about personal weight loss! My handy dandy scale is my friend again -- I have lost 1.8 pounds since my last weigh-in and a total of 14.2 pounds since I began my Diet-to-Go Low-Fat Traditional meal plan!It's such an exciting yet simple concept. Diet-to-Go sends me my food. I heat and eat the delicious meals. And I lose weight while enjoying awesome food!This ain't dieting. This is living it up!!!So how is your weight loss resolution faring? If you've hit a plateau or you're stumbling a bit, take a few steps to right yourself....

  20. Fat Tuesday: 7 Outrageous Restaurant Meals to Run From!

    Fat Tuesday: 7 Outrageous Restaurant Meals to Run From!

    My Facebook friend Betsy sent her old pal Mr. Bad Food a recent post lamenting the "salad" she ate at a neighborhood Chili's. The post -- reprinted below -- got me thinking it's time to start looking at some of the worst foods on the menu at some of our favorite fast food/sit-down casual kind of joints. So in honor of "Fat Tuesday" -- you can check out the history of this day here at Wikipedia -- Mr. Bad Food is serving up a 7-course menu of eat-out foods you must bypass before your heart needs a bypass!Coming in at...

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