Check out our list of the top 100 most inspirational weight loss bloggers of 2013. These are authentic people. They're people who know exactly what it feels like to be in your position. And they're people who are succeeding every single day at the journey you're on too. Whether you're someone who has just made the commitment to lose the weight, a blogger who also shares your own journey towards a healthy lifestyle, a person who likes to read about the triumphs of others, whoever... these blogs are the best.
When 54-year-old Nick Marulli decided to tackle his weight issues last January, he knew it would take a strong commitment, motivation and educating himself about nutrition to accomplish his goal.
Now, over 50 pounds down, Nick continues to stay focused on his goal weight through moderate fitness, portion-control and overcoming a lifetime of bad habits.
For a lot of us, it’s tough to find the right diet or exercise program to overcome a lifetime of bad choices. In a super-size me culture that involves huge portion sizes, poor quality food and an abundance of bad health choices, the need for real, tangible solutions is more important now than ever.
That’s why using common-sense is the best method for change. Common-sense healthy is the idea that people can make practical changes that will lead to real results.
When first starting out, staying motivated to lose weight is easy. But what happens when you’ve been on the weight loss quest for weeks, or months, and you still have a ways to go? We all know losing weight is a journey, but what's the secret to staying motivated when the journey is a long way from over? It may be hard, but it is possible.
Dreaded, feared and unfortunately, pretty much inevitable: the weight loss plateau. You know the story; you’re doing great, losing weight, feeling fantastic and then…bam! You’re stuck. No matter what you do, the scale does not move. Weight loss plateaus, they are the worst! But what exactly is a weight loss plateau, why do they happen? And more importantly, what can we do to get past them?
Living a healthy life isn’t always easy. We are constantly bombarded with decadent temptations and conflicting advice in the news. What’s a well-meaning, health-conscious individual to do? If we’ve learned anything here at Diet-to-Go it’s that living healthy is not an all or nothing proposition. Living healthy is about...
There’s something to be said for “playing in the dirt.” Gardening – the adult version of dirt playing – can be incredibly gratifying. Seeing that first bit of growth start to pop out of the ground after all your prepping, planting and pampering can be quite satisfying. However, did you realize that besides making you feel good about your agriculture aptitude, there are significant health benefits of gardening? It’s true. It may be time to dust off that shovel.
Diet-to-Go is pleased to have Emma Kaufmann as one of our new guest bloggers. A Londoner born and bred, Emma moved to Baltimore, MD eleven years ago with her then new American husband. She has since had two daughters and written a book, Cocktails At Naptime - A Woefully Inadequate Guide to Early Motherhood and publishes her own blog, Mommy Has a Headache. Emma will be sharing her humorous outlook on life, motherhood, career all while struggling to manage her weight.
Stress plays a major role in our heart health. In fact, more than exercise or even healthy eating, stress can have the biggest impact on your heart health in a myriad of ways. Learning to understand the kinds of stress, the possible impact it has on your heart and overall health as well as ways to manage stress will go a long way in keeping your heart, and you, as healthy as possible.
February, the month of love, is also American Heart Month. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women and cardiovascular disease (which includes a number of conditions affecting the heart) is the leading cause of death for both women and men. While the statistics are dire, the solutions are definitely doable. Read more to see the top five ways to improve your heart health...
BMI: three simple letters that can mean so much. BMI stands for Body Mass Index and it’s becoming a universal health screening method. Understanding what exactly BMI measures, the reliability of BMI results and how to interpret those results, will go a long way in providing the information you need to take steps to improve your health.
Every year we do it. We tell ourselves we won’t. But we do. We make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, eat better, exercise or live healthier and then we break it. But this year can be different. This year, you can be resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions!
Lose weight while being social? Doesn’t seem possible. Especially now during the holiday season, it’s hard not feel like you have to choose: stay on the diet or be social. And many times instead of forcing ourselves to be bombarded with temptations, we choose to skip the party. But there’s no reason to lose your social life while losing weight. With a little planning and some tactical maneuvers, it is possible for you to lose weight while being social.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially the holiday season. And you know what that means…it’s inevitable, there’s no way around, of course you’re going to gain weight over the holidays. Wrong. It’s not a done deal. There are ways to avoid holiday weight gain. With some preparation and conscientious effort, you can buck the trend and not gain weight this holiday season.
Thanksgiving…a time to be thankful, a time to be with family, a time for stress! While the holidays are a wonderful time of year they can also be an incredibly stressful time, especially Thanksgiving when traditionally families gather around the dinner table there’s bound to be some anxiety. While we can’t tell you how to have a completely tranquil, hassle-free Thanksgiving, we can give you some tips and ideas on how to have a relatively stress-free Thanksgiving.
Top ways to have a (relatively) stress-free Thanksgiving include…
It started off innocently enough: just a small taste of some leftover Halloween candy. And then a co-worker brought in some cookies and you had a sampling, and then there’s that party next week…
How can you stay dedicated to your diet through the holidays?
Fall is such a fantastic time of the year. Sure, summer’s gone and with it’s abundance of fresh fruit, summer vacations and long, warm days. But just because it gets dark earlier and the temperatures are starting to drop, that’s no reason to hibernate. There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, you won’t be able to help but fall in love with Fall!
We know a lack of sleep can make us unfocused, lethargic and grumpy. But did you also know a lack of sleep can make us gain weight? Studies have shown that there is a direct link between sleep deprivation and weight gain...
Table salt (which is a combination of sodium and chloride) has been an important part of the human diet for centuries. In fact, the ability to taste saltiness is one of our basic human characteristics. Salt can bring out the flavor of foods, help to preserve our food, and even helps to transport vital nutrients around our bodies. But despite all the good aspects of salt, we often hear how detrimental it is to our overall wellbeing. So what is the story with salt, sodium and our health?Common table salt is really...
Not everyone feels at home in the kitchen. But knowledge is definitely power, or in this instance, confidence. To help all those inspiring cooks out there, Diet-to-Go has provided you some helpful hints on how to handle some of the most common kitchen blunders. And to ensure you stay confident...