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  1. Tip Tuesday #2: Go Green (everybody's doing it)

    Tip Tuesday #2: Go Green (everybody's doing it)

    The idea of being green is everywhere these days from the supermarket aisles (cleaning supplies, packaging, and food) to green buildings and especially to the concept of green living. The color green has come to symbolize wealth, growth, environmental rejuvenation and overall good health. We at Diet-to-Go suggest...

  2. Tip Tuesday #1 - Keep a Food & Exercise Journal

    Tip Tuesday #1 - Keep a Food & Exercise Journal

    Sticking to a healthy diet isn't always easy (um, hello drive-through window) but one way to stay on track is to keep a personal food and fitness journal. A food and fitness journal is a detailed record of everything you have consumed, and exercises you have...

  3. To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse: A Look at Extreme Dieting

    To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse: A Look at Extreme Dieting

    The word "cleanse" is all over the news these days. It pops up just about everywhere because there's always a celebrity cleanse du jour. There's the juice cleanse, the master cleanse, the 5-day cleanse, the 7-day cleanse... 

  4. From Couch Potato to Fitness Fanatic in Just 5 Steps

    From Couch Potato to Fitness Fanatic in Just 5 Steps

    I know I could be doing better at weight loss if I got my butt off the couch and started working out more often.I keep telling myself that this coming "Monday" will be the day I start exercising in earnest. But it just doesn't seem like that particular Monday ever arrives.Frustrating? Yes. Impossible to overcome? No.My good pal Alicia Kirschenheiter is a total wellness guru and she's agreed to nudge me in the right direction with her five steps that she says will transform me from couch potato to fitness fanatic.See if Alicia can motivate you to get moving too.The...

  5. Lose Weight Naturally: No Drugs, No Surgery... Just Common Sense

    Lose Weight Naturally: No Drugs, No Surgery... Just Common Sense

    I'm in a hurry to get things done,Oh, I rush and rush until life's no fun.All I really gotta do is live and die,But I'm in a hurry and don't know why!~AlabamaIf those song lyrics sound familiar, you're probably one of the many of us who want everything done NOW... including weight loss.Because of our desire for instant gratification, we cast aside common sense and opt instead to spend billions on weight loss pills, potions, books, DVDs, gadgets and surgeries.There is no magic bullet for weight loss. You can't wave a magic wand and make the weight you've gained over...

  6. The 3 Things You Must Do to Diet Successfully

    The 3 Things You Must Do to Diet Successfully

    On the surface, losing weight should be as easy as A-B-C... do-re-mi... 1-2-3 baby, for you and me.The simple equation is fewer calories in plus more calories burned.So why do so many of us fail at it?It sounds so cliche, but we plan to fail at dieting because we fail to plan.Isn't it time we do it right?Mr. Bad Food is serving up the three things you need to do to make this year different from all the rest. 1. Clean House... and Don't Forget the FridgeThere's nothing I hate more as a dieter than opening the cupboard to grab...

  7. Just Like Mom: Our Top 5 Comfort Foods

    Just Like Mom: Our Top 5 Comfort Foods

    Comfort foods for us here at Diet-to-Go are the meals we find our customers (and our staff) going to more often than the others.They're the "old trusties" that are as good on a cold day as they are on a hot one. Comfort foods are the kinds of foods that mom fed us when we were sad or worried.Today, comfort foods tend to get a bad rap. They're often linked to our weight gain.But at Diet-to-Go, we've taken out the bad stuff and kept the comfort in your comfort foods. We promise your diet will love them as much as...

  8. Mr. Bad Food's 5 Best Drinks for Dieters

    Mr. Bad Food's 5 Best Drinks for Dieters

    Raise your glass and toast your health. This St. Patty's Day, you can enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverages and still stick with your diet.All it takes is a little restraint and a round of insight served up by Diet-to-Go. Studies show that if you're happy with your weight or you're eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise it's likely that you can drink moderately without gaining weight.It's a balancing act - calories in versus calories burned. So before you head to the O'Reilly's Pub for a mug or five of green beer and a bowl of corned beef and...

  9. Sink Your Teeth into These 7 Dining-Out Survival Tips

    Sink Your Teeth into These 7 Dining-Out Survival Tips

    By one estimate, we eat nearly one-third of our meals away from home. That means a lot of money for restaurants and plenty of temptation and stress for the dieting diner.Before you head back out to your favorite eatery, digest the following seven dining-out tips served fresh by Dr. Paul Rivas, author of The Cheater's Diet (HCI). "Whether you end up at the local fast-food burger joint or a white-linen restaurant that offers nouvelle French cuisine, eating out can severely test your resolve to stick to your diet," Dr. Rivas says."To make matters worse, trying to decipher what's healthful...

  10. 7 Worst Excuses for Not Starting a Diet

    7 Worst Excuses for Not Starting a Diet

    Wellness guru Alicia Kirschenheiter is here with the 7 worst excuses for not dieting. See how many you've used (or ARE using)...

  11. The 5 Things a Diet Must Provide to be Successful

    The 5 Things a Diet Must Provide to be Successful

    Americans spend billions of dollars each year on pills and gadgets they hope will help them shed weight.The secret to a successful diet won't cost you a lot of dollars; all it takes to lose weight is a little sense.The 5 Must-Haves of a Successful Diet1. You need to eat great-tasting foods that fill you up without filling you out. Some people call this volumetrics. What it means is you eat nutrient-dense foods that don't contain a lot of fat. By removing the bulk of the fat, you can eat more food -- and feel more satisfied!2. A diet must...

  12. Lose Weight Quickly: Is It Safe, Should You Do It?

    Lose Weight Quickly: Is It Safe, Should You Do It?

    Okay, so we all want to click our heels together and instantly become a lean, mean weight-loss machine. Sorry Dorothy, but we're not in Oz anymore -- instant weight loss is often not only a frustrating dream, but it can also be a health-wrecking endeavor, according to some experts.Dr. Donald Hensrud, preventative medical specialist at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, says, "The concern with fast weight loss is that it usually takes extraordinary efforts in diet and exercise - efforts that often aren't sustainable over the long term."However, Dr. Hensrud admits there are occasions when a doctor will prescribe a weight...

  13. New Image Summer Camp Holding Essay Contest for Overweight Kids

    New Image Summer Camp Holding Essay Contest for Overweight Kids

    Children ages 10-17 who are eager to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, and build self-esteem while having fun are invited to participate in the Imagine Me! I'm Up for the Challenge: 5th Annual New Image Camp Essay Contest.Kids have the opportunity to win a 3-week campership at one of the only the ACA accredited weight loss camps in the country: Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA.The retail prize value of a campership that is 3 weeks and 3 days is $4,290. Entries are now being accepted for the summer of 2011.Interested applicants will be required to submit an...

  14. Don't Fall Victim to the 10 Biggest Diet Myths

    Don't Fall Victim to the 10 Biggest Diet Myths

    When it comes to weight loss, it's often true that what you think you know can hurt you. They're called diet myths -- and they're the cause of weight loss failure for many of us.Today, with the help of NBC Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman, we're going to bust 10 of the most prevalent diet myths so you can drop those pesky extra pounds once and for all!Last year, Dr. Snyderman discussed weight loss fallacies in her best-selling book, Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat (Crown). So Nancy, what are the "truisms" that just aren't true?"Most of us have been...

  15. Thin & Beer It: 7 Best Brews for the Dieter

    Thin & Beer It: 7 Best Brews for the Dieter

  16. Debunking 12 Myths About a Vegetarian Diet

    Debunking 12 Myths About a Vegetarian Diet

    Forget everything you think you know about vegetarian diets.A lot of what you and I think we know about meatless eating is misguided or just plain wrong.It turns out that a vegetarian meal plan may be just what the doctor ordered to help you slim down and get healthier. And don't just take our word for it.Diet-to-Go offers a deliciously effective 5-week Vegetarian Low-Fat meal plan that can help you eat great while you lose weight. But there are scores of researchers who've discovered the amazing health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. Meet Rip Esselstyn, a firefighter in Austin,...

  17. 5 Weight Losing Tips

    5 Weight Losing Tips

    Okay, let me start out by noting that I know the headline wording "weight losing tips" sounds kind of awkward. But it just so happens that "weight losing tips" is a popular online search phrase for people trying to shed a few pounds.So, since our mission here at Diet-to-Go is to help as many people as possible to achieve their healthy eating and weight loss goals, we are using the phrase.We're also serving up 5 weight losing tips from the experts who know more than a little about dieting and shedding pounds.5 Weight Losing Tips for the New Dieter1. Know...

  18. Dress for Success: What to Wear When You're Losing Weight

    Dress for Success: What to Wear When You're Losing Weight

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Meet our newest guest blogger, Leslie Gonzales, a fun and informative friend of mine who's professionally known as Missus Smarty Pants. Leslie's expertise lies in fashion ... and we all know how tough it is to dress fashionably when we're trying to diet and lose weight. Welcome aboard Leslie!What to Wear When You're Losing WeightIt's the New Year and your weight loss resolution is off to a terrific start!You've got your meal planning and diet all lined up... check. You've added exercise into your weekly routine... check.Now you're finding your clothes are fitting you kinda loose. It's...

  19. 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Weight Loss Resolution

    7 Ways to Supercharge Your Weight Loss Resolution

    Starting a diet is easy. Heck, I've started at least two dozen diets over the past 30 years.You want tough? Try sticking to a diet through thick and thin! Oh, I see... you have tried sticking to a diet.There are many reasons we fall off the diet wagon. I think the biggest reason has to be a lack of perceived progress. It could be a stuck scale needle or a dress or pants size that refuses to drop.So here we are. It's early in the New Year and we're determined to make this the last diet we'll ever need. So...

  20. Stick With Your Goals: 7 Proven Tips to Lose Weight

    Stick With Your Goals: 7 Proven Tips to Lose Weight

    So it's the New Year and you've decided you want to lose weight... now what? Coming to Diet-to-Go is a great first step -- we'll give you the delicious, perfectly portioned meals you need to eat well and get healthy.But it doesn't hurt to get a little advice from people who've helped other men and women like you successfully drop a few pounds.I've rounded up seven proven tips for losing weight. No need to thank me. Just stay the course and lose the weight you want to lose.But more importantly, once you attain your goal weight be sure to...

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