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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

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

    Thin & Beer It: 7 Best Brews for the Dieter

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Give our new-and-improved feedback tool a whirl!

    Give our new-and-improved feedback tool a whirl!

    At Diet-to-Go, we are constantly monitoring, evaluating and tweaking things. That includes our website, our food, our menus, and our user experience.Our mission is to provide you a seamless, stress-free experience. Check out what's new: A nifty feedback tool that will allow you to let us know how we're doing.To make room for this feedback tool (which you can access by clicking on that red "feedback" button at the left of this page), we will be saying so long to our Forum.The Forum was created to allow Diet-to-Go customers a place to share their experiences and thoughts about dieting and...

  12. Resolution Helper: 5 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Diet

    Resolution Helper: 5 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Diet

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Alicia Kirschenheiter is a total wellness guru who has rolled up her sleeves to help you to not only stay on track with your 2011 diet, but to also get the most out of our resolutions for healthy living. Alicia knows that total wellness equals diet, exercise and a proper mindset. Incorporate all three parts and you'll see far better results with your weight loss. 5 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Diet1) Incorporate fitness the right way... with goals you can reach! Set realistic fitness goals that can be achieved. Maybe 30 minutes a...

  13. 15 Ways You Can Cut Calories

    15 Ways You Can Cut Calories

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, the Senior Producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.One of the very basic concepts that we all have to deal with when trying to lose weight is cutting calories. There's no way around it.While some of these tips may be common sense, we all need a little reminder now and again about the things that got us in this mess in the first place.1. Stop drinking your calories.This is one of the easier ones to follow. Water should be at the center of your daily liquid intake. Try...

  14. Journaling for Weight Loss: The Write Way to Diet

    Journaling for Weight Loss: The Write Way to Diet

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women. I know there all kinds of computerized gadgets to organize and simplify my life, but I insist on doing some things the old-fashioned way.I keep a list of what I need to do in a faux leather-bound book. I frequently take out my felt-tip pen, and draw a perfect little check mark next to each task I complete.If anyone was to peek inside this journal, they would know everything about...

  15. The 7 Worst Diet Foods: You'll be Shocked

    The 7 Worst Diet Foods: You'll be Shocked

    Special for DiettoGo.comby Adrienne CarlsonDiet... It's a word that is dreaded by most people but one that most of us adopt because we want to look our best and stay healthy.A diet is not something that everyone is able to adhere to, and for those of us who try, it's best to know for sure what to eat and what to avoid when we're trying to lose weight and get fit.Opinions differ and, as they say, one man's meat is another man's poison, so there are going to be varying ideas on what constitutes the best diet food and what...

  16. Your Diet Will Score Big with These 5 Football Tailgating Tips

    Your Diet Will Score Big with These 5 Football Tailgating Tips

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, a content creator for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.Whether you're a dedicated football fanatic or not, your significant other may be - and that means you will either partake in the game-time feeding frenzy, or have to find a way to avoid those tempting smells wafting from the living room.So, why not be proactive and add a few healthy (or less unhealthy) foods to the mix?Here are a few ways to keep a calorie catastrophe at bay:Lower-Calorie DrinksBeer and football. They go together like peanut butter and jelly....

  17. Meal Replacements: The Skinny on Bars, Shakes and Smoothies

    Meal Replacements: The Skinny on Bars, Shakes and Smoothies

    Okay, there are few places these days that a person can go without seeing an ad for a protein bar, power shake or slimming smoothie. So what gives?Well, honesty being the best policy, I do enjoy a good smoothie instead of a breakfast meal on occasion. But there are some things to look for when choosing a meal substitute over whole food.Whole food nutrition is my primary source of nutrition. I wholeheartedly suggest that my clients get the nutrients they need for exercise, for energy and for life from whole foods.But it's not always easy or even possible to enjoy...

  18. 2 Simple "Stay-Slim" Secrets Anyone Can Do

    2 Simple

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women. "Oh, my goodness! I had no idea I was THIS heavy!" Have you ever been completely shocked to see a recent photo of yourself or to maybe catch a glimpse of your reflection in a store window?Well-meaning friends soothe you by saying the camera always adds 10 pounds or the shop windows are making you look bigger than you really are.You wish it were true, but... in reality, cameras and reflections...

  19. Eating Mindfully for Weight Loss: The 6 Rules

    Eating Mindfully for Weight Loss: The 6 Rules

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women."Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally." ~Jon Kabat-ZinnLast week I shared with you some thoughts on mindful and mindless eating. We learned how to understand our relationships with food by being mindful of why we eat, when we eat, and what we eat.We eat when we are not hungry, and when we are nervous, bored or frustrated. We use food as...

  20. Eating Mindfully for Weight Loss: You Can Do It

    Eating Mindfully for Weight Loss: You Can Do It

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger Cynthia Parrott is a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women like you."Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmentally." ~Jon Kabat-ZinnMindfulness is being aware, living in the present moment, observing where you are and what you are doing, and not allowing anything else to fill your mind from the past or in the future.So mindfulness is simply the moment-by-moment awareness of life.This is sometimes difficult to do because we get caught up...

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