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  1. Weight Loss Contestants Lose a Total of 123 lbs. in Just One Week!

    Weight Loss Contestants Lose a Total of 123 lbs. in Just One Week!

    One word perfectly sums up the first week weigh-in at the Extreme Brickover 4 Couples Weight Loss Challenge. And that word is...

  2. 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... 

  3. Women's Health: Checklist of Important Screening Tests, Checkups

    Women's Health: Checklist of Important Screening Tests, Checkups

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Diet-to-Go guest blogger Mia Redrick has made it her mission to help harried moms everywhere learn how to take care of themselves -- mentally and physically. Today she turns her attention to...

  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. Our Customers Reveal Their Favorite Diet-to-Go Meals

    Our Customers Reveal Their Favorite Diet-to-Go Meals

    WARNING: The following blog includes graphic descriptions of favorite foods that may trigger excessive salivating and spur an overwhelming desire to order the best meal-delivery program in America. Read at your own risk.We love our food. We know we offer the most delicious and least-stressful healthy eating program in America... and maybe even the world.Our customers know it too. Just check out their responses to our recent Facebook page survey: name your 3 favorite Diet-to-Go meals.Friday's Facebook thread began with this simple request from yours truly, Diet-to-Go chief editor John McGran:"As we head towards another weekend, let's share our favorite...

  6. 5 Ways We Dieters Fool Ourselves into Failure

    5 Ways We Dieters Fool Ourselves into Failure

    Your shoelace is untied.Is that a spot on your shirt?You just sat in wet paint!Today is April Fools Day. If anyone says any of the above comments, I hope you don't bite.I have always hated April Fools Day, but I know some people insist on perpetuating this silly "holiday" that's marked by giggles 'n snickers, false warnings of impending danger, and screechy nail-on-chalkboard exclamations of "Ha! Ha! April Foolsssssss!" The only good thing about April Fools Day? It gives me an excuse to write this blog!5 ways we fool ourselves into failing at dietingHere are five foolish things you say...

  7. Diet-to-Go Feeding Extreme Brickover 4 Weight Loss Contestants

    Diet-to-Go Feeding Extreme Brickover 4 Weight Loss Contestants

    And they're off... The six couples participating in the 8-week Extreme Brickover 4 weight loss challenge weighed in this past Tuesday and are now working out and eating delicious Diet-to-Go meals as they compete to lose weight and win great prizes!Diet-to-Go again returns as the sole food provider for the contestants Maleena and John Kantorski, Julia Edwards and Sam Miccinilli, Valerie Olivares and David Fiore, Merissa Detwiler and Jayme Katz, Rosalind Andrews and Kevin Williams, and Shubhika Dhawan and Ty Austin.Good luck everyone! Weekly weigh-ins take place Tuesday mornings; fine dining takes place three times a day, thanks to...

  8. 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...

  9. Foods We Love to Hate: A Facebook Page Special

    Foods We Love to Hate: A Facebook Page Special

    If you haven't been following Diet-to-Go's Facebook page, you missed yesterday's rousing discussion on the three foods we love to hate.See if your most-hated foods made anyone else's list, then chime in below or on our Facebook page.This is how the thread got started."Diet-to-Go user Inky Wine stated below that she's a '3-B food hater - brussell sprouts, beets and bananas. ' My least favorite foods are olives, sauerkraut and artichokes. So let's start a thread here -- what are your 3 least favorite foods?"Cynthia Parrott Well... as a Vegan any and all meat and animal products (of course), I...

  10. Fuel for Thought: Your Diet's Effect on Your Productivity

    Fuel for Thought: Your Diet's Effect on Your Productivity

    This is not a blog entry about energy drinks. I find that when I start to talk about food and productivity, people instantly start asking me about energy drinks.How can I get energy to work when I have not taken care of myself, haven't gotten enough rest, and am exhausted?Answer: if you are that tired, your strategy needs to be power napping. Try 20 minutes and see what that does for you.Let's suppose, though, that you are not quite in that state of emergency yet. Instead, you want to know what foods to include in your diet so that you...

  11. How to Create the Perfect Exercise Routine

    How to Create the Perfect Exercise Routine

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Diet-to-Go guest blogger Mia Redrick has made it her mission to help harried moms everywhere learn how to take care of themselves -- mentally and physically. Today she turns her attention to helping you create the perfect exercise routine. Creating an exercise routine that works for you is very important because it helps keep your health on track. It's also one of the most difficult things you will ever do, especially if you feel like exercising is all about punishment.However, keeping a few things in mind while you are planning will allow you to create an exercise routine...

  12. A FREE WEEK of Food is at Hand: We're at 2,985 Facebook Fans!

    A FREE WEEK of Food is at Hand: We're at 2,985 Facebook Fans!

    As I write this blog, we're 15 new Facebook fans away from 3,000 and that means one of our lucky fans will soon be randomly selected to receive one free week of Diet-to-Go food!Our goal is to make 2011 an even happier New Year for a few lucky fans of Diet-to-Go and our perfectly portioned, deliciously satisfying low-fat, low-carb and vegetarian meals! Because we value you, our loyal customers for the past 20 years, we'll continue to give away one free week of food to a random Facebook follower at each increment of 500 new fans.Our last lucky winner...

  13. 10 Healthy Carbs You Should Be Eating

    10 Healthy Carbs You Should Be Eating

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, a senior producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.While the low-carb craze has settled a bit in recent years, we still tend to demonize them indiscriminately."Carb" should not be a four-letter word in your vocabulary. While simple carbs are the ones that should be minimized, there are plenty of carbs that should be eaten on a regular basis.Here are 10 carb-packed foods that you should enjoy as part of a healthy diet: 1. 100% whole-wheat bread. Yes, bread. If you want to make your sandwiches healthier, drop the...

  14. End The Yo-Yo Effect of Losing, Regaining Weight: 5 Proven Tactics

    End The Yo-Yo Effect of Losing, Regaining Weight: 5 Proven Tactics

    They call it the yo-yo effect - losing weight only to gain back the lost pounds and more. It's one of the most frustrating occurrences for dieters.But if you follow five simple tactics you'll avoid regaining lost weight.React quicklyIt's natural for your weight to fluctuate a few pounds, but if you see the scale needle jump 5 pounds, take action NOW! Don't wait until you find yourself on that slippery slope back to your old weight. Simply renew your commitment and pick up the calorie-burning pace of your fitness plan and you'll see the extra weight come off again.Plan your...

  15. 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...

  16. Just by Losing a Few Pounds You Can Greatly Improve Heart Health

    Just by Losing a Few Pounds You Can Greatly Improve Heart Health

    There's a good chance you are overweight. I know I am. I also know that it's sometimes daunting to think about how many pounds you NEED TO LOSE just to feel better and get healthier.Odds are you're setting your sights extremely high... much higher than you actually need to make a difference.A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says even moderate weight loss and moderate exercise like walking play a big difference in your heart health.You just can't beat news like that!Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that moderate...

  17. 10 Reasons Women NEED to Lift Weights

    10 Reasons Women NEED to Lift Weights

    Total wellness expert Alicia Kirschenheiter says women should embrace weight training rather than turn and run scared for the cardio machines.Weight training will not leave a woman looking like a muscular freak. When done properly, weight training wll help you slim down, tone up and get healthier!Check out the 10 reasons you may want to put down that cell phone and pick up a weight.10 Reasons Women NEED to Lift WeightsIn the past few years there has been a barrage of information regarding the importance of strength training for woman, yet whenever I have introduced the idea to any of...

  18. 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...

  19. See How Jennifer Lost 43 lbs, Ran a 10-Mile Race!

    See How Jennifer Lost 43 lbs, Ran a 10-Mile Race!

    Last October, Jennifer took her first step towards a healthier life by linking up with Diet-to-Go. A few short months ago, Jennifer celebrated her sensational 43-pound weight loss by completing a 10-mile road race in just 90 minutes! "The race went much better than expected! My official time was 1:30:34... that's an average of nine minutes per mile! I'm really sore, but it was worth it!" Jennifer raves."For the first time in my life, I don't want or need to lose any more weight! I've gone from a size 14 pushing 16 to a comfortable size 4 - and...

  20. Making Smarter Food Choices in a Time-Starved World

    Making Smarter Food Choices in a Time-Starved World

    It's a time-starved world we live in. When the demand for more work and other commitments take a toll on your health, it is essential to make smarter food choices.Working mothers, students, and hectic travelers eat fast food or other junk food due to perceived lack of time for cooking. Many of us also don't think we have enough time to shop for quality raw foods. What too often happens is that we generally crave for energy-rich food that is high in calories and low in nutrients. Sure it can be quite tasty and easy to make, but such meals...

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