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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. For Lori, Best Part of Losing 36 lbs: No More Elastic Waistbands!

    For Lori, Best Part of Losing 36 lbs: No More Elastic Waistbands!

    There are plenty of benefits associated with losing weight. For starters, there's a lowered risk of illness and an increase in energy. But for Lori, who's dropped 36 pounds with Diet-to-Go, the best part of weight loss just may be not having to wear clothes with elastic waistbands anymore."Seriously, it great to shop for fashionable clothes and not be limited to what's available in the 'plus-size' stores," Lori says.Our 55-year-old featured slimmer weighed 220 when she turned to Diet-to-Go for help. She now weighs 184 and is on track to reach her goal weight of 160.And she says staying the...

  11. 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...

  12. A 30-Minute Workout that Fits Your Time-Starved Schedule

    A 30-Minute Workout that Fits Your Time-Starved Schedule

    Think you don't have the time to work out? Think again!No one should use the tired old excuse that they can't fit exercise into their busy schedule. A basic workout can be performed in just 30 minutes. Do that three days a week and you are on your way to a better body.Skeptical? Then read on...This is the ultimate workout when it comes to time management. In order to derive both cardiovascular and strength benefits, you will perform a circuit-based routine where you progress from one exercise to the next with as little rest between sets as possible.Your rest should...

  13. Fitness Pro Reveals The 5 Biggest Workout Mistakes

    Fitness Pro Reveals The 5 Biggest Workout Mistakes

    As a trainer, not a day goes by where I don't speak to people frustrated with their exercise routines. They'll invariably tell me they've been training for years without seeing noticeable improvement in their body. Or they'll say they did okay at the beginning but suddenly hit a training plateau. Sounds familiar, Homer? So what derails a person's ability to get into shape?After nearly two decades as a trainer, I've isolated five workout mistakes as the primary culprits.If you're not happy with your results and perhaps are thinking of throwing in the towel, take a pause and see if any...

  14. Chef Davis Cooks "Fried" Chicken, Serves Facts About Healthy Fats

    Chef Davis Cooks

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Meet executive chef Michael Davis, a man with a passion for good food and great cooking techniques. As an occasional guest blogger for Diet-to-Go, Chef Davis will teach us what we should be eating and tell us how it should be cooked so we can match his expertise in our very own kitchen.I'm going to share a great recipe for delicious oven-baked chicken, but first I want to chew the fat about fats.Fats are necessary in our bodies to help with the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. These vitamins need some fat present to allow them...

  15. National Frozen Food Month: 7 Items You Should Stock Up On

    National Frozen Food Month: 7 Items You Should Stock Up On

    It's National Frozen Food Month!!!!Okay, so such a pronouncement isn't usually followed by wild cheers, fireworks or horns blowing, so you can all chill.According to Forbes, National Frozen Food Month is an invention of the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, a trade group that encourages the distribution of frozen food coupons in March.Yes, it's basically an ad for companies who manufacture frozen foods.But, it's also become a good time to take stock of what's lurking in your freezer -- and to do a bit of spring cleaning before replacing the bad with some good.I just did a quick inventory...

  16. 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)...

  17. A Rush to Judgment: First Lady Enjoys Ribs, Draws Criticism

    A Rush to Judgment: First Lady Enjoys Ribs, Draws Criticism

    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 recently heard about a popular radio personality who criticized the First Lady for ordering short ribs while on a ski vacation with her daughters. In his "rush" to judgment, he seems to think Michelle Obama is a hypocrite for doing so -- and that she does not follow the advice she gives to others about eating well.Days later the finger-pointing and the controversy over her meal is still going on. Oh,...

  18. 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...

  19. Dr. Sankar: The Magical Role of Fiber in Your Diet

    Dr. Sankar: The Magical Role of Fiber in Your Diet

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Living a healthier lifestyle is a truly global ambition. With that in mind, meet Dr. Racha Sankar. She operates a bariatric center in Damascus, Syria but earned her degree in diet and nutrition at Florida International University. Our worldly friend is here with a blog about fiber. At my clinic, the most common complaint I hear is: Help! I simply cannot lose weight anymore!My first question: Are you constipated?The usual response: Yes... and I am always feeling bloated after each meal!From my practice, I realized that we choose foods more wisely when we are dieting but we tend...

  20. Practicing What I Preach: I've Dropped 11 lbs. in 2 weeks

    Practicing What I Preach: I've Dropped 11 lbs. in 2 weeks

    Two weeks ago, I posted the blog I'm Fat, I'm Angry & I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore.This morning, I got on my scale and celebrated a 3.0 pound loss for the week. And two weeks into my low-carb diet, I am down a nice 11 pounds and feeling more energetic and far less bloated!That's the good news.Here's the bad: I started my current diet at my all-time high weight of 243.4 pounds. That's horrible for a guy who -- on a good day -- stands 5'7".But today I weigh 232.4... and I intend to continue moving the scale...

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