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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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)...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Turkey Chili Nachos: Exec Chef Shares Recipe Worthy of a Man Cave

    Turkey Chili Nachos: Exec Chef Shares Recipe Worthy of a Man Cave

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Meet executive chef Michael Davis, a man with a passion for good food and great cooking techniques. Michael will be an occasional blogger for Diet-to-Go, teaching us what we should be eating and telling us how it should be cooked so we can match his expertise in our very own kitchens. Man Cave vs. Cave ManWhen I moved to Pennsylvania I bought my first home and developed what I thought was the original man cave.The term "Man Cave" equates to an area designated for things that men do -- things like watching sports and movies, while eating nachos,...

  9. 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...

  10. Wow! See How Super-Slimmer Steve Dropped 100 lbs!

    Wow! See How Super-Slimmer Steve Dropped 100 lbs!

    Steve S. didn't need pills or surgery to drop 100 pounds. The retiree from Maryland says all it took was a little faith, a three-day-a-week workout plan and a lot of really good food.Super slimmer Steve got serious about weight loss last January after his doctor's scale registered 407.He found success with Diet-to-Go's perfectly portioned meals."Diet-to-Go makes it easy," says Steve, who at his highest weight wore a size-58 waist."They make it easy enough to make substitutions for meals and I don't have to worry about what's for dinner, food shopping or cooking. I simply pick up my meals at...

  11. 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...

  12. Personal Growth for Moms: 5 Steps to Get Started

    Personal Growth for Moms: 5 Steps to Get Started

    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 achieve personal growth. Personal growth.We've all heard the term and most of us have a general idea of what it means. But when we try to put it into words, it becomes difficult... especially if you're a mom.Personal growth is about being more of who you really are.For moms, it's about showing more of who you are to your kids. Often, it requires us...

  13. 5 Metabolism Boosters You Drink or Eat!

    5 Metabolism Boosters You Drink or Eat!

    For many who strive to lose weight and get into shape, their initial solution is to diet.But sometimes simply reducing your caloric intake and minimizing meal portions isn't enough.Sometimes you actually need to add more food into your meal plan-especially those that will help you workout harder so you can burn off extra calories. 5 Metabolism Boosters You Drink or Eat WaterIn order to help speed up your weight lost and give your metabolism a little boost, it's imperative that you drink lots of water throughout the day (and not just when you're working out).This is because, according to researchers,...

  14. The Warning Signs of Stroke, Heart Attack

    The Warning Signs of Stroke, Heart Attack

    It's American Heart Month. Do you know the warning signs of heart attack or stroke?Why is it so important to worry about our heart health? Well, according to the American Heart Association, "Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer."The purpose of American Heart Month -- an event that has taken place each year since 1963 -- is to urge Americans to join the battle against cardiovascular diseases.To learn more about the American Heart Association and its efforts to save lives, go to www.americanheart.org.Meanwhile, here are the warning signs that you may be at risk of a heart...

  15. I'm Fat, I'm Angry & I'm Not Gonna Take it Anymore!

    I'm Fat, I'm Angry & I'm Not Gonna Take it Anymore!

    Over the past few weeks, I've come to a major realization -- I am too fat and much too angry to continue in the direction I'm headed. And I badly need to get back on track towards a healthier weight.I was doing great late last year. I was following the Diet-to-Go Low-Fat Traditional meal plan and losing weight while eating great. I lost 15 pounds before my Florida vacation.But then I began to sabotage my diet and self-destruct.When I started drinking full-strength Pepsi again last week, I knew I had hit soda-on-the-rocks bottom. It was time to throw my gear...

  16. Facebook Free Food Winner: Texas Teacher Gives Diet-to-Go an A+

    Facebook Free Food Winner: Texas Teacher Gives Diet-to-Go an A+

    Diet-to-Go really made the grade with Paula Waters, the lucky winner of our recent "free week of food" giveaway.Paula, a teacher in Arlington, Texas, was so pleased with the quality and taste of the 1,600-calorie low-fat meal plan she chose after being randomly selected after we reached 2,500 fans on Facebook, she's now a paying customer! We'll be giving away another free week of food when 3,000 health-conscious folks click the "Like" button on our Facebook page.As I write this, that number reads 2,724.So, tell your friends to go to www.facebook.com/diettogo and "Like" our page!The faster we get to 3,000...

  17. 8 Foods That Can Prevent Heart Disease: 7 Questions with Janet Brill

    8 Foods That Can Prevent Heart Disease: 7 Questions with Janet Brill

    We're still celebrating American Heart Month here at Diet-to-Go. where our low-fat and vegetarian meal plans meet the guidelines of the American Heart Association and other major medical organization.Diet-to-Go chief editor John McGran recently sat down with Janet Bond Brill, author of Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease (Three Rivers Press), to discuss the ways you can lower your risk of heart disease through diet and a little exercise.So whether you've had your first heart attack or simply want to eat better for a healthier heart you can't beat this insightful advice from...

  18. I Slipped: Nutrition Consultant Crafts a Mac-n-Cheese Confession

    I Slipped: Nutrition Consultant Crafts a Mac-n-Cheese Confession

    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.The other day I ate macaroni and cheese -- from a box!Okay, so you might be laughing and thinking, "So what?" Boxed mac-n-cheese might be a regular staple in your house. Kids love it... it's quick... it's easy... and it's dinner in less than 10 minutes!But for me, a health and nutritional consultant and an advocate of REAL food, such convenience foods are a big no-no.I stand on my soap box daily...

  19. Valentine's Day Special: Savor Some Good News About Chocolate!

    Valentine's Day Special: Savor Some Good News About Chocolate!

    It's Valentine's Day and I must confess - I am hopelessly entangled in a love affair... with chocolate. I am not worried about my wife being upset. She is embroiled in her own passionate relationship with chocolate.Odds are you and your loved ones also share this love for the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of good old chocolate.You might think that chocolate and healthy living cannot live together. Wrong! Food scientists have discovered that chocolate does indeed have health attributes. Now don't go grabbing a king-sized Hershey's bar. The majority of the benefits are associated with the flavonoids that are found primarily in...

  20. Making Time for Mom: 6 Tips for Fulfilling Your Dreams

    Making Time for Mom: 6 Tips for Fulfilling Your Dreams

    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 you achieve your biggest dreams. When was the last time you really allowed yourself to dream? How about, when was the last time you not only allowed yourself to dream but to dream big?Huge dreams aren't just for children or young and single adults. Moms can have big dreams, too.The problem is that we often limit ourselves because we feel that our dreams...

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