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  1. Chef Davis: Treat Your Dieting Goals Like a Trip to Disney

    Chef Davis: Treat Your Dieting Goals Like a Trip to Disney

    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.We're going to Disney!!!Our dietary goals should be kind of like heading to Disney. You wouldn't just get in your car and head there without doing some planning.There are so many details in taking a trip like this that you would probably consider: take your car...

  2. Dr. Mirkin: Lower Your Heart Attack Risk with Fruits & Veggies

    Dr. Mirkin: Lower Your Heart Attack Risk with Fruits & Veggies

    Increasing fruit and vegetable intake from five to eight servings a day prevents heart attacks and prolongs life.For every additional serving above two per day, there is a 4% decrease in the rate of heart disease deaths (European Heart Journal, published online January 18, 2011).Not eating enough fruits and vegetables is a major risk factor, in itself, for heart attacks and premature death.FYI: Eight servings a day of fruits and vegetables will weigh approximately 1.5 pounds.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture have just released a report recommending that Americans eat vegetables, fruits, whole...

  3. Eating Carbs is an Art: Diabetics Need to Master the 5 Principles

    Eating Carbs is an Art: Diabetics Need to Master the 5 Principles

    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 carbs and diabetes. Welcome Racha!Eating Carbs is an Art: The 5 PrinciplesAs a nutritional consultant working in the field of obesity and its related diseases, I often hear tales of frustration like:"I have not eaten rice, pasta and bread for the past three months... still I cannot control my blood sugar!""When we...

  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. Diet Inspiration: Jean and James Team Up to Lose 150 lbs!

    Diet Inspiration: Jean and James Team Up to Lose 150 lbs!

    After adopting a pair of lively young girls, music theater managers Jean and James knew it was time to clean up their act. The motivation to get healthier and more energetic inspired the Iowa couple to lose a combined 150 pounds with Diet-to-Go!"Our weight loss was motivated by wanting to attend our youngest daughters' high school and college graduations and to see them marry and start families of their own," a glowing Jean tells Diet-to-Go."I am 48 years old and I have not weighed this little since before I became pregnant with my oldest child... and that's 23 years ago."So...

  7. Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack, Add Years to Your Life

    Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack, Add Years to Your Life

    A diet of fruits, vegetables and nuts lowers the bad LDL cholesterol in two weeks by 33%, far more than the same diet with added grains and low fat diary (23%), and even more than by the National Cholesterol Therapeutic Step-2 diet recommended by doctors for people with high cholesterol (7%).Even more important, the ratios of LDL/HDL cholesterol are reduced by 24%, 12%, and 5% respectively (Epidemiology, March 2006).This study by David Jenkins and many other studies show that the most effective way to lower high cholesterol and blood pressure, prevent heart attacks and prolong life is to avoid taking...

  8. Don't Let a Binge Blow Your Diet

    Don't Let a Binge Blow Your Diet

    Dieting doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. So the next time you slip and scarf down an entire package of Girl Scout cookies or a carton of ice cream, don't throw in the towel, give up and gain back the weight you've lost.You wouldn't trash your car just because you got a dent in the fender, right? So why should you abandon your weight loss goals over a single moment of diet debauchery?Author and registered nurse Linda Spangle knows why we are so quick to call it a day and dive back into overeating. "Whenever you say, 'I...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. Support, Personal Growth & 3 More Benefits of Joining a 'Mom Group'

    Support, Personal Growth & 3 More Benefits of Joining a 'Mom Group'

    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. Her first blog for Diet-to-Go was 5 Self-Care Resolutions. Today she turns her attention to helping you become a better mom... through group therapy that includes outings with other moms! 5 Benefits of Being in a Mom GroupBeing a Mom typically means that you're running a million miles an hour just to get everything done. Moms are the busiest members of the family because everyone else relies on them to help them look good, finish their...

  12. Stay Motivated: Couch Potato Alan Lost 60 lbs, Became a Triathlete

    Stay Motivated: Couch Potato Alan Lost 60 lbs, Became a Triathlete

    By dropping 60 pounds and toning up, Alan L. went from out-of-shape couch potato to competitive triathlon and marathon participant.And he knows just who deserves a lot of the credit for his amazing health turnaround."Diet-to-Go has changed my life!" Alan raves."This diet - combined with two hours of exercise a day for 5 days a week - completely changed my life. It was a great effort which has paid off in great ways!"If you gauge success by running 26 miles at a time or by competing in multi-event competitions where you run, bike and swim long distances, then YES......

  13. Master Chef's Recipe for Turkey Stew Osso Bocu Over Brown Rice

    Master Chef's Recipe for Turkey Stew Osso Bocu Over Brown Rice

    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.Aging Like Fine Wine?So many things in life seem to get better with age. There's cheese, wine, our financial portfolio (hopefully) and our maturity in life to name a few. One thing that doesn't age so well is food in our digestive tracts. When we eat, the food...

  14. Diet-to-Go: It's All About the Food

    Diet-to-Go: It's All About the Food

    By now you probably know the Diet-to-Go meals are extremely delicious, perfectly portioned and totally portable. You might also know Diet-to-Go offers five fulls weeks of menus and three different meal plans: low fat, low carb and vegetarian.But Diet-to-Go's Director of National Business, Michele Trankovich, thought you might like to know even more about this great product and the successful company that is celebrating its 20th year in business.Diet-to-Go Food FactsTraditional and Vegetarian Low-fat Meal PlansMeal plans are low in fat, calories, cholesterol, and sodium.The meal plans follow the guidelines of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes...

  15. Not a Football Fan? Check Out These Great Weekend Events

    Not a Football Fan? Check Out These Great Weekend Events

    It's a great time of year for football fans, but if watching hulking men hit each other for hours on end isn't your cup of tea, then maybe you'll want to venture away from your TV and take in a few great events featuring your favorite food company.If you live in the Washington DC area, then head over to the Washington Convention center for the NBC4 Health Expo. It won't cost you a dime to attend, but you can walk away feeling like a million bucks if you are chosen for an Ambush Makeover.The two people chosen at random will...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Resolution Resuscitation: Taming the Snack Demon

    Resolution Resuscitation: Taming the Snack Demon

    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 am not really much of a snacker but every once in awhile I have the urge to sit, watch TV and munch on something. Sweets rarely tempt me but wave a big bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos in front of me and all bets are off.On a really bad day or when I am just too tired and lazy to cook, I have been known to make a meal out of...

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