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  1. 5 Common Gym Mistakes (How Many are You Making?)

    5 Common Gym Mistakes (How Many are You Making?)

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, Senior Producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides dieting tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.The gym is a fantastic place to get your workout in. There are many benefits, including 24-hour access with some of them.Not only that, but most gyms will be filled with the latest in workout gear that would cost you tens of thousands of dollars to put in your home... assuming you even have the space.But if you are using a gym there are some common mistakes you need to avoid.5 Common Gym Mistakes1. Only doing cardioThis tends to be a...

  2. 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...

  3. New Year's Inspiration: How Jason Lost 77 lbs. with Diet-to-Go

    New Year's Inspiration: How Jason Lost 77 lbs. with Diet-to-Go

    When his scale's needle crept past the 300-pound mark, Jason S. weighed his weight-loss options and chose delicious Diet-to-Go home-delivered meals over pills, potions, surgery or some trendy celebrity diet du jour.Less than nine months later, he's down a stunning 77 pounds and looking forward to an increasingly active lifestyle that already involves cycling, hiking and kayaking!"I've lost over 75 pounds on Diet-to-Go and it's helped transform the way I think about eating, food and exercise," says Jason, 33, who now regularly bikes the six miles to work and back."At first, the goal was merely to give up control and...

  4. Dr. Mirkin Special Report: Being Slightly Overweight Shortens Life

    Dr. Mirkin Special Report: Being Slightly Overweight Shortens Life

    A review of 19 studies covering 1.5 million people shows that being even a little bit overweight shortens your life and the heavier you are, the more likely you are to die of cancer and heart attacks (New England Journal of Medicine, December 2, 2010).Two-thirds of North American adults are overweight or obese.Doctors measure overweight with a Body-Mass Index (BMI) number: your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters. A normal BMI is 22.5 to 25. Having a BMI of 27.5 increases your chances of dying from a heart attack by 50 percent, and a...

  5. 5 Self-Care Resolutions for You (You'll Love Our New Blogger!)

    5 Self-Care Resolutions for You (You'll Love Our New Blogger!)

    I love giving gifts. And although I don't have the budget of an Oprah or even an Ellen, I do have access to a great network of fantastic, caring experts in fields that matter to all of us -- health, fitness, diet and motivation.That being said, please welcome new Diet-to-Go blogger Mia Redrick. Mia has made it her mission to help harried moms everywhere learn how to take care of themselves.We first featured Mia a few weeks ago via her blog, 7 Strategies for Balancing Your Life.Take it away Mia!5 Self-Care Resolutions for YouNew Year's is always the time for...

  6. Turn a Fat Belly into a Flat Belly: 7 Questions with Dr. CW Randolph

    Turn a Fat Belly into a Flat Belly: 7 Questions with Dr. CW Randolph

    With January 1 just around the corner, it's time to resolve to get into better shape in the New Year.Diet-to-Go makes the weight losss part of the equation a no-brainer, but what about the shaping up part?Luckily for me -- and you -- I have an in with the doctor who co-wrote From Belly Fat to Belly Flat (HCI). And Dr. CW Randolph Jr. was happy to answer a few questions and give us the insights we need to look trimmer and feel better after age 30!7 Questions with Dr. CW RandolphDiet-to-Go: My resolution for January is to eat better...

  7. 5 Ideas for Festive Fitness Fun This Holiday Season

    5 Ideas for Festive Fitness Fun This Holiday Season

    With the holidays around the corner, I'm planning to take time off from work and catch up with friends.In the past, we've gathered around meals, either in one of our homes or at restaurants. But this year, I'm really trying to avoid overeating which is so easy to do, especially when your focus is on socializing and not on the food in front of you.So, I've decided to propose something new to them: That we go on outings that don't revolve around food -- outings where we can enjoy each other's company without increasing the sizes of our company (or...

  8. 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...

  9. Tara Talks About Her Free Week of Food (are you our next winner?)

    Tara Talks About Her Free Week of Food (are you our next winner?)

    Tara M. Corey-Englert of Latham, New York recently enjoyed a free week of Diet-to-Go food. Tara just happened to be the Diet-to-Go Facebook fan chosen entirely at random once we reached the 2,000-fan mark.We are now at 2,130 fans (fans are people who clicked the "Like" button on our Facebook page). We will pick our next lucky winner when that number reaches 2,500.And we'll continue to repeat this process every 500 fans until further notice. So be sure to click the Like button on our Facebook page -- and get your friends to do so too!Meanwhile, Tara was gracious...

  10. More Energy in 2011: 7 Questions with Fitness Queen Denise Austin

    More Energy in 2011: 7 Questions with Fitness Queen Denise Austin

    Ever catch yourself wishing for more energy? Stop wishing and start working towards extra energy with help from America's favorite fitness queen, Denise Austin.As part of our ongoing "7 Questions with..." series of insightful interviews, Diet-to-Go chief editor John McGran sits down with Austin to get her secrets to increased energy and better health.Austin, who remains fit and fabulous at age 50, has a great new book, GET ENERGY: Empower Your Body, Love Your Life (Center Street).In the book which will be released January 7, 2011, Austin shows readers how to super-charge their lives, using her innovative lifestyle plan. Diet-to-Go:...

  11. Let Rollie Fire Up Your Diet Resolution; He's Lost 63 lbs... So Far!

    Let Rollie Fire Up Your Diet Resolution; He's Lost 63 lbs... So Far!

    Check out Rollie. Since joining Diet-to-Go last April, he's slimmed down 63 pounds!Our success story-in-the-making is here today to inspire everyone in need of weight loss... and that includes all of us waiting until January 1st to resolve to get healthier in 2011!Take it away Rollie!"I'm now at 254 pounds for a total of 63 pounds lost."Here's a picture my wife took of me this morning. I apologize for the blond hair but it is left over from the Halloween party when I dressed up as Dr. Carlisle Cullen from the Twilight movie." Quick Facts About RollieAge: 53Height: 6'2" Starting...

  12. How Taking a Break Can Motivate You to Lose More Weight

    How Taking a Break Can Motivate You to Lose More Weight

    When you get to a point with your diet where you feel like screaming, "Gimme a break!"... well, that's exactly what you may need to do: Stop your diet and take a break.The experts will tell you that stopping and restarting your diet is sometimes the best way to bust through a weight plateau or to simply recharge your motivation.No one is telling you that a diet break is a free pass to start eating anything and everything you want.A diet break is more a chance to relax a little and stop counting points or calories. You should still eat...

  13. Give Yourself This Year's Best Holiday Gift: Total Wellness

    Give Yourself This Year's Best Holiday Gift: Total Wellness

    Total Wellness, short and sweet, is a fit body, balanced mind and peaceful spirit.Sounds impossible right? Well, it's not impossible, but it does take work. Hey, anything worthwhile takes work, right?All it takes is a conscious effort, determination and the ability to see the big picture. Total wellness is not an overnight solution. It is not losing 5 pounds of post-vacation overindulgence.Total wellness is a lifelong pursuit of your best health possible. Sound good? Thought so... so why are you waiting?Just about everyone waits until January 1st to embrace this great revelation of health and fitness. It is with grand...

  14. Thinking of Trying a Fad Diet? Here are 25 Reasons Fad = Bad!

    Thinking of Trying a Fad Diet? Here are 25 Reasons Fad = Bad!

    What do charcoal and baby food have in common? They are just two of the latest diet fads to catch national attention and lure thousands of overweight Americans into silly and possibly unsafe weight loss habits.Americans spend more than $50 billion a year on diets. That is why you see so many TV ads hawking the latest, greatest weight loss plan, potion or pill.According to WebMD.com, "The reality is that fad diets don't work to help you lose weight and keep it off. So what does work? Eating fewer calories than you burn off. That's it, plain and simple." Save...

  15. The Secret to Skinny: Here's What You Need to Know

    The Secret to Skinny: Here's What You Need to Know

    Diet-to-Go chief editor John McGran recently sat down with the fun and very informed Nutrition Twins, Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse ("Lyssie") Lakatos, to discuss "the secret to skinny" and getting healthier for the holidays and beyond.DIET-TO-GO: Since your book, The Secret to Skinny (HCI), came out there has been a lot of talk about sodium in our food and drinks -- has the situation improved?NUTRITION TWINS: Yes, in many ways they have! People are starting to pay more attention to salt. Many consumers have now heard that at the beginning of 2011, the new Dietary Guidelines are going to...

  16. I'm thankful for my 3-week weight loss of 15.4 pounds!

    I'm thankful for my 3-week weight loss of 15.4 pounds!

    Three weeks ago I set out on a mission to drop 15 pounds by today. At that time I weighed 237.2 pounds -- way too much for a guy my height. This morning I stepped on my handy dandy Weight Watchers scale and let out a yelp of joy as the numbers came up 221.8.I am down 15.4 pounds and I owe it all to Diet-to-Go. I am heading off to Florida tomorrow with a smile on my face and a little extra breathing room around the waistband of my shorts and jeans.I feel way more energetic and the thought...

  17. 7 Questions with Joy Bauer: Holiday Weight Gain & Dieting Tips

    7 Questions with Joy Bauer: Holiday Weight Gain & Dieting Tips

    In this, the latest of our "7 Questions with..." series, Diet-to-Go chief editor John McGran sits down with TODAY Show regular Joy Bauer to get the skinny on holiday weight gain and the foods to enjoy -- and avoid -- this Thanksgiving. Diet-to-Go: Let's bust this holiday myth once and for all: Are we really doomed to gain 7 pounds over the holiday season?Joy Bauer: No, that's a myth, thank goodness.The average weight gain during the holidays is actually "only" around 1 pound, but that can add up year after year-so you definitely want to be conscious of your choices...

  18. Don't Fall Victim to Portion Distortion: Sizing Tips

    Don't Fall Victim to Portion Distortion: Sizing Tips

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, the Senior Producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.Portion control is one of the easiest steps towards losing weight. Even if you aren't on a diet at the moment, if you learn how to control the portion of foods you are eating, you can cut major calories from your bottom line. Way too often, we eat a meal without measuring the foods, which may give us the false belief that we are eating sensibly, but in actuality we may be eating double or even triple the healthy serving...

  19. I've Lost 11.4 pounds in 2 Weeks: Loving this Low-Fat Meal Plan!

    I've Lost 11.4 pounds in 2 Weeks: Loving this Low-Fat Meal Plan!

    Those of you who have been following my blog posts for any length of time are probably tired of me raving about Diet-to-Go food -- and the weight loss I enjoy when I seriously follow the 1,600-calorie low-fat meal plan.Well, get ready because I am here again today to tell you after two weeks on this plan I am down a nifty 11.4 pounds. At my weekly weigh-in this morning, I saw my trusty Weight Watchers scale roll back another 3.6 pounds from last week's total.I am still overweight but I am feeling lighter and more energetic... and my pants...

  20. Cataloging Our Warped Views on Beauty: A Truly Beautiful Woman is...

    Cataloging Our Warped Views on Beauty: A Truly Beautiful Woman is...

    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 used to get depressed when the latest Victoria's Secret catalog arrived in the mail. I would quickly flip through the pages and then toss it into the trash, while angrily muttering, "I need to go on a diet!" After a few years of doing this, I realized I had a little problem. Instead of looking through the catalog like a normal person and actually ordering things I might...

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