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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Thanksgiving Tune-Up: 7 Savory Sides You'll Be Thankful For

    Thanksgiving Tune-Up: 7 Savory Sides You'll Be Thankful For

    Thanksgiving is one of the most important meals of the year - it brings family and friends together to break bread and express gratefulness for life's blessings.One little problem with the Thanksgiving feast: It can be hard to please everyone at the table.The good news is that with a wide array of different side dishes, you can provide something that will please everyone. If you're watching your weight, don't stress - your Thanksgiving side dishes can be healthy and still please everyone.Choose from these seven savory sides to make your Thanksgiving feast a healthy and memorable one this year.Sweet PotatoesSweet...

  10. Guest Blogger: 7 Strategies for Balancing Your Life

    Guest Blogger: 7 Strategies for Balancing Your Life

    Mia Redrick is a self-proclaimed "Mom Strategist" who is also a mother of three, an author and a speaker on a mission to empower 1,000,000 mothers practice better self-care.In this special guest blog, Mia serves up seven proven strategies for finding the extra time to balance our lives better. 7 Strategies for Balancing Your Lifeby Mia Redrickwww.findingdefinitions.comIs your life balanced? What does that mean?Do you often say, "There are not enough hours in a day!" or "I just wish I had more time?" If you have answered YES, then this may be a sign that your life is out of...

  11. I'm Out to Lose 15 lbs. in 3 Weeks (2 weeks and only 7 lbs to go)

    I'm Out to Lose 15 lbs. in 3 Weeks (2 weeks and only 7 lbs to go)

    As soon as I booked my Nov. 26 family trip to Florida I set my mind to going on a three-week diet that could help me drop 15 pounds so I'd feel better and less bloated when I hit the Orlando-area theme parks.I didn't need to research any trendy or fad diets. I have been using the Diet-to-Go meal plan on and off since 2001. Whether I've opted for the low-fat or low-carb plans, it has never failed to work for me. My cooler of low-fat meals arrived last Tuesday and I got serious Wednesday morning. Other than some sugar-free...

  12. The Family that Diets Together: Mother, Father, Son Drop 166lbs!

    The Family that Diets Together: Mother, Father, Son Drop 166lbs!

    They say good things come in threes and nowhere is that more evident than at the Crowley home where three family members have become Diet-to-Go customers and lost a whopping total of 166 pounds between them!Abby Crowley is down 46 pounds, her husband Ed is 40 pounds trimmer, and their son Jess is now a super-sensational 80 pounds lighter since signing up with Diet-to-Go!This family of slimmers now swears by the family of Diet-to-Go meal plans and wholeheartedly recommends the food to anyone in need of weight loss."For me, Diet-to-Go is a no-brainer," Abby says. "I just eat the delicious,...

  13. An Apple a Day Keeps the Pounds Away

    An Apple a Day Keeps the Pounds Away

    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 went apple picking. I know I can get apples anytime I want right at my local market but I just love picking and filling my own basket of fruit and carting it home. I chose a nice variety of organic apples, including bright green Granny Smith, Rome and Braeburns. Then i got home and realized as I sat surrounded by all these great apples, what was I now going...

  14. Nothing to Sneeze At: 6 Foods to Fight Flu and Cold

    Nothing to Sneeze At: 6 Foods to Fight Flu and Cold

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, the Senior Producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.With colder weather comes more sniffles and coughs. That means the cold and flu season is officially upon us.Aside from a flu shot and consistent hand washing, you may be wondering what you can do to minimize your chances of getting sick. Your kitchen may hold the key.Foods that can help fight off infections1. GarlicYes, the famous vampire repellent is also pretty good at keeping cold and flu at bay. Garlic contains allicin, a sulfur compound that gives it that...

  15. Mr. Bad Food on Holiday Parties, Hangovers & Smarter Drinks

    Mr. Bad Food on Holiday Parties, Hangovers & Smarter Drinks

    Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an early Halloween party. Today I have the displeasure of trying to shake the cobwebs accompanying my first hangover of the holiday season.As I reminisce about the food and drinks I consumed during the down-the-street soiree, all I can say is... WHAT WAS I THINKING?!I was barely in the door when I found a cup of vodka-based punch in my hand. I followed that up with plenty of conversation and a few cups of a second punch... this one rum-based.I can now see that I made a fatal error by avoiding the healthier...

  16. Treat Your Kids and Yourself to a Happier, Healthier Halloween

    Treat Your Kids and Yourself to a Happier, Healthier Halloween

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Only one week till ghosties and goblins swarm your neighborhood. With help from FreshBaby.com co-founder Cheryl Tallman, you'll be ready for the onslaught!Halloween is truly a kid's holiday -- good friends, creative costumes, event-filled parties -- all with a cool spooky theme. Who could ask for more? Oh yes, one more thing, the treats -- there's lots and lots of sugary candy treats!With all the fun of this holiday come a parent's worst fears -- too many sugary treats in your kid's possession and the arguments that ensue over this treasured trove.If you don't feel like to contributing...

  17. Beating the Vices Keeping You Fat!

    Beating the Vices Keeping You Fat!

    It’s time to check rationalization at the door. While it is one of man’s best coping skills, it’s a dieter’s biggest hurdle! What does that mean? Simply put, we can make excuses as to why we gained weight or are keeping excess weight on until the cows literally come home. But doing so isn’t going to do one thing to help you actually lose the weight. I remember thinking when I was 290 pounds that in some way it was my first husband’s fault. I had myself completely convinced that Baskin and Robbins Espresso and Crème light ice cream was in fact...

  18. The Perfect Food for Your Fridge (and 9 ways to use it!)

    The Perfect Food for Your Fridge (and 9 ways to use it!)

    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.If I had to choose only one condiment to keep in my fridge, it would be a container of low-fat plain yogurt. It's healthy, nutritious, low in calories, and easy to use.Yogurt is also packed with protein, calcium and potassium.I like plain yogurt because it is naturally tart and so versatile that you can add herbs, spices or your favorite sweetener to it. You can also mix it into just about anything,...

  19. Another Tool in Your Fight Against Diabetes: Magnesium

    Another Tool in Your Fight Against Diabetes: Magnesium

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, the Senior Producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes. Think about it: Nearly 8% (that's almost one of every 10 people you will see today) suffers from diabetes.Worse yet, there are a lot more people who have "pre-diabetes" and aren't aware of whgat lies ahead...Diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage and even the loss of limbs.It can also be a factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of your arteries, which...

  20. Get Your Free Copy of Dr. Aaron Tabor's "Fight Breast Cancer Now"

    Get Your Free Copy of Dr. Aaron Tabor's

    EDITOR'S NOTE: To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Aaron Tabor is giving away free copies of his book, Fight Now: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer. To get your free copy, click here now.Tragically, over 40,000 women will die with breast cancer this year in America.Current anti-breast cancer medical efforts are aimed at critical early detection with mammograms. Early detection allows doctors to treat the cancer while it is still small and confined to the breasts.However, new medical research confirms that women can eat and live proactively to prevent breast cancer before it strikes.Aaron Tabor, M.D. has...

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