Feedback Form
Feedback Form
Diet-to-Go Blog
  1. What It Means to Achieve Total Wellness (are you ready for it?)

    What It Means to Achieve Total Wellness (are you ready for it?)

    I've said it before and I'll say it again -- achieving total wellness means you've found peace for the body, peace for the mind and, ultimately, peace for the spirit.Want something more concrete?My favorite definition of wellness comes from Charles B. Corbin of Arizona State University. Corbin once said, "Wellness is a multi-dimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of well-being."So achieving wellness is really achieving health, but I also maintain that achieving wellness is the turning point from which fitness evolves from a chore...

  2. A Dieting Break: How Independence Day Celebrations Came to Be

    A Dieting Break: How Independence Day Celebrations Came to Be

    Copyright © 1994-2009 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. For more information visit Britannica.com. Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, commemorates the Continental Congress' adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states.Regarded as the birthday of the United States of America, the day is typically celebrated with parades, fireworks, ceremonies, barbecues and family gatherings.The BeginningIndependence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of...

  3. Diet Blog Carnival: Coffee Benefits, HIIT Workouts & Eating on the Go

    Diet Blog Carnival: Coffee Benefits, HIIT Workouts & Eating on the Go

    It's Friday. The end of the work week. The beginning of the holiday weekend. And the perfect time to catch up on insightful blogs on diet and fitness here at the weekly Diet Blog Carnival.We won't be selling you corn dogs or sausage 'n peppers subs, but we will serve up some great food for thought.This week's hot topics include the benefits of coffee, High Intensity Interval Training workouts, and eating on the go. So sit back, kick off your shoes and drink in a big gulp of the good stuff!The Fab 5Gluten-Free Carb-Free Noodles Lowering my intake of carbohydrates...

  4. Dealing with Women & Weight: 7 Questions with Humorist Judy Gruen

    Dealing with Women & Weight: 7 Questions with Humorist Judy Gruen

    Judy Gruen is the author of three award-winning humor books, including The Women's Daily Irony Supplement and Till We Eat Again: Confessions of a Diet Dropout. She's a regular columnist on Aish.com and Mommasaid.net. The Women's Daily Irony Supplement is available on Amazon.com; her previous books, including Till We Eat Again, are available at judygruen.com. Judy sat down with Diet-to-Go editor John McGran for a fun session of "7 questions with..." Get ready to laugh and learn with dieting insights from this very funny lady.Diet-to-Go: So Judy, why are so many women hung up on their body and...

  5. I Lost Another 2.4 lbs & Am Down 13 lbs in 3 Weeks!

    I Lost Another 2.4 lbs & Am Down 13 lbs in 3 Weeks!

    I can't believe three weeks have passed since I began my latest diet. More importantly, I also can't believe that I've had another great week of eating great and losing weight -- or that I am down 2.4 lbs this week and 13.0 lbs overall!Friends, when you follow the Diet-to-Go meal plans like I am, you never feel hungry. I have yet to feel hungry and I am now into my 22nd day of fine dining with the 1,600-calorie per day low-fat traditional plan!If you're looking for a way to kickstart your weight loss or you want to enjoy the...

  6. 8 Feel-Good Tips For the Busy, Health-Conscious Woman

    8 Feel-Good Tips For the Busy, Health-Conscious Woman

    Meet new guest blogger Cynthia Parrott, a busy working woman who manages to find the time for fitness, diet and the writing of great advice for health-conscious women like you. As a Holistic Health and Nutritional Counselor, I am all about balance.Holistic means whole. Holistic counseling is exploring, nurturing, and healing the three components of who we are: body, mind and spirit. If one of these components is out of balance, we become tired, frustrated, overweight (or underweight), unhealthy, unhappy, and bored.As women, we wear at least a dozen different hats and are always juggling things. We work, we play,...

  7. Special Guest Blog: How to Handle Your Food Cravings

    Special Guest Blog: How to Handle Your Food Cravings

    Contributed by Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, LD , a Dietitian for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.Have you ever wanted to eat something so badly that you felt overpowered by it? Food cravings are natural, but our "inner voices" sure know how to take over and steer us off the track of healthy eating. Instead of actually enjoying the taste of a food, we get caught up in the emotions of satisfying a craving. There is no freedom in this kind of eating.Cravings don't have to be bad. What matters is how you...

  8. Diet Blog Carnival: Cereal Choices Made Clear + 10 Foods To Live On

    Diet Blog Carnival: Cereal Choices Made Clear + 10 Foods To Live On

    Cue the orchestra and send in the clowns... there's got to be clowns... Why? Because it's Friday and time for Diet-to-Go's weekly Diet Blog Carnival!What's a Diet Blog Carnival? It's our weekly roundup of insightful and entertaining blogs on all things diet, food, fitness, motivation and diet! This week's four new blogs were submitted by readers just like you, so be sure to get your favorite blog posted here in coming weeks.Ladies and gentlemen... get ready to r-r-r-r-r-r-read and enjoy the Diet Blog Carnival quintet of creative postings!This week's gems discuss everything from the 10 foods you could live on...

  9. Fun with Fat: A Few Words About Why We're Overweight

    Fun with Fat: A Few Words About Why We're Overweight

    It's Thursday and I am in a silly mood, so let's do something completely different (sorry Monty Python). Let's make believe FAT is an acronym and we are going to come up with the words behind the letters And we're going to do it in a fun way... not a mean way.There's no prize money involved, but the winner will be able to boast that they have cracked the fat code and won a contest of sorts.So let me get you started with a few possible phrases that can be transformed into the acronym FAT.And just to let you know...

  10. 2 Weeks into My Diet & I'm 10.6 lbs Down!

    2 Weeks into My Diet & I'm 10.6 lbs Down!

    When I told my wife I'm losing it, she thought I meant my mental faculties -- and she agreed! Well, maybe so dear... But I'm here today to tell the world I am also losing weight with the Diet-to-Go Traditional Low-Fat Meal Plan!As of this morning, I am 10.6 pounds lighter after just two weeks on the program. The dumbbell at right represents the weight I've dropped so far.It gives me such a lift to realize that i simply stopped eating and drinking calorie-rich junk and started eating nutrient-rich good food -- and I lost so much weight by doing...

  11. Special Guest Blog: 4 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

    Special Guest Blog: 4 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

    Contributed by Jason Knapfel, the Senior Producer for DietsInReview.com, which provides the tools and information needed to shape a healthier you.Your body produces cholesterol on its own, but the amount depends upon genetics. Cholesterol is not inherently bad, since you need it for certain bodily functions. However, too much cholesterol can be bad news. The American Heart Association has set ranges of cholesterol levels that show you where you stand health-wise: Less than 200 mg/dL is considered healthy 200 to 239 mg/dL is borderline high cholesterol 240 mg/dL and above is...

  12. 5 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere: Home, Office or Hotel

    5 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere: Home, Office or Hotel

    Hey baby, how would you like to do it anywhere? Yup, that's right, I said it... you and I can do it anywhere.Well, now that I have your attention, perhaps I need to clarify a little. When I say we can do it anywhere, I am talking about EXERCISE. There are some really great simple moves that require no equipment so they are perfect for performing in front of the TV during Survivor or in a hotel room after the nightmare meeting you barely survived.I call them THE BIG 5 because these moves hit all the major muscle groups. In...

  13. Diet Blog Carnival: Dealing with Bloating & Fear of Looking in Mirrors

    Diet Blog Carnival: Dealing with Bloating & Fear of Looking in Mirrors

    Welcome to this week's Diet Blog Carnival. Today we have a quirky compilation of five blogs that cover such offbeat subjects as a fear of mirrors, a problem with bloating, and a tirade from an angry gal who asks, "How the hell am I supposed to lose weight when I live with three people who are practically anorexic and need to eat seven times a day just to MAINTAIN their weight?"It's a no-holds-barred look at life in the fat lane, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a wild ride through some of the Web's wackiest blogs on topics...

  14. The Photo That Inspired Me to Diet & Lose 8.2 lbs My First Week!

    The Photo That Inspired Me to Diet & Lose 8.2 lbs My First Week!

    I'm back in the saddle again... and I am 8.2 pounds lighter after one week on my Diet-to-Go low-fat meal plan!!!!This diet plan has been such a hit for me on and off for the past decade.And speaking of hits, wanna see the photo that inspired me to get back on track? That's me -- the great pink whale in the center of the image.I coach girls softball (which helps expain the pink shirt). And until I saw this photo I thought I was doing okay weight wise. I didn't think I'd fill that dugout entry way so well!So after...

  15. Eat Great, Lose Weight: 8 Dining Out Tips & Strategies

    Eat Great, Lose Weight: 8 Dining Out Tips & Strategies

    We are a nation that loves to let others do the cooking for us. Unfortunately, putting our trust in the hands of butter-happy chefs whose favorite motto is "thank God it's fry day" is a great way to slip off the diet wagon.According to AllBusiness.com, "Americans currently spend 43% of their food dollar on food prepared away from home, compared to 36% in 1981. And that percentage is considered likely to increase in the future. For better or for worse, patronizing foodservice has become an integral part of contemporary lifestyles."If you've been reading the news lately, you know some of...

  16. Need to Lose Weight Fast? Try the 4 Fs for Quick Weight Loss

    Need to Lose Weight Fast? Try the 4 Fs for Quick Weight Loss

    Yes, you can lose weight fast. But should you? Well, that's a matter for a future blog. But the reality is we all "need" to drop a few pounds fast from time to time -- especially for major events like weddings, vacations or job interviews.Dr. Paul Rivas, author of the great-named book The Cheater's Diet (HCI), has devised a fast weight loss plan that relies on four key factors: frequent small meals, fluids, fish and fiber.Dr. Rivas urges you to not attempt a fast weight drop for more than a week or two at a time -- and to always...

  17. Diet Blog Carnival: How Many Calories Do You Really Need?

    Diet Blog Carnival: How Many Calories Do You Really Need?

    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends... but sometimes goes on hiatus! I'm talking about the Diet-to-Go Diet Blog Carnival which has rolled back into town after a few weeks on the road.This week we're featuring some of the best current diet, fitness and health blogs found on the Internet. I spent the past few hours scouring the Web so you don't have to!Today's hot five topics answer the questions: what's the best way to burn more fat, when should I buy organic produce, and how many calories do I really need? Check out the cool calculator...

  18. True Lies: 8 Label Claims that Trick Us into Buying Unhealthy Foods

    True Lies: 8 Label Claims that Trick Us into Buying Unhealthy Foods

    As the grand brand guru at eBrandAid.com, Kerry McLeod makes it her business to prevent food and drink makers from giving consumers the business!Kerry knows that all food products show nutrition information but it sometimes takes a science degree to decipher what the numbers mean to your diet.But what really crumbles Kerry's cookies are the label claims that compel us to make impulse buys. You've seen the bold, colorful words that sound so enticing: Natural! Fortified! Reduced Fat!These foods can't be bad for us can they? Um... YES!Sure, manufacturers aren't actually lying. But they are using words to mislead us....

  19. Starting my diet in earnest at a weight of 233.0

    Starting my diet in earnest at a weight of 233.0

    Okay today is the day I start following my Diet-to-Go plan faithfully.I got on the scale minutes ago -- my starting weight is 233.0. Not as bad as I feared but not good by any measure!!!I will only weigh in on Wednesday mornings so be sure to follow my progress here or on facebook and Twitter.Check out the reasons I am starting to diet again....

  20. Savor the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Garden

    Savor the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Garden

    My favorite food writer, Michigan's own Sally Ketchum, is back with a look at taste. You'll savor Sally's musings on how different foods appeal to our sense of taste.And for dessert, Sally tosses in a few timely tips for all of us green thumb-challenged home gardeners.Take it away Sally...Savoring the Tastes: Good Food & a Great Gardenby Sally KetchumSpecial for www.DiettoGo.comAh, tastings! Smart dieters know taste is a premier fat fighter. You know taste: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Four of them. Yet, in India, chefs consider a fifth taste-hot/pungent. Makes me think Cajun food. Still another taste-UMAMI-is recognized...

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest RSS Feed

Subscribe Via Email