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We all have our junk food vices. It’s fine to indulge every once in awhile, but what if you could make similar versions of your old favorites with healthier ingredients, less calories, and less fat? We went on a mission to find ten of your favorite splurges and then a recipe that promises the same flavor sans the fat. Check out these diet hacked snacks.
After exercising indoors all winter, the allure of spring has us itching to get outside. But if you've gotten used to your indoor workout, you might be unsure of where to start with your transition out of doors. Fear not! We've got you covered. These five fun activities will show you that you don’t need the treadmill or your weight bench for a great workout.
Eating more vegetables is essential to a healthy diet and weight control - but it's time to think outside the broccoli steam bag! Before you get bored out of your mind and skip eating your greens altogether, here are five delicious ways to prepare your vegetables that you've got to try!
On paper, sustaining a healthy diet and approach to eating is logical and easy. In the REAL WORLD? Not so much! No matter how strong our resolve, most of us are eventually challenged by travel, parties, snack cravings, eating out and more. With all that life throws your way, you might start to think it's impossible to stick to your goals, but with these tips, it can be easier than you think.
If you’re eating a perfectly healthy diet, you probably don’t need to supplement with vitamins. But even the smallest gaps in nutrition can cause deficiencies, altering the efficiency of your metabolism and hormones. This list of the top ten vitamins and minerals for diet, health, and wellness is a great starting point for a discussion with your doctor about how you can make vitamins work for you.
It may be counter-intuitive, but snacking when you're watching your weight is actually a good idea. Making the right decision about snacking can be the difference between weight-loss and weight-gain. Be smart, have a plan, and snacks can be a great tool for keeping you fit, trim and on track for the whole day.
Did you know that you don't have to exercise full throttle for hours in order to lose weight? In fact, you may actually be wasting precious time and energy because your body responds similarly (if not better) to SHORTER bursts of high intensity. HIIT – or high intensity interval training – can help you burn many more calories in the same amount of time.
Happy people can be infectious, uplifting and sometimes even annoying, but is it possible that they may also be physically healthier than unhappy people? According to a Harvard School of Public Health Study, they are! And these are the 8 habits those happy, healthy people have it common:
Forget the fads, the fancy names, and the Hollywood diet “experts.” Whether your diet is vegan, Zone or gluten-free, all diet plans with the clout to get you to your goals and the seal of approval from nutrition professionals have four important things in common. Read on to find out if your diet plan makes the cut.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is a big part of maintaining a healthy weight; and when that produce is fresh, delicious, and exciting, it’s easier to stick to your healthy lifestyle. But if eating more healthfully is new to you and you don’t know much about produce, shopping can be daunting (and expensive!), so here’s our Dieter's Guide to Seasonal Produce.
Lately, yogurt has enjoyed a swift lift to the top of “health food” lists everywhere. We can credit some of that enthusiasm to the very smart marketing of top yogurt brands looking to reignite consumer interest in an age-old product. But there is truth behind the buzz and scientific research that proves that yogurt deserves its time in the lime light. Here are five things you may not know about yogurt and your health:
Diet-to-Go is empowering and inspiring our customers to live healthier, more active lives. Each day in January, we awarded a new customer a FitBit tracking device. Did you win?! We believe that the combination of healthy, delicious food and the power to track your daily activity is a weight-loss match made in heaven, find out why:
At the end of this week we'll celebrate Valentine's Day and so sweethearts (and sweets) are definitely on our minds! But did you know that you can please your palate AND help keep you and your lover's hearts healthy by choosing chocolate? Fantastic news, right?! These delicious ideas are bound to please any chocolate lover, and you can chuck the guilt because they're heart-healthy too!
One of the best ways to motivate yourself along the way to your goal is with awesome rewards! But it doesn't make much sense to reward yourself for avoiding splurges like ice cream by celebrating over a pint of brownie batter, does it? (This is the part where you enthusiastically agree - I know <groan>).
While brownie batter is not a great reward for sticking to your plan (boo), THESE ARE! Check out these fantastic, Diet-to-Go-approved, non-food rewards for reaching your next milestone.
Limiting sodium, increasing fiber, eating more fruits and veggies, adding exercise…these are all proven ways to boost your heart health. But did you know that there are some secret ingredients for a vital heart just waiting for you in your pantry? It's true! The various herbs and spices that make your meals burst with flavor also make your heart glow with health!
Deadlines, relationship problems, traffic, economic and health issues… these are just a few of the many, many issues that can cause stress in our lives and sabotage our weight-loss efforts. Stress is unavoidable, but how we cope and deal with stressors is within our control. It sounds easy – and it can be - with these tips.
Looking for a way to put more pep in your steps? Get a head start with a wearable fitness tracker from FitBit, Garmin, Nike, or Jawbone. These trackers log your daily steps, activity, calories, and some of them even track sleep and heart rate. This article points out highlights of each kind to help you decide which tracker may be right for you.
Roadblocks, detours, setbacks…are all challenges we work to avoid in life. Barriers will always exist in anything you try to accomplish, but identifying potential challenges ahead of time and having a plan in place will help you succeed.
Did you know? Researchers say you can burn up to twice as many calories running in cool weather. So as the air outside gets chilly, instead of thinking up excuses, I’m finding ways to optimize my cold weather routine, but it isn’t easy. If you’re like me, as the days get shorter, your resolve to move gets lower. Get top tips to keep you motivated this winter!