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  1. Stay Resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions

    Stay Resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions

    Every year we do it. We tell ourselves we won’t. But we do. We make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, eat better, exercise or live healthier and then we break it. But this year can be different. This year, you can be resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions!

  2. Fitting in Exercise during the Holidays

    Fitting in Exercise during the Holidays

    Dashing through the department store trying to find those last minute gifts you realize you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning and you still have to mail those cards and…the possibility of fitting in some exercise now, during this crazy holiday season seems impossible.

    Unfortunately, fitting in exercise is often our last priority during the party-celebration-eating extravaganza that is the holiday season. But it shouldn’t be. Exercising is critical...

  3. Lose Weight While Being Social

    Lose Weight While Being Social

    Lose weight while being social? Doesn’t seem possible. Especially now during the holiday season, it’s hard not feel like you have to choose: stay on the diet or be social. And many times instead of forcing ourselves to be bombarded with temptations, we choose to skip the party. But there’s no reason to lose your social life while losing weight. With a little planning and some tactical maneuvers, it is possible for you to lose weight while being social.

  4. The Importance of Eating Green Vegetables

    The Importance of Eating Green Vegetables

    Imagine a food so powerful that it can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of cancer, make you look younger, strengthen your bones and has even been purported to even help you live longer? Imagine if this food tasted good, was readily available and relatively inexpensive. No need to imagine, it’s a reality and they're called...

  5. Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

    Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially the holiday season. And you know what that means…it’s inevitable, there’s no way around, of course you’re going to gain weight over the holidays. Wrong. It’s not a done deal. There are ways to avoid holiday weight gain. With some preparation and conscientious effort, you can buck the trend and not gain weight this holiday season.

  6. How to have a (relatively) Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    How to have a (relatively) Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving…a time to be thankful, a time to be with family, a time for stress! While the holidays are a wonderful time of year they can also be an incredibly stressful time, especially Thanksgiving when traditionally families gather around the dinner table there’s bound to be some anxiety. While we can’t tell you how to have a completely tranquil, hassle-free Thanksgiving, we can give you some tips and ideas on how to have a relatively stress-free Thanksgiving.

    Top ways to have a (relatively) stress-free Thanksgiving include…

  7. Staying Dedicated to your Diet Through the Holidays

    Staying Dedicated to your Diet Through the Holidays

    It started off innocently enough: just a small taste of some leftover Halloween candy. And then a co-worker brought in some cookies and you had a sampling, and then there’s that party next week… 

    How can you stay dedicated to your diet through the holidays? 

  8. Exercising Outdoors in the Cold: Yes!

    Exercising Outdoors in the Cold: Yes!

    We all know how important exercise is to your overall health and weight loss efforts, but what about when it starts to get cold? Can you stay motivated and moving when it’s cold outside? Yes you can! Just because Jack Frost has started nipping at your nose doesn’t mean you need to be forced inside or give up your exercise routine. With just a few precautions exercising outdoors in the cold can be quite fun and beneficial...

  9. Meal Planning: Losing Weight and Keeping it Off!

    Meal Planning: Losing Weight and Keeping it Off!

    Consider all the places you eat: home, restaurants, at friends’ houses, maybe even your car? Opportunities to thwart healthy eating are everywhere! But if you take the time to plan ahead you’ll be better able to handle the situation and won’t succumb to last minute temptations or just the (perceived) exhaustion of planning out a meal. Meal planning may seem like a daunting task but consider the benefits...

  10. Ways to Sneak in Exercise Every Day

    Ways to Sneak in Exercise Every Day

    Life is busy. You barely have time to pick up your Diet-to-Go meals in between running errands, work and well, just life. If the thought of exercising on top of it all is just too much, don’t fret. There are easy ways to sneak in exercise every day. And the good news is, you don’t have to spend hours at the gym or run 10 miles a day to reap the benefits of exercising. You just need to...

  11. Fiber: Effective Weight Loss Weapon

    Fiber: Effective Weight Loss Weapon

    We can't digest it, and it passes through our system without adding any nutritional benefits, but we still need it! We're talking fiber. Fiber is one of the most effective weight loss weapons out there. And chances are, you’re probably not getting enough.

  12. Portion Control

    Portion Control

    Portion sizes have become huge! Over the last couple of decades the portion sizes of everything from pasta to hamburgers to bagels have doubled (sometimes tripled!) in size. And countless studies have shown that the bigger the portion size, the more we tend eat. We need to stop. The problem: We can’t control our portions if we don’t know what a proper portion size is.

  13. Put a Stop to Halloween Candy Diet Disasters!

    Put a Stop to Halloween Candy Diet Disasters!

    You knew it was coming. It starts with the pumpkins, some hay bales, and then before you know it…it’s everywhere. Candy. Giant bags of candy everywhere you turn. And it’s all at irresistible prices. I mean, who can pass up a 5-pound bag of candy corn for only $1.50? The allure is overpowering. It’s almost Halloween and Halloween Candy is upon us, and that’s just plain scary when it comes to our diet. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year you can...

  14. Hunger vs. Craving

    Hunger vs. Craving

    Ooh imagine it...hot, salty French Fries or what about warm, gooey chocolate brownies, just out of the oven…are you suddenly hungry? Or are you just craving them now? Can you tell the difference?

    We often confuse these terms -- hunger and craving -- but there really is a big difference between the two. And, before you can get your weight under control (and keep it there) you need to understand the difference between them, how to identify when you’re experiencing one or another, and manage your responses accordingly.

  15. Enter Diet-to-Go's Spectacular Twitter Giveaway!

    Enter Diet-to-Go's Spectacular Twitter Giveaway!

    Diet-to-Go is so excited about our new website and we want to share the joy. Simply sign up for Twitter (go to: http://twitter.com and get a free account), follow Diet-to-Go and Retweet this message: "I just entered to win over $1K in prizes from Diet-to-Go! Follow @diettogo and RT this to enter #DTGcontest http://diettogo.com/blog/twitter-contest" and you’ll officially be entered in our Spectacular Twitter Giveaway! 

  16. Fall in love with Fall!

    Fall in love with Fall!

    Fall is such a fantastic time of the year. Sure, summer’s gone and with it’s abundance of fresh fruit, summer vacations and long, warm days. But just because it gets dark earlier and the temperatures are starting to drop, that’s no reason to hibernate. There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, you won’t be able to help but fall in love with Fall!

  17. Waste of Time Weight Loss Methods

    Waste of Time Weight Loss Methods

    In our time starved world the last thing we want to do is waste time trying to lose weight. You put the effort in…you want to see results. Since the dawn of time, at least the dawn of dieting, people have tried practically everything to lose weight from eating only lemons for days on end to purposely swallowing poisons to induce vomiting. Not only are these weight loss methods dangerous, but most are also completely ineffective and a waste of time. While they may cause some initial weight loss, the results are not permanent.

    Don’t waste your time with these!

  18. Sleep and our Weight

    Sleep and our Weight

    We know a lack of sleep can make us unfocused, lethargic and grumpy. But did you also know a lack of sleep can make us gain weight? Studies have shown that there is a direct link between sleep deprivation and weight gain...

  19. October Ingredient of the Month: Pumpkin

    October Ingredient of the Month: Pumpkin

    Think of fall and what comes to your mind? Chances are it’s something along the lines of cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors and pumpkins. You’d be hard pressed to find another food that is so closely associated with a season. Pumpkins just... 

  20. Benefits of Eating Foods in Season

    Benefits of Eating Foods in Season

    It used to be you could only get cherries in summer or parsley in the spring. But in today’s world of global commerce, eating almost anything, at almost any time of the year is commonplace, but is that a good thing? Should we try to eat foods that are in season more often? We hear about eating locally, but what about seasonally? Are there benefits to eating foods in season? Yes. Eating foods that are in season is...

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