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  1. Vegetarian Meal Plan

    Vegetarian Meal Plan

    The Diet-to-Go Vegetarian menu is a great option for people looking for a delicious variety of restaurant quality, meat-free meals. Meals on this plan are Lacto-Ovo (contain dairy & eggs) and include a perfect balance of carbs, proteins, fiber and fat, similar to our Balance menu.

  2. Move it!

    Move it!

    Research shows that healthy eating combined with regular exercise is the most successful and efficient way to control weight. In fact, the National Weight Control Registry, the largest population-based weight loss study in the US, found that increasing physical activity is the key to successful weight maintenance – 90% of the participants who lost weight and kept it off for one year or longer exercise for an hour or more per day.

  3. The Power of Affirmation

    The Power of Affirmation

    It is important that while you embark on your quest for better health you refrain from negative self-talk.

    Eliminate thoughts of inadequacy, inability to lose weight, or even judgments about other people. Negative self-talk is toxic and you just don’t need it. 

  4. The Truth About Fats

    The Truth About Fats

    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), healthful unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, appear to not raise LDL cholesterol, and some studies suggest they might even help lower “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol slightly when eaten as part of a low saturated and low trans fat diet.

  5. Got a Fitness Buddy? Here’s Why Accountability Works

    Got a Fitness Buddy? Here’s Why Accountability Works

    Why is it so easy to give up before your healthy new habits have become engrained? Better yet, how can you support your efforts to “stay the course” and keep doing what you know you need to do? It’s about accountability. Check out this article for ways you can set up accountability so you can develop healthy habits that stick.

  6. Making Sense of Sodium

    Making Sense of Sodium

    On average, Americans consume almost 4,000 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day. That’s a lot more than the U.S. Dietary Guideline that advises the general population to limit sodium to 2300 mg a day.

  7. 7 Healthy Lunch Ideas

    7 Healthy Lunch Ideas

    What's for lunch? How can you successfully eat a healthy meal at work? Are you in a lunch rut? Here are ideas on how to plan your healthy meal in advance so you have the correct portion sizes and nutrients you need.

  8. Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

    Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

    You know who they are – the well-meaning folks who push food on you during the holidays, urging you to “Just have one!” or “Splurge a little, it’s the holidays!” It may be Grandma (which is kind of sweet), but more often than not it’s a friend, neighbor or co-worker — and that’s extra pressure to eat the calorie-laden foods and drinks you don’t need.

  9. Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Another "Diet"

    Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Another

    Thoughts like “I’m too fat” and “I hate my thighs” can easily overcome any positive feelings we have about our bodies. Ask yourself these three questions before you start trying to lose weight to amp up your likelihood for success.

  10. Tips for Summer Health

    Tips for Summer Health

    You know who they are – the well-meaning folks who push food on you during the holidays, urging you to “Just have one!” or “Splurge a little, it’s the holidays!” It may be Grandma (which is kind of sweet), but more often than not it’s a friend, neighbor or co-worker — and that’s extra pressure to eat the calorie-laden foods and drinks you don’t need.

  11. Sleep and Weight Loss

    Sleep and Weight Loss

    Did you know that on average, overweight people sleep 16 minutes less per day than do people of normal weight? In fact, data from the over 68,000 women followed in the Nurses’ Health Study, show that those who slept 5 hours or less per night were nearly a third more likely to gain 30 pounds than those who slept 7 hours a night.

  12. Have a Sedentary Job? 6 Tips to Make Work Healthier

    Have a Sedentary Job? 6 Tips to Make Work Healthier

    Sedentary jobs can wreak havoc on your health and fitness goals. How can you overcome the detrimental effects? Check out these five tips for making your time at work healthier for your body. 

  13. Walk Your Way to Health

    Walk Your Way to Health

    In many ways, walking does not get the kudos it deserves in the realm of fitness and health. But, if you think about walking as an exercise, it really has a lot going for it. Walking is easy on the joints, can be fun either alone or with others, doesn’t require fancy gear or equipment, can be performed indoors or out, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and sizes.

  14. 5 Simple Ways to Jazz Up a Salad

    5 Simple Ways to Jazz Up a Salad

    There’s no need to settle for a boring salad. Jazz up your salad by packing it with protein, adding savory flavors, and getting creative with preparation. This post will take your salad from drab to fab in no time!

  15. 6 Small Lifestyle Changes That Can Make a Big Impact

    6 Small Lifestyle Changes That Can Make a Big Impact

    Every year people vow to make drastic changes to their lifestyle to improve their health. Many make promises to themselves to go to the gym three days each week, some say they’ll never eat their temptation food again, and a lot of people try to eat healthier and decide to go on a diet to lose weight.

  16. 15 Health and Wellness Experts You Should Be following on Twitter

    15 Health and Wellness Experts You Should Be following on Twitter

    Explore some of our favorite health, wellness, and fitness specialists in just 140 characters. These 15 people have fun and informative tweets that will help you stay educated and motivated on your journey towards a healthier you.

  17. 10 Tips For Beating Unhealthy Temptations

    10 Tips For Beating Unhealthy Temptations

    One of the hardest things about making changes to your diet is trying to fight the temptation that comes with eating healthier. If you are celebrating a birthday, you’ll want to enjoy a piece of cake. If it is Thanksgiving, you’ll want a piece (or two) of pie. These are situations that will come up often enough that you have to have a plan in place of how to skip the foods that temp you. Doing small things like identifying your temptations, drinking more water and being accountable to yourself can make big changes. 

  18. A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating

    A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating

    How you eat matters. Learn how to start eating mindfully and create a more satisfying meal experience every day.

  19. Silencing Fat Talk: The Power of Positive Speaking

    Silencing Fat Talk: The Power of Positive Speaking

    Fat talk may seem like friendly banter, but it can be damaging to your well being. Learn more about what fat talk is and how to get it out of your life.

  20. 7 Healthy Tips for the Office

    7 Healthy Tips for the Office

    Your job may have a sneaky way of robbing time, influencing bad decisions and taking away your well-intended plans, but you can do something about it. 

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