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  1. Are Trans Fats Really That Bad?

    Are Trans Fats Really That Bad?

    Knowing what to eat and what to avoid to be healthy can be confusing at best; especially when it comes to fat. For years we were told to avoid eating any fat at all. Then we were told that it’s important we eat some "good" fats, but to stay away from "bad" fats. And no matter what, never, ever eat trans fats...

  2. Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

    Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

    You know that eating a healthy breakfast is important. You've probably heard about all the studies that have shown that eating a nutritious breakfast will help you lose weight. But knowing what you're supposed to do and what you actually do, are two different things, especially when you are short on time. Preparing and eating a quick, healthy breakfast is not always feasible; or so it may seem. It seems inevitable, no matter what time you set your alarm for, your mornings are rushed. Well, maybe not always but definitely...

  3. Calorie One - Calorie, Exercise & Weight Tracker Mobile App Review

    Calorie One - Calorie, Exercise & Weight Tracker Mobile App Review

    Countless studies have shown that keeping a food journal is one of the most effective ways to keep your weight loss on track. And with the advent of smart phones and other mobile devices, keeping a diet and exercise journal has never been easier. There are countless apps out there...

  4. HCG: A Diet Dream or Just Another Scam?

    HCG: A Diet Dream or Just Another Scam?

    Human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG is a hormone that is naturally produced by the body during pregnancy. In a pregnant woman, HCG signals the hypothalamus to mobilize fat stores, which helps the body bring nutrients into the placenta, fueling the fetus with the energy it needs to grow. So how did a pregnancy hormone become synonymous with weight loss? HCG...

  5. Feature Ingredient of the Month: Broccoli

    Feature Ingredient of the Month: Broccoli

    For years it has been the go-to punishment for parents, "eat your broccoli or else..." But maybe those parents were on to something. We should be eating our broccoli. Broccoli is a nutritional gold mine. Broccoli has been shown to...

  6. High Fructose Corn Syrup: Why all the Controversy?

    High Fructose Corn Syrup: Why all the Controversy?

    High fructose corn syrup: it's the added sweetener that can be found in everything from soup to juice to muffins to peanut butter. But, for something so sweet, it sure does stir up a lot of sour feelings. You'd be hard pressed to find a food product out there that causes as much controversy as high fructose corn syrup; but why? What is High Fructose Corn Syrup? Before we can understand the controversy...

  7. How to have a Healthy Labor Day

    How to have a Healthy Labor Day

    If you've been trying to lose weight or even just eat more healthfully, nothing can be more frightening than a party invitation: tons of food and drinks with plenty of opportunities to overindulge. And Labor Day is all about parties: pool parties, neighborhood parties, parties at the park, it's hard to escape this end of summer tradition. But with a little pre-planning...

  8. Mobile Monday: Shop to Lose Mobile App Review

    Mobile Monday: Shop to Lose Mobile App Review

    Imagine how easy it would be to eat healthy and make smart food choices if you always had your own personal nutritionist that would go grocery shopping with you? Or one that was always willing to help you make a smart choice off the menu at a restaurant? Eating healthy would be a no-brainer. That's the idea behind the Shop to Lose: Weight, etc. mobile app. Their motto is "we eat what we buy." So the idea behind the app was to help make buying healthy food easy...

  9. Mobile Monday: Ab Workouts Free mobile app review

    Mobile Monday: Ab Workouts Free mobile app review

    Wouldn't it be great if you could carry around your own personal fitness trainer in your pocket? Someone who would motivate and coach you through a workout wherever you are, whenever you wanted to workout? Well, that's basically the idea...

  10. Salt, Sodium and our Health

    Salt, Sodium and our Health

    Table salt (which is a combination of sodium and chloride) has been an important part of the human diet for centuries. In fact, the ability to taste saltiness is one of our basic human characteristics. Salt can bring out the flavor of foods, help to preserve our food, and even helps to transport vital nutrients around our bodies. But despite all the good aspects of salt, we often hear how detrimental it is to our overall wellbeing. So what is the story with salt, sodium and our health?Common table salt is really...

  11. Mobile Monday: Virtual Weight Loss Model Mobile App Review

    Mobile Monday: Virtual Weight Loss Model Mobile App Review

    Many weight loss experts agree that visualization is a useful and powerful tool for weight loss too. The theory being that before you can experience actual weight loss, you must first experience it visually: you have to be able to see yourself at your ideal weight. Based on that concept, the Virtual Weight Loss apps were developed...

  12. Is Your Health Food Really Healthy?

    Is Your Health Food Really Healthy?

    It's ok to admit, we've all done it. We've all fallen victim to poser foods at one point or another. You know those foods we thought were healthy, but it turns out, really aren't. You think you're making a smart choice only to be tripped up by a phony: a candy bar in a protein bar's clothing. So next time your stomach starts grumbling, think before you eat, read all labels and keep...

  13. Magic Weight Loss Foods?

    Magic Weight Loss Foods?

    Magic weight loss foods: foods that - just by the simple act of eating them - result in weight loss. Wouldn't that be incredible? Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. Losing weight isn't magic, it's math. And the math behind losing weight is pretty straightforward: consume fewer calories than you expend; 3,5000 calories per pound to be exact. In other words to lose just one pound of fat a week you'd need to eat 500 fewer calories each day or burn an extra 500 calories a day through exercise (or some combination thereof). Admittedly not all calories are alike. Different...

  14. Mobile Monday: Fitter Fitness Calculator

    Mobile Monday: Fitter Fitness Calculator

    Knowledge is power; especially when it comes to your health. And having that knowledge right in the palm of your hand is even more powerful! The Fitter Fitness Calculator does that for you. This free, multi-faceted app allows you to...

  15. Diet Sodas: The Truth May Be Hard to Swallow

    Diet Sodas: The Truth May Be Hard to Swallow

    Diet soda may not be a dieter's ally after all. It's common knowledge that regular sodas are not the best beverage choice out there. They are loaded with empty calories and sugar: nearly 10 teaspoonfuls of sugar per 12-ounce can. But what about diet sodas, they have no calories and no sugar; are they ok to drink? Well, despite being a calorie friendly beverage there is mounting evidence that they...

  16. Mobile Monday: Eat This, Not That! the Game Mobile App Review

    Mobile Monday: Eat This, Not That! the Game Mobile App Review

    Inspired by the bestselling book, the Eat This, Not That! the Game mobile app is designed to make the process of making smart food choices fun and interactive. Just like the book, the app compares two similar meals and details the nutrition information of each, highlighting the healthier option. With the app, it's up to you to choose which food is the healthier option. In theory...

  17. Common Kitchen Blunders and Tips to Avoid Them

    Common Kitchen Blunders and Tips to Avoid Them

    Not everyone feels at home in the kitchen. But knowledge is definitely power, or in this instance, confidence. To help all those inspiring cooks out there, Diet-to-Go has provided you some helpful hints on how to handle some of the most common kitchen blunders. And to ensure you stay confident...

  18. Feature Ingredient of the Month - Asparagus

    Feature Ingredient of the Month - Asparagus

    One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fruit and vegetables in season. Sure with global commerce we can get almost any produce item at any time of the year, but there are a few things that just taste better in summer, asparagus being one of them. Asparagus added to any meal just...

  19. Feature Ingredient of the Month Recipe - Ribbon Asparagus Salad

    Feature Ingredient of the Month Recipe - Ribbon Asparagus Salad

    Taken from the Smitten Kitchen, this asparagus recipe is delicious, fun and lets you experience asparagus in a unique but tasty way. Grab your vegetable peeler and...

  20. Rebounding From Overindulgence

    Rebounding From Overindulgence

    Ugh...it's happened again. You've completely pigged out and now you feel awful. Can you recover? Or is this one binge (or weeks of overdoing it) going to undo all your hard work? Is it possible to pull it together without sliding down that slippery slope of overeating, weight gain and general self-loathing...

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