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  1. What Happens to Your Body When You Lose 10 Pounds?

    What Happens to Your Body When You Lose 10 Pounds?

    When it comes to losing weight, there’s a certain exhilaration that hits you when you get on the scale and see that your first 10 pounds are gone.*

    For people trying to lose 50 pounds or more, that first 10 pounds is a significant milestone. You’ll probably feel excited, flushed, and — hopefully — proud of your success. It’s confirmation that you can — and will — reach your goals.

    And while the mental and emotional benefits are worth paying attention to, the physical benefits of losing 10 pounds are also quite impressive.

    We broke down seven things that happen to your body immediately after losing 10 pounds — changes to keep top of mind along with the well-earned exhilaration to keep you motivated and going strong.

  2. Tailoring Your Fitness to Your Age

    Tailoring Your Fitness to Your Age

    You know that exercise is essential, with countless studies showcasing how it can improve everything from heart health to immunity, skin vitality, and more. But if you’re getting on in life, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed any movement becomes a bit more difficult the older you get — whether you’ve ever been an avid exerciser or not.

    The reality is that while you should always strive to make exercise an integral part of your life, it’s going to look different at various stages in your life — and that’s more than okay.

    We're here to help you figure out what type of exercise might be appropriate for you to try!

  3. 7 Lifestyle Tips to Lower Bad Cholesterol

    7 Lifestyle Tips to Lower Bad Cholesterol

    Cholesterol plays a vital role in your body, ensuring your body’s blood cells can replicate and you get essential vitamins.

    But high cholesterol levels can have the opposite effect, increasing your risk of serious diseases that lead to strokes, heart attacks, and even death.

    Wouldn't you like to have a few easy lifestyle tips you can implement immediately to lower cholesterol levels and possibly add years to your life?

  4. Satisfy Your Valentine’s Sweet Tooth with These Sweet Recipes

    Satisfy Your Valentine’s Sweet Tooth with These Sweet Recipes

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you plan on busting out the cooking skills for a quiet night in with your sweetheart, adding a delicious, light dessert at the end of the meal will show them you’re next-level. Or, perhaps you want your kiddos to take the dessert of the year to their Valentine’s Day class party.

    Either way, you can’t go wrong with our list of eight healthier Valentine’s Day dessert recipes to satisfy your sweetheart’s sweet tooth.

  5. Recipe Roundup: 8 Scrumptious Salads for Every Season

    Recipe Roundup: 8 Scrumptious Salads for Every Season

    It’s a combination that goes back over a century: salads and healthy eating. Most healthy diets incorporate salads regularly, and most salads are part of a healthy diet.

    And in case you’re among the many people who make the mistake of thinking salads get boring, think again. Salads are delicious year-round, as long as you are open to trying a bit of creativity!

  6. Morning Exercise Provides a Host of Benefits

    Morning Exercise Provides a Host of Benefits

    Exercising at any time of day can go a long way toward boosting your physical and mental health. However, a recent study found that people who worked out in the morning, specifically between 7 and 9 a.m. tended to be thinner than those who exercised later in the day.

    Could the time of day you fit in your fitness really make a difference?

  7. Being Fit Earlier in Life Means Reduced Cancer Risk Later

    Being Fit Earlier in Life Means Reduced Cancer Risk Later

    Life gets complicated as we age. Our time becomes more limited as the responsibilities pile up, we have kids, we focus on building our careers, you name it.

    The more complicated it becomes, the more challenging it can be to fit in exercise and focus on taking care of our physical health. You may have prioritized fitness, working out at least four or five days a week in your younger years, only to have it fall by the wayside as you age. You know that science says fitness can prevent cancer and other diseases, but it feels nearly impossible to do it consistently.

    If that rings true to you, there may be some good news.

  8. The Science on Mindfulness and Weight Loss

    The Science on Mindfulness and Weight Loss

    You're starting a weight loss journey. You've probably researched and read up on how to do it successfully. You've thought about the essential things you need to do to meet your goals.

    One thing you may not have even considered is the importance of mindfulness. 

    This journey is about more than just what you eat and how you exercise. Incorporating mindfulness can play a vital role in ensuring your success lasts for life

  9. 10 Weight Loss Affirmations to Keep You Going Strong

    10 Weight Loss Affirmations to Keep You Going Strong

    When you start out on a journey to lose weight, it can feel daunting. You have to change your eating and drinking habits, get educated, set a timeline, and measure your success along the way. You may even incorporate fitness into the mix, which brings a whole new level of complication. But no matter how difficult the journey seems, it’s always worth it in the end.

    Getting there is challenging, but one very effective way to keep going when the going gets tough is through positive affirmations.

    Need a mantra to keep your mind motivated? Don't worry, we have some ideas for you! 

  10. Tips to Stay on Track While You Travel

    Tips to Stay on Track While You Travel

    The busy holiday traveling season is right around the corner.

    And, if you’re like the millions of Americans who plan on hopping on a plane and heading home for the holidays or on a vacation, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on your weight loss goals.

    It's not impossible to stay committed to your healthy eating and fitness routine event when your bags are packed and you're ready to go.

  11. 7 Realistic, Can-Do Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

    7 Realistic, Can-Do Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

    A quick Google search will yield all sorts of articles sharing all the ways you can stay healthy and keep your diet going strong during the holidays.

    But how realistic are they?

    The truth: not very — at least not if you want to enjoy your time with friends and family without severely restricting yourself (and possibly driving yourself mad).

    With that in mind, we put together a list of seven realistic, can-do tips to enjoy the holiday season with as much healthfulness as possible — but not too much to make it miserable!

  12. Top 2 Ways To Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

    Top 2 Ways To Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

    If you are living with Type 2 diabetes, there's a good chance you know how critical a healthy lifestyle is to manage the condition.

    We'd like to talk about two highly effective methods of managing your Type 2 diabetes, and to share information on our award winning Balance Diabetes meal plan.

    We're here to help!

  13. New Research Indicates How Cholesterol Types Impact Heart Disease Risk

    New Research Indicates How Cholesterol Types Impact Heart Disease Risk

    Cholesterol is one of the primary factors analyzed when researching heart disease — HDL (healthy) cholesterol to indicate protection, and LDL (lousy) cholesterol to indicate a higher risk. A recent review of previous studies shows that it's actually more complex than knowing your numbers.

    People who may be at risk for heart disease should ask their doctors for a blood test measuring for LDL and HDL cholesterol, non–HDL-cholesterol, and cholesterol particle size. By learning your cholesterol details, you can work with your doctor to create a plan to lower your chances of getting the disease.

    But what else can you do to mitigate your risk of getting heart disease?

  14. How "Skinny Dave" Lost 45 lbs with Diet-to-Go

    How

    When 56-year-old healthcare administrator David Rockwell went to see his doctor for an annual checkup in May, he knew walking in that he might not get good news. Sure enough, his bloodwork showed he faced many health issues, including high cholesterol and blood sugar. His doctor immediately talked about prescribing him several medications.

    David decided before he settled for a regiment of medications he told his doctor he was going to make a concerted effort to make a major lifestyle change.

    Find out how Diet-to-Go helped him to shed those pounds and improve his quality of life.

  15. Treadmill Fails That Are As Hilarious As They Are Alarming

    Treadmill Fails That Are As Hilarious As They Are Alarming

    Ah, the treadmill — this stationary piece of equipment gives fitness enthusiasts the ability to walk or run anytime — rain, snow, or shine.

    But let's face it. The treadmill can be pretty damn boring. Add in that its functionality clearly baffles some people, and you have a recipe for some hilarious blunders.

    You know you want to see our top 10 Treadmill Fails...

  16. 10 October Fruits & Veggies with Recipes to Match!

    10 October Fruits & Veggies with Recipes to Match!

    People embrace October for all sorts of reasons — cooler temperatures, the stunning golden, brown, and red fall colors, the comfort of returning to a steady routine after the hustle and bustle of summer, and, of course, the seasonal produce!

    Fall is the peak season for a wide range of fruits and vegetables — affording plenty of opportunities to enjoy the crisp deliciousness raw or as the star in healthy, scrumptious recipes for all meals.

    We thought we would highlight 10 of our favorite fall fruits and veggies (5 fruits and 5 veggies) and throw in a few recipes for each one! Which one will you try to add to your shopping list this week?

  17. 5 Practical Steps to Keep Loneliness at Bay

    5 Practical Steps to Keep Loneliness at Bay

    If you've ever felt lonely, you know how challenging navigating it can be. Many things cause loneliness, including some that you may not even realize are to blame. Reasons could include anything from life events to social media, your personality type to mental health challenges. And it's important to note that it's possible to feel lonely not only when you're along, but when you're surrounded by family and friends.

    Loneliness is a very powerful emotion that can have detrimental effects on your mental and physical health, including your weight loss journey.

    So what exactly can you do to combat loneliness?

  18. Size 10 Again: Retired Teacher Drops Over 40 Pounds

    Size 10 Again: Retired Teacher Drops Over 40 Pounds

    When Lara took her retirement trip to Kauai she loved it, but at 200 pounds she felt uncomfortable and was self-conscious.

    "I was mad at myself for being so big during this special thing."

    That was one catalyst that pushed Lara to make a change. She had tried dieting in the past, but ultimately decided to try Diet-to-Go. And when 55-year-old Lara recently fit comfortably into a pair of size 10 pants she’d held onto for years, it was a powerful moment for her.

  19. Examining the Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

    Examining the Link Between Stress and Weight Gain

    Traffic. Work. Groceries. Bills. Stress is a part of life — and most of us face it daily. Thankfully, we tend to be proficient in managing all those common day-to-day stressors.

    But when stress gets overwhelming, it can make maintaining a healthy weight very challenging.

    What exactly is the link between stress and weight gain?

  20. Living with Type 2 Diabetes? Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

    Living with Type 2 Diabetes? Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

    Healthy eating plays a significant role in whether you may develop type 2 diabetes — and a recently published study confirms that.

    According to the study, a considerable rise in people living with type 2 diabetes globally directly results from poor diet. The study demonstrates just how essential it is to improve the quality of your food. If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, changing your diet is critical to improving your health.

    So, what should you be eating?

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