The 4th of July is one of America’s most special holidays, where we come together as a nation to remember and celebrate our freedom and independence. It’s also a time for family fun, pool parties, backyard games, picnics, barbecues and fireworks (of course!).
But what do you do when you want to take part in the festivities, but not all the extra calories? Easy! Make your own dishes - try these 12!
You hear it all the time — losing weight takes willpower...and lots of it.
Willpower is defined as deliberately exerting yourself to restrain your impulses.
You know the feeling well. It’s the agonizing back-and-forth in your head– one voice is telling you to do something while the other is telling you not to.
For Charles Sockey, it was about more than just wanting to look good. It was about coming so far in life and being determined to be able to enjoy it.
“I want to keep going until there’s no days left,” said 67-year-old analyst-retiree Charles. “I don’t want to be holed up. I want to live.”
In today’s world, it’s understandable that most of us have some core, preconceived notions about what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to exercise.
We’ve been told them all our life, after all.
Summer is a time for laying out poolside with a good book, going on evening walks and spending time at the park.
It’s also a time for picnics, block parties and barbeques, which means lots of high-calorie foods on-hand to tempt and pull you off-track.
While it’s okay to have a treat on occasion, you’ll want to take steps to ensure you don’t go overboard.
“If we want to inspire others, we have to achieve success ourselves.”
That’s what Elizabeth Christian, a telephone saleswoman and aspiring motivational speaker, believes — and it’s exactly what she held onto as she worked to lose weight and get in shape.
Authentically Emmie. The Anti-Jared. No Thanks to Cake. 300 Pounds and Running. The Double Chin Diary. Coffee Cake and Cardio. Those are just some examples of bloggers who have for years been the go-to’s for weight loss and healthy living inspiration.
And rightfully so. They’re the leaders in the field, people who have put themselves and their personal journeys out there for the world to see, day-in and day-out. Along the way, they have picked up hundreds of thousands of readers who go to them for motivation, for resources and even just to connect with someone who understands the struggle.
But what about those lesser-known bloggers?
We know that movies are a great way to stay entertained, and that they’re perfect for curling up on the couch with a healthy snack and relaxing on a Friday night.
Believe it or not, movies can also be a place to find inspiration for our weight loss journeys — as long as we know what to look for.
You’ve met them. The co-worker juicing for a month straight. The cousin who works out two hours a day. The friend who’s always on the latest (and weirdest) Hollywood regimen.
They’re all going to the extremes to lose weight – and the thing is? They’re doing it all wrong.
Trying to lose weight and get healthy is difficult enough by itself, but what if you had to do it while also serving as the primary caretaker of an ill loved one?
It may not sound like too much fun to most of us, but for Sheryl Walder, her mother’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis was the catalyst to push her into finally taking the leap.
We’ve all heard it a thousand times. Exercise helps us lose weight. Exercise keeps our heart strong. Exercise helps us live longer.
Healthy life practices lead to healthy eating practices. Starting your day off right is the first step to daily health and happiness. We asked 10 Diet-to-Go experts how to get the day started successfully.
It’s a story many women are all too familiar with — putting on extra pounds every year after 40, with no explanation and no obvious way to combat it.
It’s definitely the story of Stephanie, a California mental health specialist who at 5'6" slowly started gaining weight until she bubbled up to 165 pounds.
Greg Berlin, 29, decided to try Diet-to-Go as a way to get on-track with his eating habits.
“I worked out a lot, but the food was a problem,” he said. “I was always a big believer in what you put into your body is 90 percent of it.”
When that first alarm goes off early Monday morning, the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and head to the gym. Believe me, I know.
Luckily, there are a few things people like us can do to get through that annoying pre-dawn beeping (or after-work, or whenever), and still do what’s necessary to lose weight and get healthy.
Everything's better when you have people to share it with. Supporting one another and using each other’s experiences to better ourselves and succeed is what makes us human beings and holds us accountable.
There are about a million diets out there pitching themselves as the next big thing to losing weight — some are okay, but many of them are pretty far fetched.
It’s a new year, and that means a whole lot of new weird and wacky trends popping up online promising you new ways to lose weight and get fit and healthy. Some of them aren’t too bad, but others are way out in left field.
Here are five of the most outlandish, which are sure to gain some serious popularity in the coming year.
Research shows that feeling good about what we eat and enjoying food with family and friends is essential to healthy weight maintenance. Sharing a meal with loved ones makes us more relaxed, more mindful of how much we’re eating — and can ultimately lead to a leaner body.
We all have different reasons for wanting to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle, but we all have one thing in common. Whether we are looking to lose a little or a lot, to get ready for an event or to maintain a life-long healthy diet, setting proper goals is essential to our success.
Without proper goals (and the tools to stick to them) we’ll never get where we want. Have you set a SMART weight-loss goal? And are you documenting your progress to stay on track? Here’s how to get started: