Diet http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1026/all en Should I try the alkaline diet? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22993_0.jpg" alt="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" title="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Following the alkaline diet means eating mostly plants, limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine and banishing processed food. Sounds like a healthy move, right?</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Eating green Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:41:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283105 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/articles_licensing_20946.jpg" alt="The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post" title="The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p><em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>’s Best Diets 2014, released earlier this year, ranked 32 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet may surprise you. The “Best Diets Overall” winner: the DASH diet.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 23 May 2014 13:50:12 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283036 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_7_get_right_back_on_track <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_7_get_right_back_on_track" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8817_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Did a co-worker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh from the bread basket, order fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip–ups happen to all of us, so don’t beat yourself up and abandon your weight-loss goals. One meal doesn’t negate all of your healthy efforts, as long as you’re making <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_12_get_right_back_on_track_when_you_slip_up">healthy choices</a> most of the time. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “my diet starts next week,” then you know that one indulgent meal can morph into a weekend of eating lots of high-calorie foods.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_7_get_right_back_on_track#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282599 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_5_treat_yourself_occasionally <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_5_treat_yourself_occasionally" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MK8820_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Slimming down for summer isn’t about depriving yourself—it’s about making small changes that you can stick with. If you’re craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_8_treat_yourself_occasionally">lose weight</a>, think again! Having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the <em>Journal of the American Dietetic Association</em> found that a small daily treat didn’t sabotage weight-loss efforts. Some under-150-calorie snacks to try: a 16-oz.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_5_treat_yourself_occasionally#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:02:54 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282597 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_6_be_a_slim_snacker <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_6_be_a_slim_snacker" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8809_Beisch.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Snacks can keep your diet on track by preventing your hunger from getting out of control. But if you don’t pick the right ones, in <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_11_be_a_slim_snacker">healthy</a> amounts, snacks can derail your diet instead. Foods with protein and fiber make especially satisfying snacks—they help keep you full on few calories. Try carrots and hummus, nonfat cottage cheese and orange slices, plain nonfat yogurt and diced pear, almonds and raisins, or an apple with almond butter.</p> <p><strong>Do This Today:</strong> Pick a snack today with a mix of protein and fiber.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_6_be_a_slim_snacker#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:59:17 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282598 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_4_get_8_hours_of_sleep <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_4_get_8_hours_of_sleep" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8815_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Being sleep-deprived can affect your emotional well-being, your skin and your weight! Without enough sleep, you’re more likely to eat extra calories and reach for <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_6_get_8_hours_of_sleep">high-calorie food</a> choices. Learn more about the sleep and weight connection <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/the_connection_between_lack_of_sleep_weight_loss_and_weight_gain">here</a>. Most adults need around 8 hours of sleep a night. Two things that can help you fall asleep faster: less screen time before bed and these <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/9_foods_to_help_you_sleep">9 foods</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_4_get_8_hours_of_sleep#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:57:15 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282596 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_3_drink_plenty_of_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_3_drink_plenty_of_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8821_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Water definitely does a body good. In one 2010 study, people who drank 2 cups of water before meals <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_7_drink_enough_water">lost more weight</a> than those who didn’t. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee. Unsweetened tea, coffee and seltzer are all good zero-calorie options to try. Try adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to iced tea and seltzer to make them more flavorful.<br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_much_water_to_drink">Find out how much water you should drink each day.</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_3_drink_plenty_of_water#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:50:40 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282595 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8823_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Eating more produce can help you slim down because produce is low in calories and high in fiber. In fact, vegetables were ranked as the No. 1 food to eat for weight loss by Harvard University. On a 1,500-calorie diet, you should eat 1 1/2 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables. At breakfast, add sliced fruit to toast or veggies to an egg scramble. For lunch, eat a big salad or pack a wrap with baby spinach. For snacks, try grapefruit, apple slices or carrot sticks. And at dinner, start your meal with a bowl of vegetable soup or salad and be sure to include produce in your meal.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Fitness Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:42:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282594 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA8793_Vaughn.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Having a plan helps you reach for healthy foods when you get home ravenous or need a snack in a pinch when you’re on the go, instead of relying on convenience foods or vending machines. When you make a plan and stock your fridge with cut-up fruits, veggies and other healthy snacks, these nutritious choices become “convenience” food because they’re ready when you need them. If you are following our meal plan, you’re in luck—all the meals and snacks are planned for you. And if you’re not, <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans">check it out here</a>—you might like to try it.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Fitness Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:38:11 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282593 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/which_is_healthier_greek_yogurt_or_regular_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/which_is_healthier_greek_yogurt_or_regular_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8085_Allen_0.JPG" alt="Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt? Blog Post" title="Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p><strong>Greek Vs. Regular: By the Numbers</strong></p> <p>Greek yogurt has surged in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Straining out the extra whey in yogurt makes Greek yogurt thick, creamy and tangy. The plain variety has less sugar and more protein than typical yogurt. But regular yogurt delivers twice the bone-strengthening mineral calcium. Greek yogurt also tends to be more expensive than regular yogurt, because more milk goes into making each cup.</p> <p>Pictured Recipe: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/apple_oatmeal.html">Apple Oatmeal</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/which_is_healthier_greek_yogurt_or_regular_yogurt#comments Food Blog Diet Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:35:22 +0000 Nifer 282212 at http://www.eatingwell.com Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23368.jpg" alt="Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces Blog Post" title="Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It’s hard to beat the ease of opening a jar (unless, of course, it’s screwed on super-tight) to help bring pasta night together in a flash. To find a sauce that’s good for you, here’s what you need to know. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces#comments Food Blog Diet Dinner Family meals Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Taste test Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:00:08 +0000 jbrandt802 281945 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_scale_101481790_packer_1.jpg" alt="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the <em>International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders</em>. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:22:08 +0000 Nifer 281328 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA5597_0.JPG" alt="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" title="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a bit of a refresh. Instead of skipping meals, feeling guilty or drastically cutting calories—habits that can be detrimental to your health—try making some small changes to each meal to get back on track without a diet overhaul. Here’s a daily plan with tricks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will save some calories and help you get right back on track.</p> <p><strong>See:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/is_doing_a_cleanse_a_good_idea">Is doing a cleanse a good idea?</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Diet Dinner Lisa D'Agrosa Lunch Nutrition Snacks Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:21:47 +0000 Stefan_20 281283 at http://www.eatingwell.com How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/5285166_Jimmy_Williams.jpg" alt="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" title="How I Lost 20 Pounds: Meet Nancy Roscigno Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Nancy Roscigno, a 47-year-old interior designer from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, lost over 20 pounds with her girlfriends. Here’s how she did it— and how you can too.</p> <p><strong>What was your biggest challenge for losing weight?</strong></p> <P>I had a very hard time making the right food choices. I grew up in a large Italian-American family and though I’ve been cooking since I was a kid, the food—and the portions—weren’t always healthy.</p> <p><strong>What was the key moment you decided you wanted to lose weight?</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_i_lost_20_pounds_meet_nancy_roscigno#comments Diet Blog Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Diet Dinner Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:07:07 +0000 Stefan_20 281264 at http://www.eatingwell.com Eat this to live longer http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_nuts_101144937_Peter_Krumhardt.jpg" alt="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" title="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Imagine if there was a food (or category of foods) that could single-handedly lengthen your life.</p> <p>Well, such a wonder food may actually exist.</p> <p>A new study published in the prestigious <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> (NEJM), showed that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts seven or more times each week had a 20 percent lower death rate than those who didn’t eat any.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer#comments Health Blog Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:01:30 +0000 Nifer 281090 at http://www.eatingwell.com