Weight loss http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1041/food_news_origins en 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 Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_4_practice_eating_mindfully <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_4_practice_eating_mindfully" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD5344_0.jpg" alt="Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully Blog Post" title="Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Hopefully you've enjoyed our month-long diet challenge, and your hard work is paying off on the scale. Our challenge is coming to a close, but you can and should continue with your healthy eating and exercise habits to meet and maintain your long-term weight-loss goals. One strategy for continued success is to practice eating mindfully, which is about paying attention to how you feel as you eat and focusing on your food . One way to do this is to eat more slowly. It takes your body about 20 minutes to register feeling full, and eating more slowly may help you lose weight.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_4_practice_eating_mindfully#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:33:47 +0000 Stefan_20 280772 at http://www.eatingwell.com Week 3: Get Social Support to Make Losing Weight Fun http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_3_get_social_support_to_make_losing_weight_fun <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_3_get_social_support_to_make_losing_weight_fun" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_102167800_women_walking_Ardito_300_0.jpg" alt="Week 3: Get Social Support to Make Losing Weight Fun Blog Post" title="Week 3: Get Social Support to Make Losing Weight Fun Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Your social connections—family, friends, coworkers, online buddies—can help you slim down, so use them to to your advantage! When friends participated in a weight-loss program together, they lost more weight—and were more successful at keeping it off—than people who did the same program on their own, says research. Plus, dieting with others can be fun and make you more likely to stick to your commitments. You’ll share successes and challenges, help support each other’s goals, eat healthy meals and exercise together. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_3_get_social_support_to_make_losing_weight_fun#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:11:28 +0000 Stefan_20 280771 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 12: Get right back on track when you slip up http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_12_get_right_back_on_track_when_you_slip_up <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_12_get_right_back_on_track_when_you_slip_up" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG7538_1.JPG" alt="Day 12: Get right back on track when you slip up Blog Post" title="Day 12: Get right back on track when you slip up Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Did a coworker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh on the breadbasket, order fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip&ndash;ups happen to all of us, so don&rsquo;t beat yourself up and abandon your weight&ndash;loss goals. One meal doesn&rsquo;t negate all of your healthy efforts, as long as you&rsquo;re making healthy choices most of the time.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_12_get_right_back_on_track_when_you_slip_up#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:27:39 +0000 Nifer 280769 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 14: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_14_how_to_eat_more_and_still_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_14_how_to_eat_more_and_still_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF7084.JPG" alt="Day 14: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" title="Day 14: How to Eat More and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Wouldn’t you love it if you could eat more and still lose weight? Eating foods that are low in calories, like vegetables, lets you increase the size of your portions. But it’s not just extra veggies; there are other ways to help you pump up the volume of your food as well. Try adding liquids (think: bean soup instead of a smaller portion of just beans) and eating airy foods (snacking on popcorn or choosing large tubular pasta shapes instead of denser shapes). </p> <p><strong>Pictured Recipe: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/salmon_roasted_vegetable_salad.html">Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Salad</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_14_how_to_eat_more_and_still_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:27:16 +0000 Stefan_20 280753 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 13: Small Changes Add Up to Big Weight Loss http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_13_small_changes_add_up_to_big_weight_loss <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_13_small_changes_add_up_to_big_weight_loss" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8269_Krasner_0.JPG" alt="Day 13: Small Changes Add Up to Big Weight Loss Blog Post" title="Day 13: Small Changes Add Up to Big Weight Loss Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Forget embarking on a dramatic diet shake-up (read: cutting out all carbs or having cabbage soup every day). You’re better off making tiny adjustments that you can permanently adopt, research reveals. Volunteers in an online healthy-eating challenge were given easy-to-implement tips (“Drink 8 cups of water a day” or “Only snack at the kitchen table”). Those who followed the tips for more than 25 days each month had more success dropping pounds than those who complied less often.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_13_small_changes_add_up_to_big_weight_loss#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:03:47 +0000 Stefan_20 280751 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 11: Be a Slim Snacker http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_11_be_a_slim_snacker <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_11_be_a_slim_snacker" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG7540_2.JPG" alt="Day 11: Be a Slim Snacker Blog Post" title="Day 11: 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 healthy amounts, they 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>Pictured Recipe: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chocolate_cherry_snack_bars.html">Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_11_be_a_slim_snacker#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:20:07 +0000 Stefan_20 280750 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 2: Plan Your Meals and Snacks http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_2_plan_your_meals_and_snacks <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_2_plan_your_meals_and_snacks" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8225_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="Day 2: Plan Your Meals and Snacks Blog Post" title="Day 2: Plan Your Meals and Snacks Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Having a plan helps you reach for healthy foods when you arrive 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.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_2_plan_your_meals_and_snacks#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:20:13 +0000 Stefan_20 280120 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 10: Take Control of Your Environment http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_10_take_control_of_your_environment <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_10_take_control_of_your_environment" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP7907_1.JPG" alt="Day 10: Take Control of Your Environment Blog Post" title="Day 10: Take Control of Your Environment Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are certain tricks you can use to change your food environment (think: your kitchen, pantry and desk) and set yourself up for weight-loss success. Research shows our behavior is directly influenced by what our eyes perceive, even when we know better. Using smaller plates can help you eat less without even realizing it. So, for example, you’ll serve—and eat—less of your meal on a 7-inch plate than a 9-inch plate because it looks more satisfying.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_10_take_control_of_your_environment#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:46:20 +0000 Stefan_20 280119 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 9: Pay Attention to Portions http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_9_pay_attention_to_portions <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_9_pay_attention_to_portions" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/portions_hand_0_0.jpg" alt="Day 9: Pay Attention to Portions Blog Post" title="Day 9: Pay Attention to Portions Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>You’re reaching for healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, but that doesn’t give you license to eat as much as you want. The calories can really add up, so watch your portions. A 1-teaspoon pour of olive oil is 40 calories, while 1 tablespoon is 120 calories. 3 ounces of chicken breast is 100 calories, but most breasts at the store are upwards of 8-10 ounces, so you could easily be consuming an extra 150-250 calories. One-third cup of oatmeal has 100 calories, but a half cup has 150. One ounce of almonds has 165 calories; 2 ounces, 330 calories.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_9_pay_attention_to_portions#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:53:46 +0000 Stefan_20 280108 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 8: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_8_treat_yourself_occasionally <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_8_treat_yourself_occasionally" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS7087.JPG" alt="Day 8: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) Blog Post" title="Day 8: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to lose weight? Actually, 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. skim latte, two squares of dark chocolate, ½ cup (non-premium) ice cream or 4 cups of air-popped popcorn.</p> <p><strong>Pictured Recipe: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/chocolate_nut_bark">Chocolate Nut Bark</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_8_treat_yourself_occasionally#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:20:42 +0000 Stefan_20 280107 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 7: Drink Enough Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_7_drink_enough_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_7_drink_enough_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_water_101549589_Kritsada_Panichgul_0.jpg" alt="Day 7: Drink Enough Water Blog Post" title="Day 7: Drink Enough Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In one 2010 study, people who drank two cups of water before meals lost more weight than those who didn&rsquo;t.. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee.<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/day_7_drink_enough_water#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:14:49 +0000 Nifer 280106 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 6: Get 8 Hours of Sleep http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_6_get_8_hours_of_sleep <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_6_get_8_hours_of_sleep" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_sleep_101770666_Alexandra_Grablewski_2.jpg" alt="Day 6: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Blog Post" title="Day 6: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There&rsquo;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&rsquo;re more likely to eat extra calories and reach for high-calorie food 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/day_6_get_8_hours_of_sleep#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:00:01 +0000 Nifer 280105 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 5: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_5_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_5_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV6977_0_0.jpg" alt="Day 5: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" title="Day 5: 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 1½ cups of fruit and 2 cups of veggies. 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, apples or carrot sticks. And at dinner, start your meal with a bowl of vegetable soup and be sure to include produce in your meal.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_5_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:52:44 +0000 Nifer 280104 at http://www.eatingwell.com