Slim Down for Summer Challenge http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1171/all en 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 5 ways to beat overeating throughout the day http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_ways_to_beat_overeating_throughout_the_day <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_ways_to_beat_overeating_throughout_the_day" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/plate_clock_22587_Ardito_310_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to beat overeating throughout the day Blog Post" title="5 ways to beat overeating throughout the day Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you find yourself overindulging throughout the day&mdash;second breakfast in the morning, ravenously snacking in the afternoon, a little too much dessert at night&mdash;we have news for you. New research sheds light on tips and tricks that may help you to curb overeating throughout the day. Tori Rodriguez reported on these studies for the July/August issue of <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine to help you keep overeating in check: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_ways_to_beat_overeating_throughout_the_day#comments Diet Blog Diet Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:04:38 +0000 Nifer 110664 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 foods for flatter abs http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_foods_for_flatter_abs <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_foods_for_flatter_abs" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/torso_1_0.jpg" alt="5 foods for flatter abs Blog Post" title="5 foods for flatter abs Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It&rsquo;s summer&mdash;and that means your summer vacation is probably just around the corner. If you&rsquo;re looking to slim down before you slip into that bathing suit (and who isn&rsquo;t?!), you&rsquo;re in luck. Cutting calories and exercising are, of course, must-dos&mdash;and you can <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/7_day_weight_loss_diet_meal_plan">try this 7-day weight-loss meal plan to lose up to 2 pounds this week</a>. But new research shows that some foods may have waist-shrinking properties. Here are five tummy-tamers to add to your diet&mdash;as reported by Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., for <em>EatingWell </em>Magazine.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_foods_for_flatter_abs#comments Diet Blog Beauty Brierley Wright Diet Fitness Health Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Weight loss Wellness Tue, 05 Jun 2012 17:39:01 +0000 Nifer 104395 at http://www.eatingwell.com Easy tricks to outsmart your appetite http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/easy_tricks_to_outsmart_your_appetite <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/easy_tricks_to_outsmart_your_appetite" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/chopsticks.jpg" alt="Easy tricks to outsmart your appetite Blog Post" title="Easy tricks to outsmart your appetite Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>You know that one of the keys to losing weight is eating fewer calories. But it can be hard to know how to cut back without feeling deprived or hungry. As a registered dietitian and the associate nutrition editor of <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine, I know there are a bunch of tricks that can help you consume fewer calories without feeling deprived.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/easy_tricks_to_outsmart_your_appetite#comments Diet Blog Diet Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 25 May 2012 14:33:44 +0000 Matt Malenczak 97571 at http://www.eatingwell.com Take the Slim Down for Summer Challenge! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_05_31/take_the_slim_down_for_summer_challenge <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_05_31/take_the_slim_down_for_summer_challenge" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="Take the Slim Down for Summer Challenge! Blog Post" title="Take the Slim Down for Summer Challenge! Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>The weather's heating up and it's time to look and feel your best for summer. That's why we've created the <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/community/slim_down_for_summer_challenge">Slim Down for Summer Challenge</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/kerri_ann_jennings/2011_05_31/take_the_slim_down_for_summer_challenge#comments Diet Kerri-Ann Jennings Slim Down for Summer Challenge Weight loss Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:23:11 +0000 Nifer 17878 at http://www.eatingwell.com