Diet Challenge http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1176/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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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 How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_to_lose_weight_what_a_1500_calorie_day_looks_like <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_to_lose_weight_what_a_1500_calorie_day_looks_like" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB8238_Ardito.JPG" alt="How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like Blog Post" title="How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Did you know that one-third of New Year&rsquo;s resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health? It&rsquo;s true. Unfortunately, the majority of us are successful for no more than one week. You&rsquo;re 10 times as likely to keep your healthy-eating resolutions, however, when you set an explicit goal&mdash;like, say, by following a meal plan.</p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/7_day_weight_loss_diet_meal_plan">Lose Up to 2 Pounds This Week with This Meal Plan</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_to_lose_weight_what_a_1500_calorie_day_looks_like#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Diet Diet Challenge Good choices Health Lunch Snacks Weight loss Wellness Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:24:52 +0000 Nifer 273899 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 28: Celebrate Small Victories http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_28_celebrate_small_victories <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_28_celebrate_small_victories" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nicci_5.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 28: Celebrate Small Victories Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 28: Celebrate Small Victories Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 28: Celebrate Small Victories.</strong></p> <p>You’ve made it through the month-long diet challenge…congrats! Keep your weight loss going by setting small goals and rewarding yourself for reaching them. When you reach a goal, treat yourself to something special: a pair of designer jeans, a pedicure, a massage. Rewards really do work.</p> <p>For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/diet_challenge">the Diet Challenge landing page</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_28_celebrate_small_victories#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:51:11 +0000 Nifer 57423 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 27: Find Your Diet Derailers—And Ways to Overcome Them http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_27_find_your_diet_derailers_and_ways_to_overcome_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_27_find_your_diet_derailers_and_ways_to_overcome_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/junk_foods_0.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 27: Find Your Diet Derailers—And Ways to Overcome Them Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 27: Find Your Diet Derailers—And Ways to Overcome Them Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 27: Find Your Diet Derailers—And Ways to Overcome Them.</strong></p> <p>Some people can’t resist chocolate. Others get tripped up by cheese curls and tortilla chips. And then there are those of us who can’t walk by a bakery without breaking down and buying a giant cookie. We all have our “eating-trigger” issues. Review your food journal, do some thinking and figure out what your eating triggers are. Then strategize ways to cope with them. <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/the_eatingwell_diet/staying_positive_get_healthier">Find some tips here</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_27_find_your_diet_derailers_and_ways_to_overcome_them#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:48:40 +0000 Nifer 57422 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 26: Move More http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_26_move_more <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_26_move_more" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/move_more_1.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 26: Move More Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 26: Move More Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 26: Move More.</strong></p> <p>Incidental exercise—the kind you get from every day activities—significantly increases overall calorie burn. For instance, taking the stairs burns 107 calories in 10 minutes, straightening up the house burns 62 calories in 20 minutes. This week, try taking those small actions that can add up to a big difference in calories burned. Find out <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/4_foods_to_boost_your_workout">4 foods to fuel your workout</a>.</p> <p>For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/diet_challenge">the Diet Challenge landing page</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_26_move_more#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:44:17 +0000 Nifer 57421 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 25: Make A Bet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_25_make_a_bet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_25_make_a_bet" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/lady_laptop_4.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 25: Make A Bet Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 25: Make A Bet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 25: Make A Bet.</strong></p> <p>You create a goal, set the stakes and assign a friend to keep you accountable at stickK.com. Fail to meet your goal and the site pays a charity from your credit card (if you enter one...money is optional, but placing a wager may more than double your rate of success, say the Yale researchers who launched the site).</p> <p>For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/diet_challenge">the Diet Challenge landing page</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_25_make_a_bet#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:38:46 +0000 Nifer 57420 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 24: Savor a Small Treat Each Day http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_24_savor_a_small_treat_each_day <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_24_savor_a_small_treat_each_day" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/chocolate_squares_4.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 24: Savor a Small Treat Each Day Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 24: Savor a Small Treat Each Day Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 24: Savor a Small Treat Each Day.</strong></p> <p>Savor a small treat each day—it won’t break your diet, says new research in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Under-150-calorie snacks: 16 oz. skim latte, two squares of dark chocolate, ½ cup (nonpremium) ice cream. Or try one of our yummy <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_snacks_to_pack">100-calorie snacks</a>.</p> <p>For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/diet_challenge">the Diet Challenge landing page</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_24_savor_a_small_treat_each_day#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:33:49 +0000 Nifer 57419 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 23: Have Some Soup http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_23_have_some_soup <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_23_have_some_soup" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/soup_6.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 23: Have Some Soup Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 23: Have Some Soup Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 23: Have Some Soup.</strong></p> <p>In one study, published in the journal Physiology &amp; Behavior, people consumed the fewest calories on days when they ate soup. Broth-based soups packed with veggies give you the biggest bang for your caloric buck. <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/30_minute_low_calorie_soups">Get recipes for 30-minute low-calorie soups here</a>.</p> <p>For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/diet_challenge">the Diet Challenge landing page</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_23_have_some_soup#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:25:56 +0000 Nifer 57418 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet Challenge Tip 22: Cut Up Veggies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_22_cut_up_veggies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_22_cut_up_veggies" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/broccolli.jpg" alt="Diet Challenge Tip 22: Cut Up Veggies Blog Post" title="Diet Challenge Tip 22: Cut Up Veggies Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Tip 22: Cut Up Veggies.</strong></p> <p>Use some weekend free time to cut up veggies and place them in airtight containers or bags. Having prepped veggies on hand turns them into convenience food. When you’re looking for a quick snack or easy meal throughout the week, dip into your veggie stash for a healthy option. <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/low_calorie_dinners_packed_with_produce">Try one of these low-cal vegetable-packed dinners</a>.</p> <p>For more diet challenge tips, meal plans and get-started guide, visit <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/diet_challenge">the Diet Challenge landing page</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/diet_challenge_tip_22_cut_up_veggies#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Kerri-Ann Jennings Weight loss Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:29:12 +0000 Nifer 54660 at http://www.eatingwell.com