Diet Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1188/all en How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP4683.JPG" alt="How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" title="How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you’re trying to slim down, you might be entirely cutting out some of your favorite (perhaps not-so-healthy) foods—thinking that not eating treats will help you lose weight.</p> <p>However, restricting foods that you enjoy can actually make you overindulge in them later, potentially undoing all your recent healthy-eating efforts, according to a study published in <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Science</em>. You might not be successful at losing weight, despite your best intentions.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:14:56 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284473 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101872270-couple-cooking.jpg" alt="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" title="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Research shows your partner can either help you succeed or sabotage your efforts. Here are 3 tips to get—and give—support in your relationship.</p> <p><h3>Discuss your goals</h3><br /> The first step in almost any diet plan is to make a goal, but it’s equally crucial to talk about those goals with the important people in your life. </p> <p>If your partner reacts negatively to your new diet, try to find middle ground. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Diet Dilia Narduzzi Family meals Food & health news Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:19 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284113 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_good_foods_to_eat_full_fat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_good_foods_to_eat_full_fat" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/milk_yogurt_cheese_0_0.jpg" alt="4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat Blog Post" title="4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Though the low-fat craze has come and gone, many of the beliefs we have about fat are tough to let go of. </p> <p>Recent research raises new questions about fat and its role in health, particularly when it comes to saturated fat. It’s hard to know what to believe. </p> <p>It’s true that fat—at 9 calories per gram—has more calories per gram than proteins or carbs (which each have just 4 calories per gram). And trans fats, mostly found in hydrogenated oils, are still considered harmful to our health. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_good_foods_to_eat_full_fat#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:56:35 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283969 at http://www.eatingwell.com How a High-Protein Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_a_high_protein_breakfast_can_help_you_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_a_high_protein_breakfast_can_help_you_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8839_Allen_0.JPG" alt="How a High-Protein Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight Blog Post" title="How a High-Protein Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Most Americans get 10 to 15 grams of protein at breakfast, but 30 grams may be the magic number to keep your appetite in check throughout the day and prevent weight gain. New research presented at the Obesity Society’s annual meeting found that women who ate a protein-packed breakfast (30 grams from eggs and sausage) felt more satisfied and ate about 100 calories less at lunch compared to those who ate a low-protein pancake breakfast. A high-protein morning meal also quelled evening snacking (by about 135 calories) in a small study of teenagers. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_a_high_protein_breakfast_can_help_you_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Diet Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:17 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283577 at http://www.eatingwell.com Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/popcorn_vs_pretzels_which_is_a_better_choice_for_a_low_calorie_snack <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/popcorn_vs_pretzels_which_is_a_better_choice_for_a_low_calorie_snack" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/this-VS-that2_popcorn_pretzels_web_310_0.jpg" alt="Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack? Blog Post" title="Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Popcorn and pretzels&mdash;these are two salty snacks people often reach for if they’re looking for lower-calorie options or just seeking out healthy snack ideas. And with thousands of snacks to choose from, it’s hard to know what snack food is the best pick. We put these two popular snacks head-to-head to find out: this or that? Is it popcorn or pretzels you should reach for in the snacks aisle? </p> <p><strong>The Winner: Popcorn!</strong> Popcorn triumphed over pretzels for a number of reasons, as Joyce Hendley originally reported for EatingWell. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/popcorn_vs_pretzels_which_is_a_better_choice_for_a_low_calorie_snack#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:54 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283526 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_thin_the_only_way_to_be_healthy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_thin_the_only_way_to_be_healthy" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_woman_measuring_tape_waist_101660467_scheidemann_3.jpg" alt="Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy? Blog Post" title="Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Whether it is possible to be healthy and heavy has been an ongoing debate among health professionals. And for a while the research seemed to favor being fat <em>and</em> healthy. Last year, for example, a review study of nearly 100 studies, published in the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>, looked at close to 3 million people and found that people who are overweight (defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9) live longer than normal-weight folks. (Obese people, however, didn’t have a lower risk of premature death.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_thin_the_only_way_to_be_healthy#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:31:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283466 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_secretly_good_for_you_gas_station_snacks <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_secretly_good_for_you_gas_station_snacks" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101271157_gas_station_sign_Noltner_310.jpg" alt="5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks Blog Post" title="5 Secretly Good-for-You Gas Station Snacks Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Summer vacation is here and it’s time to hit the road. Whether you're traveling long-distance or a regular on-the-go snacker, it's worth knowing about the growing variety at lots of quick stops. </p> <p>Most gas stations, for example, now carry fresh fruit, cut-up veggies and hard-boiled eggs. </p> <p>While those standards have been around for a while, we went looking for some of the tastier options you can find in a pinch. So even the tiniest convenience store can help you curb a craving healthfully. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_secretly_good_for_you_gas_station_snacks#comments Diet Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283436 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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