By Maris Callahan - DietsInReview.com
Super Bowl Sunday is exciting, even for the fair-weathered football fan. Part of the excitement is choosing a menu that will satisfy your friends' and family's hearty appetites during the big game. Because game day food often closely resembles bar food: fried, calorie-packed and greasy, it can be easy to overindulge. Being one of the first hurdles for your weight loss resolution, we recommend making snackable finger-foods that are guiltless and satisfying.
Instead of hitting the gym twice as hard on Monday, lighten up your favorite game day recipes so that you can enjoy - in a healthier way.
7 Layer Dip: Every Super Bowl party needs a little fiesta. If you have a taste for Mexican-inspired food but want it without the calorie-laden cheese and sour cream that many dishes suggest, opt for a veggie version of seven-layer dip that offers a serving of seafood, too.
Beef Jerky: If you want to save money on your Super Bowl spread, make your own beef
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- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Tue, Jan 11, 2011 1:02 AM EST
By Maris Callahan - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Resolution-Friendly Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from 10 Diets to Watch in 2011
If losing weight is your resolution, you're probably researching the best diets and which makes sense for you. One way is to use our diet finder, a tool that matches your budget, goals and lifestyle with the plan that best meets those needs. Or, you can take a look at this list of our picks for the diets to watch in 2011. These are the ones your co-workers, aunts and friends will be talking about in the new year.
The 17 Day Diet debuted in November and has been all the rage since. Dr. Mike Moreno wrote the book to help his patients jump-start their weight loss, re-teach themselves how to eat with meal plans and get fit with a daily 17-minute workout. Plus, the book gives the guidance needed for on-going maintenance. It's a cycled way of eating that keeps the metabolism from settling in to a status quo.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus is the most significant change to the popular weight loss program in 13 years. Using the latest nutrition science with
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 29, 2010 7:18 PM EST
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from 10 Sugary Breakfast Foods No Better Than a Candy Bar
It's pretty unacceptable to eat a candy bar for breakfast. "That's not healthy" and "it's not breakfast food" would be two reasons someone would pass. You've no doubt heard your kids ask to eat a candy bar for breakfast, and you've no doubt replied with a stern "no." The thing is, the yogurt, breakfast bars and parfaits you probably do eat and serve for breakfast have as much sugar as candy bars. Isn't it funny how we can justify one food item because of the name or the packaging, but a similar one we can't?
It's no wonder wonder our kids have a hard time paying attention in school and we don't have the energy to fuel the first half of our day without turbo-charging at the coffee machine.
One of the healthiest changes you can make for yourself and your family is to makeover breakfast. It truly is the day's most important meal, and most of what you're already eating doesn't deserve to be called breakfast.
We compared 10 popular breakfast foods,
By Jennipher Walters - DietsInReview.comRead More »from 5 Healthy Ways to Post-Holiday Detox
So the holidays are almost over and you're probably feeling like the rest of Americans right now: bloated, tired and a little heavier than usual. Instead of going on a crash diet or thinking that you have to go to the gym for hours on end to start feeling like your pre-holiday self, follow these five tips to post-holiday detox in a healthy way!
1. Break the sugar and salt habit. If you feel especially bloated, cutting out the extra sugar, refined carbs and salt you've been having at holiday gatherings is the first step to getting back to your usual self. Do this for at least three days to get back on track and give your system time to reset.
2. Load up on veggies. Detoxing is all about getting the bad out and the good back in. So after the holidays challenge yourself to eat seven to 12 servings of fruits and veggies a day -- and make clean food the bulk of your diet. Get a variety of produce to ensure that you're getting all those vitamins and
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 13, 2010 8:36 PM EST
By Kelly Turner - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Jillian Michaels Leaving Biggest Loser, Ushering in Two New Trainers for Season 11
We don't even know who the winner of Season 10 of Biggest Loser is yet, and already Season 11 is making headlines. As the buzz of Biggest Loser crew members going on strike during the taping of Season 11 has just started to subside, Jillian Michaels, one of the show's hard-nosed trainers, has announced that the eleventh season of the hit show will be her last.
Jillian Michaels has been with the show since its first season, using her loud, tough-as-nails training style to motivate contestants to drop enormous amounts of weight in a matter of weeks and teach them how to incorporate their new healthy habits into their every day lifestyles for long lasting success. It seems now Michaels wants to use her influence and good advice a little closer to home: by starting a family.
"I want to take a year off TV and focus on becoming a mommy and doing more charity work," Michaels tweeted of her decision, which was sparked by working on her solo show, 'Losing
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Wed, Dec 8, 2010 5:51 PM EST
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from The Most Ridiculous, Absurd and Over-Hyped Diets of 2010
At DietsInReview.com we have more than 1500 diet reviews published by our team, and we publish new ones every day, of every week. That's not said to be a plug, but to show you just how many ways there are to lose weight. At the end of the day, it still comes down to calories - those that come in and those that go out.
However, calories in and calories out takes time, and we Americans aren't very good at that whole patience thing. We want it now, whether it be an over-night shipment of a blanket with sleeves or the 100 extra pounds we've packed on over the years. No one wakes up one morning weighing 20, 50, 100 or even more pounds than they did when they went to bed. So using that same logic, no one is going to wake up the next day with that much weight missing.
There are a few diet programs that grew in popularity this year, and each of them, in their own way, wants you to believe that the weight is just going to melt off your body lickety-split.
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Mon, Dec 6, 2010 9:31 PM EST
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Fast Food Wrappers are More Dangerous Than the Food They Hold
Cheeseburgers are bad for you. French fries are bad for you. Double-cheesy-triple-layer-giant-sized burritos are bad for you. None of this is news. However, what if you learned that the paper that wraps these drive-through delicacies was worse for you than the food they hold? This, would be important news.
New research from the University of Toronto reports that this is, sadly, true. Perfluoroalkyls are chemicals that repel grease, oil and water. Typically these are used for Teflon coating, stain-resistant carpet and varnish - things that need to protect themselves from grease and other liquids, according to EatDrinkBetter.com. Additionally, these chemicals are used to coat fast food wrappers, to keep the grease and condiments from reaching your hands. Don't think you're not ingesting it just because a burger was wrapped in it for a couple minutes. High levels of these chemicals are leached into the food that you eat, and thus are showing up in
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Is The 17 Day Diet the New Fad Diet on the Block?
It's entirely possible that everyone in the U.S. has heard about The 17 Day Diet by now, a new weight loss book announced this week on Dr. Phil's show and then on The Doctors. Dr. Mike Moreno, a family practice physician in California, penned the book initially as a plan to help people avoid holiday weight gain. However, if one wanted, there's no reason you couldn't follow its principles all year round.
As soon as news broke about this new plan, search engines were being abused as hundreds of thousands of people began searching for what appears to be the newest magic bullet. If we didn't believe it before, we believe it now, that our society just wants the fast, easy, quick-fix solution for their weight problems.
"I'm always worried when I see a new book with 'diet' in it," says Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, LD of Elite Nutrition.
So what exactly is The 17 Day Diet? It's based on the idea of metabolic confusion, also known as calorie shifting or
- DietsInReview | Holiday Moments – Thu, Nov 18, 2010 6:52 PM EST
By Maris Callahan - DietsInReview.comRead More »from The Five Worst Holiday Desserts and Healthier Alternatives Youâ€™ll Love
The holiday season can be a time full of friends, family and laughter. While a lot of social events revolve around food during the holidays, what's good for your soul might wreak havoc on your diet.
This year, don't wait until January 1 to start eating healthier and trying to slim down. Instead, be aware of what you're putting in your body throughout the holiday season.
According to Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center, it's better to eat slowly and savor small portions of your favorite foods rather than throw caution to the wind simply because it's a special occasion.
"When people feel guilty about eating dessert they inhale it quickly without even tasting. Not having tasted it, they aren't satisfied and they go back for more," said Teitelbaum. "Instead, realize that your sweet tooth taste buds are saturated after one or two bites, and the one or two bites are not what pack on the pounds, so enjoy and
By Jenn Walters - DietsInReview.comRead More »from How to Negotiate the Holiday Buffet
The Thanksgiving buffet can be a scary place -- no matter if you're the one making the meal or are just bringing a dish to share with family and friends. So here are a few tips on what to eat, what to avoid, and how to make the naturally healthy traditional Thanksgiving day foods even healthier!
Foods to Eat
Cranberries: According to The Cranberry Institute, cranberries contain properties that can prevent the adhesion of certain of bacteria, including E. coli, associated with urinary tract infections to the urinary tract wall. Additionally, cranberries may also inhibit the bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach ulcers.
How to make it healthier: The closer you can eat these to their natural source, the better. Avoid that canned, sugary stuff and instead buy a bag frozen and cook them with just a little raw sugar and orange zest to bring out their natural sweetness!
Turkey: This lean protein is high in selenium, iron, zinc and B vitamins,