By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.com
Any woman will tell you how difficult it can be to lose the baby weight after having just one child. But what about losing that weight after having eight babies? Nadya Suleman could tell you it's actually not that hard!
After having a set of octuplets in January 2009, Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom," dropped 150 pounds in the following nine months. She brags that she did it without surgery, without a trainer, and without a meal delivery diet. Weighing in at 270 pounds prior to the birth, she is now back to her pre-pregnancy weight, and wearing a size two.
Of course, we all want to know how she did it.
Suleman tells Star magazine, in which she is the featured cover story this week, that she simply followed the most basic and healthy of weight loss plans that professionals have been promoting for years: Eat less and move more.
While the Octomom may not be one of your favorite D-list, accidental celebs, the mother of 14 (octuplets plus seven previous
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- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Fri, Jan 22, 2010 4:46 PM EST
By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Nadya Suleman's Bares a Bikini One Year after Birthing Octuplets
By Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, LD - DietsInReview.comRead More »from 5 Foods You Should be Eating
Super foods are just "so last year." Simply put, there are far too many healthy, nutritious foods out there to isolate some as better than others. Regardless, Americans do not consume anywhere near the recommendations for vegetables and fruits and we could probably all use a little refresh on our food choices.
All fruits and vegetables are good for you. Period.
As you take on this new year, commit to changing up your menu. Here's a list of five foods you should be eating, if you aren't already, and a few ideas for enjoying them:
1. Whole Eggs - Don't ditch the yolk, which is a good source of choline. Contrary to what most people think of the yolks, the choline present can help lower homocysteine levels in the blood which actually reduces your heart attack risk.
2. Garbanzo Beans - You can get health in a can! I love to keep a container of drained garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) in the refrigerator for salad toppers. Bake them in
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Top 10 Health Trends of 2009
Health, weight loss and fitness were buzz words heard everywhere in 2009. More than any other, this could easily have been the year when Americans really tuned in to the obesity and health problems plaguing our nation, young and old. And while the upside of that is that there was more of a focus on living active lifestyles and being more conscious of the foods being consumed, it was also true that fad diets die hard and they maintained as much popularity as they ever have.
We've narrowed in on ten trends that really made the most impact in the diet industry this year. We can only hope the trend will continue to gain momentum for the healthier approaches in 2010.
This classic gym class was one of the hottest things going this year, as men and women alike took to these high intensity workouts. During a spinning session, attendees stand to burn about 1,000 calories during a one-hour class.
2. Jillian Michaels
Few "best of 2009" lists
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from How to Drop the Holiday Weight Gain
Oops, you did it again. And again, and again. No matter how well you managed your diet throughout the year or how well-meaning your intentions to keep your eating in check, the holiday season once again blew in and sabotaged you with its abundance of delicious treats and savory eats. Now as you take down the decorations and stand in line to return ill-fitting sweaters, you're staring down the new year with an extra pound, or ten, to contend with.
Know that you're not the only one and that you can take it away as quickly as the shopping season went by. It's also important to know that this weight never comes on over night and it certainly isn't ideal to try and take it off over night.
So we've got a few ways that will actually help you shed the holiday weight in a healthy and effective way.
1. No Quick-Fixes. That means no miracle diet pills, no fad diets, no detoxes and nothing that comes with over-hyped promises of being a size four by Super
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from 6 Simple Ways to Make a Healthy Resolution
With New Year's once again creeping up on us, there's no doubt you've started toying with the idea of a resolution. People tend to make the same one each year. Why do these get recycled? Because we place a huge burden on ourselves to take on an incredible life change and quickly realize that it's not manageable. The most popular resolutions include losing weight, getting more exercise and quitting smoking, and for good reason, we should all want to start our year focused on creating a healthier self. And these are totally manageable, when you change your thinking.
Don't plan on waking up January 1 and cutting 500 calories from your diet, while taking on an hour at the gym and getting a full eight hours of sleep - and think it's going to stick. We're not programmed to take on that much change at once, it becomes overwhelming. But we are completely capable of taking on smaller changes and slowly but surely seeing the fruits of our labor show
By Carmen Staicer - DietsInReview.com Chief MomRead More »from Solutions to Five Common Weight Loss Excuses
Excuses are one of the primary obstacles that stands in the way of getting into shape. (Sorry, but round isn't a shape!) Some of the excuses are legit: time is short, work and family obligations pile higher and higher, and exercise is often seen as a burdensome expense. So instead of resting on these, let's take a look at the most common diet excuses and blow them out of the water. Your best body is closer than you think!
1. There's no time. Make time by thoroughly reviewing your schedule. Somewhere in there is a chunk of time just waiting to be burned. Find it.
> Do you watch television? Maybe during a can't-miss show you can run or walk the treadmill instead of sitting.
> Or, do squats, sit-ups and lunges during commercial breaks.
> Take a walk during your lunch break.
> Run the stairs at home three times a day for ten minutes each.
> Wake an hour earlier and fit in a workout.
2. I can't afford it. Exercise can be as expensive
By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Surprising Nutrition Benefits of Dark Turkey Meat
You might be surprised to learn that in shunning dark meat turkey at Thanksgiving, you're actually shunning some important nutrients. True, we've been told for a long time to stick to the white meat and avoid the dark meat because of the fat content, but really, the difference is so slim, especially when you look at the nutrition gain.
Take a look at the nutrition facts of white and dark meat turkey, and you'll find some surprising facts that might have you elbowing your way in to a drumstick this year.
The following information is for a 3.5 ounce serving of turkey meat without skin, a portion about the size of a deck of cards.
Calories per serving:
White meat = 161 calories
Dark meat = 192 calories
Fat per serving:
White meat = 4 grams
Dark meat = 8 grams
Protein per serving:
White meat = 30 grams
Dark meat = 28 grams
Iron per serving:
White meat = 1.57 mg
Dark meat = 2.4 mg
Zinc per serving:
White meat = 2.08 mg
Dark meat = 4.3
- DietsInReview | Thanksgiving – Tue, Nov 10, 2009 8:09 PM EST
By Brandi Koskie - senior editor at DietsInReview.comRead More »from Simple Thanksgiving Swaps for a Healthier Holiday Meal
Thanksgiving is equally as much about counting our blessings as it is indulging in great food. No one questions when you've filled your third plate with stuffing and pumpkin pie, no one asks why you consumed your weight in turkey and chose a nap over a walk, and no one laughs when you're most thankful for grandma's homemade macaroni and cheese.
So it's up to each of us to watch our own backs, and bellies, on Thanksgiving. And the one sure-fire place to avoid the calorie conundrum is to mindfully prepare your recipes for a healthy Thanksgiving.
1. Choose recipes that are rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein sources. Fresh or frozen vegetables are ideal; if choosing canned, be sure the sugar and sodium content is low.
Simple Thanksgiving Swaps:
> Instead of slathering fresh fruits with whipped cream for a fruit salad, drizzle with honey.
> Instead of baking vegetables soaked in butter, steam them or lightly
By Rebecca Scritchfield, RD - DietsInReview.comRead More »from Three Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Did you know that 54 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and they may not even know it. November recognizes National Diabetes Awareness Month, and it's a chance for all of us to take a second look at our health so we don't become a statistic. As the daughter of a type 2 diabetic, I know first-hand what life is like with the disease. With all the medications, finger sticks, foot checks, vision tests, and daily grind of nutrition and exercise, it can be a lot for people to manage, especially after a lifetime of unhealthy habits.
Wouldn't it be ideal if you knew exactly how to control your diabetes, or better yet, prevent diabetes altogether? Well, you can, and I'm going to explain the three steps you can take to reverse or prevent type 2 diabetes.
1. Eat More Nutritiously
If you already have type 2 diabetes, then you should know the importance of keeping
By Carmen Staicer - Chief Mom at DietsInReview.comRead More »from 5 Fun Ways to Workout at Home
So you made plans to workout. You did all the prep work: packed gym clothes, grabbed a water bottle and a healthy snack, cleared your schedule, and then, boom! Something happens and your carefully constructed plans vanish in smoke. What's an intrepid gym rat to do? Don't worry, there are many things you can do to workout at home that will give you a great workout, even if you don't have access to your usual weights, machines or trainer.
The Power of 50 - Do a session of 50 squats, 50 push-ups, 50 sit-ups and 50 lunges. It's guaranteed to get your blood moving!
The Birth Date Dash - Add up the numbers in your birth year. So, 1969 would be: 1+9+6+9 = 25. Now, run that number of flights of stairs.
Wall Work - Create a rotation of push-ups and triceps dips, facing away from the counter, and then rotate it with jumping lunges. Aim to do each set for a minute without stopping, and do 3-5 sets.
Burpees - Start by standing, drop to a squat,