By Heather Ashare - DietsInReview.com
This week's Time magazine piqued our interest. The cover headline reads "The Myth About Exercise: Of course it's good for you, but it won't make you lose weight. Why it's what you eat that really counts." Of course, we wanted to know more about the reasons why exercise fuels hunger, not weight loss.
New research about the benefits of exercise is running counter to the conventional health wisdom we have been taught. We know exercise burns calories, which is necessary for weight loss, but it also makes us hungry. And what do we do when we are hungry? We eat. If we've just clocked a few miles on the treadmill, what do we do? We give ourselves license to eat whatever we like. The problem is not that we're eating, but rather the hunger that comes from exercise may be leading us to consume more calories than what we just burned off. Therefore negating our good intentions of creating a calorie deficit in order to lose weight.
Leaving health researchers
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Last week at DietsInReview.com the focus was on healthy pregnancies. We invited a number of moms, health experts and even dads to share their personal experiences and insights on ways to manage your health before, during and after a pregnancy. One of those experts was Jillian Michaels, and her tips were just too good to keep to ourselves.
We've seen Jillian's no-nonsense approach to weight loss in the gym on NBC's Biggest Loser. Now we see that even for moms-to-be, she's still got that same sensible way of breaking down what needs to happen to stay healthy for baby.
1. Talk to your doctor. Before embarking on any kind of exercise program, it's always advised to check with your doctor first. This ensures that he is aware of the kinds of activities you intend to do and he can provide guidance and even make suggestions.
2. Stretching is critical. Although proper diet and exercise can go a long way toward keeping you healthy and
By Brandi Koskie and Kinsey Lowrey - DietsInReview.com
It's back to school season and that means moms, teachers and kids alike are preparing to wrap-up summer and launch another school year. With all the preparing you have to do, we want to make sure you don't forget about lunch.
Behind breakfast, this is the most important meal of the day for your child. It's a mid-day boost that will help them sail through reading, math and even gym class. An unfortunate truth is that the lunches in school cafeterias are extremely lagging in terms of providing healthy, nutritious meals. Even more upsetting is the fact that little can be done, or is being done, to improve these meals. Simply put, it comes down to budgets and money.
Packing your child's lunch can help guarantee your child is receiving a healthy meal that will help them stay focused and be motivated at school. Not only that, but it puts the nutritional control in your hands. Really, the same rules apply for packing yourRead More »from Make Healthy Lunches Part of Back to School Plans
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By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.com
For those of you preparing to attend one of the 15 open casting calls for Biggest Loser this summer, you'll want to heed the advice that Allison Kaz has shared with DietsInReview.com. Since season one of the hit weight loss show, Allison has lead the charge for casting the fortunate few who workout in America's most famous gym. As casting director she's seen it all, and as she's in the midst of casting for next year's ninth season, Allison shares some key advice that could help you make it beyond the crowded audition lines.
- "Say everything you want to say," advises Allison. You only get about five minutes in front of the casting crew. It's important not to walk away wishing you'd added something else.
- Be yourself! They're looking for personality, charisma and uniquity.
- Know your story! Know who you are, what is motivating you, and what it is that's driving you to do this. Make all of this perfectly clear to the casting crew.
By Carmen Staicer - DietsInReview.com
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However, once I was successful with my weight loss I found I was still unhappy with my body's appearance. Reading online one day, I was struck by the idea of lifting weights, but I didn't want to bulk up. I gave it a try, though, and now I'm addicted. Lifting weights is terrific for women and the benefits are endless. Here are my top five reasons women should lift weights.Read More »from 5 Reasons it's OK for Women to Lift Weights
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This week we want you to celebrate your independence from fat, calories and all that other junk our bodies just do not need! Celebrate your freedom to choose delicious, satisfying foods that don't wreck your diet or health, but rather support it. And, embrace your right as an American to fire up a grill on the 4th and enjoy the tempting burgers that rise from its flames.
It's tradition in nearly every American backyard to cookout for July 4th. It's also tradition to serve a mess of calorie- and fat-laden recipes that leave you feeling no where near as hot as all those fireworks.
We hope you'll enjoy these mouth-watering recipes for a variety of burgers that you can savor during the holiday cookouts - and not worry about jeopardizing all your hard work!
Spice things up with these well-seasoned lean burgers. Serve on a whole wheat bun or wrap in lettuce for a unique and healthy twist.
Yield: Serves 2
1 lb. lean
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- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Fri, Jun 19, 2009 5:28 PM EDT
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In the U.S. there are more than 73 million overweight or obese males, according to the American Heart Association . Obesity related diseases, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, mean a diminished quality of life for these men, and can lead to death. This news should be sobering, as we prepare to celebrate the fathers in our lives this weekend.
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Check-out these four diets for men that were built with guys in mind - meaning anonymity, convenience and plenty of food.
Weight Watchers Online for Men
Their ads really say it all - "Real Men Don't Diet." Following queues from the more than 45-year-old plan that women have successfully used, Weight Watchers Online for Men suits a man's lifestyle. You won't have to tell your buddies you're counting Points at the football game, or ask a waitress for calories at a business lunch;