31 August 10 How to (Happily) Survive Dinner with Friends

How to (Happily) Survive Dinner with Friends Eating out while watching what you eat can be a struggle, so (unfortunately) some people avoid the situation altogether. But there is no need to stay home all the time while your friends go out for dinner. Just be prepared and have power over your plate.

26 August 10 The Late-Night Snack Attack

The Late-Night Snack Attack Late-night refrigerator raids have plagued healthy eaters for decades. If you have ever faced the soft glow and cool air of an open fridge after midnight, here are a few tips to help you win your next battle. Who hasn't had a great day of healthful eating that gets sabotaged...

24 August 10 Study Shows the More You Log, the More You Lose and the Longer it Stays Off

Study Shows the More You Log, the More You Lose and the Longer it Stays Off A new study out from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research followed 348 people using an internet-based food diary to help them lose weight. Participants were encouraged to log in at least once a week and record their...

19 August 10 Wonder Why MyNetDiary is So Easy? It’s About Memorizing, Not Shortcutting

Wonder Why MyNetDiary is So Easy? It’s About Memorizing, Not Shortcutting Perhaps the number one comment MyNetDiary receives from its users is that the website and available apps are "Easy to use!" Have you ever wondered how or why we made them this way?

17 August 10 Be a Success Story

Be a Success Story TonyBinDC "Before" and "After" Since over 500,000 people have used MyNetDiary since we launched in 2007, there have been several inspiring success stories from individuals who not only committed to changing their daily food choices, but they shared their journeys with us along the...

12 August 10 The Psychology Behind Surviving the Supermarket

The Psychology Behind Surviving the Supermarket Supermarkets are sneaky. They are laid out in ways that encourage people to spend more money and impulsively buy more food than they need. The first line of defense in eating right is to simply not bring unhealthy foods into your home, but it's not always...

10 August 10 Welcome to the MyNetDiary Blog - The Inside Scoop on Food, Fitness and “Fun”ctionality

Welcome to the MyNetDiary Blog - The Inside Scoop on Food, Fitness and “Fun”ctionality Launching the MyNetDiary blog gives us the opportunity to share news, information, stories and behind-the-scenes looks into what makes MyNetDiary the first choice for over 500,000 people striving to meet...

28 September 10 Food Substitutions: Salad 2.0

Food Substitutions: Salad 2.0 Today's blog is dedicated to remodeling your salad. Let's be done permanently with stale iceberg lettuce, dried out baby carrots and sour tomato wedges topped with fabricated salty goo. Forever. To elevate your salad to the truly nutritious meal component that I know...

23 September 10 20 Foods to Help You Lose

20 Foods to Help You Lose MyNetDiary members helped us compile a list of their favorite foods in the MyNetDiary Community Forum that have helped them cut calories and lose weight. We know it can be hard to eat the same boring foods each week, so hopefully this list of 20 foods will help inspire you...

22 September 10 MyNetDiary Releases Calorie Counter PRO for Android

MyNetDiary Releases Calorie Counter PRO for Android Following the course laid down by the elegant and easy-to-use diet apps for iPhone, iPad and Blackberry, MyNetDiary released a comprehensive and instant calorie counter for Android owners. Just like when using MyNetDiary.

16 September 10 Avocado Nutrition

Avocado Nutrition Most of us think of avocado as a vegetable, but it is actually a fruit. However, unlike most fruits, avocado is very low in carbohydrates and very high in fat. The fat is responsible for the avocado's luscious texture. In addition, avocado fat is composed of mostly monounsaturated...

15 September 10 Fight the "Freshman 15"

Fight the "Freshman 15" Many freshman or first-year students are probably delighting in their new-found freedoms at college - freedom to stay up late, skip class every once in a while and the freedom to eat and drink whatever they want, as much as they want.

10 September 10 Eating In Might Lead to Thin

Eating In Might Lead to Thin Preparing your meals at home may offer some cost-cutting advantages over eating out, but there are also several good reasons to believe that cooking more meals in your kitchen can trim your waistline too. Americans eat out 4-5 meals a week on average, according to Katie...

7 September 10 Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated Congratulations! You have achieved your weight goal. What are you going to do now? Do you have a plan? Most people who lose weight will regain most, if not all, of their weight back. That doesn't have to be you. Buck the statistics and keep control of your weight.

2 September 10 Labor Day: The Last Hurrah

Labor Day: The Last Hurrah Labor Day is a transitional holiday. It marks the end of summer and is usually celebrated with three-day weekends, last-minute vacations and a fair share of family barbeques. After Labor Day comes another semester of school, a string of holidays and cooler autumn weather,..

28 October 10 Degrees of Separation

Degrees of Separation Ever hear of the game called "Six Degrees of Separation"? It's built on the premise that nearly any two people in the world can be linked together through six people. Kevin Bacon popularized this concept in Hollywood by claiming any actor can be linked to him by connecting him/her...

26 October 10 Vitamin B12 & Seafood

Vitamin B12 & Seafood Need another benefit from eating fish and seafood? It's vitamin B12. Most of us already know that fish/seafood (especially cold water marine fish) provide lots of heart-healthy omega-3 fats, and The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fish per week...

19 October 10 Basics of Dietary Fiber

Basics of Dietary Fiber Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not digested in the human gut. It can be found naturally in whole plant foods (intrinsic or intact), but it can also be isolated or synthesized and added to manufactured foods (functional fiber).

15 October 10 Eat and Be Full

Eat and Be Full Don't we all enjoy the feeling of fullness we get after a great meal? The satisfaction comes from eating a well-balanced selection of healthful foods that provide satiety. But it's not always that easy to experience these types of meals, especially when we're being mindful of our day's...

13 October 10 Fall-Friendly Fitness Tips

Fall-Friendly Fitness Tips As colder weather becomes more common across the country, some of us begin to question our commitment to early-morning frosty runs or long cycling rides on cold, wet pavement. Fear not, for here are a few fall-friendly fitness tips that will keep us moving while the leaves...

8 October 10 Caffeine's Effect on Hunger: Suppressant or Stimulant

Caffeine's Effect on Hunger: Suppressant or Stimulant ? In a recent post on MyNetDiary's Facebook page, Kathy Isacks , MPS, RD, asked if people got more hungry on days they consumed more coffee than usual. Most of the responses suggested that coffee suppressed people's appetites.

5 October 10 Supplements: Protein

Supplements: Protein People often ask me about using protein supplements as part of their diet or exercise routine. Aside from cost, here are a few things to think about before you decide to pack in the protein powders. Protein supplements can being very useful when used to help promote growth and...

1 October 10 Being Mindful of What We Eat

Being Mindful of What We Eat Sometimes we find ourselves halfway through a snack, candy bar or plate of something-not-so-good-for-us before we even realize we started eating. Call it a craving, boredom, forgetfulness or just a case of spacing out, but these knee-jerk reactions to eating can add unplanned...

30 November 10 Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are now five days past the holiday – have you weighed in yet? Have you gotten back to tracking if you took a little time off from it? If not, then NOW is the time to start again.

23 November 10 Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving I love Thanksgiving! It is a holiday focused on sharing great food with friends and family. But how do you handle the holiday when you are trying to lose weight? The caloric impact of a no holds barred Thanksgiving is not trivial. The caloric surplus could easily be several thousand calories...

30 November 10 Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are now five days past the holiday – have you weighed in yet? Have you gotten back to tracking if you took a little time off from it? If not, then NOW is the time to start again.

18 November 10 November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month In the never-ending effort to raise awareness about diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has used November as "American Diabetes Month," giving us all the chance to discuss the importance and seriousness of diabetes prevention and control.

16 November 10 The New Sodium Guideline

The New Sodium Guideline Did you know that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are just about to be released? The updated sodium guideline will be 1500 mg for everyone, not just for those who are at risk for hypertension (high blood pressure) or already have hypertension.

11 November 10 Tune it Up! Why Music Adds ‘Muscle' to Your Workout

Tune it Up! Why Music Adds ‘Muscle' to Your Workout Who doesn't like a little background music when we're working out? Many gyms seem to prefer playing (or blasting!) hard rock or heavy metal in harmony with the grunts and clangs from weightlifters. Runners, skiers, cyclists and walkers can often be...

9 November 10 Stress, Diet & Your Gut

Stress, Diet & Your Gut Does stress throw your gut into a tailspin? Do certain foods or beverages make you miserable – cause pain, cramping, gas, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, belching, bloating, or nausea? If you said yes, then you probably have a sensitive gut!

5 November 10 Measurements: Why We Hate to Love Them

Measurements: Why We Hate to Love Them As we journey toward our weight management goals, we often stop along the way to look back and see from how far we came, and we do this by recording and noting various measurements. Some of us are more methodical about our measurements, and some just prefer to...

2 November 10 Supplements: Omega-3 Fats

Supplements: Omega-3 Fats Omega-3 fats are heart-healthy, polyunsaturated fats that are found in both plants and fish/seafood. Since most adults in the United States and other industrialized countries will suffer from heart disease, it is important to do what we can to reduce risk of this common chronic...

31 December 10 Happy New Year! We at MyNetDiary hope you have had a successful year in your efforts to live a healthier lifestyle.

Happy New Year! We at MyNetDiary hope you have had a successful year in your efforts to live a healthier lifestyle. In a few hours, we’ll all welcome in a new year, full of new promise and hope. And surely, so many are planning their New Year’s resolutions - exercise more, improve finances,...

28 December 10 Alcohol & Parties

Alcohol & Parties Since New Year's Eve is in three days, I'm thinking about alcohol. Alcohol is fairly caloric – it contains 7 calories per gram compared to 9 calories for fat, and 4 calories for carbohydrate or protein. Other components of alcoholic drinks also contribute to calories, for instance,...

23 December 10 Lifestyle in Action – A Tribute to S&S

Lifestyle in Action – A Tribute to S&S I recently had the pleasure of spending three days with a wonderful couple in their late 80's/early 90's. I will call them "S&S." Many of you reading this blog might not have parents or grandparents who are still alive at that age.

21 December 10 On the Go: Eating Healthy While Traveling

On the Go: Eating Healthy While Traveling According AAA, about 92.3 million Americans will travel over the holidays this year, which is almost a 4% increase in travelers over last year. And while this means an extra helping of patience is certainly needed, it doesn't mean that we need an extra helping...

16 December 10 Lose Weight, Live Longer?

Lose Weight, Live Longer? We've heard this before, but is it true? According to yet another recent study, the answer is the same - YES! And it seems that being overweight or obese will take years off your life even if you don't have other risk factors, such as heart disease or cancer.

14 December 10 Setting a Healthy Target Weight

Setting a Healthy Target Weight How do you determine a healthy weight goal? Some people rely on their memory of how they felt at a specific weight, whereas others simply want to fit into a particular size of clothing or belt. In addition to knowing what weight you feel best at, there are tools to...

9 December 10 Holiday Gifts for the Healthy-Minded

Holiday Gifts for the Healthy-Minded While there is no shortage of holiday gift-giving guides out now, we thought we would add one that is aimed at those who are working diligently to lose weight (or may start as part of their New Year's resolution). This sampling of gift ideas is suitable for any budget,...

7 December 10 Tracking Calories vs. Points

Tracking Calories vs. Points I was excited to read about the new PointsPlus program that Weight Watchers is now launching since I was never a big fan of the original Points program. To be consistent with research on foods, health, and weight control, points are now adjusted for fat, carbs, fiber, and...

3 December 10 Plan to Succeed and the Skills Will Follow

Plan to Succeed and the Skills Will Follow Trying to lose weight without a plan in place is kind of like driving to your favorite restaurant with your eyes closed - you think you know the way, you're excited to get there, but a lot of things can come between you and your destination.


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