27 January 11 RIP: Jack LaLanne - "Godfather of Fitness"

RIP: Jack LaLanne - "Godfather of Fitness" On January 23, Jack LaLanne passed away at 96 years young. LaLanne was many things - a TV celebrity, an entrepreneur, a chiropractor, a world-record setter, an inventor and a juice fanatic. Chances are that most people today know him for starting a juicing...

25 January 11 Greek vs. Regular Yogurt

Greek vs. Regular Yogurt There is a temporary price war going on between Greek yogurt brands at my local supermarket. Yay, I win! Brands that I consider too pricey are now affordable - all in an effort to win my dollar. As I ate my way through Greek yogurt this week, I started thinking about the difference...

20 January 11 MyNetDiary’s consulting Registered Dietitian, Kathy Isacks...

MyNetDiary’s consulting Registered Dietitian, Kathy Isacks, appeared on Lifetime Network’s award-winning “The Balancing Act” morning talk show today and shared how easy and fast using MyNetDiary can be for tracking calories and exercise and losing weight.

18 January 11 My Favorite Nutrition Websites

My Favorite Nutrition Websites Since so many people have asked me for good nutrition website links, I thought it might be useful to simply list them here. Most of these websites are geared for the general public. They contain information about weight control, as well as other nutrition topics.

14 January 11 Weighing In on Weighing In Regularly

Weighing In on Weighing In Regularly Last week, we put up a survey asking how often people weighed in, and we got a lot of responses. The clear winner, landing over 58% of the total votes, was that people like to weigh in every day. The second spot went to those who like to weigh in once a week (27%)

12 January 11 Sesame Seed Nutrition

Sesame Seed Nutrition I have a friend who likes to travel. She is a very thoughtful friend who has my taste buds in mind when she buys treats from the places she visits. Recently, her travels took her to Greece, so I got a box of delicious "sesame treats.

7 January 11 The Every-Once-And-A-While Weigh-In

The Every-Once-And-A-While Weigh-In We at MyNetDiary love to hear from our members. Whether it's in the form of reviews for our iPhone , iPad , Blackberry or Android apps, the updates you share with us on our Facebook page, or the discussions you participate in on our Forum , we value your suggestions...

4 January 11 Beans for 2011

Beans for 2011 In the U.S., eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is supposed to bring good luck and prosperity. I find this amusing. If black-eyed peas are so lucky, then why not eat them every day? All kidding aside, black-eyed peas and other dried beans and peas are very nutritious, inexpensive

24 February 11 Weight Loss Diets & Heart Health

Weight Loss Diets & Heart Health Chances are good that if you are reading this post, you are already in the process of losing weight if you are overweight. Fantastic! Since obesity (BMI ≥ 30) is one of the six major risk factors for heart disease, losing weight is very important for reducing your

22 February 11 Trans Fats & Heart Health

Trans Fats & Heart Health When you get your blood tested for cholesterol, you typically get a panel that includes total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides. To reduce your risk of heart disease and better manage existing heart disease, you...

17 February 11 It’s a Blogger’s World: How You Can Share Your Success

It’s a Blogger’s World: How You Can Share Your Success No doubt that bloggers blog about everything, from the weather to politics to what they ate for breakfast. And many can be interesting to read and to follow, especially the last one! Many of you may have your own blogs, and we would...

15 February 11 Dietary Fiber & Heart Health

Dietary Fiber & Heart Health Last October (10/19/11), I posted " Basics of Dietary Fiber ." Today's post will focus on soluble or viscous fibers, the type that seems to be particularly helpful in reducing low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels when they are high.

10 February 11 Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat

Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching the Body to Burn More Fat Guest post for MyNetDiary Blog by Bob Seebohar , MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, a Board Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics and former Sport Dietitian for the US Olympic Committee. Ready for a change?

8 February 11 Plant Sterols & Stanols

Plant Sterols & Stanols Plant sterols and stanols occur naturally in fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, seeds, nuts, and cereals. Both are plant versions of cholesterol but their effect is to lower rather than raise our LDL blood cholesterol level. Why care about your LDL level?

5 February 11 Big Game, Big Appetites, But No Need for Bulging Bellies

Big Game, Big Appetites, But No Need for Bulging Bellies Welcome to this special pre-game post before Super Bowl Sunday! Super Bowl XLV, between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, is expected to be a dynamic, low-scoring game between the top two defenses in the NFL.

1 February 11 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 For those of you looking for current, evidence-based nutrition guidance, be sure to take a look at the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 . These guidelines are for all Americans, aged 2 years or older, including those at increased risk for chronic diseases...

31 March 11 “MySuccess with MyNetDiary” Video Contest Starts Tomorrow! Win an iPad 2!

“MySuccess with MyNetDiary” Video Contest Starts Tomorrow! Win an iPad 2! It’s no April Fools joke, MyNetDiary is ready to give one lucky winner a brand new iPad 2 ! We’ve asked our members to come up with a 2-minute inspirational video, sharing with the world their story of...

29 March 11 Don't Let Your Weight Cut Your Life Short!

Don't Let Your Weight Cut Your Life Short! Too often, we find our drive to sustain lifestyle choices that allow us to lose weight or maintain lost weight start to wane. It is precisely at that point that we have to remind ourselves why it is important to make the effort – to live.

24 March 11 Spring Has Sprung, Now Let’s Burn Some Calories

Spring Has Sprung, Now Let’s Burn Some Calories With the arrival of Spring comes budding trees, blooming flowers, blowing winds and best of all, Spring cleaning. Say again? Yes, Spring cleaning season is yet another opportunity to burn some calories and inch our way closer (pun intended!

22 March 11 Don't Let Your Resolutions Slip Away and Save Money While You're At It

Don't Let Your Resolutions Slip Away and Save Money While You're At It It's about this time every year that those beautifully-crafted, well-thought-out resolutions we made back on New Year's Eve begin to slip and fade into the background. In fact, most experts say that roughly 78% of those who make...

17 March 11 Are You Getting Enough Iron?

Are You Getting Enough Iron? How ironic that one of the most abundant minerals on earth, iron, also happens to be the mineral most likely to be too low in the human body. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world and it affects both children and adults.

10 March 11 March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month Organized by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), March is officially National Nutrition Month , and the theme to this year's awareness month is Eat Right with Color! In line with the recently rereleased 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans , which suggests an...

8 March 11 Food Cravings

Food Cravings Do you have particular food cravings, especially during the evening? Then it's time to do some detective work and figure out why. Cravings can wreck havoc with your weight loss and maintenance plans, so it is important to understand how you can manage them.

3 March 11 Eat More Food!

Eat More Food! If you track calories, then you know that to lose 1-2 lbs of weight per week, you need to create a calories deficit of 500 – 1000 calories per day. As the days pass into weeks, achieving this deficit starts to get hard. Over time, most of us get very hungry and our cravings get magnified...

1 March 11 Sedentary Athletes: Sitting & Weighting

Sedentary Athletes: Sitting & Weighting -Excerpted and reprinted with permission from The Athlete’s Kitchen by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, specially for MyNetDiary . Imagine this: a lean, fit athlete who trains hard, eats heartily, and does not fret about getting fat.

28 April 11 What Changes Can Really Lead to Weight Loss Success?

What Changes Can Really Lead to Weight Loss Success? Last year at this time Cornell University researchers published the results of a three-month study involving 200 participants that examined which changes people could make that would lead to greater successes at losing weight and sticking with those...

26 April 11 Popcorn

Popcorn Air-popped popcorn is a healthful whole grain snack that is relatively low in calories, sodium-free and sugar-free. Two tablespoons of yellow popcorn kernels will yield about 3 cups popped. And it is really cheap! Where I live, a 2 lb bag of popcorn costs $1.

21 April 11 Lessen the “Eat” in Easter!

Lessen the “Eat” in Easter! Puffy marshmallow chicks, a million flavors of jelly beans, chocolate eggs and rabbits, and countless other confectionery concoctions - sound like most people's Easter holiday? And let's not forget the Easter ham, potato salad, macaroni salad, fruit salad and...

19 April 11 Beer

Beer When I asked my husband what he would like to read about next, he immediately responded, "beer!" He loves beer, especially microbrews. He had questions about calories since he loves his daily beer but is trying to lose a few pounds. He decided to cut out his beer at dinner to save a few hundred...

14 April 11 Being a Good Role Model to Our Children

Being a Good Role Model to Our Children Sometimes we focus our weight loss journey inwards so much (“I’ve got to plan time to exercise. I’ve got to start eating right”) that we don’t always take time to reflect on its impact on those around us, especially our children.

12 April 11 Asparagus Nutrition

Asparagus Nutrition It's spring and asparagus is everywhere! This vegetable is a great source of nutrients while being very low in calories. It is also very easy to cook - it can be grilled, roasted, sautéd, or steamed in minutes. If you think you don't like asparagus because you grew up eating bitter,...

7 April 11 The Pilates Primer

The Pilates Primer Guest post for MyNetDiary by Brooke Siler , owner of re: AB Pilates Studio in New York City, author, famed "Trainer to the Stars" and longtime MyNetDiary member. How can I convince you to try authentic Pilates? For those who've never tried the Pilates method it certainly can be an...

5 April 11 Are You Lactose Intolerant?

Are You Lactose Intolerant? Many people tell me that they won't drink milk because it gives them gas, cramps or diarrhea. They don't have a milk allergy, but the gut discomfort is enough to turn them off milk and most milk products. What they have is "lactose intolerance" – a relatively common condition...

31 May 11 Why We Crave

Why We Crave We've all had those undeniably strong "urges" for foods - especially chocolate, french fries and pizza - but why do we and what does that say about us? Reports have suggested that up to 97 percent of Americans experience strong and specific urges to indulge in foods, and for women, chocolate...

26 May 11 Burgers Get a Second Chance

Burgers Get a Second Chance For goodness sake, do we have to be stuck with using ground chuck (80% lean/20% fat) for burgers this summer just because they contain the right amount of fat for grilling? If you are trying to keep your calories and saturated fat intake in check, then take the time to experiment...

25 May 11 Vote for the Winning “MySuccess with MyNetDiary” Video!

Vote for the Winning “MySuccess with MyNetDiary” Video! Earlier this year, we put together a cool opportunity for our members to share with the world their weight loss success using MyNetDiary. Submissions came in and now we have three videos for you to choose from.

19 May 11 Losing Weight - Step by Step

Losing Weight - Step by Step In every good plan there are steps. If you have chosen to take control of your health, you've already taken a step - the step to take action on your idea. You have a positive attitude and self-confidence in your decision. These are needed for the journey ahead.

17 May 11 Potassium – Yet Another Reason to Eat Your Fruits & Veggies!

Potassium – Yet Another Reason to Eat Your Fruits & Veggies! Potassium should get more press since it is a mineral that is indispensible to normal cell functioning. Potassium levels affect how our nerves transmit signals, how our muscles contract, and how well our blood vessels maintain tone.

12 May 11 May is National Bike Month - Trade in Your Spare Tire for a Rolling One

May is National Bike Month - Trade in Your Spare Tire for a Rolling One Celebrated nationally, May is recognized as National Bike Month and next week, May 16-20, is Bike to Work Week . This means there's no better time to dust off your two-wheeler and use it to not only get to work, but use it for some...

10 May 11 Fat, Carbs, and Protein: Which Macronutrient Percentage is Best for You?

Fat, Carbs, and Protein: Which Macronutrient Percentage is Best for You? I often get asked what proportion of calories from fat, carbs, and protein is best for weight loss. There is no one right answer to this question. As long as your total calories intake is less than your total calories expended,...

5 May 11 Taking Nutrition at Face Value? Try Using a ‘Hand Value’ Instead

Taking Nutrition at Face Value? Try Using a ‘Hand Value’ Instead The FDA has recently proposed a rule (and passed it ) requiring all restaurants and business whose primary purpose is selling food with 20 or more chains to post nutritional information for all foods on their menus (except...

3 May 11 Nutrition Boosters

Nutrition Boosters A colleague at MyNetDiary asked me about the things we could be adding to our foods to make them more nutritious. We add spices to improve the flavor of a dish, so what can we add to improve the nutritional content? This is a great question!

30 June 11 Fun and Fit Ideas for Independence Day

Fun and Fit Ideas for Independence Day As Americans gear up for a weekend of barbecues and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day (July 4) and our neighbors to the north honor Canada Day (July 1), we thought it worthwhile to share some fun ways to celebrate while getting in some exercise and what to...

28 June 11 For the Love of Peanut Butter!

For the Love of Peanut Butter! Creamy or crunchy, natural or no-stir, fresh or packaged – I love it all. As long as the manufacturer doesn't cheap out and use partially hydrogenated oils (industrially produced trans fats), I consider peanut butter a healthful food choice for those without peanut allergies...

23 June 11 Make it Fun for the Whole Family

Make it Fun for the Whole Family In honor of our recent winner, Peter Ollodart's, new project, Fitness Fans of America , we thought it appropriate to list some family-friendly activities that encourage everyone to enjoy, promote and stick with exercise, from an early age and into adulthood.

21 June 11 Ditch the Sugar Bombs!

Ditch the Sugar Bombs! Starting the day with a good breakfast fuels your body for work or exercise, is linked to having a healthier body weight, and can be an easy way to increase your intake of dietary fiber. But if you eat cereal for breakfast, then avoid the sugar bombs – the ones that are loaded...

16 June 11 Gift Guide for a Fit Father’s Day

Gift Guide for a Fit Father’s Day This Sunday, Dads all over will be celebrating another year of their fatherhood, and the lucky ones will be greeted with kind cards, big BBQ dinners and perhaps a gift or two from their loved ones. While it's never too late to thank the Dad in your life with verbal...

14 June 11 Garlic & Blood Cholesterol Levels

Garlic & Blood Cholesterol Levels For those of you who force yourself to eat raw garlic or take garlic pills simply for the sake of reducing your blood cholesterol levels…don't bother. In case you didn't catch this in the news some years back, a well-conducted study from Stanford University has...

9 June 11 USDA MyPlate Topples the Pyramid

USDA MyPlate Topples the Pyramid There's a new pic on the block, and it's one that the USDA is now using to help Americans eat healthier. The debut of the MyPlate campaign places a greater emphasis on calorie and portion control, while maintaining a balanced approach to nutrition.

7 June 11 Caffeine

Caffeine Caffeine is a fascinating, naturally occurring drug that has all sorts of physiological effects on human beings. Within a range of intake (that will vary between individuals), caffeine can enhance wakefulness, sports performance, and mental acuity.

2 June 11 Can Exercise Be Fun?

Can Exercise Be Fun? This past Memorial Day, my husband and I ran the " Bolder Boulder " 10K race in Colorado. I don't think I have ever had so much fun running. It wasn't just the hilarious costumes (see photos from 7News here ) worn by other runners – it was everything about the race from start to...

28 July 11 When to Eat When Exercising

When to Eat When Exercising A question that seems to come up frequently among our MyNetDiary members is when to eat on days you plan on exercising. To tackle this question it's important to first understand a few concepts about meal frequency and exercise intensity so you can best match your food intake...

26 July 11 BMI and Body Fat - There is a Difference

BMI and Body Fat - There is a Difference When you log your weight into MyNetDiary , our program automatically calculates your BMI ( Body Mass Index ) to help guide you toward a healthy ratio of body mass and fat. The original concept of BMI was first developed in the early to mid 1800s as a way to estimate...

21 July 11 Is Calorie Counting Still the Way to Achieve Success?

Is Calorie Counting Still the Way to Achieve Success? A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is taking a crack at disproving long-held beliefs that calories are all the same, and that eating less and exercising more coupled with "everything in moderation" are going to get you slimmer...

19 July 11 On Weight Maintenance & Tooth Brushing

On Weight Maintenance & Tooth Brushing I sometimes hear people say that they are going to get rid of their excess pounds and then be done with it all. That is a little like saying, "I'll brush my teeth and floss this month and then I won't have to do it anymore.

12 July 11 Exercise Calories – Where is Your Error?

Exercise Calories – Where is Your Error? Do you suspect MyNetDiary overestimates the number of calories burned from exercise? Exercise calories are estimated using your body weight, duration of activity, and exercise intensity. The exercise database contains data from groups of individuals.

8 July 11 On Weight Maintenance & Tooth Brushing

Exercising in Hot Weather Summer’s here, no doubt about that. Many of us use the warmer weather as an excuse to exercise outdoors more, but with that comes the need to use caution, especially on very hot days (near 100 F!). Below are some of our body’s reactions when it gets overheated...

5 July 11 Who's Your Mami? Umami!

Who's Your Mami? Umami! Don't feel bad if you have no idea what the title means. Umami is a term that is not well known outside of the foodie and chef world. It was discovered and named by a Japanese chemist (Ikeda) to describe the fifth basic taste – savory.

30 August 11 Why Did I Stop Losing Weight?

Why Did I Stop Losing Weight? This is huge concern for many of you trying to lose weight. It seems like you are doing everything right yet the scale won't budge. Or worse, you find that your weight has inexplicably gone up despite eating fewer calories than you burn.

25 August 11 Who's Your Mami? Umami!

5K Runs for Fun and Fitness You may not see yourself as a runner, but with the proper training and a commitment to giving it your best shot, nearly anyone can participate in a 5K run (3.1 miles for the non-metrically minded). 5Ks are a perfect length for anyone who wants a challenge but may not have...

23 August 11 Boost Your Willpower by Exercising It (and Feeding It!)

Boost Your Willpower by Exercising It (and Feeding It!) Willpower is that thing inside us that keeps us on track - it's there to help us turn choices into habits and habits into lifestyles. Without willpower, or as some call it, self-control, we would give into every temptation that crosses our path...

18 August 11 Achieving Good Nutrition During Ramadan

Achieving Good Nutrition During Ramadan Guest post for MyNetDiary by Nour El-Zibdeh, RD Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar during which Muslims fast by abstaining from all food and drink from dawn to sunset. The month lasts either 29 or 30 days.

16 August 11 Bacon – a love story

Bacon – a love story I love bacon. It tastes heavenly just pan-fried, baked or even microwaved. And it works beautifully in many recipes. It can turn a so-so recipe into something special. But it is also high in calories, saturated fat and sodium. So what is a bacon-loving but health conscious person...

11 August 11 Use Your Downtime as Head Start Toward Better Health

Use Your Downtime as Head Start Toward Better Health Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study that shows more than one out of every four people do nothing physically active during their free time - this means no walking, no biking, no outdoor chores and...

9 August 11 Peachy Keen Nutrition

Peachy Keen Nutrition August is peach season in Colorado. In another week or so, the annual peach festival arrives and all things peach will be celebrated and consumed. Colorado western slope peaches don't hit the markets until late July and August and I am starting to see a lot of them now.

11 August 11 Where There's a Pill There's a Plate: Finding Nutrition Naturally

Where There's a Pill There's a Plate: Finding Nutrition Naturally Certainly vitamin pills can be a convenient and quick way to ensure your body receives adequate doses of needed nutrients, but a cupboard full of vitamins should never be a substitute for a fridge drawer full of fresh vegetables.

2 August 11 Do You Track on Vacation?

Do You Track on Vacation? Sometimes I track food and exercise during vacation, and sometimes I don't. It depends upon how long I am gone for, the type of food environment I will be exposed to, and whether or not I will be able to exercise regularly. Portion Control I recently went on vacation to...

29 September 11 Cheating to Win: How it Can Work for Weight Loss

Cheating to Win: How it Can Work for Weight Loss How many of you have felt shame when sneaking a mid-morning doughnut at work or have been scolded by your diet partner for getting 2% milk in your latte instead of skim? Probably a lot of us have. This notion of shame, or guilt, can actually be self-destructive...

27 September 11 White Fruits & Veggies – Don't Knock ‘Em!

White Fruits & Veggies – Don't Knock ‘Em! If I had a nickel for every time a patient told me that they were told not to eat "white vegetables" I'd be rich. And to boot, I do not agree with that overly simplistic approach to picking fruits and vegetables.

22 September 11 Eggplant

Eggplant Local Colorado farmers still have eggplant – hurray! I'll eat any color, shape or variety of eggplant as long as it still has a plump firmness. But beware – don't let eggplant languish on the counter or in the refrigerator. For best flavor and to avoid spoilage, use it right away.

19 September 11 The Liquid Culprit: Sugary Drink Consumption Stats Released

The Liquid Culprit: Sugary Drink Consumption Stats Released The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released America's ‘ report card ' for sugary drink consumption, and sufficed to say we need study harder. The CDC found that half the population age 2 and older drink a sugary beverage...

15 September 11 Food Intolerance or Food Allergy?

Food Intolerance or Food Allergy? In today's advanced world of science we've been able to grow our knowledge in what makes up our food. Many more people now pay attention to ingredients like gluten, caffeine and dairy. It wasn't always the case, but through good science, good food and good health, people...

13 September 11 Life's Simple 7

Life's Simple 7 Most of us will die from heart disease before anything else has chance to kill us. The American Heart Association has a hit list for lowering your chances of getting a heart attack or stroke: 1. Get active. 2. Eat better. 3. Lose weight.

8 September 11 Spot Reducing: Myth or My Goal?

Spot Reducing: Myth or My Goal? Spot reducing is a belief that you can target fat loss areas and slim down specific parts of the body. Included in this belief is that by doing hundreds of sit-ups you can reduce belly fat. Spot reduction is a favorite "promise" of many gimmicked weight loss drugs or...

6 September 11 Tomatoes – Get ‘em Fresh & Local While You Can

Tomatoes – Get ‘em Fresh & Local While You Can Few summer veggies or fruits grab my attention like a sun-ripened, freshly picked tomato. There is such a range of flavors in the different breeds of tomatoes – sweet, sour, bitter and umami . Ugly or pretty, yellow, orange, purplish, or red,...

2 September 11 From Labor Day to Tailgating, Keep It Healthy All Season Long

From Labor Day to Tailgating, Keep It Healthy All Season Long As Labor Day approaches this weekend, it's one last chance to light up the barbecue, gather some friends and prepare some fantastic foods. For some of us, Labor Day is also an opportunity to perfect our grilling technique so we can be efficient...

27 October 11 Healthy Proteins on a Budget

Healthy Proteins on a Budget Healthy eating is possible on a tight budget! You don't have to be a college student to benefit from cost-saving tips either. Here are three basic tips for cutting costs while still choosing nutritious protein foods (that is, your main entrée foods): choose less processed...

25 October 11 ‘Exergaming' Away Those Extra Pounds

‘Exergaming' Away Those Extra Pounds As cooler weather creeps across the country, now becomes the time when some of us look for ways to exercise under a roof instead of in the blustery fall winds. We may start taking a few extra classes at the gym (or join a gym!

20 October 11 What behaviors are making you gain weight?

What behaviors are making you gain weight? Most of us know that weight control boils down to calories intake vs. calories expended. If you consume more calories than you burn, then you will gain weight. But it is also helpful to know what lifestyle factors or specific behaviors are associated with weight...

18 October 11 Do We Have a Contender? Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate Challenges USDA's MyPlate

Do We Have a Contender? Harvard's Healthy Eating Plate Challenges USDA's MyPlate In an interesting move, the Harvard School of Public Health announced last month that it has its own Healthy Eating Plate in direct response to the USDA's new and " too simple " MyPlate guidelines

13 October 11 Can Specific Foods & Drinks Make Us Gain Weight?

Can Specific Foods & Drinks Make Us Gain Weight? In June of 2011, The New England Journal of Medicine published a very interesting article on dietary and lifestyle factors associated with long term weight gain in men and women living in the United States.

11 October 11 Chew More, Eat Less, Weigh Less?

Chew More, Eat Less, Weigh Less? Two studies were published this year on mastication and its relationship to how much we eat. Mastication is the process by which we use our teeth to crush and grind food. It is also the first step of digestion and what allows enzymes to break down our food more efficiently...

7 October 11 Two Foods You Can Make at Home: Yogurt and (Healthy) Fruit Roll-ups

Two Foods You Can Make at Home: Yogurt and (Healthy) Fruit Roll-ups Earlier this week we posted an article chocked full of great snack ideas pulled from the MyNetDiary Community Forum . We hope you found it helpful and tasty. Our members provided many good options for low calorie snacks.

4 October 11 Snack Ideas from MyNetDiary Members

Snack Ideas from MyNetDiary Members For the past 2.5 years, subscribers have shared their ideas for calories-controlled snacks on MyNetDiary's Community Forum . For those of you who are unaware of the Forum or don't have time to browse older posts, you might find these snack ideas helpful.

29 November 11 Running the Holiday Gauntlet

Running the Holiday Gauntlet Here we are again – in the middle of that magical time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day - the holiday gauntlet. It is a time for holiday cheer, festivities, parties, gift giving, and calories. As I recommended in last year's post , consider a sane approach during...

22 November 11 Hey! Where Ya Going with Those Turkey Bones?

Hey! Where Ya Going with Those Turkey Bones? Thanksgiving Day is almost here. Hurray! I hope you will be sharing a joyous meal with friends and family. This blog is dedicated to a few of my favorite post-holiday turkey dishes. First and foremost, hang on to your turkey bones!

17 November 11 Control Calories on Thanksgiving Day?

Control Calories on Thanksgiving Day? I believe that Thanksgiving Day is a day to enjoy with others. I hope that those of you trying to lose weight will not punish yourself by forcing a calories deficit on a day reserved for being thankful for food and sharing it with others.

15 November 11 Chained to Your Desk? It Could be Harming Your Health

Chained to Your Desk? It Could be Harming Your Health The American Cancer Society concluded after a 14-year study that Americans who sit for six or more hours a day increase their chance of early death by 37% than those who sit for less than three hours a day.

10 November 11 What Really Contributes to Weight Gain - Some Surprising Stats

What Really Contributes to Weight Gain - Some Surprising Stats Weight gain comes in many forms. Yes, each pound literally comes from consuming 3,500 calories above your RDI (recommended daily intake), which is based on your height, current weight and activity level.

8 November 11 Healthier Bread on a Budget

Healthier Bread on a Budget We are creatures of habit. Most of us buy bread because we assume we don't have the time or skill to make our own. But you don't need to be a professional baker to make good whole grain bread. All you need is patience while you experiment with recipes to find one you like...

3 November 11 How to Love Your Food

How to Love Your Food Whether you eat to live or live to eat, food is an important part of our daily lives. We experience food three to six times a day (although we likely think about it 100 times a day!), so it would be fair to say that we have a relationship, if not friendship, with food.

1 November 11 Diabetes – Get Tested!

Diabetes – Get Tested! November is American Diabetes Month . I work as a diabetes educator and I am always surprised when patients are shocked that they have developed diabetes. We pretty much load the odds against us with a lifestyle that almost guarantees development of Type 2 diabetes : being overweight...

30 December 11 MyNetDiary's Top 11 Blog Posts in 2011

MyNetDiary's Top 11 Blog Posts in 2011 It's the day before we all make our next year's resolutions and the perfect time to sit back and reflect on a few highlights from 2011. The team at MyNetDiary pondered over our blog and pulled out the top 11 posts from 2011.

23 December 11 Happy Holidays from MyNetDiary!

Happy Holidays from MyNetDiary! The MyNetDiary team would like to extend a warm and thankful “Happy Holidays” to all our members out there. We know you worked hard this year on your goal, and we’re proud to have helped in the ways we do.

20 December 11 Airplane Snack Packs & Other Myths

Airplane Snack Packs & Other Myths My last flight involved a ridiculous sprint from one end of a terminal to another in order to make my final connection. Although I arrived at the gate just in time before closing, I was starving by the time I plopped into my seat.

23 December 11 Happy Holidays from MyNetDiary!

Happy Holidays from MyNetDiary! The MyNetDiary team would like to extend a warm and thankful “Happy Holidays” to all our members out there. We know you worked hard this year on your goal, and we’re proud to have helped in the ways we do.

15 December 11 The ‘Skinny' on Protein Powders

The ‘Skinny' on Protein Powders On Tuesday we posted an article on meal replacements and how they can be used to lose weight. Another recent study we found looked specifically at protein powders, so we thought we would share some of the highlights of this study since many people have questions about...

13 December 11 Meal Replacements at Lunch Can Help You Lose Weight

Meal Replacements at Lunch Can Help You Lose Weight I just read an interesting study about how meal replacements at lunch can promote gradual weight loss. Levitsky & Pacanowski published their nifty study in the peer reviewed journal Appetite : "Losing weight without dieting.

8 December 11 Are Our Words Contributing to Our Obesity?

Are Our Words Contributing to Our Obesity? How Our Language and Social Status Influence What we Eat Ever hear of statements like "fit for a king" or "breakfast of champions"? For a long time in our history we have equated portion size with social status, and we have promoted an image that "more is better."...

6 December 11 Yes, Soup for You!

Yes, Soup for You! It is really cold outside and all I want for dinner is a nice bowl of hot soup. Will that work within a healthy, calories controlled meal plan? Yes! Soup can be very nutritious, healthful, and economical - especially if made from scratch.

1 December 11 How to Not Overeat During the Holidays

How to Not Overeat During the Holidays The holidays are a time of friendship, family, travel and food (lots of food). But being around tables of sweets and gallons of egg nog doesn't mean we have to give in to temptation or delirium and devour everything we see.


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