Low-Fat Diet Library

The articles below discuss Nutrition, Weight Control, Diabetes and provide valuable tips on using MyNetDiary apps for losing weight healthily.

Getting Started

Low-fat eating plan
Starting a low-fat eating plan? 6 steps for success.

Whether you are following a low-fat diet for weight loss or health reasons, MyNetDiary is here to help. Follow these steps to maximize your success.

Dietary fats
Dietary fats

Learn about different types of fats and how to make healthier food choices.

Meal plan template for weight loss
Plate method for meal planning

Try this fool-proof method for limiting extra fats and calories.

Is your food always bland? You may be missing the trick with these spices and herbs!
Say no to bland food!

Try these tips for cooking with herbs and spices.

How to make healthy food
How to make healthy home-cooking easier

Set up your kitchen for success!

Planning Weight, Calories & Nutrients

Planning weight & calories
Planning weight & calories

Discover how calories planning works at MyNetDiary to help you reach your weight goal.

Planning your nutrient needs
Planning your nutrient needs

Learn where the recommended macronutrient, vitamin, and mineral goals come from and how to change them if needed.

Basics of Tracking

Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise
Why Use a Diary To Track Diet and Exercise

This article discusses the many benefits of keeping a food diary.

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Measuring and estimating portion sizes

Practical tips on portion control, including how to measure and estimate portion size.

4 Tips for Searching & Finding Basic Food Items
4 Tips for Searching & Finding Basic Food Items

MyNetDiary has many basic or generic food items but they might be a little tricky to find until our naming convention is updated this year. In the meantime, read this post for tips on how to find basic foods such as fruit, veggies, meats, fish/seafood, poultry, and raw vs. cooked grains and pasta.

Sharing recipes
Tips for entering, editing, and sharing recipes in MyNetDiary

Get the most out of using MyNetDiary's recipe feature - learn how to enter, edit, and share your recipes like a pro! These tips are helpful for new and experienced users alike. Read this post even if you think you know how to enter recipes.

Import recipes
Import recipes to your MyNetDiary account for easy and accurate tracking

Do you love to cook but have little time to enter all the recipe ingredients for tracking? MyNetDiary makes it quick and easy to import recipes from the web.

Weight Loss & Maintenance

4 Tips for Choosing a Weight Loss Diet That Works for You
4 Tips for Choosing a Weight Loss Diet That Works for You

Tips on how to select a diet that is safe and works well for you.

Hidden Cues To Eating
Hidden Cues To Eating

Learn what drives us to overeat and what you can do about it.

Why am I Not Losing Weight?
Why am I Not Losing Weight?

This article explains why you might have stopped losing weight and offers tips for breaking the plateau.

Weight Loss Maintenance
Weight Loss Maintenance

Congratulations, you have achieved your weight goal! Now what do you do?

Nutrition Basics

Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber
Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber

This article describes what carbohydrates are and how to make healthier carb choices.

The benefits of eating protein
The benefits of eating protein

Learn about animal and plant sources of protein and how to make smart choices if you are trying to lose weight.

Foods to Meet Nutrient Needs
Foods to Meet Nutrient Needs

This article describes how our nutrient needs are met by food choices.

Water - We Need It!
Water - We Need It!

Why we need water, how much we need, and how to track it.

Healthy Eating & Exercise

What is the Food Grade?
What is the Food Grade?

This article explains what it is and how to use it to make healthier food choices.

Create your own workout plan
How to create your own workout plan from scratch

A complete guide on how to create your own workout plan from scratch (no expensive trainer required)

Diabetes Articles

MyNetDiary provides online tools for tracking blood glucose, insulin, and medications, as well as a special Diabetes Tracker mobile app for iPhone and for Android that can sync with the website. The following two articles provide background information on diabetes, and an overview of tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary — how to get the most out of it.

Diabetes Basics
Diabetes Basics

Describes the basics of healthy eating and carb goals for people with diabetes. This article is also helpful for people with prediabetes.

Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary
Tracking Diabetes with MyNetDiary

Overview, tips, and recommendations for tracking diabetes with MyNetDiary.

Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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