My Diet Plan: A Check In

This morning I stumbled on a diet website that’s almost exactly the plan I’m following: The DIY Diet. I have to say, I really hate diets like Atkins and South Beach. They’re just too “diet-y.” Weight Watchers is doing a promotion right now for how WW isn’t really a diet, and that’s what I’m striving for: to eat well but not have to eat large quantities of odd things or be deprived of my favorite things. As you may be {Read More}

Are You Unintentionally Sabotaging Your Diet?

One of the hardest things when you’re first starting to try to lose weight is actually realizing your diet and exercise mistakes. Last year was when I started learning how to cook, and I thought the pounds would just melt away if I cooked for myself instead of eating out all the time. I went for about three months without touching fast food! I was never really a fast food junkie, but I drove by a zillion McDonalds and Long {Read More}

Nutrition Info on Receipts?

A few days ago, I posted about nutrition information on your beer. But what about nutrition information on your receipt? FitSugar had an interesting link today to Nutricate, company that makes software to print nutrition information right on your receipt at fast food restaurants. On their website, they say, “At Nutricate, we believe in the familiar saying, Knowledge is Power. We believe that education helps people make decisions, which are best for their lifestyles.” In their FAQ for foodservice professionals, {Read More}

Exploring the Dangers of Running

Today’s post is going to be a bit more serious than usual. Diet Blog had an article today called Why Do Healthy Athletes Die of Heart Attacks? This is a topic that’s a bit hard-hitting for me. I’m sure a lot of you in the running community heard about the guy who died at the Chicago Marathon (due to heat stroke, I believe). If you were really watching the news, you would have heard that another runner died the same {Read More}

Nutrition and Alcohol (Yes, I put those two words in the same title)

So, I broke my own advice and opened another tab last night. Bad, bad, bad. This bar had Woodchuck Cider, which is one of my favorites, but was on tap – so I got pint glasses (16 oz) instead of bottles (12 oz). As we all know thanks to Mindless Eating (if you haven’t read it, you MUST – I will post a review in the upcoming days that explains more), bigger serving sizes meant I drank more. A lot {Read More}