Surviving Thanksgiving — With Science

We’ve passed through the gate of Halloween and entered the zone of the Winter holidays! This can mean lots of celebration food, and associated weight gain. So let’s talk about that. One way to avoid some of the usual holiday weight is to avoid eating “holiday meals” other than on […]

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iDiet’s Curated Weight Loss News for October

Here is the real diet and nutrition news we found most interesting this month. So many blogs try to lure your clicks with recycled “news”. We strive to share only valid and responsible weight loss journalism. The 8 health habits experts say you need in your 20s iDiet’s founder, Dr. […]

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Why your fitness tracker may not be your friend

A large-scale weight loss study, just published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, raises questions about how fitness trackers influence weight loss and eating behavior. It found that over a 24 month period, people who did NOT use a fitness tracker lost nearly TWICE as much weight […]

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iDiet shines a spotlight on weight loss news

The diet news that’s worth your time The news is always full of weight loss and health headlines, but have you noticed many of them are more click-bait than serious journalism? We’ve sorted through recent headlines that caught our attention, and summarized some of the more responsible and well-researched stories […]

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The science of weight loss

Whether your metabolism is slow or fast, you can lose weight if you know what to do. People often talk about the speed of their metabolism, but do you know what “metabolism" really means? Metabolism Explained About 70% of the calories you burn each day go toward merely keeping you [...]
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Lose Weight at Work

As reported today on NPR, 60% of employees at companies with wellness programs fail to take advantage of them. iDiet provides weight loss groups to Fortune 500 companies, small companies, and some of the countries most prestigious universities. We’d be happy to offer weight loss services to your employer too. […]

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Why (Most) Diets Fail

Let’s face it. If the big-name diet plans worked, everyone would already be thin and they’d all be out of business by now. 🙂  Clearly, something isn’t working. The sad fact is, most diets fail, and they can fail you two basic ways: In the short term, and in the […]

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How to prepare for successful weight loss

Whether your weight loss concern is belly fat, aching knees, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, or feeling better in your clothes, you can start to see progress before you ever begin counting calories or measuring your portions. Just make simple changes and swaps to ease your transition from super-sized to super-slim.

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Illegitimi non carborundum

During this week of national sorrow, we acknowledge the challenge that stress can cause in a weight loss plan. Food is often a short-term —  but ultimately unhelpful — solution in times of stress or sorrow. When the world feels out of control, we can reach for the illusion of comfort and control by […]

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Dr Susan Roberts awarded the 2016 W.O. Atwater Lectureship

Dr Susan Roberts receiving W.O. Atwater Award San Diego CA 2016

Dr Susan Roberts receiving W.O. Atwater Award San Diego CA 2016

Dr. Susan Roberts, iDiet author, received the W.O. Atwater Lectureship award at the national nutrition conference in San Diego CA. This is an annual award recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of nutrition, nominated by her colleagues across the nation. At the award presentation, Dr. Roberts gave a lecture to […]

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