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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7 Reasons Why You Should Not Do a Cleansing Fast

The master cleanse, juice fasting, detoxing, or juice cleansing. No matter what trendy term you apply to it, these weight loss fads are not the amazing way to lose weight and detox or purify yourself that bloggers describe them to be. Your body is perfectly capable of losing weight and […]

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Biggest Losers are not Best Losers

Recent media coverage of a new study of contestants on NBC’s reality television show The Biggest Loser, published in the journal Obesity, raises serious concerns about drawing conclusions from a single study of 14 individuals, no matter how dramatic the results may be. The study tracked the lives of contestants […]

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What is Healthy Weight Loss?

Here at iDiet, we use phrases such as “healthy weight loss” and “maximum healthy rate” of weight loss. So what does that really mean? Let’s dive deeper.

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Congratulations Karen!

I started following the iDiet plan and I liked the idea that it’s important not to feel hungry while dieting. My whole family is loving the iDiet because the recipes are so delicious.

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Bread. To eat or not to eat, that is the question.

sliced whole-grain bread

sliced whole-grain bread

How to use the best high-fiber breads for weight control. Now that Oprah has bought 10% of Weight Watchers and is appearing in TV ads saying she is losing weight while eating the bread she loves, it is timely to re-examine what we know about bread and weight management. What […]

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Dieting Beyond the Calorie

Did you know a calorie is not always a calorie once it enters the body? The calorie is a measurement of a unit of energy — the energy contained in food. And it’s at the heart of every weight loss strategy. Most people think of the calorie as an absolute […]

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New Year iDiet Book $1.99 Special

The I Diet book (iDiet)

The I Diet book (iDiet)

Have you ever noticed how many diet books go on sale in January? And also how many end up in the bargain bins by March? Well, this groundbreaking book by Dr. Roberts, based on 20 years of clinical research, has been in continuous print since it was first published in […]

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Food Shaming is Not Helpful

How to Help a Dieter - 3 tips

How to Help a Dieter - 3 tips

The recent media attention on “fat-shaming” is fantastic — it is terrible that anyone should be made to feel badly for failing to match an unrealistic standard. Now it is time to give the same support and respect to those who are eating carefully because they are trying to lose […]

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