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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The Skinny on Fat, Part 1: Moderation is Sexy

Yet another article, this one in the New York Times, weighed in this week on the war over carbs and fats, and appeared to come out strongly favoring high-fat. Here is my take on this issue from my perspective as a weight regulation expert. The article also talked about the […]

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Congratulations Kara!

“iDiet has been one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself in my entire life! After 2 years of struggling to just lose 25 pounds through exercise and traditional diets, the iDiet lifestyle (I still refuse to call it a diet, it’s a lifestyle) has helped me […]

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This is Not a Healthy Growth Curve

The most recent CDC numbers are depressing, showing an astronomical 75% of men and 67% of women currently struggling with their weight. Just when we think it can’t get any worse, it does. The figures break out to show nearly 40 percent of men and nearly 30 percent of women […]

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Dr Roberts on juice cleanses and fasting (Part 3 in a series)

Desperation makes us susceptible to desperate measures, which brings us finally to the topic of juice cleanses and modified fasts. Begin Soapbox 😉 I’m sorry for ranting here, but of all the unfortunate concepts that greedy weight loss companies have dreamed up to tempt us into spending money unnecessarily, juice […]

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Legumes aren’t paleo, but they’re good for you anyway

Sometimes the sheerest nonsense is put out about what foods are healthy versus unhealthy. Into that category I would now firmly put the strange and incorrect notion that legumes are unhealthy. This horribly unhelpful ‘advice’ appears to have originated with the Paleo fad (I sincerely hope it is a fad). […]

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