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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Congratulations to Tim: 80 lbs in 14 weeks

“The iDiet has really helped regain control of my future and I’m very thankful for the program that you have all put together.” Tim joined the iDiet 14 weeks ago. At the end of his 12-week Engage program, he had lost 70 pounds. That’s almost 6 pounds a week. Now […]

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Dr Roberts answers: How can I boost my low metabolism, and why can’t I lose weight in the places I want? (Part 2 of a series)

Welcome back to the second of a multi-part series that discusses common questions about weight control, what you can realistically expect, and the science behind the real answers. Although iDiet is a business, our roots are in research and we are committed to straight talk and honest solutions. Our iDieters […]

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Congratulations to Christine on her 100lb weight loss

Christine recently told us: “I’m thrilled… I can go shopping in regular stores… wear fancy shoes… but the most important thing is I’m cooking better for my kids. Your recipes are fantastic… I’m not the only one [in the house] that’s lost weight. “It gave me my life back.”  When […]

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Congratulations to Lindsay!

Congratulations to Lindsay, who lost 20 pounds in her first 8 weeks on iDiet, without hunger, and continues her healthy journey. Way to go Lindsay! Lindsay sent us this lovely note: “On this plan, you do not have to feel hungry or deprived.”  “I have tried everything to lose weight […]

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Dr Roberts Answers Diet Questions from a Scientific Perspective: Part 1

This is the first of an educational series that talks about some common misperceptions about weight control, what you can realistically expect when you diet, and the science behind the real answers. We have all seen the advertisements. A pound a day without hunger! 50 pounds achieved with these 3 […]

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Dr. Roberts on a Major Weight Loss Study

The publication Ann. Internal Medicine recently summarized results of commercial weight loss programs (the kind that advertise on TV and in magazines) compared to the options that doctors typically offer and are known to work poorly, such as educational pamphlets, a 3-session referral to a registered dietician, or meetings with […]

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Dr. Roberts on Bad Diet Supplements in the News

In the headlines this week, we saw an incredible exposure of one small area of the supplement industry published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis. The back story to this paper is that a couple of years ago the FDA found that weight loss supplements containing Acacia rigidula (a […]

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