Whole grains for a longer life and lower weight (New studies)

For years, nutrition experts have been describing the health benefits of avoiding refined grains in your diet and eating more whole grains. But a new study definitively shows the weight-related benefit of whole-grain consumption. Health benefits You may already know that whole grains have more dietary fiber, and nutrients such […]

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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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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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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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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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