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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Celery for Thanksgiving?

Enjoying food traditions such as Thanksgiving meals get us thinking about how food traditions change over time. Did you know that 100 years ago, celery used to be considered a luxury food, reserved for special occasions? Originally an early winter vegetable, it was commonly used as a palate cleanser between courses […]

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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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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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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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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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