Winning the Dieting and Weight Loss Battle

Welcome to Dieting Tips, Etc.! If you want to lose weight the healthy way, you've come to the right place.

So how is Dieting Tips, Etc. different from all of the other gazillion weight-loss blogs on the Web? Well, first of all Dieting Tips, Etc. doesn't just give you the sole perspective of one single person.

There are three of us here, all with different life stories and all with VERY different weight-loss experiences. I'll introduce us in a moment.

Another huge difference between Dieting Tips, Etc. and other weight loss columns, blogs, articles and advice is that we take the "admittedly human" approach to weight loss.

What's the "admittedly human" approach to dieting?

It starts by recognizing that everyone "cheats" on their diets. Unfortunately, many of the "experts" in the diet world look upon cheating as if it were a mortal sin - one that you'll never recover from. Come on! Get real! We ALL cheat on our diets, and what matters is what you do AFTER your slipup.

Many people think it's all over the moment they stray from their diet plan and they throw the entire effort out the door. Smart people, however, realize that we're all human and we are going to succumb to temptation once in a while -- and they get right back on the horse after they topple off.

The act of jumping right back on the weight-loss horse is the "admittedly human" approach. You admit you made a mistake, and then you move beyond it and go back to your healthier ways.

OK, now let me introduce you to our "admittedly human" dieting team:

I'm Jennifer Anderson. I was never exactly skinny during my childhood, but after I had kids a thin person could stand behind me and you wouldn't even have known they were there! For some reason, pregnancy just seems to act as a weight magnet for me.

After getting sick and tired of my three-year-old asking me why I was fat (out of the mouths of babes...), I decided to take matters into my own hands and I began to research literally every weight loss method, plan and product out there.

In the process, I learned what works and what doesn't, and I now know what's healthy and what's not. If there's one thing I love more than the new and improved me, it's helping other people achieve their weight loss goals. That's why I became a member of the Dieting Tips, Etc. team.

You'll also meet J.D. Stevens during your adventures. J.D. was the ideal athlete in high school. As he grew older a high caloric intake and a sedentary lifestyle led to serious weight gain. He started packing on the pounds until he was literally morbidly obese.

J.D. knew things were getting out of hand, but it really didn't concern him too much -- until his doctor told him he was putting his life at risk. That's when J.D. decided to take action.

J.D. did a 180 turnaround. He exercised every day and ate healthy. Sure, he skipped a day of exercise every now and then and he did eat the occasional "sweet" but J.D. worked through it and he is now back to his ideal weight. J.D. learned a lot during the weight-loss process and he loves sharing his knowledge with other people working on weight loss goals.

Our third team member is Sarah Hendricks. When Sarah's scale hit the 180-pound mark, she decided she'd had enough. According to her doctor, Sarah's ideal weight is 125 pounds. Sarah was 55 pounds overweight.

Sarah worked hard to lose weight, and she's still working towards her goal of 55 pounds. She's already down to 155 pounds, with thirty pounds to go. She's almost halfway there! Sarah knows how important encouragement is and she loves telling uplifting stories and motivating people who really want to take off the extra pounds.

So that sums us up and what we're here to accomplish. Get ready to get thin and get healthy -- we're going to be with you every step of the way.

August 29, 2007

Have You Tried Nutrisystem?

How Nutrisystem Simplifies Dieting

If you’re familiar with the world of dieting, you know there is no shortage of commercially prepared meals available to you. Nutrisystem is one of the most popular meal programs when it comes to dieting, but is it everything it’s cracked up to be? If you’ve been considering Nutrisystem, or a program like it, we have some information you may be interested in.

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August 20, 2007

Can You Enjoy Juice on a Diet?

Juice is Not a Diet Enemy

If you’re on a diet, you might be wondering whether or not fruit juice is a good option or what type of juice you should be consuming. Contrary to what some have heard, while it’s true that fruit juice has more calories than many dieters realize, it can still be a healthy option for satisfying a sweet tooth when you’re on a diet.

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August 14, 2007

Is Hypothyroidism Contributing To Your Weight Problems?

What is Hypothyroidism?

Do you know what hypothyroidism has to do with weight gain? Knowing why you are overweight is an important aspect of gaining control of your weight issues. Hypothyroidism is an often misunderstood condition, particularly for how it relates to weight issues. If you can’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard you try, you may suffer from this condition.

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July 30, 2007

Should You Skip the Gym and Head to the Local Coffee Shop?

Caffeine and Weight Loss

Is it really dangerous to rely on caffeine or other stimulants to aid weight loss? For most people, there is probably nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee in the morning, but you shouldn’t be relying on coffee or increasing your caffeine consumption under the misguided impression that it will help you lose weight.

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July 24, 2007

Do You Eat These Healthy Foods?

Healthy Foods Every Diet Should Include

Regardless of how much weight you need to lose (or lack thereof) there’s much to be said about including healthy foods in your diet. Food is our fuel, and the proper fuel can mean the difference between good or poor health. Below you’ll learn about three healthy foods that almost everyone should consider incorporating into their regular diet.

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July 16, 2007

Tips for Bread Lovers on a Diet

Does Your Diet Need to Exclude Bread?

Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all bread, but you should opt for healthier choices. There are so many bread options available at the supermarket, how do you tell the good from the bad? We’ve got some tips to help you decide.

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July 4, 2007

The Truth about the Fruit Diet

Is the Fruit Diet Right For You?

I’m sure you’ve heard the word vegetarian many times in your life, but have you ever heard the word fruititarian? Believe it or not, the fruit diet has become an increasingly popular way to lose weight. But does it really live up to the hype? We have the answers…

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June 30, 2007

Diet Tips That Work for Everyone

Diet Changes That Everyone Should Make

Cleaning up your diet is not an all-or-none proposition. Just because you aren’t ready to (or don’t need to) follow a strict weight-loss diet does not mean you can’t make some minor changes and improve your diet. Below you’ll find some helpful suggestions you can implement to get you eating a bit healthier for overall good health.

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June 22, 2007

Can Dieters Live Dairy-Free?

Dieters Can Indeed Skip the Moo Juice

Some dieters are interested in alternatives to traditional dairy products when they’re on a diet, but they don’t know where to find them. If you’re like some dieters and want to reduce or eliminate your dairy intake without sacrificing the benefits of dairy foods, we have the answers you’ve been looking for.

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June 14, 2007

Should Partners in a Relationship Diet Together?

Why Two on a Diet Can Be Better Than One

If you live with a significant other and you go on a diet when they don’t, you may find it to be an awful struggle. While you are trying to curb your appetite, you partner is chomping down cheese steaks and eating cookies with whole milk. Many couples living together face this problem at some point in their lives. If you’re one of them, we’ve got some diet suggestions that will help.

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Have You Tried Nutrisystem?

Can You Enjoy Juice on a Diet?

Is Hypothyroidism Contributing To Your Weight Problems?

Should You Skip the Gym and Head to the Local Coffee Shop?

Do You Eat These Healthy Foods?

Tips for Bread Lovers on a Diet

The Truth about the Fruit Diet

Diet Tips That Work for Everyone

Can Dieters Live Dairy-Free?

Should Partners in a Relationship Diet Together?

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