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Best Of Diets In Review: A Look Back at the Last 7 Years of Posts

Time flies when you’re typing furiously! (And having fun!) Can you believe it’s been 7 years since DietsInReview.com first launched? In that span of time we’ve posted over 9,000 blog entries, thousands of diet reviews, and hundreds of recipes. We’ve attended tapings of shows like The Biggest Loser, worked out with top trainers, kept an eye on trends like calorie restriction, and gotten completely hooked on foods that we can clearly remember not knowing how to pronounce. (Quinn-O-Ah? Quinn-wah? Keen-wah?)

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We’ve seen and done so much in the last 7 years, but the real reason we keep going is because of you guys, our readers who inspire us to search for and share interesting stories on health and wellness each and every day. We love your commitment to healthy living and appreciate your coming to us for diet, exercise, and health advice.

As a celebration of our 7th year, we’d like to share with you our top 7 stories of all time—the headlines that grabbed your attention the day they were written and continue to be our most widely searched and read articles on the site. Here, in no particular order, 7 crowd-pleasers we’ll never tire of reading:


Join DietsInReview.com’s Circle on Google+

You obviously already know to find us on our blog.

You probably like us on Facebook.

You may even follow us on Twitter.

But have you circled us on Google+?

Well, it’s the cool new thing to do, like quinoa, kale and chia seeds. Only you can’t eat it.

Will it make you healthier? It will attempt to. Only you can truly do that. But with our hottest stories, tips, and reviews streaming your way on Google+ you’ll never miss any of our best information that you can use to make healthier decisions. So in that six-degrees-of-separation, Kevin-Bacon-game sort of way, joining us on Google+ will make you healthier. (more…)

Breaking News: DIR Staff Takes a Day Off for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today, but we’re not here. Once a year our very talented, very hard working team takes a single day off to celebrate Christmas with their families. That day is upon us!

We often joke with concerned family and friends that the Internet doesn’t ever shut down, and neither do we.

We hope you, as well, find some time to stop and enjoy your family and friends during this harried and joyful time of year.

Indulge a little. Enjoy a lot.

Merry Christmas from all of us at DietsInReview!

17 Healthy Carbohydrates You Should be Eating

The 17 Day Diet seems to be all the rage these days. Created by Dr. Mike Moreno, the diet was recently featured on The Doctors and the Dr. Phil Show. To go along with this “17” craze, we’re featuring a list of 17 healthy carbs that you should be eating for overall health.  With so many healthy options, you’ll never fall into a food rut again!

1. Oatmeal. It may seem boring, but oatmeal is such a delicious and filling breakfast choice. With lots of fiber, five grams of protein, 27 grams of carbs, three grams of fat and only 150 calories, you get a lot of nutritional bang for your bite!

2. Barley. Also high in fiber, barley is great in soups, as a whole-grain side or even as a healthy rice replacement in risotto!


Best Gyms In Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the capitol of Oklahoma and is known for its top livestock market. Oklahoma City is the largest city in Oklahoma with a population of almost 600,000. The metropolitan area population is just over 1.2 million people and it is the eighth largest city in the nation by land area.

Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate and the average yearly temperature is around 60 degrees. Fitness in the midwest isn’t as booming as fitness on the coasts, but Oklahoma City does have plenty of elite exercise facilities. Check out the best gyms in Oklahoma City below!

Best Gyms in Oklahoma City:

  • Shape Fitness: With six premier locations, you have no excuse not to check out this amazing facility today. This facility offers state of the art fitness equipment, MMA (mixed-martial arts) training facility, open twenty-four hours a day, huge kids play area, and low monthly membership rates. Check out Shape Fitness today! (more…)

Preview Biggest Loser 10 with Alison Sweeney and Mark Koops [Audio Interview]

We’re less than two weeks away from the Biggest Loser 10 premiere. Given all the show has done for so many people and society on the whole, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve reached a milestone tenth season. In pre-season interviews, Bob Harper remarked that he always knew the show had legs because of how relatable it is (watch here), and to the contrary Jillian Michaels in her pre-season interview said that she never expected it to last (watch here).

There are a lot of people that are glad that (for once) Jillian was wrong. Two of those people would be host Alison Sweeney and executive producer Mark Koops.

We had a chance to speak with them as they prepare for the premiere. They talk to us about how the “pay it forward” theme will work not only in the first episode, but throughout the season. They also talk to us about the things they are most excited for us to see in the upcoming season, namely the change in structure to the show and a memorable visit to Camp Pendleton.

Listen now and then continue reading to learn more about the upcoming season.


Best Gyms In Denver

Denver is the capitol of Colorado, as well as the most populated city, with a population of over 610,000 people. It is known as ‘The Mile High City’ because of its mile high elevation. Denver’s climate consists of four distinct seasons that average around fifty degrees.

Denver is home to the largest airport by land mass in the United States with a grand total of fifty-three square miles of coverage. It is also home to the Denver Broncos (football), Colorado Rockies (baseball), Denver Nuggets (basketball), and the Colorado Avalanche (hockey). Denver is an extremely fit city due to the wide variety of outdoor activities, but for those who want to sweat inside, below are the best gyms that help keep the Denver population at their top fitness levels. (more…)

Weight Loss Success is Not Forgetting Where You Came From

Guest blogger Tony Posnanski is the author of The Anti-Jared. Tony struggled with weight loss his whole life until he realized he was not going to be fooled anymore. He has lost more than 200 pounds and maintained it for more than a year. Tony works out six days a week, eats better than before, and has a new outlook on things!

After losing a considerable amount of weight, I get a lot of questions about weight loss.

What should I eat?
How often should I work out?
What vitamins work the best?

Most people who have success with weight loss get asked these questions. People want to know: Is it easier than what they are doing now?

I never know the right answer. So many people lose weight so many ways. There are a bazillion diets and workout plans. Because I am a life-long dieter I know that the only perfect diet is the one you are successful at.

In fact, weight loss is like a snowflake – no two people lost weight the exact same way.

Sometimes that is not fair of me to not answer those questions. After losing over 200 pounds, I should have some sort of advice.

So here it is… (more…)

Caroline Manzo Drops 25 Pounds on an Old Fashioned Diet

Caroline Manzo DietCaroline Manzo has been looking pretty fabulous recently. Not only does she have a more fashionable hairstyle, she’s recently lost 25 pounds, according to the Huffington Post. The reality TV star of Real Housewives of New Jersey got her weight down the old fashioned way, by eating less and exercising more.

But Caroline isn’t into denying herself her favorite foods, she’s just been paying close attention to portion control. “I eat what I want. I just eat the bad things earlier on in the day,” she told People Magazine. “If I want pasta, I have it for lunch instead of for dinner. That’s all. If I want a piece of cheesecake, I have half instead of a whole.” She’s also cut down on liquid calories. “I stopped drinking soda and juice … [I drink] just one coffee a day and buckets and buckets and buckets of water.”


The Dangers of Water Bottles

Do you refill your water bottles and use them over and over? Well, it is definitely better for the earth to reuse water bottles, but what about your health?

There have been several studies done on the dangers of reusing plastic water bottles. According to the Canadian Bottled Water Association, bottles are made for single use and should be recycled after that use. The CBWA advises against reusing bottles or containers as a whole. (more…)

Best Gyms in Seattle

Seattle, Washington is a major seaport and the largest city in the Northwest. Known as the “Emerald City,” Seattle has a metropolitan population of more than four million. It’s also ranked as one of the most car congested cities in the United States. Besides the vehicular congestion, Seattle is actually an extremely health conscious city. Below is a list of the best gyms and health clubs in and around the Seattle area.

Best Gyms in Seattle:

  • Seattle Fitness – A state-of-the-art facility that offers top-notch personal training and a wide range of fitness classes. Memberships go for about $39 a month. (more…)