Healthy Weight Loss Blog

  • Donna Johnson-Roberts

    So I;m starting my plan today. Is this the place to journal?

    • Pattig

      Hi Donna,
      There is a place to keep your private journal. If you go to My Best Life and under that heading you will see Journal Entry .
      Good Luck on your journey!

  • Lyla

    I am starting my new life today. I will need lots of help because I have tried lots of other things in the past and have lost weight but gained it back plus more. I am morbidly obese and a prime candidate for a stroke or heart attack. I want to feel better and be able to play with my grandkids. Any help is appreciated.

    • DianeInMontana

      I’ve been off and on The Best Life since 2008. This is one of the best programs for long term weight loss. You are doing the right thing Lyla. Remember that if you can stick to it most days, you will benefit. I’ve lost 40-50 pounds (depending on the day/time of year) and I have kept it off. This, from one who has fluctuated all of her life. I’m 50 years old and did my first triathlon 2 years ago. Now I’m training for a 1/2 Ironman! I’m back to the best life because I’d like to take off about 15 more pounds for this race. Before 2 years ago, I had never run….never! Well that was unless I was being chased. Lyla, you got this! just commit and get the job done. When you have good days, recognize those. When you have bad days, own those. But, always get back on the horse All the best in your weight loss. I won’t say good luck, because it’s not about luck. It’s about being present with your goals. every day and executing your plan, every day.

    • SWDOTB

      Like DianeInMontana, I used the Best Life plan and lost 90 pounds back in 2007. I have kept most of the weight off. I am 58 years old and back on Best Life menus. In the month of January, by following the food plans and moving more, I lost 8.7 pounds. This food plan works for me. I am writing to encourage you to put the key elements into play, the things that you know hep you to succeed. Try to let go of any thoughts that get in your way of feeling better. Keep focusing on what you want, I applaud you for wanting to feel better, I love my grandchildren too. Wishing you strength and determination.

Chicken Taco Soup

We’re pleased to inform you: Soup season has begun. This intensely flavorful (and gluten-free!) recipe is exactly what you want on a crisp, cool fall day. And it’s perfect for making in big batches so you’ll have some for you and the family all week. Head over to Udi’s for the fabulous recipe!


The Easiest Way to Tame Treats: Plan for Them!

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6 Healthy Ways to Welcome Fall

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Plant-Based Chick’n Pot Pies

eb pot pieThis plant-powered comfort food takes a little extra time than your average meal—but is totally worth it. It’s so rich, creamy and flavorful, you’ll never miss the meat. And with the addition of tofu, it’s just as nutritive and filling! Head over to Earth Balance for the recipe!


Indulgent & Intelligent Peanut Butter Milkshake

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 3.49.19 PMNo healthy diet is complete without a little bit of smart indulgence. By allowing yourself the things you love in controlled amounts—in combination with healthy ingredients—you can stay on track with your weight loss goals without the guilty feeling like you’ve cheated. This sweet treat falls neatly into that category. Because who doesn’t love a good peanut butter milkshake?