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.

Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 3.48.42 PMWhen you’re on the go, you don’t have time for an energy slump! Head off the standard afternoon crash with a sweet, nutrient-dense bite of energy. It’ll keep you moving and on schedule. Head over to Smart Balance for the recipe!


Fix n’ Forget Sloppy Joes

udis sloppy joeThis September is all about saving time, planning ahead and getting back on schedule. Start it off on the right (and delicious) food with this recipe from Udi’s, for a no-fuss slow-cooker dinner the whole family will approve of.


High-Protein Snacks You and Your Kids Will Love

aug30After a long day at school, my children usually need an energy boost to hold them over until dinnertime. And honestly, a little pick-me-up that doesn’t play see-saw with my blood sugar levels helps get me through an afternoon slump, too. If you’re tempted to raid the office vending machine around 3 or 4, or you find that the fridge


Healthy Lunches for You and Your Little Ones

aug23It’s back to school time again! With my daughter about to start kindergarten, I’m experiencing the excitement and anxiety of a new school year for the first time. One thing I’m not worrying about is my daughter’s eating habits. We’re packing her creative, tasty and fun lunches that she’ll not only enjoy eating but are good for her. Don’t think


Cherry Berry Crumble Pie

Screen Shot 2015-08-14 at 10.30.50 PM  Sweet, tangy, crumbly. This is the perfect summer pie. Great for a potluck take-along, picnic—or just a Tuesday night. Grab the recipe from our friends at Smart Balance!


Grilled Buffalo Tofu Po’ Boy

poboyWho says tofu has to be bland? The tofu in this po’ boy is grilled and marinated in delicious buffalo sauce. It’s a combo so flavorful, you’ll never miss the meat. Plus—it’s a cinch to make! Check out the recipe over at Earth Balance!


Bring Back Healthy Family Dinners

aug23To make room for all of life’s priorities—after-school activities, sporting events, homework, errands—family dinner is often one of the first things to go. A warm and wholesome meal around the table gets traded in for leftovers nuked in the…