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5-Week Holiday Survival Guide with $5000 in Prizes from The Best Life and DietsInReview

It’s as hard for us to believe as anyone else that “the holidays” officially kick off in just one week! We hope we aren’t the only ones already thinking about how to make this a healthful season where we spend more time giving thanks and less time feeling guilty.

We want to help ensure you have such a holiday season for yourself and your family. That’s why we’ve partnered with Bob Greene and team at The Best Life Diet for a five-week Holiday Survival Guide.

You’ll learn how to manage the craziest parts of the season – like overeating, stress, and fitting in a workout. If keeping you motivated weren’t enough, together we’re offering up more than $5,000 in prizes to help you end this year on a high note as you work on embracing all that lies ahead in 2013.

The Holiday Survival Guide kicks off on Tuesday, November 20 with a Twitter Party to get you in the spirit of this special event. Join us and the Best Life team for a one-hour event to introduce you to both of our social media teams, which will play an integral role in keeping participants motivated for five weeks.


Use #HolidayFit

Follow @TheBestLife and @DietsInReview

Start at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT on Nov. 20

You can officially sign-up to join The Holiday Survival Guide on Monday, November 19 at TheBestLife.com. Then, you’ll receive five emails each week through December focused on a different element of managing the season in a healthful way. Plus, find Facebook and Twitter posts each day to keep you on track. (more…)

Announcing Baker’s Dozen: Our First eCookbook with 13 Healthier Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Price Break! Now Get Baker’s Dozen for only 99 Cents!

If it’s not entirely apparent yet, we really love food! We love food that’s fresh, homemade, wholesome, and pretty. We love food that tastes really, really good.

So we put all of that in our little mixing bowl and whipped up our first e-cookbook, a collection of our 13 best breakfast and brunch recipes. The book’s called Baker’s Dozen and will tempt you with each turn of the page. You’ll have no excuse not to get in the kitchen and prepare a healthier morning meal!

Download Baker’s Dozen Here for just 99 Cents! You’ll receive a PDF file to use on your iPad, iPhone, laptop, or other digital devices, which makes it easier than ever to have your favorite recipes right in front of you in the kitchen.

Some of the Baker’s Dozen recipes are personal favorites, like Sweet Potato Hashbrowns and Blood Orange Mimosas. Some forced us to step outside our own comfort zones to create something truly unique and delicious, like the Fig and Honey Breakfast Quinoa or the Savory Asparagus Prosciutto Crepes. Of course, we had to include exciting new takes on classic breakfast fare with our Sunny Side Up Breakfast Sandwich, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes, and Mason Jar Omelets.

Beautifully appetizing photography adorns every page with approachable ingredient lists, clear and easy-to-follow instructions, and nutrition facts for each recipe, provided by CalorieCount.com. Plus, we tell the story behind each recipe so it feels like we’re enjoying a casual Saturday breakfast together as friends!

Get a taste of what’s inside Baker’s Dozen with a preview of our Apple Cinnamon Streusel Doughnuts. (more…)

Our 10,000th Facebook Fan Wins Free Wholly Guacamole for a Year!

We’re so close to 10,000 awesome fans on Facebook that we can taste it. And it tastes like guacamole! Wholly guacamole to be exact.

This weekend is National Guacamole Day (Sunday, September 16), and it seems like a perfectly good time to slide right in to 10,000 fans! Our good friends at Wholly Guacamole have made it even more enticing to come hang out with us on Facebook by offering a few delicious prizes.


Click Here to Like our Facebook page! It’s that simple. Click like and you’re in.


  • 10,000th Facebook fans gets a year’s worth of Wholly Guacamole. That is a lot of tasty guac ya’ll!
  • 3 random Facebook fans win coolers filled with guac. Shipped to your door!
  • 14 T-shirt winners. All prize pack winners receive DIR T-shirts, plus we’ll draw 10 other random T-shirt winners. (more…)

Tweet to Win a Vegan Starter Kit including The Lean Book

If you’re considering a vegan lifestyle, then we want to help you get started! This vegan prize pack includes many of author Kathy Freston’s favorite vegan things. At the top of the list is her new book The Lean, a 30-day weight loss plan that is supported by a vegan-only diet.


Your prize pack includes $95 worth of vegan goodies:

  • The Lean book
  • Sun-Dried Goji Berries
  • Vegetarian Hamburger Mix
  • Clif Vanilla Almond Builders Protein Bar
  • Bobo’s Oat Bars- Peanut Butter
  • UliMana Dark Cacao Truffles
  • Weinstein Books bag
  • DietsInReview.com T-Shirt

To Win: Follow us on Twitter AND Tweet this message:

I want to win the Kathy Freston #Vegan Prize @DietsInReview. Click to Join Me! http://flwr.it/WinVegan #DIRvegan

One winner will be announced Friday, August 31 at 12:00p.m. CST. (more…)

Name a Pretty Muddy Obstacle and Win 2 Entries to a Pretty Muddy Race

Have we got a pretty good deal for you!

The newest 5K to join the fun run scene is Pretty Muddy, a women-only race that kicks off a six-city tour in Chicago on September 15.

With many hurdles dotting the landscape of this three-mile obstacle course, each takes on a different personality and offers a new challenge to the women up to their ears in mud. And DietsInReview.com readers get an exclusive opportunity to name one of these obstacles!

The Pretty Muddy Obstacle Naming contest goes like this:

1. Visit and like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/DietsInReview

2. Post on our wall your idea for an obstacle name

3. Visit and like Pretty Muddy’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/PrettyMuddy to keep up with the latest race news

It’s seriously that simple! On August 24, we’ll announce on our Facebook page who had the winning entry. For the entire 2012 season, every woman who runs Pretty Muddy will go through an obstacle that YOU named! (more…)

Summer Foodie Twitter Party Planned with Cheryl Forberg for July 24

Put on your party hats and tie on your aprons because it’s time for a healthy foodie chat with our friend Cheryl Forberg, RD on Twitter!

We all know her best as the co-creator of the Biggest Loser diet and nutrition plan, which was awarded healthiest diet for diabetics earlier this year by US News. You may also be familiar with her to-die-for recipes in Flavor First. Or, you may just be a fan of her beautiful farm in Napa where she truly lives the farm-to-fork ideals.

However you know Cheryl, get to know her better in a Twitter chat next Tuesday night.

Twitter Party Details:

Day: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Time: 8:00 p.m. CST

Hashtag: #DIRSummer

Follow: @DietsInReview @CherylForbergRD (more…)

Transformation Diaries’ Simona Owns Her Weight Loss Journey for Herself

On May 23, GNC and Discovery Fit and Health announced the launch of “Transformation Diaries,” a web series following four women with health and weight loss goals through their journey.

One of those women is 31-year-old Simona from Washington, D.C. who is working to lose weight and set healthier habits after the birth of her second child. Simona is on her way to success, despite the complications of being a working mom with very young children, and she took a quick break to answer some of our questions.

What was the most concerning part of the game plan for you when you started?

The plan required a lot of significant change, which concerned me given that we were already introducing so much change to our family with the new baby. It also required me to balance my needs against those of my family, which was difficult for me personally.

How do your children interfere with your goals and plan?

For me personally, children and family come first. That means that I need to think about what my children’s schedules, likes/dislikes, and needs before I think of my own. The lack of a schedule with a newborn in particular kept me from establishing a good fitness routine initially because I could never predict exactly when she would wake for feedings. Additionally, the stress of childbirth was harder this time than it was last time, so I wasn’t cleared by my doctor for exercise until about eight weeks after the baby was born. (more…)

Win 2 Free Entries to The Color Run

We liked The Color Run in Tulsa so much that we had to make sure more people got to participate in this exciting event!

We’re going to give two people each two free entries to The Color Run of their choice*!

To win, you’ve got to like us and you’ve got to be creative. Sounds simple enough, right?

1. Like the DietsInReview.com Facebook page. (If you already do then you’re half-way there.)

2. Take a picture of yourself dressed for The Color Run starting line. Remember, they want you dressed in white and to show your personality with a lot of colorful flare.

3. Post that photo to the DietsInReview.com Facebook wall. (more…)

Two Ways to Win a Ticket to Fitbloggin’ 2012!

There aren’t usually a lot of reasons to look forward to the end of summer, but this year there is one big reason to do so… Fitbloggin’! In September the third annual fitness blogging conference takes place in Baltimore. Once again hundreds of veteran and new fitness and health bloggers will join to learn, play, and work out from September 20-23.

We’re going – of course! And we want you to go with us. Roni at Fitbloggin‘ has given us two tickets to giveaway. And we’ve got two ways you could be one of the winners!

1. Comment on this blog post. That’s pretty simple. Leave a comment below telling us why you HAVE to go to Fitbloggin’, and why it just won’t be the same without you there. We’ll do a drawing on Friday, June 29th to announce the drawing winner for one ticket.

2. Join the #Fitbloggin Twitter party on Tuesday, June 12. We’ll be hosting a live Twitter party @DietsInReview on #Fitbloggin to talk about summer recipes, fitness, travel plans, and of course what we love about Fitbloggin’. That night we’ll draw one winner for a Fitbloggin’ ticket and give away some other cool DIR goodies. Party starts at 8:00pm CST; so put the kids to bed and charge your laptop! (more…)

Retrofit Offers a Long-Term Approach to Weight Loss Maintenance [GIVEAWAY]

All too often in the weight loss industry, companies stay in business because of their clients’ failures. Many programs are effective at helping their clients lose weight, however, they don’t help them maintain the loss in the long term and benefit from returning clients.

retrofit weight loss programRetrofit offers a very different kind of service, one that’s geared to help you maintain your goal weight as much as it is designed to help you get there. That’s only one of the many advantages Retrofit offers clients in its 12-month plan. It combines the convenience of an online diet with the best expert advice and personal attention of a weight loss clinic. Unlike many online programs that simply supply users with meal plans and workouts but no personal interaction, Retrofit provides each client with a team of wellness experts.

This team of experts makes up the core of the Retrofit experience, and consists of a registered dietitian, an exercise physiologist and a behavior coach. “They’re the most educated team out there,” says Kim Evenson CMO at Retrofit. She adds that compensations is based on their ability to help clients reach their goals by the end of the year. You will meet with each member of the team during scheduled video conferences, but they are also always available if clients have additional questions. They will help you craft a weight loss plan that’s totally based on your needs and that can work with the realities of your lifestyle. Additionally, there’s a program adviser who “functions like your admin,” explains Evenson. “That person is with you from day one through the very end of the program.”