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Top Health and Diet News of 2010

Here are the top ten most popular stories of 2010 on DietsInReview.com, as determined by our readers. This list reflects the weight loss successes, food trends and hot diets that you were reading about in for in 2010.

1. The 17 Day Diet as Seen on The Doctors
This popular diet hit in big at the end of 2010, when Dr. Mike Moreno introduced his new diet plan to many Americans on The Doctors. The 17 Day Diet promises you lasting weight loss thorough four 17-day cycles that will reset your metabolism.

2. In “Now Eat This,” Chef Rocco Dispirito Makes Over America’s Favorite Comfort Foods
You don’t have to give up your favorite food just because you want to cut calories. Just check out the recipes in this this great cookbook from the chef who frequently appears on The Biggest Loser. Now you can eat baked macaroni or mint chocolate chip frozen yogurt without guilt.

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Rocco Dispirito’s Holiday Eating Guide on the Rachael Ray Show

Tune in this Friday, December 17 to the Rachael Ray Show when popular chef, Rocco Dispirito shares his healthy holiday eating guide.

If you’re at all concerned that indulging in your favorite holiday foods is going to pack on the pounds, this show is a must-see. On the episode, Rocco will help you devise a plan that allows you indulge without the bulge. From recipe swaps to how to choose the healthiest and most low-cal eats at holiday parties, you’ll feel well prepared after hearing Rocco’s proven strategies and ideas. (more…)

Chef Rocco’s Serving Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes in Now Eat This

With the calendar page flipped to November we can finally start thinking about the holidays. First up, Thanksgiving. For many this marks the start of a turbulent time of year when thinking about weight and calories overshadows the meaning of the season. To get a head start on thinking about making this a healthier time of year, Chef Rocco Dispirito, the author of several cookbooks including this year’s Now Eat This, shares with us some of his insights into surviving and thriving during Thanksgiving.

He’s also sharing a few recipes from Now Eat This that you can prepare for your Thanksgiving spread, as a healthier alternative or addition.

First, Rocco answered a few of our questions.

Since your weight loss, and publishing Now Eat This, how has Thanksgiving changed for your family?
My family insists on a traditional Thanksgiving. Any time I’ve tried to make a change it’s met with a glare! So no big changes lately. I think you have to give yourself a break every once in a while and Thanksgiving is the perfect day to do that. (more…)

Celebrity Diet Tweets Make Unhealthy Habits Mainstream

Americans are unarguably obsessed with three (at the very least) things: Social networking, body image and celebrities. So when you create a cauldron comprised of this trio of addictions, you have a potion that is as lethal as a malevolent sorcerer’s concoction.

And that is exactly what an article by a Global Shift writer is suggesting when non-famous Americans start following celebrities and their diet chronicles via Twitter. From Megan Fox’s apple cider vinegar shots to Demi Moore’s bikini photos, celebrities have taken to documenting their diet rituals and their effects in 140 characters or less and, unfortunately, many young and impressionable Americans are reading.

Many follow reading these tweets with a trip to the store to pick up the ingredients for a fad-diet juice blend that likely will not cure their weight issues.  (more…)

Rocco DiSpirito on The Doctors

Tune in this Tuesday, August 31 to The Doctors when celebrity chef, Rocco DiSpirito stops by to help you stay healthy.

Find out DiSpirito’s top five must-have ingredients for your kitchen and foods that could be putting your health at risk. (more…)

Tune In: Rocco DiSpirito on the Rachael Ray Show

Tune in this Tuesday, May 11 to the Rachael Ray Show when chef Rocco DiSpirito transforms school lunches into healthy and creative meals that will leave kids of all ages making a mad dash for the cafeteria.

When a group of middle school kids are fed up with their constant PB & J sandwiches, they turn to Rocco DiSpirito for a cooking lesson that transforms their lunchtime.

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In “Now Eat This,” Chef Rocco Dispirito Makes Over America’s Favorite Comfort Foods

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Check-out Rocco’s much-anticipated follow-up, in our review of the Now Eat This! Diet, released March 22, 2011.

If you ask me what my favorite foods are, all the healthy living aside, I will tell you without hesitation they are fried chicken and baked macaroni and cheese. For dessert, I would likely choose a fat brownie. Now a meal like that would set me back well beyond a day’s worth of 2,000 calories, and double the 65g of recommended total fat per day. That’s why I never eat these foods.

So when I opened “Now Eat This,” the newest cookbook from Chef Rocco Dispirito, and found that I could have fried chicken, mac ‘n cheese and a brownie for less than 500 calories and less than 20g of fat, I was very interested. And I think you will be, too!

A few years ago, Rocco realized he’d put on about 30 pounds. That’s what happens when you work around food for more than 25 years; in Rocco’s case, really good food. So he set-out to change that, calling himself “a latecomer to the diet/exercise weight loss experience.” He says his body protested, carrying 20 percent body fat, but he pushed through with the help of a trainer and a dedicated fitness plan. He followed a modified Atkins diet, gave up alcohol and carbs and stuck to high-protein eats. That, plus double-cardio sessions six days a week, helped him get back in shape, and take on a triathlon and an iron man. (more…)

Surrounded by Food, Professional Chefs are Losing Weight

chef roccoHave you taken a good look at yourself recently? Have you allowed yourself to be in the public eye? Apparently doing so has had a profound impact on some chefs. Time Magazine recently published an article about chefs who have changed their personal habits and how they teach others to cook after seeing themselves appear on television.

Alton Brown, Mario Batali, Michael Psilakis, Alex Stratta, Rocco DiSpirito (of Dancing with the Stars and Biggest Loser), Tyler Florence, Michael Lomonaco, and Jacques Torres are all mentioned in the article. Each has made a change in weight and eating habits. Even spending several hours each day surrounded by amazing food creations, being required to taste said creations, and having to think about food and flavor all day, they were all able to make some notable changes. That’s determination and inspiration! (more…)

Tune In: Jillian Michaels with Biggest Loser Winners Helen Phillips and Ali Vincent on Rachael Ray Premiere

rachael ray block partyThis Monday, September 14 marks the season premiere of the Rachael Ray Show. As she kicks off season four with Rach’s Big Block Party in Chi-town, she will also welcome fitness guru, Jillian Michaels and Biggest Loser winners Helen Phillips and Ali Vincent.

Tune in this Monday to watch Rachael boost her heart rate with Jillian as they bounce on a massive trampoline and also encourage the younger audience members to jump aboard and get in a workout. And listen to Helen and Ali as they share with Rachael how they are managing to keep their weight off and stay healthy. (more…)

Coleen’s Biggest Loser Recap 7-9

I can’t help but be jealous that tonight the contestants met up with the gorgeous Chef Rocco DiSpirito to make healthy versions of their former favorite fast foods. Rocco spices up the competition by throwing out a prize to the team that makes the best tasting dishes with the lowest calories. They’re playing for a dinner cooked by Rocco, and one player of that team will get an extra vote for this week’s weigh-in. Winning with the best low-cal savory dishes is the black team. Lucky Laura won the extra vote for her team. (more…)