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Summer is in full swing and the temps have hit the the triple digits. This makes us hope two things for you: One, that if you're staying inside to keep cool, that you're finding ways to maintain your healthy lifestyle. Pass the time on your Wii Fit, try some fun new recipes from the Eat, Shrink and Be Merry girls, or tune into the Olympics for some truly inspiring stories. Two, if you are outside, be sure you're staying hydrated and as active as possible. The swimming pool is a great place to keep cool and have a strong workout.

Eat Shrink & Be Merry

Featured Guest Blogger for August

Tickle your funny bone and fill your belly during the month of August, as the intriguing authors of "Eat, Shrink & Be Merry" share a video blog each Tuesday in the Diet Blog. Janet and Greta Podleski are sisters who share a love of life, food and fun. Their perspective is simple- eat food you enjoy, without all of the unhealthy junk you don't need, and enjoy doing it.

Today they debut their first video guest blog, in which they discuss a few Mini Diets they've created that can help you get on the right track.

August 12: Easy Kid’s Recipe and Snack
August 19: Is Butter Better?
August 26: The 80/20 Rule for Dieting

Check out the review of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry.

Lessons to Learn from the Olympics

This Friday, the entire world will set its sights on Beijing, as the 2008 Summer Olympic Games kicks off. We're very excited about the Games here at, and hope you are, too. Each day the Diet Blog will feature inspiring and informative stories about the athletes and information you can use in your own life- like training and nutrition tips you could only learn from the Olympians.


You can find hundreds of free recipes at that complement your Weight Watchers, Diabetic or Low-Carb/Atkins Diet. Recipes like the following don’t make you sacrifice flavor for your diet’s sake.

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

It's sweet, spicy and everything nice... about Summer. Use this fresh salsa to top grilled chops or chicken, or scoop with blue corn tortilla chips. It will brighten any table and help you forget the jarred variety. 53 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 1 Weight Watchers Point

Summery Black Bean Salad

Summery Black Bean Salad

Whether you're looking for a lighter entree for dinner, or to dress-up a main dish, this is just what you need. It takes only minutes to make, perfect for summer evenings when you'd rather not cook. 242 Calories, 12g Fat, 5 Weight Watchers Points



Kinsey’s Nutrition Tips

Make it a Healthy Back to School

It’s back to school time, have you though about your child’s lunch? By packing their lunch you are guaranteeing they receive a nutritious meal. Same rules apply for you and your child: limit processed foods, pack water, milk, or 100% juice instead of soda, provide fruits and veggies, and make sandwiches on whole wheat bread. You will know that your child is eating right and you’re laying the foundation for your child to establish good eating habits.

Send Kinsey your questions today.
Catch all of Kinsey’s Nutrition Advice in the Diet Blog.


Get your own Autographed Copy of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry

Want to learn how to make Hakuna Frittata, Chicken Soup with Humpty Dumplings, Naughty Biscotti or Turk-Du-Soleil? All of this and hundreds of entertaining pages await you inside Janet and Greta Podleski's new delicious and healthy cookbook.

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Latest Reviews: Back To School

As the kids start to head back to the classroom, both of your schedules will get a little nuts. Help manage your weight, and the healthy lifestyle of your kids, with these smart books, tools and programs.


Matt’s Fitness Tip


Better to Run Outside
Running on a treadmill feels easier physically because the ground is being pulled underneath your feet and there is no wind resistance or natural incline. Running outdoors demands more from your body because you are propelling your body forward stride for stride. Simulate outdoor running by setting your treadmill at a 1% incline. It is mentally tough and monotonous to run on the treadmill; you're more easily distracted running outside with the new scenery.

Send Matt your questions today.
Catch all of Matt’s Fitness Advice in the Diet Blog.

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