Cooking Light Staffers' Social Diet Success Tips

How Cooking Light staffers lost 128 pounds and got moving on the Social Diet through a 20-week experiment to show how social apps can power anyone’s healthy weight loss.

Meet the Social Diet Team

Meet the Social Diet Team

After 20 weeks of step counting and calorie tracking, the Social Diet team learned how apps and group dynamics make weight loss possible while the food stays delicious. Read each of their tips on how they successfully took off the weight.

"Last April I resolved to lose 20 pounds. This was not news. I had made the same resolution hundreds of times, usually in the shower, contemplating my pudgy self, always a bit ashamed: Editor of healthy-eating magazine has a Body Mass Index number at the north end of overweight! This wasn't where I wanted to be on America's most notorious bell curve.

In May, something clicked. I vowed to lose 20 pounds over 20 weeks, and the pounds began to slip away. At week 18, I was down 21. This was news, though I am clearer on how I did it than what finally made me do it. It may have been weariness. It may have been professional embarrassment. It may have been age: At 53, your future is very much upon you." – Scott Mowbray, The Project Nerd

Read more about the Social Diet.

More Ways To Get Cooking Light



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe