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Not-So-Fat Tuesday: Slimming Down Mardi Gras Recipes

By: , – Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist
2/5/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  0 comments   :  3,324 views

When you think of Mardi Gras, you probably imagine streets filled with costumed revelers and Creole music, with plenty of drinking and bead throwing—but another main player in this delightfully decadent holiday is the food.

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Streaking Her Way to Success 2,000 Days in a Row

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
2/4/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  45 comments   :  10,102 views

This is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community. 

SparkPeople Member: NORASPAT

In 2009, I came across “The Spark” while at a bookstore with my husband. I had never heard of SparkPeople, but had recently (and surprisingly) been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I purchased a copy for myself, as well as three more as Christmas gifts for my sons. Shortly after, my son set me up with my first computer so I could make the most of everything the book had to offer. I was 66 years old, and had no clue how to use a computer or navigate the site.

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25 Ways to Have a Single Celebration on Valentine's Day

By: , – Elizabeth Lowry, Staff Writer
2/4/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  1 comments   :  4,318 views

If your Valentine's plans begin with a trip to the grocery for multiple pints of Ben & Jerry's finest and end with you staring at the empty cartons littering your coffee table and the season finale credits of Downton Abby rolling in the background, hear this: There's a better way. Rather than spending the day focusing on being single, why not throw all those negative feelings aside and use the day to celebrate you?

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The Curious Power of Bone Broth

By: , – Thrive Market
2/2/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  11 comments   :  8,483 views

What do Kobe Bryant and ancient South Americans have in common? They're both big fans of the nutrition world's hottest new trend.

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Four Healthy Changes That Start in Your Kitchen Cabinets

By: , – Lea Schneider
2/2/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  5 comments   :  12,672 views

Keeping that promise you made to yourself to kick off your healthiest year yet becomes possible when you're armed with more than just good intentions. If you're one of the many people who committed to a healthier lifestyle, both for yourself and for your family, the key to success may just lie in feng shui-ing your kitchen. Making the right changes to your kitchen cabinets could be the extra push you need to eat healthier in the coming year. 

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Inside the Trainer's Toolbox: 30 Must-Have Items

By: , – Melissa Rudy, Health & Fitness Journalist
2/2/2016  12:00:00 AM   :  3 comments   :  8,872 views

The most important ingredient in any successful fitness routine is motivation. By focusing on why you want to lose weight or embrace a healthier lifestyle, you'll be much more likely to overcome obstacles, silence excuses and slam-dunk your goals.

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