Have you ever experienced a feeling of sticker shock when the grocery store cashier announced your total? Do you wonder how such a large percentage of your paycheck fits into a few measly bags? Groceries are expensive, especially these days, when man... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
During pregnancy, you gained many much-needed pounds to grow and support your baby, but not every pound gained can be attributed to "baby weight" that goes away after your baby is born. A typical pregnancy weight gain (roughly 25-35 pounds)... Read more
Caring for your health before you become pregnant may help you identify areas that put you and/or your baby at risk during pregnancy. First, schedule a pre-conception counseling appointment with your doctor. This discussion can educate you on things... Read more
Now that your baby has finally arrived, your life will never be the same. Your body has gone through some major changes, too—and will continue to do so in the coming months.
When you're feeling ready (and after your doctor gives you cl... Read more
I want to have healthy pregnancies when hubby and I decide to have kids. I like the boost of self-confidence I've gotten from working out regularly, and it helps me manage anxiety and depression without meds.... Read more
I lost 35lbs in two months and hit my pre-pregnancy weight today. I am halfway to my goal weight!
The first 20 lbs fell off almost instantly, without me doing any work. The last 15 required me to be responsible with food. I use Trim Healthy Mama... Read more
I was 170 with both my pregnancies and worked out and six months later was 120 pounds. Over all I have been 130 -135. Then menopause hit. I've put on thirty pounds and a big belly. I'm short so it's hard my knees and feet hurt. But sparks is helpin... Read more
I really like roasted Brussels sprouts. A little olive oil (or butter), some garlic, salt and pepper, oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Spinach is good as a salad base or just sauteed with spices.... Read more
An odd combo, but I buy the steam in bag brussels sprouts (hanover is my preferred brand) and steam them, then use rice wine vinegar on them (3 tbsp for a bag is enough); gives them a nice flavor.... Read more
Have you tried these? I knew due to grass allergies I could eat very few alfalfa sprouts, but I can eat broccoli sprouts! They are super slow calorie and great on a salad or sandwich.. 140... Read more
Thinly slice Cucumbers,Tomatoes,Green Peppers in rounds.Add a pinch of Black Pepper and Mustard Powders to a fat free Spread and mix well.Spread on slices of Bread of choice,place the sliced Veggies on top and cover with another slice.Cut in triangl... Read more
As a 19-year-old back in 1983, Jimmy John Liautaud set out to create the world's greatest gourmet sandwich. He created and tested his sandwich ideas on family and friends and eventually opened his first Jimmy John's. This young entrepreneur w... Read more
I love a good burger--turkey, beef, pork, chicken, veggies, you name it! With my current focus on weight training, I think my body is craving extra protein. For me a lean burger is a quick, easy meal that, with added toppings, will never look o... Read more
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