Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
Recently, I was standing in front of a beautiful display of apples at a local grocery store. A very puzzled gentleman asked me which apples were for pies. His wife had given him the shopping list, but had not explained which type of apple to buy. If... Read more
I started using a weighted hula hoop yesterday for about 10 minutes. I did it again today and of course I'm sore from yesterday. Should I take a break and do the hula hoop every other day? Advice and info would be greatly appreciated.... Read more
I am 56 and diabetes is big in my family, although I have not been diagnosed with the disease. Both my age and diabetes are worrying me. 39 I consciously know what to do. What I miss is someone in the same condition as me to share and learn with. 4... Read more
I usually check my weight daily, but I don't tie my emotions to the number on the scale. Also, the same way you can't look at every upward flux as a "gain", you can't count every down flux as a "loss" or you'll drive yourself crazy figuring out w... Read more
We're working on a story for Valentine's Day about couples who have lost weight on SparkPeople. If you know of any couples who would qualify, can you send me a SparkMail?
Coach Jen... Read more
I'm not one who loves a lot of stuff, and I'm constantly trying to get rid of things rather than amass them. That said, when I find something I love, I want to share. Today I'm spreading the word about some of the products that I love thi... Read more
My aunt and uncle have a farm with a garden, and many fruit trees and bushes. They enjoy vegetables as well as fresh picked apples or pears and berries right off the bush. While it takes work, they enjoy their nutrient-rich bounty throughout th... Read more
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