Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
Forget haunted houses, the walking dead, or vampire bats. If there's one thing that scares me about Halloween, it's the candy. Packed full of artificial colors and flavors, chemical additives, and high fructose corn syrup, Halloween candy mak... Read more
If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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I am working on expanding my horizons in the nutrition realm and have been aiming to try at least one new food or recipe each week. So far, in the last week, I have tried acorn squash, steelhead trout, and savory oatmeal (oatmeal with turkey smoked s... Read more
Has anyone else noticed that once you make a bad food choice it becomes easier to make more bad choices?
Yesterday I was out and about with the kids in a city 45 minutes from home. We decided to try a fast food Mexican restaurant that I'd never... Read more
I have been at this for 22 weeks today. Today, I also started a more stringent food plan, and I want to keep a journal of what I eat.
Goals: at least 3 whole grains (or starchy vegetables)
9 fruits/veggies, with at least 6 of them veggies
No... Read more
I had a plate of food! Well got out of bath at 8PM! Was hungry felt hunger going to come on & said I am not doing SPARKS TUT TUT! I have really enjoyed doing SPARKS! Going TO BED EARLY NOT EATING IN FRONT OF THE T.V. I HAVE ALSO BEEN SAYING NO TV AT... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman Says "Stop confusing your body. If you have a desire for something sweet, have a little sugar, but stay away from “fake” foods. Researchers found that the total food eaten over 14 days dramatically increased in the artificial sweetener... Read more
Artificial sweeteners may save you calories, but it's not really that great a bargain. Artificial sweeteners have been connected to weight GAIN, INCREASED food cravings, INCREASED hunger, INCREASED insulin resistance leading to Diabetes and DECREASED... Read more
Pop quiz: Which is the best product description to read on a food label?A. “100% natural”B. “All natural ingredients”C. “100% organic”D. “Certified organic ingredients”(Keep reading for the answer!)This... Read more
The winners are: MANDY_CHANEY and TERLITSKY. If there's one food that we hear SparkPeople members rave about more than any other, it's yogurt. Portable, packed with calcium, and a great replacement for dessert, they love it. But one variety s... Read more
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