Tulips and daffodils are pushing up through the thawing ground, buds are exploding from once-lonely tree branches, and I’ve got mashed carrot and avocado all over my face. No, I’m not spoon-feeding a baby, but I am babying my skin with a... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
Don't let summer parties and cookouts derail your plans to eat healthier! You can keep the flavor and cut the excess calories by trying one of SparkPeople's healthy summer recipes.
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You probably give your healthy lifestyle credit for a lot of things. Weight control, lowered cholesterol and the ability to run a mile at a healthy clip (or finish a mile at all!) can all be attributed to eating right and working out consistently. Bu... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
I'm struggling to get enough protein without having too much fats, I'm a vegetarian and I didn't realize that I'm just not getting enough protein. I use meat replacements, nut and other meat-free proteins but any suggestions would help.... Read more
I try to keep my carbs, fats & proteins near the lower to mid-mark for the recommended number of calories in each category. I thought that way I would have the correct %-ages for said categories. My percentages are typically coming up heavy in carb... Read more
I am a wife, mother and full-time student and I am tired of being overweight. I need to start living a healthier lifestyle for my own health and setting an example for my daughters.... Read more
Florida Avocados have less fat in them than California Avocados. 1/2 Avocado with 4 ounces of stuffed crabmeat, with mayo on a bed of lettuce is about 6 carbs. A great lunch with lots of good fats. Don't like crabmeat, stuff with chicken or tuna... Read more
If I eat a sandwich I mash an avocado and use it a spread instead of mayonnaise. Granted avocados are high in fat (healthy fat) but they are much lower than mayonnaise and the avocados have nutritional value.... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I sure do! Recently, while digging around in the 100-page homemade recipe file I keep on my computer, (I like to cook. Can you tell?) I found a salad I created about four years ago. Delicious and easy, it combines all... Read more
We spent plenty of time this week surfing the web for the most interesting, entertaining and educational stories. From oatmeal to stevia, avocados to packaged foods, this week's links are heavy on the food. Find out which links caught our attention t... Read more
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