Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... 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
That new bundle of joy can make dramatic changes in your life. The vast majority of changes are worth it, but some make it hard to keep up with the important things like regular exercise and adequate sleep.
You're not alone. Just about... Read more
When I was pregnant with my daughter I asked a friend of mine, a mother of three, “Don’t you get bored staying home with the kids all day?” Looking amused she replied, “Oh, I find stuff to do.” Now that my... Read more
So you've been cleared for exercise after the birth of your baby and you're anxious to get outside and get moving! But who's going to watch your little one? If running or walking is your thing, you can take baby along in a jogging strolle... Read more
I recently realized that a lot of the foods listed on the lists in Sparkpeople don't have the correct and/or full nutritional content. If you are tracking specific nutrients, as I am, it makes it difficult to put together an accurate menu for the da... Read more
I am religious about tracking and have quite a bit of experience judging calories and portions, but I know I'm not perfect. What tips do you have for tracking foods that are difficult to estimate? For example, this evening we went out with friends.... Read more
Looking for a litte extra motivation. I was thinking about joining one of the dietbet challenges. Anyone know if there are any sparkpeopke ones? Would love to make some new freinds. Have some rules and win some money at the same time.... Read more
I have studied credible evidence that suggest high temperature cooked foods increase the rate we age, causes chronic inflammation, increase cancer or prostate cancer & weight gain from the accelerated of glycation. When foods that have been fried,... Read more
I am having a hard time staying motivated with tracking my food. It seems to take too much time. I spend a lot of time trying to calculate serving size especially if the food listed is in a different measurement size than I consumed. We eat casserole... Read more
I really dont' like fresh fruit or vegetables. I I came up with this from the baby food diet (which I don't really suggest anybody follow) but I mentioned it to my MD and she thought is was a good way to get in my daily fruit and vegetables. She had... Read more
If you have a baby that is starting to get solids all starter baby food is healthy. So if your baby is having puree mango for snack then you have a fresh mango as well. It really helps if you make your own baby food while doing this. This helps me ge... Read more
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I apologize in advance if this blog sounds like a vent, because it's a touchy subject for me. I have two children. When my daughter was born, she was small and stayed in the lower percentile for weight and height during her first year. As a new mo... Read more
I am going to be honest and admit that after posting my last blog, my parents said something that set me off, so I went to Giant, bought food, and binged. I think I consumed around 3,500 calories that day and, consequently, felt uncomfortable and bl... Read more
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