Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di... Read more
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
Balancing exercise with work. Went back to work last week. I'm on my feet for 7 hrs. I have actually lost 5 lbs but I'm afraid it's muscle. I'm away from home 7 am to 6 pm. How do I fit in working out? What should I focus on, cardio, weights? Thanks... Read more
How can I add a food to the database? I have scanned it in but when I deleted it, it was gone. I see others have added food with their name next to it. New to Spark People (tracking wise anyway.) Thanks in advance.... Read more
Starting my workout and diet Friday (payday). cutting out carbs, sugar, and sodium. has anyone had positive results by doing basic cardio (walking, jogging, crunches, sit ups, push ups, free weights, etc. ) ? i am planning on 2 hours a day.... Read more
i'm really liking this keeping track with my food intake and excercises is fun the coaching had help a lot i loss 2lbs in 1 1/2 week pretty good its keeps me excited to watch diet and excercise improve my health and total whole being... Read more
Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a... Read more
The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i... Read more
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