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
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... Read more
On top of losing insurance and dieting, I'm gonna have to do it on a budget. I'm living off ramen and bologna sandwiches. I can't spend more than 80 every two weeks for two people. For now at least. Healthy budgeting is all new to me. Any tips?... Read more
Trying to think of creative food ideas with a super picky husband who does t care about what he eats He says I can make what I want, that also means I have to cook an extra meal for him because he won't eat at all if I don't cook for him suggestions?... Read more
I have had certain periods of time where I was especially successful at weight loss. I have been using Sparkpeople on and off for about 8 years. Time has passed and I can't remember what I ate, or even remotely what my diet was like during those time... Read more
I keep healthy foods in my home. Not only for me but for my 2 kids. But I cant help myself from snacking on high calorie foods. Although they r healthy the calories add up. How do I stop myself?... 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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