Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When temperatures start to rise, that ice cream shop or frozen yogurt stand can seem mighty tempting. But you can save calories (and money!) by making your own frozen treats at home. Cool off with one of these 10 delicious desserts that won't blo... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
I have lost almost 30 pounds so far, but the calorie range that was set on my nutrition tracker when I first started is still the same. Does this update automatically as I lose weight, or do I need to figure out a new calorie range for myself and up... Read more
Hi everyone, I'm quite new to the site but I love it so far. However, I've started pilates the other day and I logged my activity in the 'my Fitness' tracker. It says that I only burn 50 calories for doing 60 minutes of pilates. Can that be right?! I... Read more
Is there any way to turn off the additional calories added when I track exercise? I feel that I'm eating too much because the calories burned aren't accurate. I spoke with a couple of trainers at the gym and they told me to ignore the calories burn... Read more
I round up my calorie counts. For instance, the skim milk I drink has 86 calories a cup. On my tracker I've rounded it up to 90 calories. I've rounded up a small banana to 100 from 93 calories. It doesn't add up to much, but it probably covers the l... Read more
I love to read food and healthy living blogs in my spare time. In the last few weeks, I've been seeing the same frozen treat pop up in various incarnations all over the healthy living blogosphere: banana soft-serve "ice cream." With a mild intoleranc... Read more
Editor's note: Shannon is using The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight to teach herself to cook. She is blogging about her progress.Although I did make a few new recipes over the past few weeks, this time was really about makin... Read more
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