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
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
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
April showers might bring May flowers, but they also bring spring fruits and vegetables and the start of farmer’s market season throughout much of the country and that is equally—if not more—exciting. As we switch from warm soups an... Read more
OK I confess, I didn't count/track or exercise the past 2 days, and yes I feel bloated, a bit disappointed in myself and plan to get on track tomorrow first thing. ...just a but bummed I guess. ??... Read more
Some people count non-caffeinated, no calorie drinks like tea and decaf coffee. I'm not a fan of artificial sweetener, but some people count Crystal Light/Mio-type flavored drinks too. Most any liquid helps keep your body hydrated, just log the cals.... 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
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
Remember last year when you woke up the morning after the annual family holiday party feeling bloated, stuffed and sluggish? Well, not this year! I’m telling you right now that you can splurge without gaining weight—you just need to follo... Read more
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