Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
Want to bike faster? This program will help increase the cadence (pedal speed) that you're able to maintain while biking. If you're new to using a stationary bike or exercising, start with the Beginner program. As you progress, slowly increas... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
When you're trying to eat healthier, sometimes your favorite foods go by the wayside. You may think of them with fondly, but avoid them after discovering that they're caloric landmines, "trigger" foods for overeating, or made with a... Read more
For Valentines' Day, my hubby has made reservations at a nice restaurant and I needed something nicer than jeans and a cute top. At the end of the month, my mother has bought tickets to a theatrical performance and jeans are not appropriate. For both... Read more
Well, I read with interest some of your posts about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I don't think I'd really heard of Black Friday before. I went shopping this afternoon and was amazed by the number of shops that had Black Friday deals. I bet those sa... Read more
Many stores are having Black Friday on Thanksgiving now. Are the ads and media making you anxious about this? Will you go shopping on Thanksgiving? Do you feel like you will miss the best deals if you don't go on Thanksgiving?
For me -- I nev... Read more
Dry roast 250gms.Flax Seeds, 50 gms.Fennel Seeds,50 gms.Carrom Seeds each separately till aromatic and crisp.Cool.Grind one by one to a fine Powder in a Grinder.Place these 3 Powders in a Vessel and add 25 gms.Licorice Powder and 1 tsp.Black Rock... Read more
Diabetics and people with high blood pressure should not eat licorice. It can lower potassium levels and create heart problems. Licorice also helps the body to reatin sodium and can interfer with normal heart function... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com
Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the phar... Read more
Meet Meghan Sheen (PUNKROCKCOWGIRL), a SparkPeople member who has lost 115 pounds! Find out her secrets of success here.What is your age?I am currently 27 years old.How long have you been a SparkPeople member? How did you find SparkPeople?I... Read more
That damned black licorice. I am hooked on it. I can't stick with one portion (2 pieces). I eat 4 pieces. Then 4 more. Then 4 more until the whole freaking bag is gone.
I can turn down chocolate (although I couldn't, several months ago). I... Read more
The only thing I seem to crave when I'm about to get my period is black licorice. Yummy and moist black licorice.
I'll eat it any time, but it suddenly becomes irresistible when I'm on the verge of my period.... Read more
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