Do you struggle with cravings and wish you had the will power to cut out certain foods completely? When we work toward a healthy diet, so many of us think that making a list of food culprits and calling them off-limits will help us to succeed. H... Read more
We spend more money and waste more calories by dining out than ever before. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that we eat 29% of our meals away from home. And the National Restaurant Association says that these meals take up 44% of our food... Read more
We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh... Read more
These days, it seems unusual to eat out less than a few times a week. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat 29% of our meals away from home. So if you are going to eat out, are you destined to down a greasy burger a... 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
I have a small list of foods I want to try and include in what I eat or cook. A few I don't know how to prepare or cook, others I don't know a lot about for the most part. If you have found a good way to cook one of these or use it, I would love idea... Read more
Does anyone out there write down every single thing they eat? I've heard good things about using journals but sometimes I just get annoyed that I have to pull at the journal all the time. I would love start one up again, is there anyway to help you r... Read more
First, I was surprised to learn that I was eating way too many calories. I never would have limited myself to 1200-1550 calories if not for SparkPeople. I learned that a serving of Ritz crackers is 5 crackers (sometimes I'd eat most of a sleeve and... Read more
Pizza,donuts, candy, chips,soda and alcholol, fries, white bread, full fat ice cream an fried fish and hot dogs are nutrient deficient foods! A food craving is your body’s cry for nutrients. Your brain monitors your blood sugar. Excessive hunger, foo... Read more
French fries drip in ketchup or baked potato with butter or sour cream? My advice choose the baked potato over fried potato. Then try dipping the cut up pieces of the baked potato into ketchup instead of sour cream of butter. You save on fat calories... Read more
Fourth of July is fast approaching, and that means fireworks, sparklers--and cookouts! And what's a backyard barbecue without a few tasty sides? In honor of our nation's birthday and in the spirit of eating more healthful foods, the folks at popchips... Read more
There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. The way you think about food, respond to hunger, and deal with cravings also affects your diet and overall health. Look up ''crave'' in the dictionary... Read more
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