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
Conniving. Manipulative. Scheming. I’m not talking about your ex; I’m talking about your grocery store. On your next trip, be prepared to fight back against the tactics most supermarket chains use to get you to spend more money on "e... 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
I’m not sure when it was that I first heard about hot yoga, but I just assumed that it was one of those passing exercise fads. Only…I kept hearing about it. My friends were raving about it. Then my sister became a convert and told me tha... Read more
For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu... Read more
Does anybody use groupings on the nutrition tracker to easily record some healthy meals and snacks that you eat fairly frequently? Here are some of my groupings:
egg white omelette
eggs, toast and orange
melon with yogurt and almonds
oa... Read more
I don't have a lot of income, I am basically poor but I would like to see how i can change my diet if it's not too expensive. I usually spend $50-$60 a week on food. I have been eating oatmeal a lot for breakfast (Getting sick of it to be honest lol)... Read more
It seems my BIGGEST struggle is making or exceeding my protein goal. I was thinking about trying different protein powders or bars. What do you eat that you really enjoy that helps you meet your protein goal? Thanks for the help!... Read more
So I am a very picky eater. My family never forced my into eating veggies when I was younger so now I am not a very big veggie eater. I love love love fruit, but I know I can't rely on just eating that due to the sugar.
My question is how can I... Read more
It would be so nice to be able to edit foods that I have manually entered into the food tracker. I think it would really cut down on duplicate entries. Sometimes companies change their package sizes, or nutritional values, but since there is no abi... Read more
A Spark friend added to her "favorites" non-food items to make the nutrition tracker more useful, e.g., "Skipped Meal," "Boredom." The system enters zeroes for nutrients, etc. She enters together her foods and moods for the day for an at-a-glance... Read more
Each time you are about to give in to a craving, put the couple bucks you would've spent on it in a jar, focus on a specific, non-food item you really want, but don't feel you can afford (new running shoes? tickets to a concert?) You want that way mo... Read more
A couple of years ago, my grandparents sold their second home, which meant they suddenly had an extra home full of stuff to give away or sell. Among the nifty items that became mine were a German cuckoo clock, a rocking chair, a decade's worth of... Read more
Last week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law that requires all restaurant chains with more than 20 units in the state to post nutritional information. The law, which will affect more than 17,000 restaurants, begins next yea... Read more
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