It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can b... Read more
Juicy tomatoes growing under the Tuscan sun, oranges that burst with life, the steamy warmth of fresh-baked breads—there are several mouth-watering reasons to treat your taste buds to the flavors of the Mediterranean. The food is magnificent!
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Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
Finally-- here it is. You have been waiting to hear these words for years...or at least as long the zipper on your skinny jeans hasn't budged. The key to weight-loss success! It's not a shake, a supplement, or an exercise gizmo. You have it a... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
Touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body's natural pain killers). There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skinó3,000 in each finger tip. So get out there and grope a loved one (with their consent of course)!... Read more
I have mostly adapted to the new format on Spark, but something that still is unfriendly to use is the water tracker being on a different page than the nutritional tracker.
Is it possible to have an option to put the water tracker on the nutriti... Read more
I have taught myself that if I don't know the calorie count of something I want to eat. I don't eat it. I keep a daily food log along with calories and protein. If I can't find out the calories it doesn't go into my mouth. It's working so far... Read more
Daily food journals are key to staying on track with healthy eating and keeping within calorie targets. Online tools are easy to click click click, but pen and paper keep you more mindful and accountable. Find and print a template you like, and write... Read more
"The Biggest Loser" is a television show that's gained increasing popularity over the last few years. Contestants lose astounding amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time, inspiring others who watch the show to try and fol... Read more
Many of us have come to appreciate one of the most valuable tools in our arsenal to lose weight and reclaim our health and that is by keeping a food journal. Tracking calories and nutrients allows us to become more aware of our food intake, portions,... Read more
These are the habits I'm working on:
make current meals/dishes healthier
make healthier choices when out to eat
graze on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of junk food (I have the bad habit of eating when I'm bored, restless, etc.)
Ye... Read more
First, I'm really annoyed because all the other stuff that I spent typing just disappeared.... my Sparkpage reloaded I guess... *sigh*... But beside that, I read an article that was talking about keeping a food journal. I guess in my mind I figured a... Read more
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