There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
"Help, I am way over in protein!"
"I’m not meeting my fat goal. Is this a problem?"
"How many carbohydrates should I be eating?"
Based on years of research that examined the relationship between nutrient i... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
I try to get at least 10 mins of exercise a day with a goal of 30 mins at least 5 days a week. I prefer to workout outside even in the winter months. Some days in the winter it is a challenge to get outside due to the cold and walking conditions... Read more
When I add my activities to the tracker and then check my ticker anything that goes over 2 hrs is not counted towards my monthly minutes. To get credit for it, I have to wait until the next day to add it, so now my trackers are inaccurate.... Read more
We have a thread about fruits and one about vegetables, so why not one about proteins? Meats, soy, beans, dairy, nuts, whatever your favorite form of protein is.
I've been eating quite a bit of salmon lately. A salmon 'burger' (no bread) yester... Read more
I just started using a protein powder in my smoothies. I'm using Garden of Life's Raw Vanilla Powder. The taste is ok, but always gives a chalky taste no matter what I mix it with. It is bearable, but I would rather not have it if there are other opt... Read more
I found that almost everything I included in my meal plans I could find in the SP database. I also found a number of items in the foods posted by other members. This has made the controlling of the nutrients so much more easier. It helps me stay o... Read more
You have most likely heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some research suggests breakfast is an important part of a healthy eating plan that can help you achieve and maintain your best weight. A new study suggests that... Read more
Today we add another installment to our ongoing series, Food on the Run. Based on reader's suggestions, this week we take a look at Chick-fil-A. Our goal remains to highlight healthier menu items that are around 250 calories or less and less than 1... Read more
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