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
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Can anyone recommend a brand of protein bars? I looked at a few in the healthfood store but the labelling was very confusing that I am pursuaded to simply make my own. Any recommendations?... 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
Days on track: 2
There are 5 things I aim to achieve each day: FFFWM
Food - track my food
Fitness - get 10k steps daily, and exercise most days
French - do a French lesson on DuoLingo
Water - drink 12 cups of water
Meditate - stop,... Read more
I'm an ex-vegetarian, and it is still hard for me to think of meat as an option. That meant my protein intake was usually a good 20 grams below the recommended amount. I decided to up my intake to 80-100g a day, and the awesome side effect has been a... Read more
In addition to tracking calories, fat, carbs, and protein... keep track of your sodium intake too. It's very easy to stay within your calorie range but majorly exceed your recommended daily sodium allowance. By monitoring this, I have doubled the a... Read more
We all enjoy eating away from home from time to time and try to make smart choices when we do. Sometimes we sabotage all our best efforts and give in to a moment of weakness. The more you know about Diet Friendly Dining when you are eating Food on th... Read more
A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of... Read more
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