Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all, it's all exercise, and that has to count for something, doesn't it?
The truth is that some of the machines in gyms aren't safe at all (especially for peo... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
I started The Plan in January and had major reactions since the beginning. After being on this program for 5 months and working with a nutritionist for 30 days, I have discovered that I am reacting to MANY things and my body has become... Read more
Family get-together today. Cook out, lots of food. I am taking fruit and vegetables, so I have some healthy food to eat. Just pray that I make wise choices in anything else I put on my plate, and remember and use the tools I have learned on SparkPeop... Read more
My cat has disappeared and now I can't sleep and I am worrying and all I keep thinking about is FOOD - I KNOW THAT WILL NOT HELP - BUT the thoughts are there and it is a good thing I don't have a lot of junk food handy. I weathered Helen's (my stepm... Read more
Hi, all. Just wondering how others handle the time of day that is most difficult for you to stay focused and on program. 4:00 in the afternoon is my worst time. That's when I'll reach for snacky foods like tortilla chips and munch mindlessly, ruin... Read more
Yeah, it doesn't sound that appealing. But really, if you ever want to figure out something quick, cheap, and healthy to cook, look to the peasants of the world. Whether it's a hearty french vegetable stew, or a lentil curry from the far east, or e... Read more
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