Lettuce, one of the easiest vegetables to grow, comes in enough colors (from green to scarlet and purple), forms (heads or loose leaf) and flavors (buttery to tangy) to suit any palate. Microgreens, iceberg, crisphead and Romaine lettuces are the mos... Read more
Whether it's a popular new DVD or the latest at-home workout machine, people spend lots of money on fitness gadgets each year. Which ones do the SparkPeople Experts swear by--and actually use? Read on to find out!
Chris Downie, Motivation ex... Read more
I subscribe to several email newsletters, including one that delivers recipes to my inbox just before lunch each day. The recipes are always mouth-watering and tempting, but they're not always healthy.
A recent email offered five recipes for... Read more
Pests can invade, destroy, and annoy both the garden and the gardener. While bugs are an inevitable (yet sometimes rewarding) presence in your garden, you don’t need harmful chemicals to ward off these little visitors. Many tried and true organ... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
I am really excited about losing a kilo in 4days, been sticking to my set healthy eating pattern and been getting myself motivated to exercise, 1 hour today! Feeling more energy cause when I started I was exhausted and needing lots of sleep, I think... Read more
I started sparkpeople last year, but never did anything with it. I am now at the place I needed to be to begin my "New' healthy lifestyle. This website has already been such a motivation and I have only "actively" been using it for a week. I love to... Read more
Today is the start of an amazing journey toward achieving a healthy lifestyle. I have decided it is time to no longer make excuses for make poor choices in eating and fitness. As a wife and mom of 3 how can I expect my family to be healthy if I don'... Read more
I am a coke-a-holic. 4 to 5 cokes (20oz) a day. When I started my lifechange, I quit drinking cokes. I have been 5 months now without one coke. The one thing that saved me was lemon jiuce in the bottle. I now drink 4\5 32 oz. Containers of lemon wate... Read more
The Mind over Body article was a real help to me. I highly recommend you to read it all the way through and bookmark it for the future. It has a lot of good information and I couldn't agree more with the fact that we are not on a diet plan but a li... Read more
Freeze your meats in marinades! I buy meat in bulk, cut off the excess fat and pre chop it then I mix up my marinades myself (so that I can use less fatening items and healthier ingredients) lable the freezer bag with whatever you are mixing up then... Read more
I remember seeing these commercials about this hormone cortisol that is produced when you're stressed and under pressure. It inhibits us from losing weight. So since I'm under a lot of stress and pressure at work, I got a great idea to eat extremel... Read more
Now that school is out for most kids across the country, families are making the trek to the great outdoors to soak up some fun and sun. Camping and hiking top may family's lists for their summer vacations. However, with these activities comes the ri... Read more
At my house, every person who came to the table—child or adult, resident or guest—got the no thank-you helping. When a new food came your way at the table, you had two options. You could take a serving or say "no, thank you." The latter response didn... Read more
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