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
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
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
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
Hi everyone! I am in need of weight loss. For the past 5 years I have maintained a weight of 160-165. I was content, of course I could have lost some weight. But I was ok. Well after having my daughter in may. I got nexplanon with no weight gain. 2 m... Read more
I'm not sure how to word this question haha. When I was more overweight I was angry all the time especially towards others. At work I was a d*ck a lot of the time and was depressed. I've hit the 40 lbs mark and am going to keep going, but what I am m... Read more
Here are the requirements:
1. Not looking for a book aimed at temporary weight loss, just overall health
2. Must have reasonable recommendations for a college student
3. Preferably an interesting read
4. Is clear and directive, easy to un... Read more
I have lost 15-20 lbs total this year (on and off again though). I am 25 yrs old, F, 5'3'' and currently at 109 lbs and 23% BF. I generally eat healthy with some not so healthy foods thrown in.
I was told recently by my friend's brother (who is... 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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