The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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It's an excuse many of us have heard or even said ourselves: I want to get fit, but I can't afford a gym membership. While a health club can be a fantastic place to work out, it's not the only way to get fit. In fact, you can enjoy a vari... Read more
Bet you never thought you’d see the day when the federal government was the hallmark of clarity and common sense. But it just happened. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) just released th... Read more
When you’re a beautiful celebrity with gobs of money to spend on clothing and a personal stylist, it’s easy to look your best even when you’re just running daily errands. But for the rest of us, looking put-together and oh-so-ch... Read more
Hello. I am new to Sparkpeople and joined to help me overcome my lifelong struggle with food. I am not that overweight (although I would love to lose a few pounds), but I am tired of having an eating disorder. I hide it well, but I have a terrible... Read more
The steps counted on my SPAT seem low. It was my understanding that a step is moving one foot forward. Does SPAT consider the forward movement of right AND left feet a step? The last time I calculated a 2 mile walk outdoors with the number of step... Read more
I was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. What a blow! I know I am overweight, okay a lot overweight. But me, diabetic?? A nurse at my doctor's office does diabetic counseling, and in just one session I learned a lot. But this is the reason that it w... Read more
I am curious what “defines” a binge for you.
I cannot decide if I “binged” last night or not. 29 I finished up the Turkey Hill Party Cake Ice Cream. First, I measured out 65 grams (one half cup serving) and was in my calorie range for the day.... Read more
I have found the key to weight loss and increasing ones metabolism is eating 5-6 meals a day and limiting the fat, sugar and sodium. Fresh fruit and vegetables is a key factor in living healthy and weight loss.... Read more
"We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us" Virginia Satir
"Never, never let others define you"--this short, yet powerful phrase was echoed by former Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith during his acceptance speech followin... Read more
(Disclaimer: As I write this, it's 4:55 p.m. and I need a blog post for tomorrow. While I guarantee this post will entertain and delight you, don't expect anything too deep.)
When you think of aerobics, what comes to mind? Tights, thong leotards... Read more
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