It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat.
Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thyself.
Thou shalt make mealti... Read more
Take me out to the ballgame.
Take me out to the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…
and hot dogs, and beer, and nachos, and ice cream…
'Tis the season for trips to the old ballpark, and chances are you’ll... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
I've been sick and put on bed rest for a few days. When I get sick, I tend to crave comfort foods. For the most part, I stick to healthy eating, but I cut myself a lot of slack and allow myself to eat some less-healthy options. I've been sick sinc... Read more
Hi, I am posting this for a friend of mine. To make ends meet, she had her internet,and cable turned off so she can't post here any longer-a former Sparker. Her husband recently was laid off and she works at minimum wage. They have 3 children ages... Read more
If I don't take a one a day vitamin, I come up short on iron getting 30-60. If I take the vitamin I get over 150 and once in the 190's. The one a day has 100percent RDA iron. Should I just take one every other day? When I am done with the bottle... Read more
When you're trying to change your eating habits and become healthier, it's important not to totally deny yourself the foods you love. You probably can't continue eating pizza 5 nights a week, but you can still enjoy a slice now and then. Just becau... Read more
CONTEST CLOSED! If you're trying to lose weight or eat healthier, then you know that cooking more food at home—and eating out less—are important first steps. Have you started packing your lunch for work or school yet? If not, now'... Read more
This morning I read an article titled "How To Eat On Less Than $35 A Week" (tinyurl.com/yzl7nmn). I really don't know why I still bother with these articles. I'm hoping, I guess, that there will be some actual, useful tips, but there never are. Like... Read more
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