It’s hard to ignore the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don’t work, so we’re going dive i... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
For the past 3 days, I've been pulling, pushing, cutting and hauling trees and tree limbs downed by an ice-storm. And I expect I will be doing so for the next 3 - 6 weeks. Consequently, I'm not "working out" in the traditional sense, but have numer... Read more
Hi, I am looking forward to sharing my weight loss journey with you. I don't have a lot of weight to lose, but it is going to be hard. I gave birth to my son 1.5 years ago and I have some stubborn pregnancy belly to get rid of. I only want to lose 10... Read more
I recently started a new job at a local grocery store. I spend 5-6 hours per day shopping for grocery items that people order online (walking, lifting heavy items, bending, twisting, etc).
Because I only work 6 hours most days, I only get a 15... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I know from my Sparkpeople nutritional tracker that fruit and veggies are lower in calories but filling and will help me eat less calories while at work when munchies hit, so I keep at least 3 types of fruit on my desk right in front of me so when ev... Read more
I always keep plenty of cayenne pepper around. I put it on many different things and put on as much as I can stand without causing myself to spontaneously combust. (lol) Seriously though, it has been found to help burn calories as your body has to wo... Read more
My young kids like to be in control. Whether it’s what they are wearing, which toy they play with or what’s for lunch, they like to make decisions. Although it can get frustrating at times (“I’m sorry honey, we are... Read more
Surveys indicate that the majority of the American public wants to know the nutritional information for the food they eat. This is also true when it comes to flying the friendly skies.
Recently, an article about how U.S. airlines rate on the nutri... Read more
I am doing really good today!! I feel great and I have never felt better! My total calories for today will be 1,500 calories. I already planned what I was going to eat today!
I have a question for everybody, how many calories should you eat a day?... Read more
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