Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
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Don't let summer parties and cookouts derail your plans to eat healthier! You can keep the flavor and cut the excess calories by trying one of SparkPeople's healthy summer recipes.
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A key to any successful lifestyle change is moderation. While you may be sticking to a healthier eating plan on most days, certain occasions call for a bit of relaxation, oftentimes in the form of an alcoholic drink. While alcohol is fat-free and low... Read more
Party food. The phrase alone is enough to induce fear and panic in anyone who is trying to eat healthier. But a Halloween-themed party menu, often dominated by candies, cakes and sugar, is extra scary!
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Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
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I am a stress eater! I admit it! I know that to solve that I need to find something to occupy my mind and get it off what's going on but how do I do that? It seems I just want to sit in front of my tv, let my mind wander on what is causing stress... Read more
I want to stop eating meat because for some strange reason, I am having serious digestive problems in relation to meat. This started in the summer of 2010 when I developed a serious case of gerds that burned the lining of my esophagus and I have had... Read more
Just need to vent. This is my first week with SparkPeople. I've tried to be super conscious of what I'm eating and accurately track. And, although I'm still trying to watch my portions and mindless snacking, I felt positive at the start of this week.... Read more
Hi everyone -
So I was diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder in 2007 while in high school. I definitely use it to cope with and quell my emotions.
This week has been an emotional roller coaster for me. I have a new job which has been stress... Read more
Lower the sugar content in your foods. Eat less carbs because carbs turn into sugar once eaten. Your pancreas is constantly producing insulin to get rid of the sugar. You become insulin resistant or pre-diabetic. Sugar promotes all sorts of disease a... Read more
Pre-diabetes is where an individual experiences some insulin resistance, resulting in higher blood sugar levels than normal, but those levels are not elevated high enough to be considered a Type 2 diabetic. Unchecked and by not controling portions,... Read more
Gone are the days of carbohydrates being the evil enemy of weight loss. But before you serve up platters of pasta and piles of pancakes, it’s important to separate the truth from the myths we've all heard about carbs. (These rules do not ap... Read more
The holiday season has started and so have many fun gatherings and parties. Holiday festivities can be a time of nutritional temptation. Dips are an outstanding way to spice up a party. The bold flavors, creamy textures, and endless choices draw fami... Read more
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