Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
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.
Here are the highlights:... Read more
When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
We all know how important it is to prepare nutritious food for our children. But did you know it's equally as important that we teach our children how to prepare nutritious food for themselves?
Think about it.
When children grow into ad... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
I am a 16 year old girl who is about 140 pounds (about 5'5). I'm trying to lose some weight, only about 5-10 lbs. I eat about 1800 calories, 60g fat, 245g carbs, and 120g protein. I lift and do cardio 5-6x a week. If I eat any less than that, I get h... Read more
i need help. please provide me with some suggestions for healthy eating at work. the easiest snack to grab from the desk is full of salt and sugar and very unhealthy. i need something to tide me through the day in between meals. any suggestions?... Read more
So I've been paying attention really carefully to how I eat. I've also been reading a lot of the boards to learn from others. I finally noticed that I don't healthy the MAJORITY of the week. Thus, I may have four random days of eat... Read more
I have a little problem with over eating: I eat really healthy, have 5 - 6 portions of veggies and/or fruits, I exercise almost daily (weight lifting and cardio), etc, etc. I try my best to maintain all my calories under the limits recommended... Read more
Hello ,my name is Nina, i was sick for about 2 weeks,i lost 4 pounds in these 2 weeks , now i'm feeling great but i can't stop eating everything that comes to my site , and i even stopped my daily workouts from than.
I don't know how to return to t... Read more
I always add Salt after a dish is 75% cooked as I have to eat a low Sodium Diet.By doing this the Food being cooked does not absorb Salt while it cooks and I need much less than I otherwise would.I also do not sprinkle any Salt on my Food after it's... Read more
I remember my mother buying something called rock salt when I was young. My brothers and I were always excited to see the large bag because that meant we were going to crank up (and I mean crank!) the homemade ice cream maker for Labor Day or another... Read more
Added salt from the shaker has been a pet peeve of mine since beginning dietitian training in college. I used to go home for a visit and chastise my father as he added salt to his bologna sandwich or lettuce salads before ever tasting them. "Dad... Read more
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