Sometimes, general dining out strategies can only help so much. When you eat at a privately-owned or ethnic restaurant, there’s no pamphlet or website with nutritional information. How do you know what to order, especially when you don’t... Read more
It’s almost impossible to drive down the street today without being ambushed by a few themed restaurants and fast-food joints ready to throw a burger down your throat and ruin your best nutritional intentions. But in this ruthless wilderness, y... Read more
This is the story of an unassuming electrician working hard at a city zoo. He was not known as the kind to stir up trouble, but as mounting injustice swirled around him, he couldn't help himself. He wrote and published a couple of essays expr... Read more
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"The gem cannot be polished without fric... Read more
I have been a Sparkie off and on.
I was sick about 2 years ago, and due to the nature of the beast, I lost 50 lbs unintentionally. I went from 180 lbs to 130 lbs. I wanted to stay there once I got healthy, but once I was able to eat again, I AT... Read more
I have a conundrum.
Since I started with SparkPeople, October 21, 2013, I've slowly lost 9-pounds. Losing slowly is the best way from what I understand, however, the last few weeks I haven't lost anything. I seemed to have plateaued and I think it... Read more
Ok. I work night shift and especially on my days off I can't help but feel starved. No more than an hour after supper I am rooting around for something else to eat. Then I eat til I'm miserable, and another hour later I feel starved agian. I know... Read more
I have just been reading and researching Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live program and I am going to give it a try as I need to do something different. I would love to hear from anyone who is currently following this lifestyle as I will need ideas and suppor... Read more
Comfort eating is an old established habit after dinner for me and replacing them with new habits is a challenge. What small changes and/or new habits have you made to address this issue?
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I usually look at the nutritional info for a restaurant if I know I'm going later, but sometimes I'm surprised by an invitation to dine out. When calorie information is not easily found out, go for the soup! It works every time. In Mexican restauran... Read more
We all know that when traveling it can be a bear eating healthy - or eating as healthy as you can.We've been on vacation for the past 10 days & I've been surprised by the restaurants that have changed their menu to attract the nutrition conscious.On... Read more
In our ongoing Food on the Run series, we have taken a closer look at many popular fast food chains as well as some that are up and coming. Many have had entrees that focused on burgers, chicken, noodles or burritos. Today we take a broader look at a... Read more
P.F. Chang's is a Chinese bistro that offers an eclectic variety of options. There are some good points to Chinese cuisine in general--it's usually stir-fried, it contains some healthy veggies, and portions tend to be smaller (as long a... Read more
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