It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
Dr. J. Scott Smith of Kansas State University in Manhattan recently studied Heterocyclic Amines (HCA's), which are carcinogenic compounds that form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. He found that adding rosemary extract to ground beef red... Read more
Pop quiz: Which is better: filet or prime rib? Which is leaner: ground turkey breast or lean ground beef? If you're trying to cut calories or just plain eat healthier, navigating the meat section at your local grocery store can be just as confusi... Read more
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
How often do you find yourself starving when you get home at night? And how often, as a result, do you grab anything and everything in sight? Why does it seem like we can stay true to our diets so well during the day only to derail when we get home?... Read more
I like to buy things in bulk when I can. There is usually a really good price on a certain deli meat each week - does anyone know if I can buy a few week's worth of sliced ham or turkey and freeze it? I've never tried it and think it would be fine, b... 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
Eating alot of red meat can cause inflammation, Inflamation causes cancer and abnormal glucose metabolism and some people some people crave sugar more after eating red meat. If you eat low glycemic foods and veggies you can curb sugar cravings and I... Read more
I remember seeing these commercials about this hormone cortisol that is produced when you're stressed and under pressure. It inhibits us from losing weight. So since I'm under a lot of stress and pressure at work, I got a great idea to eat extremel... Read more
Today is World Vegetarian Day! And while most of us have already eaten at least two meals and maybe a snack or two, there's still one meal left to go meat-free.
While a 100% vegetarian lifestyle might not be for you, we can all benefit from goi... Read more
For the record, let me just state that I am currently sitting in my kitchen, writing this blog, and watching the Simmental cows and calves graze on lush, green pasture land outside my deck window. Yes, many of those calves will end up as retail... Read more
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