Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
It's been a very long time since I've been back on Sparkpeople but I've gotten the "spark" back into my belly and for the past six months I have been working with a personal trainer who has also created a meal plan for me (she is a... Read more
so i lately been reading tons of diet articles and im mainly interested in the ones that deal with eating post work out. i was told that if you eat prior to working out you will feel more energized and perform better. however then the energy being us... Read more
Today my challenge from SparkCoach was to splurge and eat at the top of my calorie range.
I tend to follow the suggested meal plans by SparkPeople because it makes menu planning so much easier. I love the shopping lists, too. I often don't even... Read more
Does this happen to anyone else? The past few days I've been very congested and all I want to do is eat. I especially want sugar for some reason. I've been trying to take it easy, and eat healthy but I know I've over eaten the past couple days. A... Read more
If you find that you just ate under calories for the day, eat a cup or two of Fat Free Light yogurt. Most store brands carry a wonderful selection that will be around 100 cals, and less than 20 carbs (like Publix brand).And the flavors are great! I... Read more
I use the nutritional plan right now; I know the portions are right and I am meeting all my catergories of calories, fat, carbs, and protein. When I eat my yogurt, I just scoop it into the 1/2 cup measuring cup, grab a spoon and eat. No need to grab... Read more
Over the past few years, Greek-style yogurt has skyrocketed in popularity among health-conscious dairy fans. It's become almost impossible to pass by the dairy case without spotting multiple flavors and brands of the creamy treat. While Greek yog... Read more
It's funny to think that just a few years ago most of us had never heard of Greek yogurt, and now it has taken over the dairy case at most markets. By straining the whey, Greek yogurt (also called strained yogurt) is not only thicker but also pro... Read more
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