Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
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Important to check if the values for food are raw or cooked weight! If you are putting raw meat with other ingredients, you can't then weigh it after for the cooked weight! It throws off the calorie count if you don't get it right!... Read more
Made Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls by Scojen tonight and I was going to add it to my Food tracker until I noticed the Nutrional Values were totally wrong for the recipe. How does one get this corrected... Read more
I EAT HOME MADE SOUPS ALMOST ALL THE TIME. I DON'T USE SALT, I PRECOOK CHICKEN SO I CAN FREEZE THE BROTH TO GET THE FAT OUT. I USE ALL FRESH VEGETABLES, WHEN I USE BEEF OR PORK IT IS LOW SODIUM OR LEAN. I ALSO HATE CERTAIN VEGETABLES SO I TAKE SUP... Read more
Went to the board to vote on nutritional value of a food and a popup prevented my voting, even tho I have banned popups. Apparently, SP has found a way to get around the popup ban. How annoying!... Read more
Since the weather is really hot sometimes water alone is not enough when you're doing activities that make you sweat a lot. I found Powerade Zero which has electrolytes and has zero calories. I drink some of it when hiking in the heat along with wa... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
I'm not a big fan of most beverages. I use soymilk on cereal, drink tea occasionally, and have a rare glass of OJ. Most of the time, I'm satisfied with water. Soda, juice and sports drinks are usually too sweet for me. If I want something fancy, I as... Read more
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