There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
These days, it's not uncommon for people to make decisions that affect their health based on information that they find on the Internet. But can you trust the weight loss advice you find on Internet message boards? When it comes to weight loss, a... Read more
What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
It’s hard to eat healthy on the road. You’re driving hours to your final destination and the last thing you’re worried about is what you’re eating. All too often people focus on arriving as quickly as possible and overlook... Read more
Hello! Does SparkPeople have a tool where I can enter the ingredients in a recipe and it will calculate the nutritional value per serving of the dish? Or is there a tool online that anyone knows of? Thank you so much!... Read more
Drink plenty of water, track all of your nutrition and exercise, and set mini-goals for yourself (exercise 3 days a week this month, lose X pounds in 30 days). Tracking for me has been especially key.... Read more
Thought I'd open this up. I am always still seeing to use egg substitute or just egg whites in recipes even though they have now said that eating the whole egg is not so bad for your health. I'm sure that people who have cholesterol problems would... Read more
Agreed with kel_bel. Tracking my nutrition relentlessly revolutionized what, how often and how much I eat. Give yourself time on this journey-permanent lifestyle changes take time to accomplish and won't necessarily happen fast. Welcome!... Read more
A great tip I learned from a nutritionist is to 'volumize' with leafy greens (spinach is my favorite). When greens are added to a meal - either as the main course or as a starter they help to satisfy you better and allow your hunger to subside more... Read more
When I'm thinking about what to prepare for dinner, I make sure that my nutrition tracker is up to date for my earlier meals, and then review the nutrition information before I decide. That way I ensure that I'm staying within my goal range for the... Read more
First, it was the launch of the Let's Move Campaign to encourage change toward healthier eating and fitness habits. Then there were updated school lunch guidelines to match-up what is served in public schools with the MyPlate healthy eating guide... Read more
For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based... Read more
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