Just like you, the people behind SparkPeople.com try to plan their meals ahead of time so that we're sure to make the healthiest choices possible. Whether we're short on time or just have a craving for our favorite burger joint, we still try... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
You meant to pack a nutritious lunch for school today. But your best friend texted you while you were slaving over your algebra homework, so you took a break to listen to her gush about her crush. By the time you finally finished your homework, you w... Read more
If you've read "Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go" then you already have some great ideas for packing a healthy, filling, and tasty lunch. But some days, packing your own meal isn't an option. When you're not able to brown-bag it, d... Read more
You know that breakfast is important, but when you're in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It's no secret that fast food isn't the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it's the only option,... Read more
I have been on this roller-coaster ride for many years now. I would get motivated to lose weight and I might lose about 10 lbs but that's it. I end up going back to my normal weight. You see I call my weight normal. No it's not normal because I feel... Read more
Are fast food ads really necessary? Today I saw an advertisement for coupons that featured Red Robin, Arby's, and Panera. None of those are particularly healthy options, and it is frustrating to see them advertised for while on Spark.... Read more
I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra... Read more
So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour... Read more
anyone using food journal or food tracker (eg. those provided by spark people website or myfitnesspal or even the fitbit app).
What is your experience with these programs? do you find it useful? how do you manage to stick with it? I tried... Read more
Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we may not have a healthy meal or snack on hand as we're out and about. Be prepared ahead of time in case you absolutely have to make a fast food stop. Research menus online and make a list of health... Read more
There will be times when you will have to catch a bite while out of the house. It is inevitable. Knowing this, research fast food restaurants and know the healthy choices (not always a salad.) Most fast food joints provide nutritional info online or... Read more
It used to be that bigger was better in the fast food world. Now that more of us are watching our wallets and our waistlines, the value menu and snack-size portions are all the rage at the fast-food giants. Four of the big chains--Burger King, KFC, M... Read more
Does having easy access to supermarkets affect people's food choices? You'd think that if you have good access to things like fruits and vegetables, you're less likely to go for fast-food or other convenience items that have a long... Read more
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