Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
It's easy to get off track when it comes to eating during the holidays. Although the traditional holiday table can be filled with high calorie and high fat foods, there are ways to save calories without sacrificing taste. Here we share healthy ma... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD... 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
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
I am new to spark and excited to join others with similar goals. I wondered if anyone could tell me or direct me to the right for a question about food logging. I have logged my food for years and love my current logging program. Is there a... Read more
I am not sure why, but every time I do a new search for a food to track, I have to go out of the search window, then back in to be able to get the list. How am I supposed to properly search? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4.... Read more
Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104
Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p... Read more
Constantly eating low fat foods or zero calorie foods can leave you hungry. Low fat food makes the glycemic index of carbohydrates without fat very high, then spikes blood sugar and makes sugar into fat. Eating small amounts of meat, poultry, fi... Read more
If you are tempted to go to the drive thru every day, do this instead. Every day pack a small cooler with healthy foods and drinks to keep in your car. Bring yogurt sticks (easier to eat), carrot sticks and low fat dip, low fat protein bars and bottl... Read more
Growing up, my mom usually packed my lunch for school. I was totally content eating the same thing day after day- typically peanut butter and jelly. Most kids in my grade school packed their lunches, but in high school things changed a little. I woul... Read more
There's no doubt about it. Times are tough, and more people that ever are struggling to make ends meet. Recent studies show that a shrinking wallet might actually have the opposite effect on your waistline. Obesity rates could continue to climb as... Read more
We've all been handed advice about food and its effects on the body, on how certain foods are good while others are pure evil. Here's the scoop on six of my favorite nutrition myths.
MYTH #1: There are good foods and bad foods.
TRU... Read more
Today I took the kids to Chick-Fil-A. It wasn't a nutritional disaster for me. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and fruit cup and water. But I was still tempted by the fried chicken strips that the children didn't finish. And I gave in and at... Read more
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