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 seen a great post on here yesterday about how eating more Vegatables makes you feel well. I found this really encouraging. Does anyone else know anything about mood and food? Do you notice a change in the way you feel when your diet slips? How... Read more
I don't know, should I be?
I've managed to gain and lose plenty of weight over my lifetime and I can honestly say, it's always been a combination of good and bad choices. It isn't always as simple as Taco Bell = Bad Choice = Gain Weight or Sala... Read more
So i've read during your TOM your body tends to retain more water, causing bloating and even weight increase. Should you avoid salty foods during that week, or eat certain foods, drink more water to help reduce that bloating feeling? (Water makes me... Read more
On my own, I'm just great at making low calorie, tasty foods and sticking to them. Pickled veggie salad, fruit soup made with fat free yogurt, and so forth. It's all good.
But take me to a pot luck and put a bunch of fritos and artichoke dip... Read more
Hi, I have a question. If I check on my SparkPage that I want to "share my food tracker," does that make it completely public to anyone on SparkPeople, or can it be made visible to only my SP friends, or even specific people? My accountability partne... 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
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
You all know I am predisposed towards humour.There is an emerging new tack to the late-night fat jokes. We the overweight people are no longer the only targets. Over the last six months, there has been a very definite trend toward aiming more barbs a... Read more
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