Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... Read more
Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... Read more
I am 4 weeks post-op hysterectomy (LAVH) and I would love to connect with others in terms of nutrition and fitness support following illness or major surgery - doesn't have to be hysterectomy!
Can anyone recommend an ACTIVE message board or Spar... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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I am working on expanding my horizons in the nutrition realm and have been aiming to try at least one new food or recipe each week. So far, in the last week, I have tried acorn squash, steelhead trout, and savory oatmeal (oatmeal with turkey smoked s... Read more
Has anyone else noticed that once you make a bad food choice it becomes easier to make more bad choices?
Yesterday I was out and about with the kids in a city 45 minutes from home. We decided to try a fast food Mexican restaurant that I'd never... Read more
I have been at this for 22 weeks today. Today, I also started a more stringent food plan, and I want to keep a journal of what I eat.
Goals: at least 3 whole grains (or starchy vegetables)
9 fruits/veggies, with at least 6 of them veggies
No... Read more
Smaller portions of foods I love, a variety of nutritious foods on my plate at mealtime, eating more slowly, and using SparkPeople's My Nutrition are making a positive difference for me. Now I have to eat more than I think I'm supposed to so that I c... Read more
Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
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