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
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Most people who “go green” bring reusable bags to the store, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, and recycle more. Others move to more involved changes, like trading in for a hybrid, buying carbon offsets, or installing sola... Read more
I have been working hard to eat fresh, homemade food - and I feel so much better. After giving up packaged, prepared food - I can actually eat more (:-) and lose weight. I really think it's true that most prepared American food, and food we get at r... Read more
I am having an issue with my food tracker favorite and with putting in a new exercise. It was working this morning but after lunch it put 2oz of pulled pork 8 times. I can't get food favorites to come up at all. It says loading but only brings up a b... Read more
Why does my food tracker double the amount of food when I go back and forth in changing my food for the day. I exchange peanuts for walnuts and it comes back double and sometimes triple on the other foods that I have marked. Am I doing something wron... 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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