Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way... 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
These days, it seems unusual to eat out less than a few times a week. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat 29% of our meals away from home. So if you are going to eat out, are you destined to down a greasy burger a... Read more
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
Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions... Read more
How do you track food when you're not sure of the nutrition information? Usually I don't sweat this kind of stuff, but I'm worried my weight loss is slowing down and don't want to overstep my bounds.
My boyfriend and I are both a little burnt o... Read more
I have my settings adjusted so that my food tracker and fitness tracker are "communicating". I understand that this means that my range of calories consumed each day will be automatically adjusted to how many calories I burn in my fitness minutes th... Read more
I don't know if this is the correct forum for this question, but hopefully this works. I would like to use some of Spark People's motivational pictures in my blogs but don't know if that is okay. Can anyone tell me for sure?... Read more
Went into a deli, just wanted to get some cheese. Someone else was there being served and had several items already. I heard coughing and then a loud sneeze lady being served said that "they've been doing this since I've been here". I however got the... Read more
Okay, so in an effort (that has been largely successful) to break my addiction to sugar, I have become seriously addicted to Healthy Choice fudge bars. Over the past two years they have been my go to daily treat ... no sugar and low enough in calorie... Read more
I use my cell phone to take a picture of my plate, especially if I am eating alone. At times I am truly amazed at the amount of food I have on my plate & immediately divide it in half! At other times I am proud of the proportions and color range of... 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
Valentine's Day is coming soon and, for me, that means chocolate and decadent dinners. Nearly every holiday has some sort of food attachment, whether it is a barbeque or turkey feast. So how can you go to these events and enjoy the yummy fo... Read more
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