Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
When you need some protein in a pinch, these grab-and-go snacks will do the trick! All of these filling options are easily transportable for a quick energy boost, anytime and anywhere. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, light or hearty, there's a... Read more
This is probably going to sound funny to you experts out there, but I am calorie counting and I am weighing my food before I eat it, so I know how much to record. This also helps me learn about portions. My question is bacon....do I weigh it raw or a... Read more
need to find a snack high in protein & fiber... I dont seem to get enough in my calorie controlled meals. I know something like an apple and peanut butter would fit the bill but I dont want all the fat , sugar and calories in that. Any ideas?... Read more
I've never used the meal plans on SparkPeople before but I've decided I want to give them a try. I'm vegetarian and I thought my account was set up to reflect that but my meals keep including meat products. Is there a way that I can make my meal plan... Read more
From my obesity, I am now pre-diabetic and have learned to eat well. Omiting sugar, salt and eating veggies, high fiber foods and protein with a carb helps me chip away the pounds. Slow but sure, and I never give up or give into temptation... See s... Read more
I don't deprive myself of treats. I just tell myself that I have to eat the healthy stuff first: 8 glasses of liquid; 5 servings of fruits & veggies; 2 high-calcium foods, sufficient protein and healthy fats. By the time I finish these, I usually d... Read more
When you think of what an athlete or bodybuilder eats, what foods usually come to mind? Chicken breasts? Egg whites? Tuna? These foods are all packed with protein and many athletes and bodybuilders eat them because they need the extra protein to buil... Read more
I take my own food to outings or just eat what I can at a function. I have even ate before going somewhere so I would not have to worry about it. How about have a movie night and show them Forks over Knives and have a discussion afterwards. I always... Read more
Breakfast: Nutritional bar after WW weigh In....I do not eat or drink prior to WI246.
Sanity Break: Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte
Lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich with baked lays and carrots
Snack: Laughing Cow ice cream San... Read more
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