Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... Read more
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
Made myself a healthy green smoothie this morning for breakfast and then promptly spilled it on the floor. Of course the toddler had to come and see what happened and now he's covered with smoothie. Good morning to me!... Read more
On a budget, you won't want to waste the food you already have.
I'd make a shopping list with two columns:
Left column - foods you've run out of/would usually buy.
Right column - healthier substitutes.
Try to shop from the right colum... Read more
I am so happy that I can finally use Sparkpeople mobile on my Windows phone. I am now back to tracking my intake. I had successfully lost weight with Sparkpeople a few years ago but eventually stopped tracking because it was so time-consuming.
H... Read more
So, before I started SP, I was trying to do it by myself. Well, I have managed to make it to a couple goals. With my schedule (full time student and full time employee), it is really hard to make meals and eat healthy. However, as of this past Thursd... Read more
To help me feel full and aid in digestion, I try to drink a cup of green tea after each meal. It has become a positive habit that also "signals" the end of a meal for me, so if I feel a binge or temptation coming on, I'll sneak in an extra cup of tea... Read more
A symbol of rebirth and renewal, eggs are closely associated with spring and Easter. Dyeing these iconic orbs is a popular spring pastime that yields a beautiful decoration, protein-packed treat.With so many people interested in making their own heal... Read more
St. Patrick's Day is usually synonymous with corned beef, cabbage and pints upon pints of green beer (not to mention other unnaturally-dyed foods). But this year, we're celebrating in a way that's both fun and good for you! Starting tomor... Read more
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