Sometimes, general dining out strategies can only help so much. When you eat at a privately-owned or ethnic restaurant, there’s no pamphlet or website with nutritional information. How do you know what to order, especially when you don’t... Read more
In the United States, these dishes come in huge portions. If you’re not careful, you can easily consume a full day’s worth of calories in a single meal. Dishes are often fried with lard and topped with cheese. Most... Read more
SparkPeople recently launched City Teams, which allow you to connect with members who live in your area. One of the greatest features on City Teams is SparkRallies. Local Team members (and leaders) can plan Rallies so that members who live near one a... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
Meeting up with friends before the big game or even going over to a neighbor's house (you know, the one with the biggest TV) can be a recipe for a caloric disaster. Between the fried chicken wings and the bags of chips, how are you supposed to ma... Read more
I've allowed myself into a big pitfall the last few days. In an attempt to regain some energy, I had consciously made the decision to eat a little above my calorie range for a few days. I'm hoping to replenish my zapped energy and maybe even a coup... Read more
I liked the Rax roast beef chain.
Red Baron made a stuffed pizza slice that I miss.
I think chocolate-covered,vanilla-filled pudding pies are a thing of the past.
I preferred Chef Boyardee cannelloni to the ravioli. It has been gone for years.... Read more
I had an appointment this morning with a dietitian. She recommended SparkPeople. I have a lot to learn about health, fitness, eating right and I know I will need TONS of support! I look forward to making new friends that are in the same fram... Read more
About 4 yrs ago, I was in the best shape of my life. I was very active: I ran, did triathlon, and about a week before my tri, I ended up with triple injuries, which put me out of the race. I was determined to not let myself go,... Read more
Eating out has always been a challenge, particularly with my family. I tend to like things on the light side, but they're seriously into meat, starch and cream sauces. The only time we see veggies in he house is when my husband and I bring them.
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I had an extra check book transaction register. I am taking that where ever I go & recording all I eat the first column is the time I eat anything, the next is the date, & where it says description of transaction I put the type of food I ate & the... Read more
Quesadillas are little more than pan-fried tortillas filled with lots of melted cheese. Can these Mexican specialties ever be a healthy choice? Applebee's Chicken Quesadilla Grande contains chicken, cheese, crisp bacon and pico de gallo. Don Pabl... Read more
Mexican dishes often combine both healthy and not-so-healthy ingredients. Although they include a lot of fresh produce (lettuce, tomatoes, and corn) and complex carbohydrates like beans and rice, the meals are also sometimes cooked in lard and... Read more
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