You meant to pack a nutritious lunch for school today. But your best friend texted you while you were slaving over your algebra homework, so you took a break to listen to her gush about her crush. By the time you finally finished your homework, you w... 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
Just like you, the people behind SparkPeople.com try to plan their meals ahead of time so that we're sure to make the healthiest choices possible. Whether we're short on time or just have a craving for our favorite burger joint, we still try... Read more
Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
But when you&rsq... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
This morning, I prepared a small bowl of rice. I looked at the label, and it said 1/4 cup, or 45 g, was 180 calories. I weighed my bowl of rice, and it was 162 g. So, Spark calculated that my bowl had 648 calories! I know this isn't right, becaus... Read more
I am back doing Sparkpeople and logging my food after trying something different for a while. I'm much happier doing this. Don't know why I got sidetracked and left. I need to see what I'm eating to stay accountable. Also started exercising.... Read more
So we had a busy weekend remodeling our bathroom, with all the craziness and trips to Lowes we ate at fast food restaurants twice this weekend. I tried to make the best choices possible but I went over my calorie goal by 39 points on Saturday and st... Read more
I had a soyfruit shake veggie burger whole grain bun TADA!!!fool yourself instead of a fattening burger and shake. I figured this out as Friday used to be my fav night to hit a fast food restaurant as a get started to the weekend. Now I plan ahead wi... Read more
I try to batch cook on the weekend and then divide it up into single serve containers. I then have healthy "fast food" lunches and dinners to grab during the week. Saves me money and my waistline!... Read more
By Sally Kuzemchak, RD, of Family CircleBurger King: Hamburger and Value-Size Unsalted French Fries(480 calories, 21g fat)Follow BK's motto and "Have It Your Way." Order the basic burger without mayo and with extra lettuce and tomato to... Read more
Recently Health Magazine created a list of the 100 largest quick-serve chains in America. "Largest chains" was based on the number of locations throughout the nation. An expert panel consisting of Registered Dietitians, a physician and a certified nu... Read more
With the fast paced life style most of us lead it isn't likely that you're able to cut out fast food completely.
Personally, I eat a lot of fast food. I work all over, and spend a lot of time on the road. While packing a lunch is always great, in... Read more
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