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
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
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
If you've read "Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go" then you already have some great ideas for packing a healthy, filling, and tasty lunch. But some days, packing your own meal isn't an option. When you're not able to brown-bag it, d... Read more
You know that breakfast is important, but when you're in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It's no secret that fast food isn't the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it's the only option,... Read more
Survived my first big holiday food challenge-Yankee Swap at work catered with fried food and full if homemade baker sweets. I grabbed my cottage cheese, choked most of it down before deciding I hate cottage cheese, but it staved off the hunger until... Read more
Same here, ILLY. I love food. My sister is that "taller, thinner" person like your friend. She never got down to 110 even playing sports. She's stabilized around 130-135 (at 5'4") but looks thinner. We both got serious boobage thanks to genetics.... Read more
I take each choice individually. If I want a cookie I eat one, but then I go back to my usual pattern of fruits/veggies/protein ASAP. One little cookie isn't a complete derail; a whole box is. Give yourself permission to be a little imperfect.... Read more
Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we may not have a healthy meal or snack on hand as we're out and about. Be prepared ahead of time in case you absolutely have to make a fast food stop. Research menus online and make a list of health... Read more
There will be times when you will have to catch a bite while out of the house. It is inevitable. Knowing this, research fast food restaurants and know the healthy choices (not always a salad.) Most fast food joints provide nutritional info online or... 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
Fast food chains are working hard on their images. No longer wanting to be known for high-fat fare, stores across the globe are offering more options for the health-conscious consumer. Wendy's Super Value Menu has a few, including their famous Ch... Read more
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