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
You start out every day with the best of intentions. This is the day you're going to make time for a healthy breakfast. And for lunch, you'll get a salad from the deli down the street. When the 3 p.m. munchies strike, you won't hit the ca... 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
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
Its lunchtime at the office and you’re hungry. Your morning has been stressful, and your co-workers are pooling their money for some fried take-out from the local burger joint. You decline their invitation (even though comfort food so... Read more
I have been having a problem the last few days trying to enter food into my Nutrition Tracker. Whereas before if I was entering food into, say, early morning snack, it would remain on early morning snack until I changed the setting to another meal/s... Read more
How do I weigh food on a scale that needs to be a specific measurement such as 1 cup of flour or berries? I don't know if I have to figure out how many grams is in 1 cup or whatever the measurement is. Does it also make a difference if the object is... Read more
I'm at a crossroads with my nutrition and exercise. For years I've kept a good nutrition routine( diet) through the week. However, Fri-Sun are my downfall. So much that until tonight I had never tracked the nutrition. Now I know that at least one of... Read more
Hi, Actually, I have 2 possibly related problems.
1. I'm trying to select bacon for the tracker. I see a long, long list of entries shared by members. It's wonderful that everyone wants to share but no one has entered the micronutrient valu... Read more
I am meeting up with my best friend and her sister this weekend for dinner. We normally go for Mexican food, so I wanted to see what people have ordered that is healthy. I know restaurants don't really know much about "portion control" so I know I ha... 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
I have learned to prepare for the next day before I go to bed. I pack my lunch and healthy snacks so I don't have to mess with it in the morning. I have noticed if I have a healthy lunch packed, I won't go out to a fast food restaurant for lunch.... Read more
We put a lot of the blame for childhood obesity on fast food, school lunches, and sedentary lifestyles, and certainly all of these factors (along with many others) are at play. But can we really do much about these factors, especially in the short-te... Read more
Are you having a fun-filled and busy summer so far? I don't know about fun (so far for me, at least), but mine has been filled with busyness! Between wedding planning, training my new dog, and putting the finishing touches on a kitchen remodel that's... Read more
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