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
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... 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
I can follow a diet with minimal difficulty until it gets close to TOM. I can gain every single bit of weight loss in 3 weeks over the course of 2 to 3 days. I have no will power. I can't seem to get full. My sugar cravings are through the roof and s... Read more
Are there food lists on Sparkpeople to go by because I don't always know what to make? My daughter and I eat out too much. I am trying to prepare meals more at home. Trying to get us off of processed foods, too. We would feel so much better of... Read more
I am in a Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Program at my local YMCA and we are tracking our food. SparkPeople is an excellent way for me to easily track what I eat. But, one thing we have to list is the time we eat. There is... Read more
I only go to the grocery store once every two weeks, and I only buy what is on my list now. I have cut my grocery bill in half, because I am not stopping at the grocery store for 1-2 items and end up buying 10 items, several times a week.... 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
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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
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