Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf... Read more
You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a... Read more
This is Step 2 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 2. Draft your budget. If your roof were leaking, you'd follow the trail of water back to the source. That spending log serves the same... Read more
Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a measure of the energy your body uses in normal, everyday functions, like digesting food, moving your lungs and pumping your heart.
This maintenance level is the minimum number of calories your body needs in o... Read more
Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... Read more
I am new to the program and am excited to get started, we have a lot of casseroles in our house because they are easy to make ahead and cook after a long day at work, what is the best way of entering them, do I need to enter all the ingredients and t... Read more
for the last few days, I have been eating out of control. Yesterday I went over my calories by about 1000!
I didn't have access to the Sparkpeople website. I usually come onto the website when I am in 'eating mode' and I read posts and I post thing... 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
Hello there! I've heard for years about the wisdom of using smaller plates and how, over the last several decades, our plate size (and, unfortunately and proportionately, our belly size) have grown over the years. I am looking to purchase a set of... Read more
30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows... Read more
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