Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300... Read more
With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu... Read more
"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Well, a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a "food diary" may double your weight loss efforts.
Researchers fr... Read more
I began my new healthy life style on April 11th weighing in at 297 and today I weighed in at 273. I've wanted to quit so many times but sure glad I didn't. (Especially when my weight didn't budge for almost a week)... Read more
Since I've changed my eating habits, so has my children and husband. My hubby isn't super happy about it and complains that he wants snacks too. You know like cheetos! Haha...I just laugh when I see my grocery cart. Health food and cheetos! Lol!... Read more
Day three of eating healthy and trying to be more active. My biggest issue is drinking enough water! Soda addict here! Any suggestions on how to decrease soda and increase water intake? Or to quit pop altogether lol thanks :)... Read more
Make a healthier version of what you want, at home. If you want a burger and fries, grill a burger using lean meat and watch the toppings. Make some oven fries. If you keep avoiding fast food, pretty soon you will wonder how you ever ate it b/c it... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
We're excited to announce more improvements to our "Web Search" page--PLUS a new contest and a chance to earn more SparkPoints!Most Internet users like to set a search engine such as Google or Yahoo as their homepage, and some people like to customiz... Read more
Most of us have heard of hypochondria--you know the obsessive belief that you have some dreaded illness due to symptoms that you are experiencing or have developed related to that illness. But now that we have the world at our finger tips via the wo... Read more
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