Do you start off the year with hopeful thoughts about what you want in months ahead? January brings feelings of a clean slate, knowing we get to start again. We are determined to make the upcoming year the best one yet.
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Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... 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
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but lunch runs a close second. Studies have shown that children who eat a well-balanced lunch often do better in school and are more alert. It can be difficult enough to get your child to eat rig... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
I have been thinking about using herbs and spices to give food flavor without a lot of fat or salt. I am talking about meals for lunch and dinner. Herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary, and other fresh or dried herbs.
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Spark family I need your help. On most work days I crave sweets around the 3 o'clock hour. Any other time of the day I am fine. I get off at 5 and if I can make it to that time I am ok. How do you all fight off cravings like this. This is one... Read more
When I eat healthy I get full so quickly! I'm not meeting my calorie recommendations most days (generally falling between 800-1000). Is it better to be under calories or eat when I'm already full just to make that 1200 calorie mark?... Read more
Hello, I'm brand new here and excited to be a part of this community. I'm a 42 year old female that had major success on medifast a few years ago (lost 70 lbs in ten months). Kept the weight off until a year ago and been back on it faithfully wi... Read more
If you wait to feel motivated before you start, or if you stop every time you feel unmotivated, you'll never get there! What you need is PLANNING and ROUTINE. Plan like you're going to be healthy today, don't wait and see whether you feel like it.... Read more
You're at an all day work meeting or in training and they provide lunch. Not all of it will be healthy. What do you do? You throw healthy snacks and fruit in your work bag. At lunch eat only healthy protein in the supplied lunch and supplement wi... Read more
Have you seen the USDA's report on the National School Lunch Program? Marion Nestle's What to Eat blog tipped me off to the report and its findings. According to the report, which referenced several studies about the school lunch program, the U.S. ha... Read more
Concerns continue regarding the number of overweight and obese children and teens in schools today. Trends in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension affecting younger and younger populations also continue. Some have apprehension regarding... Read more
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