We spend more money and waste more calories by dining out than ever before. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that we eat 29% of our meals away from home. And the National Restaurant Association says that these meals take up 44% of our food... Read more
It’s getting ugly out there. With “stacks,” “towers” and “explosions” of menu items, plates are coming out of the kitchen absolutely huge with food. It’s almost like a conspiracy against weight loss. Th... Read more
SparkPeople recently launched City Teams, which allow you to connect with members who live in your area. One of the greatest features on City Teams is SparkRallies. Local Team members (and leaders) can plan Rallies so that members who live near one a... Read more
Work. It's where most of us spend the majority of our weeks. While that realization can be somewhat depressing, it also shows how your habits at work have a huge effect on your weight-loss goals. Sure, the office can be full of temptation--whethe... Read more
Not-So-Tricky Halloween Treats
Most tricks have been dropped from today’s Halloween celebrations and all we are left with are a lot of high-sugar, high-fat treats. If you do not want to send the little beggars off with a sugar buzz, consider... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
My name is Tammy, I've been here for a long time - but this time I'm going to make the best out of all of the options!
I have some hurdles to overcome this time... so I need all the help I can get. I am recovering from proximal hamstring tend... Read more
I am so excited, I have tried other tracking sites but this one is full of new resources. It also has many users that will be helpful in this journey I am about to take. today my goal is to start C25K and drink water. I look forward to the new me!! 9... Read more
I have pre diabetes, A1C is 7.1 my goal is to lose 70 lbs. by my birthday 22 Jan. 2015. But right now I need to lose 20 lbs in 8 weeks. Does this sound like to much? I don't want to disappoint my Dr.... Read more
Most chain restaurants have nutritional information on their website. However, I often eat at local establishments and before I do, I consult this website: http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nu trition.htmIt gives excellent suggestions on w... Read more
When it comes to the healthfulness of menu items and information shared by restaurants, just think about how far we've come in just the last decade. Nutrition facts for most restaurant foods are available not just online, but on menu boards in ma... Read more
Each time you turn around your box of cereal to read the nutrition label, you have Dr. David Kessler to thank. When your orange juice carton says "fresh," you can trust that it wasn't made from concentrate, thanks to Dr. Kessler. And now, when you op... Read more
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