While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Whether you want to lose weight or simply eat healthier, enjoying a couple of snacks each day is a smart habit for many people. Eating a planned snack between meals can help curb your hunger (and therefore prevent overeating at mealtime) and also inc... Read more
Research actually shows that snacking in between meals, or even eating 4-5 smaller meals throughout the day, is better for you than the traditional two or three larger meal routine. That is, of course, if you are eating nutritious snacks instead... Read more
Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corner, bi... 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
I learned a great trick this week! I had two bags of combos (cheese filled crackers or pretzel bites) that were not worth their calorie count though I have always loved them. Each bag has 7 servings but I have a tendency to eat the whole bag. Well... Read more
Can anyone tell me whats going on??
On Sunday I go through the weeks meal plan and customize it if need be, then I print grocery list and go shopping...
but as the week goes on and im entering foods my meal plans are changing which makes i... Read more
I am really excited about losing a kilo in 4days, been sticking to my set healthy eating pattern and been getting myself motivated to exercise, 1 hour today! Feeling more energy cause when I started I was exhausted and needing lots of sleep, I think... Read more
I started sparkpeople last year, but never did anything with it. I am now at the place I needed to be to begin my "New' healthy lifestyle. This website has already been such a motivation and I have only "actively" been using it for a week. I love to... Read more
Friends..I have just those difficult seven to ten last pounds to lose...I am trying the plan of six small meals in place of our usual three to do this..So far today I have had a breakfast of my necessary coffee and two pieces of whole grain seeded br... Read more
Let's face it, most of us are bombarded with access to food on an almost daily basis. From our fellow co-workers bringing in the daily supply of morning donuts, to weddings, baby showers and office parties, along with the growing number of restau... Read more
My oldest child has always been a great eater. She’s very active and has a big appetite. She’s willing to try new foods (within reason) and is always asking when the next meal or snack is being served. She’s a heal... Read more
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