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
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
Balanced breakfast? Check
Mid-morning snack? Check
Healthy lunch with your co-workers? Check
Passing up your friend's homemade cookies? Check
Coming home in the evening and going on a feeding frenzy? CHECK!!
Does this sound... Read more
My family is in transition while relocating from Tennessee to Ohio. My nine year old and I have been living in a hotel for the past month and have another month to go before our house is ready. Any suggestions for preparing meals? I have a mini fr... Read more
Come on SparkPeople, this meal plan is completely unrealistic
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The grocery list tells you to buy things like '1c frozen brussel sprouts' and '4 sli... Read more
I hope this doesn't sound too crazy to you all but i swear that "healthy" foods make me sick... Years of eating a restricted calorie diet and all the classic healthy foods like vegetables, fruits, high fiber breads/wraps, low calori... Read more
I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper.
I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli.
I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li... Read more
Every so often I have to go out to lunch with my co-workers. Most of the time we go to a pizza buffet place which also has a salad bar. Usually I get a salad and have two slices of pizza but even this small amount causes me to bloat big time the ne... 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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