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
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
Going to the movies can be an enjoyable experience, but it can provide a host of temptations for anyone trying to lose weight or eat healthier. As soon as you walk in the door, you're hit with the smells and sights of delicious goodies--buttery p... 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
The structure of the work (or school) week can be extremely conducive to maintaining good eating habits. If you have a very predictable daily routine, it can be easier to plan meals and snacks and eat on a consistent schedule so that you never get to... Read more
I find so many of you very inspirational.
I am a 31-year-old Mom and full-time secondary teacher in New York State.
I have been overweight for years and am now considered obese after having my baby.
Since Octobe... Read more
I need to work on consistency with working out.. I do great.. once or twice a week only.. even if its just 10 min of stretching, I need to get consistent to really see the weight come off.. those stubborn last pounds...... Read more
I made a food grouping and messed up. I clicked edit, and selected delete food grouping. Thought it worked so I made another one, named it the same and not only is the first one still there now I have 2 and both are empty. The delete grouping fea... Read more
I have a feeling that one day very soon, Iím going to become the complaining parent at my 3-year old's preschool. I've always been conscientious about her diet (I prefer that term over "strict" or "crazy") so I knew that I'd have a hard time sending... Read more
Need help resisting a second or third helping? Or do you need willpower to make smart choices? Check out these tips from dailySpark readers, who share How to Resist Overeating at a Party: Keep a water bottle in your hand or close by. Stay hydrated i... Read more
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