I have a wallet made of hemp. Although I’ve seen some very fashionable hemp accessories, mine’s really old and not very cute, but I can’t justify buying a new one until it wears out. I guess I’ve learned firsthand that hemp fi... Read more
You know starting the morning with breakfast sets you up for healthy eating all day long, but when the same packet of microwaved oatmeal just isn't cutting it anymore, it may be time to change up your a.m. routine. Here are eight common breakfast... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
My biggest problem is establishing meal times. I work third shift 10pm to 6am and sleep in two periods usually from 8 to about noon and 5 till 8:30. So I tend to have to many meals, any suggestions?... Read more
Are you meeting your Spark recommended protein goal with your food choices? If not, could you do so by making some minor adjustments? In that case, no you don't need a protein shake. They don't really have any benefit over real food, IMHO.... Read more
Recently I start to have digestive issues. Meat (fish, chicken, beef, lamb, ham whatever) gave me intense stomach ache and had me curl up in my bed in pain. I usually have a few bites of food and feel incredibly full (like the sensation of food build... Read more
My Mom has stuffed the freezer full of pork ribs, chops but very little chicken or fish. I am not a big pork eater, so I m having difficulty planning the menu. My Mom is on holiday for 10 days so I m in charge of the cooking for 10 days. I don't want... Read more
I have a hard time eating breakfast with all that goes on in the morning - Taking my morning meds, getting 4 kids out the door for school, hubby out the door - Solution for me is to drink I high protein meal replacement while getting the morning rush... Read more
You have most likely heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some research suggests breakfast is an important part of a healthy eating plan that can help you achieve and maintain your best weight. A new study suggests that... Read more
Just because you're trying to eat healthier this year, doesn't mean you can never go out to eat with your friends or family. Instead of getting frustrated and throwing caution to the wind, just do a little research ahead of time to identify m... Read more
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