A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
My family (husband, 3 teenage boys) and I are trying to eat healthier. I would really like to stop eating fast food. Our main pitfall that lures us into ff is when we are out and about running errands. We are hungry and it is lunch time or dinner tim... Read more
Has anyone ever done a juice cleanse? There's a Groupon for one and I'm thinking about it but not sure if I'm just crazy. I'd like to do it for a kick start to weight loss, sure. But also to detox my body of all the crap. Not sure if I can do it with... Read more
I'm currently on the second day of a clear liquid diet in preparation for some medical tests, and I have to say, there IS something kind of refreshing about it. I'm drinking Powerade, sipping chicken broth and eating Jello, and I'm not starving, and... Read more
Life is faster than ever, so how to get healthy, delicious meals on the table? We'll explore slow and pressure cookers, big-batch cooking, and other ways to make fantastic meals stress-free!... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
Last December New York State had considered implementing a sales tax on sodas and juices to help offset the rising rate of obesity, but that proposal appears to have fallen through the cracks. Now New York City public health officials are taking the... Read more
Today I mark Day 19 on the green juice fast and can now say that I have embarked on the longest green juice yet. I hope to make it 45 days, leaving a week after that to ease out of it. I have an event coming up after that time, so 45 is the longest... Read more
I know, I know, I haven't been updating lately and I'm sorry. Days and weeks go by so fast and before I even knew it, a month had passed since my last blog update. Worried that it might look like I've completely fallen off the wagon and... Read more
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