Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional appr... Read more
The sweetener stevia has plenty of dedicated followers. Who can blame them? For years, food and supplement manufacturers have advertised stevia as all natural, calorie free and safe for people with diabetes. To many people, stevia seems like a win-wi... Read more
There’s more to Greek food than gyros, baklava and Greek salads. Many dishes include low-fat dips, but many desserts and pastries are loaded with fat. Overall, this is generally a healthy way to eat; even the higher calor... Read more
No one wants to spend hours planning menus, making countless trips to the grocery store and slaving in the kitchen, only to endure dull and tasteless food. If you want to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without all the fuss, try a seasonal pantry make... Read more
tracked in a cocktail for myself. Made a new one up and it's great! Here's an idea for those of you that enjoy summer cocktails. 4 ounces of zero sports drink berry flavored(it's blue), 1 jigger raspberry vodka, 1/2 oz chambord and splash of 7-up ten... Read more
Think i found a home with the new gym. It makes me uncomfortable but good for me. I realize this journey is going to be real uncomfortable. So im gonna roll with it, through my anxieties. Kind of excited about the kickboxing i started tonight... Read more
My name is Katie, and I never know what to put in these introduction posts. I'm 28, married with one 4 y.o. daughter. I joined sparkpeople because I need to lose the 30 pounds left over from my pregnancy. I'm very short (under 5 feet) so... Read more
I take food grade extracts and add a drop or two.EG: Mint extract, Peppermint Extract, Orange Extract, Raspberry extractFind these in the spices aisle of your supermarket. You would normally use them in cooking or baking, but a few drops to your wat... Read more
If your like me getting 8 glasses in a day is hard, i always feel like water tastes bitter. So heres what i do: I add coconut extract (I love tropical flavors) but you could try others too! theres peppermint extract, Cherry extract, Almond extract et... Read more
If you are a Rachael Ray fan, you are sure to know what she means when she mentions EVOO. If you consider yourself a foodie or a farmer's market junkie, references to golden-hues or peppery finishes of oil do not confuse you. For many of us, selectin... Read more
Cheryl Forberg, a nutritionist for The Biggest Loser, shared these recipes with the dailySpark. The recipes are from From The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start: Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Start Living the Biggest Loser Lifestyle Today! Recipes:Fros... Read more
The past 6 or 8 months in particular, my candida problem has REALLY taken over: with various rashes and athletes foot that NOTHING will control. Not even Tinactin; not even Tea Tree Oil.
Well, about 10 days ago I started using one tsp of Zylitol... Read more
I have not been sleeping well at all the last 2-3 nights. To begin with I blamed it on the stress with the dogs, cause since the weather has gotten so cold that I have to keep them inside, well, they have been demanding little fur babies! But then, l... Read more
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