Most people spend about 10% of their take-home money on food, but it's a misconception that you can't buy quality, healthy foods on a tight budget. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing the many ways they stay healthy and eat well for l... Read more
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... Read more
Does your favorite restaurant serve piles of tempting foods on platters rather than plates? Are the biggie-sized meals at fast food restaurants trapping you into overeating? How do you deal with a bountiful breadbasket? Eating out is fun and relaxing... Read more
Visual images can be powerful tools in helping you reach your goals. There are lots of creative ways to use this motivation technique, such as posting an image of your goal where you’ll see it most—in your car, on a bathroom mirror, or on... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
Is there any truth to the fact that as we age, we can't get back to the weight or size or body fat percentage we were when we were younger?
I ask because I was going through my closet last night and found an old miniskirt size 4 that I wore in c... Read more
Hi I'm Monise,
I've been on the site off and on before but just now got the guts to post something (haha). I decided to join the 10 minute daily challenge thought that would keep me motivated, being that I am one to constantly start off workin... Read more
I work out everyday. I walk 2 miles per day in the morning then hit the gym in the evening. I am focused on being a healthier me. But I am concerned that I am loosing the weight and not the inches? Does anyone have an answer?... Read more
I feel so overwhelmed. I just had my 56th birthday and weigh 221 pounds. I am a stress eaters and in a stressful job so I eat all the time.
I don't really have any close friends to do this with me.
What are some good first steps?... Read more
When shelling white lump crab meat use a black light in the dark. The iridescence of the shells will glow, and you're able to REALLY enjoy your EXPENSIVE White Lump Crab Meat!!!!!!! Just a thoughtRAY RAY... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
"Always cook extra" is a standard practice in the Galvin kitchen. You never know when 3 extra teenage boys will arrive just as dinner is served or the coaches will schedule a make-up game at the last minute. Whether I have extra mouth... Read more
If red meat is a staple of your diet, you might want to reconsider how much of it you're eating. A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at the diet of more than 500,000 Americans over a span of 10 years. It found that (other things... Read more
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