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
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... 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
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
I can not even force myself to eat cooked veggies. I don't eat many raw veggies either. However the good news for me is I tried jucing some veggies and fruits and can manage to drink those without to much trouble. But the thing is I don't know how... Read more
I'm at a crossroads with my nutrition and exercise. For years I've kept a good nutrition routine( diet) through the week. However, Fri-Sun are my downfall. So much that until tonight I had never tracked the nutrition. Now I know that at least one of... Read more
In a perfect world, I would know when things are going to get chaotic and plan nibbles to take with me. Today was a real eye opener. A sudden ASAP need of an elderly relative had me out of the house unexpectedly, coupled with an unexpected DR. office... Read more
Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juic... Read more
This is part of a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. Gravy is, well, the gravy of the Thanksgiving meal. It blankets mash... 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
I decided to kick start the new year with a 5 day juice fast. It went super well and I'm down probably 10lbs. It looks like it came all from my neck. My face is looking much slimmer. Now that those 5 days have passed, I'm back to healthy eating and w... Read more
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