Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. They expect us to wake up on time, show up when we’re suppose to and hand things in when they&... Read more
Just got a professional massage yesterday. First one ever. Swedish. Unbelievable relaxation. Took me out of my daily chaos and melted me right into the table. Sound faded into a shadowy haze. Muscles reawakened. Ability to speak--gone.
In... Read more
Do you have to hit the snooze button over and over before you can finally drag yourself out of bed in the morning? Are you nodding off in math class on a regular basis? If you’re exhausted all the time but you don’t know why, your electro... Read more
Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should... Read more
The structure of the work (or school) week can be extremely conducive to maintaining good eating habits. If you have a very predictable daily routine, it can be easier to plan meals and snacks and eat on a consistent schedule so that you never get to... Read more
Are fast food ads really necessary? Today I saw an advertisement for coupons that featured Red Robin, Arby's, and Panera. None of those are particularly healthy options, and it is frustrating to see them advertised for while on Spark.... Read more
I have checked the detailed info for each of the food items I have listed within each meal, and yet the total fiber (a nutrient I told it to track in addition to the basics) does not add them up properly. I should have 11-15g, not the 3g it has tra... Read more
So I am trying to find a few new websites to help with meal planning, tracking food, and just living healthier too. I think most have a website they like to go for something related to food or being healthy. I also thought sharing the sites or resour... Read more
anyone using food journal or food tracker (eg. those provided by spark people website or myfitnesspal or even the fitbit app).
What is your experience with these programs? do you find it useful? how do you manage to stick with it? I tried... Read more
Nutrition Hint--Conquer Sugar Cravings by Donna KrechSugar cravings occur when the body's pH levels becomes too acidic but snacking on veggies restores pH balance, creating an unfriendly environment for the yeast cells that thrive on sugar and activa... Read more
Stave off junk food cravings by carrying hard candies in your pocket. Right now I'm using maple syrup candies because they are difficult to chew on (and 3 candies = 70 calories). Its also a great mind game - you can convince yourself you are still... Read more
By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL
Embarrassed... I admit to you all that for a few days last month I was out of control. I binged one or two times and chose really junky food that left me feeling toxic and demoralized and strangely enough like eating m... Read more
Every month, SparkPeople employees take on a new challenge as part of our worksite wellness program. In the past, we've been challenged to exercise outdoors, meet our daily quota for calcium, and do an extra core workout each week. For October, o... Read more
i know i sound like a broken record but tday i have started my challege with battling junk food. boy had the junk food devil been on my back but so far so good. i have pushed him away. my goal is to blog about this everyday for the month of march. my... Read more
Well, it's almost 11pm and I'm getting ready to go to bed. It seems like almost every night about this time i start craving something naughty to snack on. I never seem to have the self-control to just say no to the ritz crackers, potato chips, or i... Read more
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