Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... 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
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
How often do you find yourself starving when you get home at night? And how often, as a result, do you grab anything and everything in sight? Why does it seem like we can stay true to our diets so well during the day only to derail when we get home?... Read more
I tracked my coffee/cappuccinos and it totaled 760 calories and 130 carbs. That is crazy! My desire for those have just shrank dramatically. It seems the liquid part of my diet is worse than the food part. So, now I know something else to help me... Read more
I have had ENOUGH! I am ready to try liquid diet or bariatric surgery. I am a diabetic with hypothroid disorder. My A1C test went up to 10.3 (Hugely high for those of you who do not know...) I went back on insulin - which puts weight on... and brough... Read more
Hello everyone....I have a little dilemma and am hoping someone has the answer. I am having trouble getting water into my diet regimen. I have never been a big "drinker" and at the end of my workday I find I have only drank about 8oz of water (or any... Read more
When I weigh anything solid on my scale, I use a coffee filter to put the items in. Sitting up, it's a great cup. Turned over and spread out flat, it makes a good flat surface cover too. You get a gazillion of them in one bag and they are inexpensive... Read more
I use bar soap instead of liquid hand soap for the bathroom sink. It lasts 4 times as long! And if you use an all natural bar soap, like with oatmeal, it doubles as a nice face cleanser too. No more buying a new liquid hand soap w/ pump every time y... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Sauces can make or break a dish, both in taste and in nutrition. Take the classic cream sauce, for example. Delicious, yes. Healthy, no way! The ingredients are usually white flour, butter, and heavy cream, with some whole milk added for good measure... Read more
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