Steakhouses serve extra-large portions of hearty, filling heartland food without much spice or variety. Plain side dishes and a smaller number of sauces and toppings make it easier to control calories with smart choices and spe... Read more
Someone once said, “Show me a fish-hater, and I’ll show you a person who has never tasted properly cooked fish.” Whether you made a real catch, or just caught a deal at the grocery, follow these tips to make the most of your se... Read more
As we race against the clock in our overscheduled, fast-paced world, convenience often trumps common sense. Although we know that processed foods probably aren't the best choice for our health, we assume they're a necessary evil—and if... Read more
Whether you're road-tripping, heading out for date night or just need a break from dirty dishes, there are bound to be times when a restaurant meal is in order. As long as you avoid the fast food and opt for a full-service restaurant, you should... Read more
Seeing the words "diet" and "fun" in the same sentence might seem like an oxymoron. When we decide to lose weight, ideas of deprivation, boredom, sacrifice and even misery usually come to mind. But they don't have to. Weight l... Read more
Hi! I started looking for healthier recipes a few months ago- lot of ideas of what constitutes healthy. A lot of them call for agave or stevia as an alternative sweetener to sugar; but I have also read there are health benefits of honey for adults.... Read more
I have this ongoing debate with my swim trainer. He says the lower cardiac rate that is done for the fat burning zone helps a person lose weight more than if they exercise aerobically. To be honest I don't have the facts. Today I read something... Read more
I've been living in Japan for the last 4 years and don't have a car. In the past, I just biked to work and tracked that as my exercise but I recently moved to a bigger city where my daily commute is more like biking 2 miles to the train station and t... Read more
I just received a message from a Spark Coach in response to a question about how to stop my binge and diet cycle. The response was a recommendation that I stop dieting. I also received a link to an article by Dean Anderson called "Findin... Read more
Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, particularly salmon, help support weight loss by regulating insulin levels. Many other fish proteins also cause a calorie deficit in digestion, which stimulates the body to use stored fat as a form of energy. In fac... Read more
Most canned crab meat has no carbs and is low in fat and is loaded with omega 3's and protein. Crab Cakes, crab salad, crab dip...check out spark receipes for crab. Just check the sodium content on the can.... Read more
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to include more seafood.Seafood is a general term referring to both finfish as well as shellfish. The average intake of seafood in the United States is around three and a half ounces per week. Evidence... Read more
Ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I sure do! Recently, while digging around in the 100-page homemade recipe file I keep on my computer, (I like to cook. Can you tell?) I found a salad I created about four years ago.Delicious and easy, it combines all o... Read more
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