Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of “friendly” bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics (which means "pro-life"), help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a... Read more
Your digestive tract is full of living organisms that help keep you healthy--around 400 different types of beneficial bacteria and yeast strains that cohabitate in your gastrointestinal system. There are several different kinds of foods and supplemen... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
A self-described foodie, Ashley goes weak in the knees for pricey items like avocados, coconut oil, fresh mozzarella, raw nuts, and Nutella. “We love to eat. What can I say?” admits Ashley, who blogs at (Never Home)maker with her husband... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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I have some kitchen gadgets that I find really useful in helping keep my diet in check.
Whirley Pop - I use this with coconut oil for making popcorn. I feel it is much safer and more healthy than the microwave stuff....tastes better too and th... Read more
My biggest challenge in maintaining and losing weight is that I find it very difficult to wait until supper time to eat. I will start off the day with a healthy breakfast (usually around 7:00), pack a healthy lunch to eat at work (which I usually eat... Read more
My worst time for making bad decisions is when I am on the road, busy, not ready to go home, and I am ready to eat. I am hungry. I know there are good choices available. Normally I would get a grilled chicken salad from MacDonalds and eat it withou... Read more
I made my own butternut squash soup, with 3 carrots, 3 celery stalks, 1/2 white onion cut up, 3 gloves of garlic, and 96 ounces of homemade chicken bone stock, and 1 leek. I am taking the whole squash that I baked in the oven for 1 hour, add... Read more
Kefir id a drinking-style yogurt that tastes a little more tart than yogurt & contains easily digestible complete proteins.Kefir can also help eliminate unhealthy food cravings by making the body more nourished and balanced. Kefir is in the refrigera... Read more
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder1 cup Kefir (plain)1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk1 cup frozen strawberries1/2 of a frozen banana (or you can use fresh!)1 T Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves3 packets SplendaBlend all ingredients in blender and e... Read more
A "cultured milk product" may sound foreign, but if you've ever eaten yogurt, you're closer to kefir than you thought. Find out what makes it just a little more special.What Is Kefir?Kefir has the mild tang of yogurt, only wit... Read more
You've peeked inside our fridges, and we've spilled our secrets about exercising in public. Now we're going to let you take a peek at our meal plans. On a recent blog, someone wanted to know what a typical day is like for a SparkPeople expert in term... Read more
Yesterday eating was not good - very very not good. Went to a breakfast/luncheon and then on top of it, was given so many "treats" along with much of the food to take home. I ended up feeling sick from eating too much. Then, I started to realize I... Read more
Perhaps a little superficial, but who doesn't want to look and feel their best!
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