Most busy parents have put in at least a few shifts as (unpaid) short-order cooks. When time is in short supply and the kids wrinkle their noses at the "icky" casserole you’ve prepared, it can be tempting to heat up some chicken strip... Read more
When you're struggling to lose weight, it may seem like shedding that magic number of pounds is a guaranteed ticket to happiness. While it's true that getting fit and embracing a healthier lifestyle has a myriad of benefits—a spike in c... Read more
In this short video, Coach Nicole explains how two simple actions can help you drop one pound per week, without counting calories!
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Editor's Note: Every day, regular people just like you are losing weight, getting fit and improving their health by using SparkPeople. So we figured, who knows better about what it really takes to lose weight the healthy way than our members? Rec... Read more
Cutting calories may seem like a daunting task, especially when you're trying to cut hundreds of calories each day to lose the recommended 1-2 pounds per week. Will you go hungry? Will your meals taste like cardboard? Will you have to give up you... Read more
#lowcarb Total regret! Hubby made burgers this evening and I had mine on a bagel, thinking it wouldn't be a big deal. Oh lord, it was......it really was! It tasted good, but now I am SICK! Stomach cramps, IBS, oooh lordy lordy. Won't do that again!... Read more
Bday was yesterday and I'm making myself Devils food cake (allowing myself a very small square everyday and want to make the low fat option. It calls for unsweetened applesauce but I don't have any...what else can I use? It's a box mix..... Read more
Earlier I said I was substituting Good & Plenty licorice candy for licorice twists, because G & P was eaten slower. By the end of a few days I was starving! Why? I wondered. Lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The only thing I could think... Read more
I have chronic cravings. 4 I have found substitutes for some of the cravings, but not all. Here are the substitutes for two of the toughest: LICORICE (licorice root tea with no calories and Good and Plenty licorice with still has sugar but takes lon... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
Want to know what's really zapping your zip? Don't blame your bed—or the lack of time you spend sleeping in it. The real problem may be sitting on your plate. Find out the surprising reasons behind your energy crisis and take steps to f... Read more
This morning on the bus, on my way into work, as I was drifting away in a sleep-deprived haze, the woman seated next to me began rustling a plastic bag. Now, I don't know what it is about this particular sound, but the crinkling of the crisp pl... Read more
I made fennel tonight for the first time ever (also first time ever eating it). The cut-out christmas cookies I had in my family growing up were anise cookies rather than traditional sugar cookies, so right now my apartment smells like Christmas coo... Read more
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