From the cheese ball and crackers before to the pumpkin pie after, Thanksgiving meals can weigh in at more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat, according to the Caloric Control Council. That's more than twice the number of calories most of u... Read more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! We are a society of ice cream lovers, with the average American licking her way through almost 5 gallons of the creamy confection each year, according to the Canadian Dairy Info Centre. (Only New Zea... Read more
While we understand that the organic and conventional foods you buy at the store are grown differently, you might not realize that these same principles can apply to your own fruit, vegetable and flower gardening at home. There are a few key differen... Read more
Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
Bend, twist, reach, and pull.
While this may sound like an intensive aerobics class, these are actually movements you do while working in the garden. Researchers estimate that gardening burns an average of 300 calories per hour, while heavy yard... Read more
Yesterday, there was an ad on Spark about a miracle skin product that made you look younger.
The product offered free samples if you paid for shipping. You had to give credit card info to pay for the shipping. The add promised a product called Equ... Read more
I ate a half gallon of ice cream and minimally exercised last week and I gained 5 pounds! Omg! How a I ever going to be able to do this. I should be at 200 lbs per the weight scale thing on sparlpeople but I'm a busting 211!!! I feel good most of the... Read more
Just looked up the nutritional value for an Ice Cream Cone at McDonalds and realized that all the listings on Spark People were incorrect. The ice cream cone is 170 Calories, 4.5 grams of Fat, 27 Carbs, 70 mg of Sodium, and 5 mg of Protein. I start... Read more
What to do? I did have the sense to stop now...and logged all foods into tracker...and I have about 100 calories left to consume for the whole rest of the day.!! YUCK. I know that I will have extra little ones now through the weekend. I wonder if... Read more
I would like to clean up my list of favorites and manually added foods. I have been on the site for years and have eaten some JUNK if I do say so myself, lol. My list is quite hefty and a pain to look at personally. I was trying to do them one by... Read more
Have you read your owner's manual lately? The BIBLE! By the time I looked in the Bible for answers, something in my life needed repair. Let's start reading it for the strength to face everyday and have victory over old habits and get healthy!... Read more
Over the past four years on this never-ending journey, I have had to make many changes to keep me on this path. Some changes were much easier than others, but all changes, both big and small, have been necessary to keep me on course. One of the tough... Read more
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just released a preliminary draft of the revisions planned for itís Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the manual that medical and mental health professionals use to det... Read more
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