Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... Read more
Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way... Read more
Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions... Read more
Think you can't afford to throw a party or have friends over to celebrate a special occasion? Think again. These 14 tips will help you have maximum fun on a minimum budget.
Use smaller dishes. For most parties, leave the dinner plates in the... Read more
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
I recently bought an inexpensive food scale. What is the proper way to use the scale? Do I weigh meat as cooked or uncooked. How about other foods, such as salads by weight or cups. I really want to get in the habit of weighing and measuring foods, b... Read more
Oops, never mind. Fixed it!
I was doing some updating and must have clicked on something I shouldn't have. When I go to my food tracker, all of my daily plans are gone. It now asks me to input all of my food myself. How do I fix this?
Than... Read more
30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows... Read more
Today the SparkCoach video was about how to arrange food on your plate for healthier eating. I really wanted to remember, so thought I would write it here!
She talked about how when you have a plate of food, divide it into 4 parts. 1 part should be... Read more
Tonight I spent a little time looking at the government's site for the new food plate plan information.
The initial information posted as GENERAL recommendations seemed pretty sound, advice solid and sensible. According to that preamble, all lo... Read more
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