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
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded... Read more
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... Read more
Come tomorrow I am off to do my food shopping but wanted to double check my plan is ok. I have not been on a diet in a long time.
My plan is breakfast will be multigrain toast or something I can take to work to eat
Lunches will be salad with li... Read more
Does anyone have a trick to knuckle down on free food cravings? I'm in college and there's often food at church, in the science building, work, etc. And I naturally think "I should eat as much as I can and sneak as much out as I can" to get the most... Read more
I find it very cumbersome to search through multiple entries for the same item. For instance: If you search for a frozen entree you will sometimes get 30+ entries, most of which are wrong due to the reformulation of the entree by the food company.... Read more
I don't know if this is the correct place to put this or not..
Anyway - I weighed in at one point in time about 260. I joined a place that helped me lose a huge amount of weight - the healthy way. I dropped down to about 160. SG is a great... Read more
I don't even know how to start this. I mean I used to be somewhat fit. In fact I used to be only 30 lbs from my goal weight. But that was years ago. After three fast food jobs and a baby now all of a sudden I have 150 lbs to lose instead of just 30,... 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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