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
We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno... Read more
Bad food day. I cannot say no to culvers chili cheese fries. :( . A 9 hour round trip car ride and a 4 hour college tour wore me down. Tomorrow is a new day . luckily that is not every day.... Read more
I'm wondering why after logging all my food it says I have way more calories left than I should. I've logged 1404 of 1550 and it still says I have 500 I can eat. Not sure what's wrong and how to fix... Read more
Has anyone successfully overcome food addiction? Especially in relation to emotional and binge eating. If so, would you be willing to share some tips for success. I'm fighting off day 2 of the urge to binge, and wondering if I can ever defeat it.... Read more
I've been eating real food since April. Sure, once in awhile will have pizza or a burger....but they are better qualities generally.
So today, when I went by the Nurses station and they had boxes and boxes of Dunkin Donuts.....the smell was ove... 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
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