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
Is there a way to block certain foods from coming up in the nutrition selections that come up? I know I can change them - but if I could edit the options it gives me in the first place maybe I can use them. For instance - I don't eat Tofu, cottage... Read more
question. I haves tracked food intake. Met 1200 cal. range. When I track exercise SPARKPEOPLE tells me I need to eat more calories. I have gained since doing this. So confused. Eating recommend calories. What is going on? HELP!!!!... Read more
Will be doing day hikes in the Smokie Mountains with my husband and two teenage sons. We will be staying in a cabin with a full kitchen. Would really like some healthy meal ideas that are quick after returning from a full day of hiking. This is ou... Read more
Didn't have a good food day and overate... but I tracked everything and I actually ate way less than I thought, and still in range! Tracking it kept me from eating more! Hopefully tomorrow will be better.... 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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