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
Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
To stick around and work, weight loss has to fit within the bigger picture -- and then made into a daily priority. Like a movie extra struggling to be seen on a blockbuster film, if weight loss isn’t in the big picture, it won’t get w... 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
Visual images hold amazing power. We can all still “see” the Challenger disaster, the flag rising over Iwo Jima, even our own high school yearbook pictures. The images are still with us today. And so are the emotions that go with them... Read more
I thought this was interesting. I personally have never understood why there is such controversy over GMO foods. Anyway, I thought this was a neat article and feel free to take of it what you want.
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2 014... Read more
My name is Mel and I'm not exactly new to SparkPeople. About two years ago I was using this site and I had lost 54 pounds! But since it was a "diet" I figured I had accomplished my goals and now I could go back to old habits. Well, i... Read more
Any tips on tracking your food? I know it's an important step to figure out where my calories are coming from, but I just can't seem to get my act together to do this. No matter how motivated I am in the morning, by the evening the motivation is go... Read more
As part of a special Amazon Buck Books promotion, until midnight tonight you can get a Kindle copy of Death by Food Pyramid for just 99 cents. This is an excellent book. She doesn't just look at the studies, she actually in many cases digs through th... Read more
I'm an active, happy woman who wants to shed a couple of extra pounds. I'm using a technique that seems to work really well so far. Its making a short positive encouraging message to myself that I listen to a few times a day (especially when... Read more
I use my cell phone to take a picture of my plate, especially if I am eating alone. At times I am truly amazed at the amount of food I have on my plate & immediately divide it in half! At other times I am proud of the proportions and color range of... 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
Valentine's Day is coming soon and, for me, that means chocolate and decadent dinners. Nearly every holiday has some sort of food attachment, whether it is a barbeque or turkey feast. So how can you go to these events and enjoy the yummy fo... Read more
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