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
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
These days, it seems unusual to eat out less than a few times a week. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that Americans eat 29% of our meals away from home. So if you are going to eat out, are you destined to down a greasy burger a... Read more
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
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
I often thought that eating healthier would be more expensive, you know, fresh veggies and fruits, healthier dinners than the $1.00 banquet meals, but I've noticed that actually using serving sizes and not eating a box of cereal in two sittings reall... Read more
This is the best product on the market. One thing needed that must be there, but I don't know how to get it to work.... I don't know how to get this to track sodium for each food instead of total per day at bottom of screen? It is a tracking goal... Read more
Anyone have any food planning tips or resources?
I love SparkPeople but I didn't want to follow the meals plans they have on here, however, I do use the food tracker just not ahead of time...... Read more
I am using 1/4 cup soynuts, salted, for my afternoon snack now. They are perfect--crunchy, salty, and filling, AND high protein which helps me get it together. As an added plus they are good but not GREAT and that gives me more will power to stop at... Read more
I used to think "eyeballing" my portions was good enough - deck of cards for protein, fist for grains and half my plate of veggies... BUT my BEST purchase since starting to monitor my nutrition is my new FOOD SCALE! Using the nutrition tracker in p... 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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