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
A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
Consider the salad to be the ultimate expression of your creativity in the kitchen. The bowl of greens is your canvas; the ingredients are your paints and brushes. A good salad--one that's packed with wholesome foods and tastes great, too--is... Read more
A unification of Japanese, Chinese and Mongolian traditions, known for its variety—particularly when it comes to condiments—Korean meals are generally grilled, stir-fried or stewed. Flavors vary among sweet, sour, s... Read more
If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try... Read more
**Sigh** Not sure why I am posting this, but today is my 42nd B-day, went to AC with my girl friends (no kids or hubby) over the weekend and ate and drank too much (don't get me wrong, had a blast!!)... Back on track yesterday, but today is my actual... Read more
we have had our life changed with the lord and listening and prayer and many people at abiding love praying, and many others for our family to be blessed, thank you . we will yet have bad days but having total faith in the lord will get us through, g... Read more
Hello. This is the second time for me on Sparks. I like the concept of it and the challenges. I am 57, and have two grandchildren and two more on the way. I want to get control of my weight. I have set a goal of 50 pounds to start. I have been... Read more
I started out so well and lost 6 pounds the first week. I don't know what happened but I've been binging ever since. I'm still tracking and can see the damage, but can't seem to get back within my calorie limits. I will try again tomorrow to stop... Read more
I've gotten to my goal weight, and have been able to maintain it for the past 6 months or so. I'm worried, though, because in the few months that I've graduated from college my eating habits have started to decline. While at school, I was able to lim... Read more
To assist with portion control I bought a really nice set of small plates and bowls that are for my use only (sorry kids, these are momma's!). Instead of a "Jethro bowl" of cereal or ice cream, I have a dainty size portion in a beautiful bowl just f... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
I didnít lose 145 pounds overnight. It took many baby steps to change my lifestyle. Why a lifestyle change instead of a diet? Iíve now kept over 100 pounds off for over 3 years and lost even more. Diets never d... Read more
Now that Thanksgiving is over, and we've celebrated for a day, it's time to get back on track, right?An easy way to make sure you're not overserving yourself is to use plates that remind you about portion size, such as those by Wine-Trax.... Read more
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