Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... 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
I am a huge fast food junkie and I have started to realize when I deprive myself of fast food completely I binge and I binge BAD. So I am starting to order the small version of everything. Making sure to take into consideration that just because it's... Read more
I am having severe issues with portion control lately. I do measure at home MOST of the time, but I hate it! It makes me feel like a slave to my meal. I have been trying to come up with ways to exercise portion control without all the measuring an... 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
Last month, I joined a new gym. (So did my boyfriend, and we hope to work out together more often.) Each new member is offered one free session with a personal trainer.
The reason I wanted to join a gym is because although I exercise regularly--I... Read more
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