Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... Read more
If you've read "Fun and Filling Lunches To-Go" then you already have some great ideas for packing a healthy, filling, and tasty lunch. But some days, packing your own meal isn't an option. When you're not able to brown-bag it, d... Read more
If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... 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
Ive been having trouble with portion sizes so today i got my 21 day fix program. My weight loss is not going to happen in 21 days but this work out program and eating plan seems very manageable...my cousin got pretty good results too...wish me luck!... Read more
I'm trying Nutrim, a product of crushed oat husks, to lower my cholesterol. You add a spoonful to any drink, soup, or soft food such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, etc. It's available online.... Read more
So, I am new to Sparkpeople & thought I would introduce myself. My name is Blair & I am a receptionist...yes I know, how exciting? Lol It's not only boring, but it's not a very physical job. This has put a damper on my weight. Also, everyone the... Read more
Eating sugar snap peas instead of chips or other high carb snacks has helped me stay on track to healthy eating. Using a scale and portion control has taught me to serve healthy portions not just serve.... 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
A few months back, I reviewed some portion control products from Fit & Fresh. We were so impressed that we decided to partner with Fit & Fresh to develop some healthy eating "kits" for our members, which are now available in the recently updated Spar... Read more
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