"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
Here are the highlights:... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Hi everyone..... I need help.... In 2 weeks time im getting married and I really need to lose 10 pounds/5kgs! I know that loosing weight super fast is not recomended and not healthy and many other things but I really need a very good fad diet at thi... Read more
My long term boyfriend and I started a diet and exercise plan at the same time a few weeks ago and he's already lost almost 30 lbs!
I know, I've seen the Slim Quick commercial where the couple start a diet and the guy slims down completely and the... Read more
Anybody have a juicer? I was just reading in another post that getting rid of the pulp is bad and that you should eat it? I watched the film "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and they don't use the pulp. I love a nice large glass of fresh green juice w... Read more
Are you using slim fast or any type of meal replacement? If so how is it working for you? and how much weight have you lost? I've lost 12 lbs replacing 2 meals a day. Thanks for sharing. 223... Read more
I am doing a juice re-boot (with added protein) for 5 days. How do I go about counting calories? I only drink the juice, I toss away all of the pulp. For example, today for a breakfast juice, it included:
10 stalks of kale
6 stalks of celery
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Instead of using just raw fruit in a fruit salad, try adding some rhubarb stewed with a sweetener and its' juice, apple stewed with a teaspoonful of mincemeat, or a piece of stem ginger in syrup chopped finely with some lime juice as the base then a... Read more
My culinary training is rooted in the classics of French cooking. The recipes, mother sauces, and techniques have been the same for generations--even centuries, in some cases. But plenty of things change in the kitchen all the time: ingredients, tool... Read more
With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
Agropyron plants are closely related... Read more
Day 2 of living on raw fruit and vegetable juice went pretty well.
Here's the low-down on Day 2,
plus some other random stuff I decided to talk about.
Today's concoction was:
1 cup cranberries
10x (large) baby carrots
2 roma tomat... Read more
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