"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
I'm at a crossroads with my nutrition and exercise. For years I've kept a good nutrition routine( diet) through the week. However, Fri-Sun are my downfall. So much that until tonight I had never tracked the nutrition. Now I know that at least one of... Read more
In a perfect world, I would know when things are going to get chaotic and plan nibbles to take with me. Today was a real eye opener. A sudden ASAP need of an elderly relative had me out of the house unexpectedly, coupled with an unexpected DR. office... Read more
When I try to set fast break goals, I get this message:
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Has anyone else had this problem?... Read more
I've had success with losing weight before, but slowly start going back to bad habits of not exercising and watching food intake. The beginning of a diet is easier when i keep in mind that every small step i make helps in my end goals. Sparks diet wi... Read more
I am on day 6 of a 6 week No sweets, No Junk food, No Soda and I feel fabulous! I find that just by staying away from all of these foods completely I am less hungry? Has anyone ever tried something like this and what were your results. Thanks!... Read more
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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