Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
Dig out the blender! (Don’t worry, nothing high-tech.) Throw in a few simple, nutritious ingredients, give it a whirl and you’ve got a super-quick breakfast, snack, or mini-meal. Who can resist these icy cold, frothy concoctions, fondly k... Read more
How often do you find yourself starving when you get home at night? And how often, as a result, do you grab anything and everything in sight? Why does it seem like we can stay true to our diets so well during the day only to derail when we get home?... Read more
The results of recent research on honey have the nutrition world a-buzzing. Honey has joined the ranks of foods like chocolate, coffee, and eggs—foods once considered sinful that have recently been proven healthy (in moderation, of course). The... Read more
I did liquid diet for Lent one year, and I was miserable the whole time. I always felt hungry because I missed chewing my food and juice doesn't give me enough energy. It also screws with my blood sugar a lot when I don't get enough protein.... Read more
Nerdette is right, a liquid diet is not a long-term solution. I'd recommend using the tracking tools on SP to come up with a sustainable, positive eating pattern. Denial of foods can actually lead to cravings and cause more problems.... Read more
You should eat real, solid food. Liquid diets are never sustainable in the long term and don't help you learn how to watch your portion sizes when you eat food. All the weight will be back when you stop the liquid diet and go back to solid food.... Read more
please comment. I've been on a low calorie liquid diet for over a week and I've lost 9 lbs. I know it's mostly water loss. I've also started exercising 1.5 hrs a day for a couple days. My husband is worried because I refuse to eat solid food.... Read more
When I weigh anything solid on my scale, I use a coffee filter to put the items in. Sitting up, it's a great cup. Turned over and spread out flat, it makes a good flat surface cover too. You get a gazillion of them in one bag and they are inexpensive... Read more
I use bar soap instead of liquid hand soap for the bathroom sink. It lasts 4 times as long! And if you use an all natural bar soap, like with oatmeal, it doubles as a nice face cleanser too. No more buying a new liquid hand soap w/ pump every time y... Read more
I would like to start a group for people that would like to be on a liquid diet using protein powder, slim fast or what ever you want protein shake diet. Who wants to join me for fast weight loss.... Read more
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.What Is It?Pectin is a gelatin-like substance that is naturally found in some fruits. It’s oft... Read more
Sauces can make or break a dish, both in taste and in nutrition. Take the classic cream sauce, for example. Delicious, yes. Healthy, no way! The ingredients are usually white flour, butter, and heavy cream, with some whole milk added for good measure... Read more
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