What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... 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
I subscribe to several email newsletters, including one that delivers recipes to my inbox just before lunch each day. The recipes are always mouth-watering and tempting, but they're not always healthy.
A recent email offered five recipes for... Read more
I recently had to replace my old bathroom scale. My new one includes measurements of body fat percentage and hydration.
Does anybody know exactly how those numbers are derived? And are they bogus -- or legit enough to take seriously?... Read more
I'm having major trouble getting the numbers! I don't use the SP meal plans ... I know what I like to eat and it's all healthy stuff, but I can't get the perfect 50/30/20 ratios no matter what I try to do. Has anyone else had similar results? Any... Read more
How can you tell if your "extra baggage" is loose skin or fat? I still have about 15-20 lbs to lose but am wondering what is going on with my arms and lower abdomen. I've lost quite a bit of weight so I am aware I may have to deal with loose skin but... Read more
Over the past 3 months I have lost nearly ten pounds. My bathroom scale said I started out at 28% body fat in october and after losing all this weight I am still at 28%. I dont feel like I lost ten pounds of muscle, so I am not sure what I am doig wr... Read more
The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Seen on shelves: These products are so new, we haven't even tried them yet. Have you? Report back, and so will we. (For additional pricing and nutrition information, click on links to product websites!)Seafood selections by Lean Cuisine Lean Cuisine... Read more
Thank you for making the new Food on the Run series a hit! Based on your great comments, this week we take a look at pizza. I'm sure you will find out some surprising facts, just as I did.I start the review of pizza options by looking at Papa John'... Read more
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