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
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... 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
You know that breakfast is important, but when you're in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It's no secret that fast food isn't the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it's the only option,... Read more
I used my mom's body fat % scale yesterday. I know they're not suppose to be very accurate but it said I had 18% body fat. It's not likely I will get my hands on skin fold calipers or have my body fat professional measured in the near future but I'm... Read more
I am just curious: Am I misreading the graph displaying fat? I have thought that the yellowed display area within the graph should show the acceptable range. If that is the case then mine is not displaying correctly! My range i... Read more
It's really difficult to find someone with my problem that HASN'T had kids. None, like at all. Never been pregnant. I've just been heavy for a really long time so my belly isn't UP it's.. down. It hangs. It's obnoxious. haha. And it doesn't seem to b... Read more
McDonalds MOCHA COFFEE– 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 56 grams of sugarMc Donald's Caramel Coffee – 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fa... 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
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
With food and fuel prices rising, Healthy Choice says "take in" is in, and take out is out. A frozen meal is certainly more affordable than $6-$10 for a gut-busting little box of Chinese food, but is it more convenient? The trick is to stock up on "t... Read more
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