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
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
What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
does a huge fiber diet help burn belly fat? I have a good daily diet and have already lost over 30lbs since February but I'm having trouble with my belly fat. I'm doing the best ab exercises I can but have a lot of spinal problems. Thanks for any hel... Read more
Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram. But not all fat, carbs, and protein are created equal. There are healthier and less healthy choices within each macronutrient. Ex. unsaturated vs saturated fat... Read more
I have a lot of belly fat. Are there certain foods I should eat and avoid and the best 3 exercises as well. I have 5 children and a full time job so I dont have alot of time to exercise and no time for a gym after work. I really need to get healthy a... Read more
I'm finally losing after 2.5 years of being FAT. What has worked for me is staying at 1200 calories per day; water is my main beverage (I used to drink diet cokes); working out 5 to 6 days per week, 45 to 90 minutes; circuit training for 20 minutes.... 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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