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Solid Not Fat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Solid Not Fat.

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The Hunt for Hidden Sugar

Ready for a little experiment? Grab that jar of sugar, a measuring spoon, a plate and a can of regular soda. Then, dump one teaspoon of sugar onto the plate. Repeat this nine more times. Do you know what you have, besides a mess? The amount of sugar...  Read more

The Mix 'N Match Workout

People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.   But when it co...  Read more

Be Choosy about Chocolate

A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr...  Read more

Translating Those Trans Fats

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

Supplement Questions Answered

Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight? A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev...  Read more

Wow I did not eat well yesterday or today. Back on
Updated 4/30/2016 8:55:11 PM

Wow I did not eat well yesterday or today. Back on track for sure tomorrow. Food was good but I am so full and bloated. Makes me feel Yuck. House warming party this time and a big lunch....  Read more

Not the best eating day! Still fighting bronchitis
Updated 4/30/2016 8:31:34 PM

Not the best eating day! Still fighting bronchitis so it's easier to eat sandwiches than make the effort to prep healthy food. Stayed with in my guidelines only because I skipped breakfast....  Read more

How does your partner support (or not support) yo
Updated 4/30/2016 6:32:39 PM

How does your partner support (or not support) your journey to better health? My husband seems supportive but he keeps bringing home goodies I just won't eat. Maybe I just need to keep him out of the grocery store!...  Read more

I'm really emotional today and I'm not really feel
Updated 4/30/2016 6:38:20 PM

I'm really emotional today and I'm not really feeling up to exercising or eating. I hope this doesn't set me back all I wanna do is lay down.......  Read more

Have been doing not so well lately but gonna keep
Updated 4/30/2016 1:44:11 PM

Have been doing not so well lately but gonna keep trying to stay positive and motivated!...  Read more

Sugar instead or Nuts? No Thanks!

Jiff Whips and Peter Pan Whipped knock the calories down by adding air to the peanut butter, but they replace the fat with corn syrup solids and that's no bargain! Check the labels even on reduced fat varieties like Skippy, Jiff, and Peter Pan....  Read more

COFFEE MATE

FAT FREE COFFEE MATE contains corn syrup solids and oils (partially hydrogenated coconut and palm kernel or hydrogenated soybean....think about your arteries every time......enjoy skim milk in your coffee instead. Hydrogenated oils are silent killer...  Read more

You're Not The Only One Without Kids!

Welcome to our 'child free' SParkers who want a safe and honest place to discuss our choices for not having children (and all things that come from that)...  Read more

8 Super Snacks to Try This Year

If you've been struggling with the "no eating between meals" rule, you're in luck: in recent years, that diet myth has been debunked. Snacks are important, especially when are active or trying to lose weight. Go too long without eat...  Read more

SoFAS Do Not Belong in the Kitchen

In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars. Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total...  Read more