It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
There’s a reason pumpkins are so popular. Not only do they inspire creative carved sculptures, decadent desserts, and soothing stews, but they can also be blended into your beauty routine for healthier skin. Pumpkin is high in many nutrients th... Read more
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
You know starting the morning with breakfast sets you up for healthy eating all day long, but when the same packet of microwaved oatmeal just isn't cutting it anymore, it may be time to change up your a.m. routine. Here are eight common breakfast... Read more
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba... Read more
Hello! I am a fit, active, 37 year old female who used sparkpeople to lose 70 pounds 6 years ago. I have not gained any of the weight back, but I have developed a bad habit over the years, sweets! I cannot just stop at one or 2 cookies, I have to hav... Read more
Hi all. So, I've seen some documentaries recently about the junk we put in our body and about veggie/fruit juice detox diets. I can't afford to do a juice detox right now. I have heard it can be rather expensive. I would actually have to buy a juicer... Read more
In my quest to make breakfast still tastey yet lower in carbs and lower in sugar and healthier for my kids (and me) here is what I made today and it turned out great! Kids loved it.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup protein powder ( I used su... Read more
I switched the spoon in my sugar bowl to a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon.I don't notice the difference in my coffee, but feel more in control by measuring my portion...plus hubby and kids know exactly how much sugar to add when they treat me by fixing my c... 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
When I was growing up, my parents kept our pantry stocked with at least five different kinds of cereal, and I spent many a Sunday morning eating it out of a bowl the size of my head while reading the comics. I got smarter about portion control in col... Read more
Editor's Note: This is a part of a series about how to re-create some of your favorite healthy foods at home. A double-dose of blueberries (frozen and dried) gives these muffins extra flavor, and whole-wheat flour adds fiber. Although they&... Read more
Last night we had company over for tea. O don't really know the people, so I decided that the sugar bowl should be out, on case they wanted sugar in the tea.
I searched and searched to no avail. No sugar bowl.
My husband came home, and found... Read more
self portrait based on the memory of a photo taken in 1959 )when I was approximately two years old) WHEN FAT WAS CUTE!
Did some drawing yesterday
This only took an hour! See... Read more
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