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
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
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... 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.e. a 500 calorie 'daily deficit'. In a week this will total a 3500 calorie deficit which is equivalent to 1 pound. Exercising, then can help to either create a further deficit or to be able to consume more... Read more
Down 2 lbs more for a total of 17 lbs!! Started on February 21st at 156 and now I'm at 139!! Can't say it's been easy but it is definitely worth it =) Thanks to Sparkpeople & Fitness Blender, love them!!... Read more
I'm loving Barbara's High Fiber Original Cereal! I wanted a change from Kashi's twigs and pellets and Barbara's offers oats, twigs and flakes in a delcious low sodium, low fat, low sugar, high protein and high fiber cereal. It's crunchy, hearty and... Read more
I found that almost everything I included in my meal plans I could find in the SP database. I also found a number of items in the foods posted by other members. This has made the controlling of the nutrients so much more easier. It helps me stay o... Read more
(1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
(2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
Last summer I reviewed the 2010 Dietary Guideline Report that set the stage for the newly released Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 by the USDA.
While there are no major changes in recommendations, there are plenty of reinforcements to spa... Read more
We all enjoy eating away from home from time to time and try to make smart choices when we do. Sometimes we sabotage all our best efforts and give in to a moment of weakness. The more you know about Diet Friendly Dining when you are eating Food on th... Read more
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