If you're considering giving up meat, you probably already know about the potential benefits of a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, meatless diets have been shown to reduce th... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
You're busy. Whether you work full-time, attend college, care for a loved one, run a household—or all of the above—you don’t always have time to make yourself nutritious meals. Like many people who want to eat healthy on a budge... Read more
It’s 6 o’clock. Your guests should be arriving in less than an hour. Then your friend calls. Guess who’s coming to dinner? Her new boyfriend, who's a vegetarian.
One night at the dinner table, your teenage daughter announce... Read more
With roughly 45 million Americans dieting each year, healthy eating is a hot topic—not only at New Year's, but through all seasons. But at what point does eating nutritious foods become an unhealthy obsession?
When most peop... Read more
Frosty vs frozen yogurt: never in a million years I thought I could have something sweet that taste just like a frosty. Half the calories and carbs with a pinch of fiber. Well today I had a nutritious treat without the guilt. Healthy is tasty!... Read more
Quitting smoking, and going vegan. Day 4. Trying to avoid the "inevitable" quit smoking weight, as I quit for six months earlier this year and gained 20lbs. Then I went from 155 to 171 today... Trying to start moving more and eating less.... Read more
I want more than cheer leading. I want accountability partners.
I need a close-knit group of people who want to become friends over the long haul that it takes to sustain behavior modification and will result in achieving our individual and Tea... Read more
A bit over a month as a vegan coming from a past of disordered eating. Threw away my bathroom scale, my kitchen scale, and diet pills today. Having huge bowls of potatoes and rice for dinner. So blessed to have found this lifestyle!!... Read more
I'm thrilled to announce that SparkPeople has just published the first in a line of ebooks, "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet." As many of you know, I am editor of... Read more
Editor's Note: Did you know that SparkPeople was home to almost 250,000 vegetarians and vegans? It's true. In addition, 4% of Americans are either vegetarian or vegan, according to a Vegetarian Times survey, and up to 10% of Americans follow... Read more
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