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
"What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing m... Read more
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
Reduced fat vs full fat ex: cottage cheese sour cream, ect.. I'm using reduced fat sour cream today for the second time in my life and have to say it's not bad...I used to hate rf stuff
I'm assuming the trick is getting used to it?... Read more
Health vs weight. I knew, that I knew, that I knew what the doctor was going to tell me but I just needed to hear it and hear what I need to do. I have worn my knees out from carrying around excess weight. I'm bone on bone, &arthritic knees.... Read more
Do you focus more on reaching your goal for calories burned or for exercise minutes?
I have my exercise minutes set at 250 per week and my goal for calories burned is 1500 per week. I am doing a combination of walking and doing 30 DS (If I am un... 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 a parti... Read more
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