The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve... 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
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
As a pet owner, what you choose to feed your dog or cat is probably one of the most important decisions you can make for his or her long term health—yet it's surprisingly complex. With hundreds of brands and varieties available, where do yo... 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
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I love cardio. I absolutely love it. I used to take dance classes two hours every day when I was in high school, and it did wonders for me. Now that I've bee... Read more
When I first got my Spark tracker, it was very close to the number of steps measured by my step counter. Now it appears very different - - my Spark is up to date (sync) but it is measuring anywhere from 50% to 75% to 90% compared to my step counter.... Read more
I need help...Last time around I exercised with the mentality "I can eat 1500 calories of fried food or 1500 vegetables, calories are calories all the same." Recently I have started eating lots of vegetables and love them! I even prefer them now over... Read more
I had been trying to lose the same 10 pounds for 10 years with little to no luck. When my sister suggested I try a vegan diet, I was skeptical. I was already vegetarian and thought my diet was healthy enough. I switched to a vegan diet for 3 months a... 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
Vegetarian Awareness Month is wrapping up, but the meat-free mealtime fun doesn't have to end! In addition to giving away 5 copies of our e-book "Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople: The No-Stress, No-Guilt Way to Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Ba... Read more
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