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
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
There's a lot of buzz about macronutrients in the health and fitness world—but how much do you really know about them? It's a given that all nutrients are essential to any healthy diet, but are some more important than others? And how m... Read more
Walk in trail area w hubby today too many hills for me vs my treadmill. But persevered despite the physical pain. Upside is he was very happy I went w him. Looking fwd to when it gets easier & less painful..No Pain & No Gain Only Fun! :-) #firstpost... Read more
Carbs vs "Net carbs". I tend to go over or get really close to my goal on carbs everyday. I saw that not ALL carbs are bad for you. Say pasta is 42g and 6g are from fiber. Should i minus those grams for fiber or should i count them all? Im confused... Read more
I can see where you can see the SparkAmerica leaderboards, but is there a way to see (besides on your start page- bonus points\spins) what place your SparkTeams are in? Please someone lmk! :)... 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
A Practical Look at Plant-Based DietsAbout 16 million people—roughly 5% of the U.S. population—describe their diet plan as "vegetarian," and this number has been gradually increasing in recent years. In general, this term is shorthand for a diet wher... 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
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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