Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... Read more
Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
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
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
Junk food and carb hangovers are what I call the "day after " --when I overindulge in junk food and sweets --the headache, the being cranky, the restlessness, just a few reasons ---it just isn't worth it !! Just sticking to eating fruits and veggies... Read more
An earlier post about passing on fast food had a poster who said that with her 4 kids it was hard some times to say no to "junk foods".
Thinking about all of the brilliant people on here and how I'm sure many of you have come up with healthy alt... Read more
I am an experienced eater, however, my experience hasn't been helping me recently. My food choices are too random so I decided to give Sparkpeople and Sparkcoach my full attention, to see if I can set some new patterns in place. When I wa... Read more
Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world.
For those that come to li... Read more
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Reduce inflammation with these anti-inflammatory suggestions, starting from the bottom of the pyramid and moving up:
All fruits and vegetables: Try to get all the colors!
Whole and cracked grains: Oats, brown rice, whole rye, whole-wheat bread... Read more
Today I wrestled with going to the gym in the morning and then going back again in the afternoon for my Zumba class. I wanted to do some strength training this morning but decided to get the groceries I needed instead. I figured I could do my stren... Read more
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