The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
If you’re thinking that reaching your goal weight means you can finally slack off when it comes to exercise, then it’s time to change that thinking right now. The fact is that people who are successful at maintaining their weight loss ove... Read more
Sticking with a healthy eating plan is hard work. There is no way around that, but for many it means giving up the foods that they love the most. But, you don’t have to do that! If you are limiting yourself so much that healthy eating becomes m... Read more
For many years, mental health professionals viewed depression as primarily a women’s disease. Of the 11 million Americans diagnosed with clinical depression every year, less than 1 in 10 were men; and an even larger percentage of people activel... Read more
My nutrition tracker was reset recently and now I am having trouble staying in my goal of 67-84 protein per day with only 17-21 for each meal. A 3-4 oz piece of chicken or fish alone will put me over my goal but then if I add whole wheat bread or pas... Read more
I have a conundrum.
Since I started with SparkPeople, October 21, 2013, I've slowly lost 9-pounds. Losing slowly is the best way from what I understand, however, the last few weeks I haven't lost anything. I seemed to have plateaued and I think it... Read more
Ok. I work night shift and especially on my days off I can't help but feel starved. No more than an hour after supper I am rooting around for something else to eat. Then I eat til I'm miserable, and another hour later I feel starved agian. I know... Read more
I have just been reading and researching Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live program and I am going to give it a try as I need to do something different. I would love to hear from anyone who is currently following this lifestyle as I will need ideas and suppor... Read more
Comfort eating is an old established habit after dinner for me and replacing them with new habits is a challenge. What small changes and/or new habits have you made to address this issue?
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I am addicted to ice cream and was falling back into my old habit of going out at night and buying an avalanche which is ice cream with reeses peanut butter cups chopped.A team I belong to challenged us to do something for 3 weeks. I chose quit eati... Read more
Raise your hand if you think that sugar is bad for your health. Now keep your hand up if you try to avoid foods with added sugars. I’m guessing most still have their hands up (at least I would hope so). Here's one more question. Keep your h... Read more
Most days, right around 3 or 4 o'clock, they spring up out of nowhere. Others are surprised by them at night, usually in the few hours before bed. They come without warning and you can't really explain why they're there. Sugar cravings&md... Read more
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