EDWARDS1411's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EDWARDS1411 EDWARDS1411's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Affirmation: Just For Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2014036869.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for Today I have decided to take the path of change. <BR> Just for Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life. <BR> Just for Today I AM the priority! <BR> Just for Today I am a success, even if it is only for today! <BR> Just for Today I am beautiful!! <BR> I will make EVERY Day...TODAY! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2014036869.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Repeat tomorrow ... and t... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:29:11 EST Welcome Spring!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896523 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124525790.jpg"> <BR> Gentle Spring's around the corner, <BR> Waiting just to show her face <BR> And to bring us flowers and sunshine; <BR> Winter's almost run his race! <BR> Be not, then, my friends, discouraged <BR> That there's cold and ice and sleet; <BR> For Springtime soon will be with us, <BR> And the flowers we will greet: <BR> Daffodils, so bright and yellow, <BR> Hyacinths of varied... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:29:26 EST An Irish Blessing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894734 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1568062874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. <BR> May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. <BR> May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. <BR> And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through. <BR> ~ Traditional Irish Blessing <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1103010992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:55:46 EST If You Bite It, Write It!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891307 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542018635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> IF YOU BITE IT, WRITE IT <BR> IF YOU SNACK IT, TRACK IT <BR> IF YOU LICK IT, BIC IT <BR> IF YOU CHOSE IT, DISCLOSE IT <BR> IF YOU NIBBLE IT, SCRIBBLE IT <BR> IF YOU DRINK IT, INK IT <BR> IF YOU SNEAK IT, LEAK IT <BR> IF YOU HOG IT, LOG IT <BR> IF YOU INDULGE IT, DIVULGE IT <BR> IF YOU IMBIBE IT, INSCRIBE IT. <BR> IF YOU RUMINATE IT, ENUMERATE IT. <BR> <BR> IMPORTANTLY: GRAB YOUR PENCIL BEFORE YOUR UTENSILl!! <BR... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:35:02 EST Even if You Exercise, Too Much Sitting Can Make You Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888851 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l38246242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/columns/daily<BR>-checkup/even-you-exercise-too-much-si<BR>tting-can-make-you-sick/?pos=1&xid=nl_<BR>EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20150217 </link> tells us that <BR> <BR> "Even if you get regular exercise, spending too much time sitting can increase your risk of developing chronic diseases and dying prematurely. <BR> <BR> Canadian researchers who compiled results from 41 clinical stu... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 19:07:48 EST Get Off The Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883246 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1667370006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “Get Off The Scale! <BR> <BR> You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. <BR> <BR> Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonder... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:17:08 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #15 - Broccoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881205 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune-boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #15 - Broccoli <BR> <BR> Easy to find at the grocery store and incorporate into meals, broccoli is an immune-boosting basic. One study reported a chemical in broccoli helped stimulate the immune systems of mice. Plus, it's full of nut... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:02:56 EST Study: Lack of Exercise TWICE as Deadly as Obesity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876809 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115821872.jpg"> <BR> Hot off the presses ... <BR> from <link>www.acefitness.org/blog/5258/study-l<BR>ack-of-exercise-twice-as-deadly-as-obe<BR>sity/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Health-eTips<BR>-02-11-2015&utm_content=Health+eTips&s<BR>pMailingID=22121182&spUserID=NzU3NzY3O<BR>DM2ODcS1&spJobID=501207414&spReportId=NTAxMjA3NDE0S0 </link> <BR> <BR> According to a new study just published in the American J... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:05:01 EST When I Started Loving Myself ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874046 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784842175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=14187&memberid=913728 </link> shared <BR> <BR> When I Started Loving Myself <BR> <BR> A poem by Charlie Chaplin written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959. <BR> <BR> When I started loving myself <BR> I understood that I’m always and at any given opportunity <BR> in the right place at the right time. <BR> And I understood that all that happens is right – <BR>... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:48:06 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #14 - Sweet Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869089 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune-boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #14 - Sweet Potatoes <BR> <BR> Like carrots, sweet potatoes have the antioxidant beta-carotene, which mops up damaging free radicals. Sweet potatoes also boast vitamin A, which is linked to slowing the aging process and may reduce the... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 01:20:18 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #13 - Tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863447 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #13 - Tea <BR> <BR> Green or black? Both are loaded with disease-fighting polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants seek out cell-damaging free radicals and destroy them. Caffeinated and decaf work equally well. <BR> <BR> <link... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:22:38 EST Positivity Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854555 I need to start each day off with this pledge! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23469283.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Positivity Pledge <BR> <BR> I shall no longer allow negative <BR> thoughts or feelings <BR> to drain me of my energy. <BR> Instead I shall focus on all the <BR> good that is in my life. <BR> I will think it, feel it and speak it. <BR> By doing so I will send out <BR> vibes of positive energy into <BR> the world and I shall be grateful <BR> for all ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:23:21 EST Recipe For A Good Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853665 Short and sweet, but oh so tasty!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1608226584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recipe For A Good Year <BR> <BR> 1. Combine 2 cups of faith and 2 cups of gratitude. <BR> <BR> 2. Mix in a dash of optimism and dedication. <BR> <BR> 3. Blend with a healthy portion of laughter, celebration, and joy. <BR> <BR> 4. Bake in a loving home all year long. <BR> <BR> 5. Share generously with all you meet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:30:16 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #12 - Spinach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849913 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #12 - Spinach <BR> <BR> Known as a "super food," spinach is nutrient-rich. It has folate, which helps your body produce new cells and repair DNA. And it boasts fiber, antioxidants, such as vitamin C, and more. Eat spinach raw or light... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:57:57 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #11 - Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840949 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #11 - Garlic <BR> <BR> Garlic offers several antioxidants that battle immune system invaders. Among garlic's targets are H. pylori, the bacteria associated with some ulcers and stomach cancer. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nutrition-and-you... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:16:25 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #10 - Low Fat Yogurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835477 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #10 - Low-Fat Yogurt <BR> <BR> A daily cup may reduce your chances of getting a cold. Look for labels listing "live and active cultures." Some researchers believe they may stimulate your immune system to fight disease. Also look for v... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:36 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - # 9 - Wheat Germ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829909 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #9 - Wheat Germ <BR> <BR> Wheat germ is the part of a wheat seed that feeds a baby wheat plant, so it is full of nutrients. It has zinc, antioxidants, and B vitamins among other vital vitamins and minerals. Wheat germ also offers a go... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:13:39 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - # 8 - Grapefruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826569 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #8 - Grapefruit <BR> <BR> Grapefruit is packed with flavonoids -- natural chemical compounds that have been found to increase immune system activation. They have a good amount of vitamin C too. Dislike grapefruits? Try oranges or tang... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:01:22 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - # 7 - Almonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823616 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #7 - Almonds <BR> <BR> A handful of almonds may shore up your immune system from the effects of stress. A recommended 1/4 cup serving carries nearly 50% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin E, which helps boost the immune system... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:24:51 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #6 - Cabbage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817239 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #6 - Cabbage <BR> <BR> This is a source of immune-strengthening glutamine. And cabbage is easy and inexpensive to find during the winter months when it's in season. Try adding cabbages of any variety (white, red, Chinese) to soups and... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:01:01 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #5 - Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813674 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #5 - Watermelon <BR> <BR> Hydrating and refreshing, ripe watermelon also has plenty of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione. Known to help strengthen the immune system so it can fight infection, glutathione is found in the red pulpy fl... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:26:02 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #4 - Oysters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811013 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #4 - Oysters <BR> <BR> Aphrodisiac? Immune boosters? Maybe both, thanks to the mineral zinc that's found in oysters. Low zinc levels have been associated with male infertility. And zinc appears to have some antiviral effect, although ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:06:03 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #3 - Acai Berries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807863 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #3 - Acai Berries <BR> <BR> Hawked as a "super food" along with produce like blueberries, the little acai berry's dark color signals that it is high in antioxidants called anthocyanins. While the acai is not scientifically linked to s... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:29:38 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #2 - Button Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805315 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #2 - Button Mushrooms <BR> <BR> Don't dismiss the lowly mushroom as nutrient poor: It has the mineral selenium and antioxidants. Low levels of selenium have been linked to increased risk of developing more severe flu. And the B vitami... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:38:12 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #1 - Elderberry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801796 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #1 - Elderberry <BR> <BR> An old folk remedy, extract from these dark berries appears to block flu viruses in test tube studies. But scientists caution that further study is needed. The fruit itself is rich in antioxidants and may als... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:20:50 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #7 Thyme http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797591 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:06:03 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #6 Oregano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:22:04 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #5 Ground Cinnamon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789298 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:58:15 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #4 Marjoram http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:14:22 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #3 Sage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:03:18 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #2 Ground Jamaican Allspice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779135 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:15:44 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #1 Ground Cloves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:34:11 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #14 Pitted Fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770779 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #14 Pitted Fruits <BR> <BR> Save apples and oranges for the colder months—summer is the prime time to take advantage of sweet and juicy pitted fruits. Not only are they delicious, Glassman ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:24 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #13 Whole Grain Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768384 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #13 Whole Grain Salads <BR> <BR> We know, salads are the standard summer weight-loss meal. But lettuce eventually gets boring, right? Get out of the mixed greens rut and toss around the ide... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:38:33 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #12 Pears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766792 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #12 Pears <BR> <BR> Get the term "pear-shaped" out of your mind—this fruit is a part of a winning diet plan. According to Glassman, pears have high levels of pectin, which is known to promo... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:36:03 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #11 BBQ Salmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762974 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #11 BBQ Salmon <BR> <BR> Salmon is full of healthy monounsaturated fats and muscle-building protein, De Fazio says. Ditch the heavy meats and throw some of this omega-3-packed fish on the B... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:39:11 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #10 Mango http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761117 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #10 Mango <BR> <BR> If you're craving something creamy, Glassman suggests making a mango smoothie. The tropical fruit is full of fiber and has a thick quality that will fill you up—plus, ma... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:44:17 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #9 Iced Green Tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759821 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #9 Iced Green Tea <BR> <BR> Nothing hits the spot on a sweltering afternoon quite like a glass of ice tea with lemon. This summer, De Fazio suggests swapping your usual herbal blend for a g... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:26:07 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #8 Grilled Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758452 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #8 - Grilled Vegetables <BR> <BR> Veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, but we're so quick to dunk them in creamy dips and dressings that they often morph into a secretly high-fat ... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:11:54 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #7 Raspberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749893 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #7 Raspberries <BR> <BR> Berries are ripe for the picking all summer long. We love them sprinkled over cereal, blended in smoothies, or even tossed into a salad. According to Glassman; howe... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:52:17 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #6 Greek Yogurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746606 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #6 Greek Yogurt <BR> <BR> Greek yogurt is definitely having its moment in the culinary spotlight. And for good reason: It has twice as much protein as other low-fat yogurts, which gives it ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:42:41 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #5 Chilled Soups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743039 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #5 Chilled Soups <BR> <BR> Low-calorie, broth-based soups hit the spot when it's cold outside, but the mere thought of eating piping hot soup on a summer day makes us sweat. Susan Moores, a... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:59:44 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #4 Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738246 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #4 Watermelon <BR> <BR> We're all familiar with the importance of drinking water—especially during the hot summer months—which is why eating its namesake melon is a no-brainer. Watermelon w... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:41:42 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #3 Canned Tuna http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736427 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #3 Canned Tuna <BR> <BR> Canned tuna is loaded with protein and makes for a great summer lunch or snack. Nutrition expert Lisa De Fazio suggests forgoing mayo and instead mixing tuna with G... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:20:31 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #2 Frozen Grapes or Dark Cherries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730788 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following 14 light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #2 Frozen Grapes or Cherries <BR> <BR> When the temperature rises, it's only natural to crave a frozen treat. Unfortunately, our metabolisms aren't quite on par with those of our energetic kids, ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:46:08 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #1 Shrimp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725059 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following 14 light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #1 Shrimp <BR> <BR> One upside to the summer heat? We're less likely to crave those heavy foods that weigh us down and pack on the pounds. Even when opting for lighter fare; though, it's still im... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:25:52 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #30 Sugar Snap Peas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721742 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #30 Sugar Snap Peas <BR> <BR> These sweet, crunchy pods are only 26 calories per cup, so you can chomp on them until you’re green, says Amy Goodson, a registered dietitian at Ben Hogan Sports Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. “They’re great in a salad, or... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:31:06 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #29 Cucumbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720237 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #29 Cucumbers <BR> <BR> With a cup of slices at 16 calories, what’s not to love about cucumbers? “Because cukes are high in fiber and contain lots of water, they also fill you up, so you’ll be less likely to spoon up high-fat fare later,” says Good... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:19:16 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #28 Strawberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718605 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #28 Strawberries <BR> <BR> "Of all fruit, berries, including strawberries, are the richest in health-enhancing antioxidants, yet ounce for ounce, they’re the lowest in calories, making them a waist-watcher’s best friend," says Goodson. One cup of st... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:00:31 EST 30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss - #27 Cilantro (aka Coriander Leaves & Chinese Parsley) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717862 <link>www.ivillage.com/top-10-spring-foods<BR>-weight-loss/4-b-331269?nlcid=dt|03-19<BR>-2014|&_mid=5844032&_rid=5844032.7203.<BR>354306.2 </link> encourages us to shop for these fresh, fat-fighting Spring picks to help us trim down. <BR> <BR> #27 Cilantro ( aka Coriander Leaves & Chinese Parsley) <BR> <BR> This spring herb, which can be added to everything from salsa to salads, is a dieter’s secret weapon, says Bazilian. Why? “Half a cup of fresh cilantro contains just one calorie, so yo... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:47:01 EST