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31 Days - March 27 & 28: Nonsugar Sweetening and Drink Your Milk!
Monday, March 28, 2011      2 comments

Missed yesterday..in which Spark's tip was to: Sweeten without sugar. Sugar and corn syrup add calories to foods, but have no nutritional value. Buy syrup- and sugar-free varieties of fruit spread, applesauce, juice, and can... Read more
31 Days - March 26: Put that white bread down!!
Saturday, March 26, 2011      2 comments

Today, Spark tells us: Swap whole for white-- grains that is. White flours, breads, rice and pasta are highly processed and low in nutrients. Whole grain varieties are packed with nutrients, fiber and staying power. O... Read more
Eureka Moment #5
Friday, March 25, 2011      3 comments

Well, this definitely falls into the category of "eureka for me, but what Spark has known and been telling me all along..." Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I have been doing very well. I have been, for the most part, eating wi... Read more
31 Days - March 25: Adjust, adjust, adjust!!
Friday, March 25, 2011      2 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Modify your recipes. Keep the tradition and boost the nutrition by making substitutions: whole grain flour, less salt, heart-healthy fats, half the sugar, and beans instead of meat. Your taste bud... Read more
31 Days - March 24: Eat Your Fiber!!
Thursday, March 24, 2011      3 comments

Today, Spark tells us to fill up on fiber: fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans are great sources of fiber, which helps to keep you fuller for a longer period of time. Well, how can anyone disagree with this wonderful advice? And, how ... Read more
31 Days - Where the Heck Have I Been??: March 20-23
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      3 comments

It's been crazy busy, and doesn't promise to get any better soon, but I thought I'd take a few minutes to address Sparks tips for the last few days and today.. 3/20: eat your fish eat 2-3 servings of Omega-3 rich fish a week, it's good f... Read more
31 Days - March 19: Go To Menu Items
Saturday, March 19, 2011      1 comments

Today, Spark advises us to: Look for "green flag" menu words. Healthy restaurant foods are usually described as baked, boiled, broiled, fresh, grilled, light, multigrain, poached, reduced, roasted, seasoned, steamed, or st... Read more
31 Days - March 18: Read those Labels!
Friday, March 18, 2011      3 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Get the nutrition facts. The front of a package won't tell you the whole story. Read labels and compare key nutrients calories, serving size, fat, fiber, calcium, and ingredients to make the best choi... Read more
31 Days - March 17: Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Thursday, March 17, 2011      3 comments

Today, Spark appropriately gives us advice about drinking alcohol (I know, I know, St. Patrick's Day is NOT all about drinking...but let's face it, that's what most of us think of when we think of the day). The advice, of course, is about moder... Read more
31 Days - March 15 & 16, Bedtime Snacking, Eating Grains, Plus Some Interesting Reading
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      4 comments

I missed blogging yesterday, so I'll cover Spark's advice for both days, then at the end have an interesting article to share.. Spark's advice yesterday was to have a snack before bed. I like this advice in general, not necessarily for mys... Read more
31 Days - March 13 and 14: Watch Your Salt and Pack a Lunch!
Monday, March 14, 2011      1 comments

I never got around to yesterdays tip, so today I'll do 2. Yesterday, Spark advised: Monitor your sodium intake. Less than 2,300 mg each day is ideal--that's about 1 teaspoon of salt. Look for salt-free and reduced-sodium ... Read more
31 Days - March 12: Eat Nuts!
Saturday, March 12, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Go nuts! Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios all contain healthy monounsaturated fats that lower you risk of several diseases. Grab a small handful 3-5 times per week I... Read more
31 Days - March 11: Eat on Time!
Friday, March 11, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark tells us: Chew on schedule. Too much time between meals can drop your energy levels, decrease your metabolism and result in overeating. Space your meals evenly throughout the day and eat a healthy snack between each meal. ... Read more
31 Days - March 10: Eat Your Veggies!
Thursday, March 10, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Eat 4-6 servings of vegetables daily. High in nutrients and low in calories, veggies can help prevent diabetes, stroke, heart disease and more. One serving is equal to 1/2 cup. Well, of course, our moms and da... Read more
31 Days - March 9: Eat the Healthy Stuff!!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      5 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Start at the perimeter of the grocery store. Fruits, veggies, dairy and grains, which should make up the bulk of your diet, are located here. Eating these unprocessed foods boosts your nutritional intake and prom... Read more

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