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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
31 Days - March 8: Slow Down!!!
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark advises us to: Slow down. Savoring your food in a calm environment helps you tune-in to your body's signals. You're less likely to overeat and experience problems like acid reflux when you take your time to really enjoy the... Read more
31 Days - March 5, 6, 7: water, planning ahead, trans fats, and a little bit about Lent
Monday, March 07, 2011      5 comments

You know, the worst thing about getting sick is that it throws you off your game. So, we'll cover 3 days worth of advice today.. First, drink water. There have been times in my life that I have been a soda (or pop) drinker..but for some r... Read more
31 Days - March 4: Red Flags
Friday, March 04, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark tells us: Know your "red flag" menu words. Avoid restaurant items described as: battered, bottomless, breaded, buttery, cheesy, country, creamy, crispy, fried, giant, loaded, smothered and stuffed. Does anyone else think i... Read more
31 Days - March 3:Eat Fruit!!
Thursday, March 03, 2011      7 comments

Today, Spark tells us to: Enjoy 2-4 servings of fruit each day. Fruits are rich in nutrients, fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants, which all help prevent disease. One serving is equal to 1/2 cup. Certainly can't disagree with this... Read more
31 Days - March 2: Eat breakfast!!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      4 comments

Today, Spark tells us: Eat breakfast. It boosts your energy, metabolism and mental focus. Plus, breakfast eaters consume fewer calories throughout the day than people who skip this meal. I could not agree more that we need to eat break... Read more
31 Days to a Healthier Diet - March 1: keep a food diary
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      5 comments

This advice, as written, really seems to be aimed at the newbie.. keep a diary for 5 days and use it to see where you stand in terms of the number of calories you've been eating, etc. For those of us who have been at it for a while...I k... Read more

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