I don't like some of these suggestions. They focus too much on going low-fat, when it's been proven more than once that we *do* need fat in our system. Not all fat is bad, not all fat is evil, and I sure as heck don't plan on buying more processed food just to cut fats out.
12/2/2009 11:53:34 AM
Great article! Back to college after 12 years, and realized I have to ALWAYS carry fruit with me to avoid the junk machines! It's so easy to come out of a stressful class and throw all my troubles into a candybar conveniently located right outside the classroom door. Apples & grapes are my favorite portables!! On my way to blasting the fat!!
7/13/2009 9:38:12 AM
I just started,but I guess I.m not too smart in writing things down.I try to eat healthy I do drink coffee but just one cup a day.I only drink soy milk. I don't know how to figure all the carbs,fats proteins etc in what I eat When I buy something I read the ingredients making sure there is sufficient amounts of fiber,proteins and fats plus calories. I really cannot calculate all ,except calories. I use flaxseed whenever I eat ccertain food mainly milk products soup and meatloaf. Since yesterday I already lost a .Maybe I am not Sparkpeople material.Maybe I am just too old.
7/5/2009 4:13:56 PM
im only 26 but im so overweight that i feel 60. i have a hard time keeping up with housework and the kids. i work all day long and rush home and usually will stop at mcds or another fast food place so i avoid that hassle of cooking and then dishes. anyone have any advice for that?
6/4/2009 7:29:42 PM
I am new to spark people. I love the nutrition tracker. Reading todays article on HHow to start eating healthier was really good. I have learned so much about my personal eating habits over the past three weeks. The foods I thought were good for me turned out to have either the fat or cargs i didn't count on. This has helped me to manage my decisions, shopping and eating patterns. I love the articles, they hit on topcis that really pertain to me and my goals.!
This article is great and is helping me start thinking differently on how I can be healthier by doing it in a gradual natural progression. It's not that daunting to go on a better diet after all. Thanks
We DO deserve the very best! Regarding the tip about gradually switching to skim milk: I have found that an even more gradual way to do it is to mix two types of milk at first.
For example, if 1% tastes too "watery" for you, maybe start having a glass of 3/4 cup 2% with 1/4 cup 1%. Gradually decrease the amount of 2% until you're drinking straight 1%. Then do the same with 1% and skim.
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