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Avoid the snack bar. The processed foods with added fat, salt, and sugar that they serve have no health benefits. They are actually detrimental to your health.
I put spinach in my fruit smoothies to boost nutrients. I can not taste the spinach. Recently I was at Super Walmart and noticed they have turnip greens in big bags and they cost a lot less than spinach. I read the nutritional label and they have a lot more nutrients than spinach. I bought some and put them in my fruit smoothie. I couldn't taste them either. Click on more information to read all ingredients in my fruit smoothie.
I read somewhere that Dr. Oz recommends scrubbing fruits and vegetables with a scrub brush before eating them. I use a potato scrubber to scrub all of my fruits and veggies before eating or cutting them.
A weight watcher's leader taught me this:
To store food, glass is probably a better choice. (There may be reasons to keep the plastic, you can decide.)
Be sure to track your fitness especially if your city is on the SparkAmerica Leaderboards.
One thing you can do to help you get used to SparkPeople is to go to My Tools at the top left side of the page. Move your cursor over it and a drop down menu appears. Find My SparkPoints toward the bottom of the column. From there you can see all of the ways to earn SparkPoints.
I like to see where I am on the SparkAmerica Leaderboards in my city and my state. If I am only a few minutes behind the person or persons above me I do a few more minutes of exercise. It's a friendly competition that can be very motivating!!!