Don't let summer parties and cookouts derail your plans to eat healthier! You can keep the flavor and cut the excess calories by trying one of SparkPeople's healthy summer recipes.
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You've slimmed down your recipes, made healthy food swaps, and integrated vegetables into your meals. But do you ever feel like your food is missing something? When you finish eating, do you ever wonder why a meal just didn't hit the spot?
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Did you know that overindulging on the weekends can lead to a weight gain of nine pounds a year? To stay on track and still have fun with friends and family, serve some of these healthier party foods. (Click on each appetizer for a wide selection of... Read more
My husband narrowed his eyes. "Don't let this place run a credit check on us just so you can open yet another store credit card," he warned. "I've heard checking your credit too often and opening too many cards can drop your score.&qu... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
So I find myself back here and having a harding time this time. A few years ago I lost about 40 pounds and gained it all back.. I admit I got discouraged and I quit.. I know for the long goal you can't quit and have to keep trying.. Easier said then... Read more
I'm new to the boards, but have been on and off Sparkpeople for a few years now. It's time. It's time to motivate myself and "meet" some new faces to help me stay motivated. I will do really well for a while, but then I fall prey t... Read more
I used to be a member here ages ago, and just came back today. I'm feeling like what I want to do is lined up with what I ought to do. That's a big change from fighting myself.
Today, I also joined a new gym literally across the... Read more
I plan to take up running to burn more calories but I'm worried that I will be walking most of the time. Also, my friends are planning to play badminton and I may be joining them weekly.
So, do I buy running, walking or cross-training shoes? I w... Read more
Earlier I said I was substituting Good & Plenty licorice candy for licorice twists, because G & P was eaten slower. By the end of a few days I was starving! Why? I wondered. Lots of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The only thing I could think... Read more
Diabetics and people with high blood pressure should not eat licorice. It can lower potassium levels and create heart problems. Licorice also helps the body to reatin sodium and can interfer with normal heart function... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
Want to know what's really zapping your zip? Don't blame your bed—or the lack of time you spend sleeping in it. The real problem may be sitting on your plate. Find out the surprising reasons behind your energy crisis and take steps to f... Read more
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