Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... Read more
Although everyone's preferences differ, it's nice to have some staple foods on hand to make quick and tasty dishes that are good for you, too. So what do the experts behind SparkPeople.com keep in their own refrigerators? See what they stock... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
Recently, I was standing in front of a beautiful display of apples at a local grocery store. A very puzzled gentleman asked me which apples were for pies. His wife had given him the shopping list, but had not explained which type of apple to buy. If... Read more
Welcome back! Regaining weight on maintenance stinks.
If it helps, four steps forward and one back still = three steps (or 100 pounds) ahead. You know you can drop 30 pounds again, and you're welcome to scream about the frustration of doing so!... Read more
crap. crap,crap,crap. I gained so much weight back. I was down 130 lbs! Now I'm back under the 100 lb mark. this is frustrating but it's time to start up again. I just logged my food for fort he first time in...at least a year. it's really bad.... Read more
I was listening to the radio today and heard this statement concerning saving money. It made me think of losing weight.
SO what is the ONE thing you are focusing on this week to lose weight?... Read more
Water Formula: take your present weight in pounds (say 100 lbs) convert to ounces (100 ounces) and divide in 1/2 (50 ounces daily) is what's recommended. Too little:water retention, sluggish elimination of toxins. Too much: electrolytes issues.... Read more
I'm not one who loves a lot of stuff, and I'm constantly trying to get rid of things rather than amass them. That said, when I find something I love, I want to share. Today I'm spreading the word about some of the products that I love thi... Read more
My aunt and uncle have a farm with a garden, and many fruit trees and bushes. They enjoy vegetables as well as fresh picked apples or pears and berries right off the bush. While it takes work, they enjoy their nutrient-rich bounty throughout th... Read more
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