We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives.
Well, I'm certa... Read more
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined... Read more
I have been trying to follow some of the meal plans but am having trouble finding some of the items that match the nutritionals listed. Can someone tell me what brand of cheddar has 98 cal for 2 oz? The best I can find is 60 cal/oz. Also, what kind... Read more
After two months of son/health related issues, which as you know comes with a TON of stress, Tuesday night he got a good report. Yesterday I was on cloud nine needless to say. So, why did I eat like a gavon? What is wrong with me? What has to hap... Read more
Strength training isn't done to lose weight/fat. It's done to gain muscle and tone the body, so it's no wonder you're not losing. Add a good bit of cardio to your routine and see what happens.... Read more
Muscle does NOT "weigh more" than fat. It is more dense. A pound is a pound, whether blood, brain, bone, muscle, or fat. Muscle takes up less space because the cells are closer together. Make sure your food is tracked accurately.... Read more
Every time I park at a store I remind myself all the parking spaces close to the door are for people who want to be big fat and lazy. And I can say to myself I used to be big fat and lazy but now I like to be in shape. It as so saves on my gas becaus... Read more
There are days when I feel like I have a person on each shoulder talking in my ear. On one side is the big fat lazy me - on the other is the lean fit person I am striving to be. The lazy fat me never wants to do anything - the lean fit me wants to... Read more
No matter what restaurant you choose, you can find something healthy to eat, as long as you know a few magic phrases, says Jenna Bergen, author of "Your Big Fat Boyfriend: How to Stay Thin When Dating a Diet Disaster."Here's how Jenna sticks to her h... Read more
Sandwiches are comfort food, they travel well, and they'll satisfy the appetites hungry, growing boys--and I have a surplus of those in my house. Today I'm sharing two of my favorite sandwich recipes, one hot and one cold. The Greek-inspired tuna san... Read more
I ran farther tonight than I think I've ever run solid in perhaps my whole life! For sure in many, many years.
I was only gonna run the shortest loop at the Hike and Bike trail. I just wanted to get in a fast, short run. But it felt so GOOD,... Read more
Unfortunately, my scale, my "supposed" best friend, my "partner in crime," my "confidant" who has kept all my dirty little secrets "secret", decided he wanted to mess with my head today! I learned today that my scale, my friend, is nothing more than... Read more
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