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
Whether you're road-tripping, heading out for date night or just need a break from dirty dishes, there are bound to be times when a restaurant meal is in order. As long as you avoid the fast food and opt for a full-service restaurant, you should... 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
I messed up big time yesterday over 3500 calories.... only had a protein shake for lunch/breaky.... I'll really keep an eye on what I'm doing for today and tomorrow and hopefully I won't have a big set back on my Monday weigh in day... I can do this... Read more
I just ate 1 scrambled egg with a pinch of low fat cheese and an English muffin totaling 330 calories, and in still STARVING. Any advice would be welcome. Just starting Spark in hopes to lose the 40 pounds I've gained over the last 3 years..... Read more
I cut down on my fat today. I have been eating only HEALTHY FATS and I haven't gained anything but tracking really helps you see the picture ! I just weighed myself and I haven't lost anything either but so I will recipes halfed ! SPARKLE !... 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
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