Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
You open the fridge and panic sets in. The cupboards elicit a similar response. Same for the pantry. You have no time and have to come up with dinner – and fast. But what will satisfy your hunger without requiring an hour of prep time? In the f... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
Water weight around period time? Is this a posibility? I weighed Wednesday and was only down 1lb. The scale was hanging out in my kitchen Thursday so I stepped on it. According to that day I was down 3lbs and this was in the middle of the day... Read more
I have my FitBit synced to Sparkpeople but this seems to be creating a problem when I log my weight.
Somehow it gets adjusted to my only weighing 59 lbs, at other times I seem to weigh in the high to very high 200s, My real weight fluctuates betwe... Read more
My current weight is 237 lbs. My overall goal is to reach 150. My first mini goal is to reach 200 lbs. The only problem is, I've been trying to save money and I don't have too many recipes that are CHEAP and healthy. Any suggestions?... Read more
Grief is tough, and loss of a family member is hard. Do your best not to beat yourself up over food choices too much, but if you can find a healthier way to channel your energy (like going for a walk), try that instead. Sending you hugs and prayers.... Read more
Brown Rice has all the benefits of carbohydrates with very few of the negative effects. B rown Rice rice is a whole food and makes us full and brown rice can improve cholesterol because of its fiber. Fiber helps to balance glucose levels and control... Read more
Eat brown rice because its high in bulk and will make you feel full, it's easy to prepare and has no cholesterol or sodium in it. Pair Brown rice with black or red beans, brown Rice with broccoli and sesame seeds, or ham chunks and rice just for a fe... Read more
Why does brown rice get such a bad rap? Sure, rice can be a little bland. And yes, the brown version does take longer to cook. But here’s the thing: In addition to being one of the healthiest foods in the human diet—rich in fiber, cholest... Read more
Simple carbohydrates are composed of one or two sugar units that are broken down and digested quickly, which can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and craving more sugar shortly after you’ve eaten. Recent research has shown that certain simple c... Read more
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