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
Would your friends lie to you? They just might be...
This time of year is all about starting fresh—new goals, solid plans, better habits. You probably have a new exercise routine to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals.... Read more
Marketers invest millions to convince us that we need the latest and greatest cleaning spray, detergent, and paper towel, so it’s not surprising that tidying up can quickly become a budgetary mess. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
I have a question about protein shakes. I bought some Whey Protein powder a few days ago and i havent used it yet..
I dont work out. (But will soon since spring is coming)
Just wondering should i drink a protein shake every... Read more
SP says we should consume 10% - 35% of our calories from protein. For demonstration purposes let's use 25%. On a 2800 calorie maintenance plan, that is 700 calories or 175 grams of protein per day. To get 175 "protein calories" you would need to e... Read more
Has anyone tried this yet? I saw it on facebook. I'm trying to look for new ideas for breakfast that has a lot of protein in it. I find it hard to do eggs some mornings. I was thinking about this with a whole wheat light bagel thin and maybe a gree... Read more
I'm having major trouble getting the numbers! I don't use the SP meal plans ... I know what I like to eat and it's all healthy stuff, but I can't get the perfect 50/30/20 ratios no matter what I try to do. Has anyone else had similar results? Any... Read more
Bulk purchases make a lot of sense in some situations, but it's easy to assume that buying in bulk is always cheaper. It's not. Do some comparison shopping, calculating the $ per ounce. If something is on sale, it will usually be cheaper than bulk... Read more
We've all seen our food bills rising for months. The outlook doesn't look good, according to this article. Food prices will continue to rise: Meat, poultry and fish will rise 3%. Fruits and veg will rise 5.5%. And the USDA has forecasted surges of 9.... Read more
This summer was hot, with temperatures averaging in the 90s for months here in Cincinnati with no rain for weeks on end. The heat took its toll: Gardens wilted, fields dried up, and farmers struggled. With summer fading fast, you might think that th... Read more
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