Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
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Don't let summer parties and cookouts derail your plans to eat healthier! You can keep the flavor and cut the excess calories by trying one of SparkPeople's healthy summer recipes.
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Party food. The phrase alone is enough to induce fear and panic in anyone who is trying to eat healthier. But a Halloween-themed party menu, often dominated by candies, cakes and sugar, is extra scary!
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Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
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A key to any successful lifestyle change is moderation. While you may be sticking to a healthier eating plan on most days, certain occasions call for a bit of relaxation, oftentimes in the form of an alcoholic drink. While alcohol is fat-free and low... Read more
So today right after I went to the gym I had this overwhelming feeling of not wanting to feel like weight loss is a full time job in itself. I work 2 jobs and workout 5 days a week. Because of this every Sunday I cook all my meals and snacks ahead... Read more
I tracked my coffee/cappuccinos and it totaled 760 calories and 130 carbs. That is crazy! My desire for those have just shrank dramatically. It seems the liquid part of my diet is worse than the food part. So, now I know something else to help me... Read more
I had a day off and was exhausted and didn't want to move. I sat in front of the TV all day and ate and went well over my calorie range. I took a nap and that didn't help. Any suggestions what I should do when I'm this exhausted and don't want to g... Read more
I am an emotional eater. Specifically, I eat when I am anxious. I have stuck with my weight loss plan for over 2 weeks now, but today I am feeling overwhelmed. SO of course I really want to just start snacking on chips and cake and chocolate...How... Read more
I am feeling a little frustrated. I have been doing a Leslie Sansone dvd for a little over a month and although I like it I am starting to get a little bored with it. So I decided to try some new things. I tried Zumba and Hip Hop Abs, both made my... Read more
Lower the sugar content in your foods. Eat less carbs because carbs turn into sugar once eaten. Your pancreas is constantly producing insulin to get rid of the sugar. You become insulin resistant or pre-diabetic. Sugar promotes all sorts of disease a... Read more
Whenever you can (not always) try to make up 50% of your plate with vegetables, 20% carbs and 30% protein.This way you'll be full, stay fuller for longer and be eating less carbs and creating low calorie meals.... Read more
The slow cooker is a great way to not only save time and energy in the kitchen but calories and fat, too. This versatile countertop appliance has the ability to turn tough, lean cuts of meat into juicy, fork-tender meals, and it locks in moisture wit... Read more
Gone are the days of carbohydrates being the evil enemy of weight loss. But before you serve up platters of pasta and piles of pancakes, it’s important to separate the truth from the myths we've all heard about carbs. (These rules do not ap... Read more
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