What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
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!
There a... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol... Read more
Ate a delicious meal with my fam at Applebees. I had a lime chicken with rice and quiona and couldn't eat it all. Then ate 1/4 of the triple chocolate meltdown. Still within cals and full. Inspires me to try a lime chicken at home..just sharing;)... Read more
Hi everyone. I'm fairly new here. I decided to have surgery earlier this year in February. I had the gastric sleeve. So far I've lost almost 70 pounds to date. Now, I'm in the phase where I get to reintroduce solid foods. I am a bit confused however.... Read more
Hello everyone: I am curious to see what types of food everyone eats to get their fiber intake. I know of many things that contain fiber such as broccoli, almonds, whole grains, etc. but I am wondering if maybe there are foods I don't know about th... Read more
I have been doing a food journal type blog on my Spark page for about 4 weeks and (a) found it very useful for my own accountability and (b) found that comments soon dropped off as people got bored with it! I don't really want comments, but I DO wan... Read more
Instead of tracking the food I eat AFTER I eat it, I plan out my meals a week in advance. I take an hour, take stock of what I have in my pantry, and search through SparkRecipes and other recipe sites that offer nutrition facts, finding recipes that... Read more
I plan ahead with meals as much as possible and I always try to put them into the nutrition tracker in the morning before I have lunch and dinner. This way I can see what I'm lacking and may need to add in and what I'm getting too much of and need to... Read more
When you're trying to eat healthier or lose weight, reading nutrition labels is a must. With all the numbers, percentages and details, what's really the most important?A recent report shared the top five nutrients consumers look for when they... Read more
Over a year ago, we shared about the Food and Drug Administration's desire for manufactures to post front-of-label nutrition information in an effort to support the fight against obesity in our country. Now, the Grocery Manufacturers Association... Read more
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