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
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
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
I ate a large carrot today instead of the potato chips I really wanted. It was not as good, but my jaw is tired and belly full enough to wait out dinner (HUGE carrot). It's the tiny wins, right? 😋... Read more
I just cheated, I ate something not on my meal plan and from there it's been one craving after another.Today was a low carb day and I made spagetti for the kids, my daughter (2yrs) wanted to share with me and she insisted, and we had cookies :(... Read more
I'm starting toward new goals in healthy eating and exercise habits, because I'm getting married in 136 days! I'm very excited to challenge myself with better living. Does anyone have any suggestions for portion control? That's my biggest struggle.... Read more
Feeling down. Been eating right and working out 3. I'll feel great, but when I look in the mirror I see how big I really am and get so depressed i want to quit. I feel like there's no point.... 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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