Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about chocolate and other decadent treats. Show the kids in your life how much you love them with simple, healthy snacks and heartfelt messages. They'll remember the creativity a lot longer than a ba... Read more
Vacation season is here! You deserve a break, after spending the last few months becoming a fitter, healthier you, right? While vacation is a time to relax and take a break from work, stress, and the usual routine, it shouldn’t be a break from... Read more
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded... Read more
get more skewed. And food companies often subtract the insoluble fiber so it skews the numbers even more.
- Errors from entries made by members could also be adding to the confusion. But we have no control of this. I did have a few questions abou... Read more
- For the calorie amount listed on the USDA food items it is absolutely accurate based on these burn tests.
- In your Nutrition Tracker it shows only whole numbers for the gram amount of carbs, protein, fat---but it may be "secretly" adding up... Read more
Basically, in the USDA food database listing, the Atwater listings are used. Note: we do have some items in our database that come from the USDA database. Years ago they did all these "burning tests" on foods to determine the energy contained within... Read more
Having trouble with portion control? Try the Perfect Plate. It is a specially designed plate with sections in it. It also comes with a snack plate to allow two snacks a day. It figures out to 1500 calories and allows you to eat anything you want... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
We'll spell it out for you: Decorating with letters and numbers gives everyday items instant personality. Small Print These decoupaged dishes make for an inspired display on a table and are equally at home with vintage glass objects.H... Read more
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