Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions... Read more
Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way... 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
Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... 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
I am returning to SparkPeople after a long hiatus because I became sole caregiver to my mother. It was probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. It was also the worst thing I could have done for my health. In attending a Care Giv... Read more
I am hoping that some of you will join me in this challenge and have some fun together
What a perfect time, between Thanksgiving and New Years !
We get so busy during the holiday season that we tend to forget about ourselves.
This may very wel... Read more
I have to say mine is the old fashion dressing my Dad made every Thanksgiving and Christmas. We lived in Connecticut and we also called it stuffing but it wasn't a bread stuffing. It was actually ground pork, poultry seasoning, bread crumbs and som... Read more
What Thanksgiving foods do you like?
What ones do you hate?
What foods do you have to have because they are part of the tradition?
Are you making a healthy alternative to a traditional dish?
I love the home made crescent rolls and the... Read more
I'm realizing that I let food control me rather than fuel me. I never believed the whole "food addiction" thing until I realized it's where I turn no matter what is going on.
Had a great day,eat, Had a bad day, eat. Bored, eat, Sad, eat. I am... Read more
30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin... Read more
To trick myself into the smaller portions, I used a salad plate.180The small plate doesn't look so empty. I was able to portion my foods to the right portion. The smaller plate worked in the way that the plate did not look so empty.... 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
Now that Thanksgiving is over, and we've celebrated for a day, it's time to get back on track, right?An easy way to make sure you're not overserving yourself is to use plates that remind you about portion size, such as those by Wine-Trax.... Read more
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