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
Congratulations on reaching some or all of your weight loss goals! It’s a great foundation that will help you for the rest of your life. Of course, fitness is a steppingstone. And steppingstones are meant for stepping up, aren’t they?... 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
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
After you search for a food, you should see the option to add a food manually. As for changing your starting weight, you will need to go to the website to do that. Go to SparkPeople.com, on your start page roll your mouse over the Edit Goals button... Read more
Day four of tracking food and staying where I need to be. Not meaning to complain, but I have had a headache since the EEG, which means very limited moving around. I did meet my goal on water. All is good and getting better... Read more
Work on your presentation. Food taste better when it looks good on the plate. Play around with diffferent plating options. Creative presentations can get you engaged with your meal and you won't think of it as less or healthy it will just be good foo... Read more
You've probably already heard that a reasonable serving of food looks like more on a small plate or in a small bowl. It's true. To take it a step further, make it a really special, attractive plate or bowl, and your food will look even more appetizin... Read more
Japan has one of the lowest rates of obesity in the world--less than 5 percent, compared to nearly 35 percent for the United States. How do the Japanese stay so slim? Journalist Alice Gordenker (USAGITWO) blogs in from Tokyo to share Japanese diet an... Read more
Summertime is here and the snacking is easy. This is the season when the fruits and vegetables are just rolling into markets so healthy choices are both cost effective and delicious.The best snacks for summer are simple: watermelon, peaches, strawber... Read more
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