Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and... Read more
Sometimes, it’s all you can do to squeeze a workout during your lunch hour or before the evening PTA meeting. In an ideal world, you’d also have time to shower, fix your hair, and dress to impress. But in the real world, you don't alw... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Okay, so, my doctor has recommended I supplement my 8 year old. This was kinda at my request, because I've been concerned about her weight for a while. Turns out, she's dropped from the 70th percentile for weight to 5th! Her ADHD medicine is an appet... Read more
Hello fellow sparkpeople! I am just getting the hang of all this and was wondering about green tea. I drink several cups of it a day - unsweetened. Would this offset some of the water? Or should I still drink 8 glasses of water in addition to my... Read more
I was looking at what the Victoria's Secret models eat and they have warm water with lemon in it every meal.... wondering if anyone else does this?
I know if I was doing like a cleanse I'd have the warm water with lemon, but never thought of having... Read more
Hi! I try not to drink any kind of low calorie soda drinks because I know how dangerous aspartame is, but it is hard.
I love water and drink it all the time. I have found a really delicious hot cinnamon tea, but am looking for some sort lemonade,... Read more
Something that helps me drink my 8 glasses of water a day is to always keep water with me, in the car, next to me where I'm sitting at home, and I also drink it while exercising, which I do at home. I also find that the more I drin... Read more
For Example...when my son was taking formula I bought some of those little round formula containers that are sectioned off for single servings of formula. Now he no longer takes formula so I have made it my supplement container for powdered suppleme... Read more
For people who want to cut alcohol down to the bare minimum in order to have a better lifestyle. Having one drink instead of two to ensure less calorie consumption and better weight loss!
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A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of... Read more
Looking for a new way to use protein powder? We've got you covered!1. Muffins: Try my High-Protein, Low-Sugar Blueberry Muffins! These muffins have 10 grams of protein--and less than a teaspoon of sugar and oil--in each one. Sweet, moist, and del... Read more
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