The Well-Watered Exerciser
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout... Read more
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
Whether you've been told you need to lower your blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels, or just want to take preventative measures to protect your ticker, one of the first things you'll likely change is your diet. Heart-healthy diets... Read more
Your fridge is stocked with fresh produce, lean meats and low fat dairy products, there’s a whole grain baguette in the bread box, and your pantry has been purged of tempting junk foods. Eating healthy at home is a breeze.
But when you&rsq... Read more
I am restarting Spark, and I am keeping within the calories. But, I am making poor food choices. We are cleaning out the basement and then we grab quick fast food or a candy bar for energy and go back to cleaning.
We will be cleaning for many more... Read more
On a budget, you won't want to waste the food you already have.
I'd make a shopping list with two columns:
Left column - foods you've run out of/would usually buy.
Right column - healthier substitutes.
Try to shop from the right colum... Read more
I am so happy that I can finally use Sparkpeople mobile on my Windows phone. I am now back to tracking my intake. I had successfully lost weight with Sparkpeople a few years ago but eventually stopped tracking because it was so time-consuming.
H... Read more
So, before I started SP, I was trying to do it by myself. Well, I have managed to make it to a couple goals. With my schedule (full time student and full time employee), it is really hard to make meals and eat healthy. However, as of this past Thursd... Read more
There are nearly 1300 Chili's Grill casual dining restaurants across the country. Last week we learned they will no longer be serving their famous Awesome Blossom. The pile of deep-fried battered onion rings and side of spicy cheese sauce supplie... Read more
Pick up an innocent box of granola bars or a bottle of iced tea and you're hit with health claims—from less fat to made with real sugar. In fact, a USDA study showed that 43% of products introduced in 2010 splashed nutrition ads o... Read more
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Beans: Pork n Beans 1100
Chili, Nalley Turkey w/Beans 1200mg
Convenience Meals: Most mix n fix meals, check them
Frozen Foods: Mo... Read more
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