A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
I'm at a crossroads with my nutrition and exercise. For years I've kept a good nutrition routine( diet) through the week. However, Fri-Sun are my downfall. So much that until tonight I had never tracked the nutrition. Now I know that at least one of... Read more
In a perfect world, I would know when things are going to get chaotic and plan nibbles to take with me. Today was a real eye opener. A sudden ASAP need of an elderly relative had me out of the house unexpectedly, coupled with an unexpected DR. office... Read more
When I try to set fast break goals, I get this message:
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I've had success with losing weight before, but slowly start going back to bad habits of not exercising and watching food intake. The beginning of a diet is easier when i keep in mind that every small step i make helps in my end goals. Sparks diet wi... Read more
I am on day 6 of a 6 week No sweets, No Junk food, No Soda and I feel fabulous! I find that just by staying away from all of these foods completely I am less hungry? Has anyone ever tried something like this and what were your results. Thanks!... Read more
I'm currently on the second day of a clear liquid diet in preparation for some medical tests, and I have to say, there IS something kind of refreshing about it. I'm drinking Powerade, sipping chicken broth and eating Jello, and I'm not starving, and... Read more
Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juic... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
Last December New York State had considered implementing a sales tax on sodas and juices to help offset the rising rate of obesity, but that proposal appears to have fallen through the cracks. Now New York City public health officials are taking the... Read more
Today I mark Day 19 on the green juice fast and can now say that I have embarked on the longest green juice yet. I hope to make it 45 days, leaving a week after that to ease out of it. I have an event coming up after that time, so 45 is the longest... Read more
I am so bummed to report to you guys that I had to stop juicing last night because I have caught the stomach flu my husband has been battling since Monday. We thought it was food poisoning, but it turns out, no...yucky stomach virus. Yesterday aftern... Read more
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