High in vitamin A and C, these plants have edible tops and roots. Put simply, beets can't be beat!
5-10 (Find your hardiness zone.)
When to Plant:
Directly sow beets every two weeks in a sunny location, starting as... Read more
Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted a... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
We all know people who lack good nutrition and fitness habits but have remained thin their whole lives. On the flipside, we know others (sometimes even ourselves) who do everything right and can't catch a break when it comes to weight loss.
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When you think about your skin and hair, you likely think about what products to use in order to keep them looking healthy, or what type of haircut you’ll get the next time you head to the salon. But the fact of the matter is that our skin and... Read more
I recently started a new med for my Type 2 Diabetes called Victoza. I have absolutely NO appetite whatsoever. I am doing good to choke down 800 calories per day and I am a BIG woman - over 300 lbs. I love the fact that I'm not hungry all the time... Read more
Hi everyone. I've been a member of Sparkpeople for a long time but this is actually my first post. I'm a bit of a lurker. Anyway. I was doing really well on my journey. I ran my first 5K last year in October. I was so proud of myself... and I haven't... Read more
Hello everyone, my name is Cassandra. I am new to SparkPeople. I just wanted to introduce myself; I am 28 years old, I just had my first baby 9 months ago today, I am currently a stay at home mom. My husband is away a lot with work, so most of the ti... Read more
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I am currently doing two official SP challenges.
SP Official Healthy Cooking Challenge (in week THREE) and SP Official 'Eat Up, Slim Down' Challenge... Read more
Hello! I'm from North Dakota, and would like a buddy on here ... I had a lap band put in 5.5 yrs ago. I'm trying to get back on track and would love to have someone to bounce ideas off of, get in put, suggestions, thoughts, etc... Looking for... Read more
Fact: Every pound of fat gained causes your body to make 7 new miles of blood vessels.Knowing this, itís easy to see why obesity and heart disease often go together. Most of the new blood vessels are tiny capillaries, but also include small veins and... Read more
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