How often do you come home from a hard day, only to plop on the couch and "relax" in front of the TV? If you find it hard to escape the sights and sounds of the tube, or if watching your favorite show turns into more wasted hours than... 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
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
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
If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try... Read more
OK I once had things I needed for portion control. But being homeless a few times I lost every thing. I will essentially be starting over. I decided to approach this ane. Back about 7 years ago I weighed in at 326 pounds then over a years time I lo... Read more
I am in a Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes Prevention Program at my local YMCA and we are tracking our food. SparkPeople is an excellent way for me to easily track what I eat. But, one thing we have to list is the time we eat. There is... Read more
Before sitting down to eat I put all leftovers away. This ensures that after I'm done eating my portion controlled meal I wont be tempted to nibble as I'm putting away the leftover food from the meal. This is also a good time to pack my lunch for the... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
I didn’t lose 145 pounds overnight. It took many baby steps to change my lifestyle. Why a lifestyle change instead of a diet? I’ve now kept over 100 pounds off for over 3 years and lost even more. Diets never d... Read more
I'm someone who needs a lot of sleep. I've never been able to get by on 6 or 7 hours a night (unless it's by necessity when my kids were newborns.) I've found that during those periods where I am consistently not getting enough shut-eye, I tend to... Read more
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