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
I originally did that because the meal plan I was on for Spark had me doing it, but I've changed meal plans since and kept the behavior because it really helps me to have energy all day and has prevented cravings/binging.... Read more
How do the successes here deal with that STRONG, PROFOUND URGE TO EAT, even when not physically hungry? It is a real beast for me lately, and it's really, really hard to overcome for me. If not impossible (at this time.) So that's why I'm asking y... Read more
Just did my lunch meal planning for 5 days. Broccoli w/cheese sauce 1/2 cup; bowtie butter noodles 1/2 cup & 1/2 cup of sauted tilapia. All around 400 calories abd in containers. Dinner prep in process...But how can I prep for breakfast??... Read more
Has anyone seen the Meal Plan option? Looks doable. It includes pretty normal foods. The only thing is sometimes it lists recipe names (i.e. Dill Shrimp) but I don't know how to make the recipe. Anyone had any experience with the meal plans?... 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 didnít lose 145 pounds overnight. It took many baby steps to change my lifestyle. Why a lifestyle change instead of a diet? Iíve 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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