Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers alike for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also... Read more
We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful.
Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
I am returning to SparkPeople after a long hiatus because I became sole caregiver to my mother. It was probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. It was also the worst thing I could have done for my health. In attending a Care Giv... Read more
I am hoping that some of you will join me in this challenge and have some fun together
What a perfect time, between Thanksgiving and New Years !
We get so busy during the holiday season that we tend to forget about ourselves.
This may very wel... Read more
I have to say mine is the old fashion dressing my Dad made every Thanksgiving and Christmas. We lived in Connecticut and we also called it stuffing but it wasn't a bread stuffing. It was actually ground pork, poultry seasoning, bread crumbs and som... Read more
If you balance carbs with protein, the food doesn't turn to sugar as fast because simple carbs turn into sugar within 5 to 60 minutes after eating. When starches and fruits are paired with protein it takes longer to trun into sugar. Example: eat chee... Read more
For the record, let me just state that I am currently sitting in my kitchen, writing this blog, and watching the Simmental cows and calves graze on lush, green pasture land outside my deck window. Yes, many of those calves will end up as retail... Read more
Some days you know exactly why you feel worn out: maybe a curfew-breaking teen kept you up past your bedtime or your coughing kid has you coming down with something. Other days it's a mystery. "So many of my patients come to me saying they... Read more
Finally, I might've found the perfect food!!
Western pressed dry cottage cheese
comes in 500g package for $5.50 or something
Ingredients: milk ingredients, bacterial culture
serving: 55g (2 oz)
Chol... Read more
Try 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese with fresh blueberries! It was yummy and very filling and packed 14 grams of protien in only 90 calories with 1 gram of fat (all from just the cottage cheese). I like but don't love cottage cheese and I have to... Read more
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