What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Someone once said, “Show me a fish-hater, and I’ll show you a person who has never tasted properly cooked fish.” Whether you made a real catch, or just caught a deal at the grocery, follow these tips to make the most of your se... Read more
Living alone is not without benefits—peace and quiet whenever you need it, undisturbed organization and order (or guilt-free sloppiness), and room to stretch out and relax. But some things are just more fun when you have someone to share them w... Read more
What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
My calorie intake consistently shows well below the recommended numbers - however, my fat, protein and carbs show at the low to middle part of the recommendations. How can this be? Also, if I'm keeping the fat, protein and carbs in check - does the... Read more
I purchased a reasonable priced pro form exercise bike last week, I plan on starting tonight building up from 10-15 minutes at a time if I can even do that depending on the tension setting.
Does anyone here use this as their main exercise? And... Read more
I am planning to increase my Protein calorie allocation % which means I will decrease either my carbs or my fat allocation or both. To assist in weight loss which should I try and decrease more, carbs or fat?... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
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