It’s 10 a.m., and your stomach starts that familiar growl, so you’re tempted to grab a snack. Trouble is, those hunger pangs tend to come at a time when you’re busy, so you’re likely to absentmindedly reach for something quick... Read more
There’s a reason pumpkins are so popular. Not only do they inspire creative carved sculptures, decadent desserts, and soothing stews, but they can also be blended into your beauty routine for healthier skin. Pumpkin is high in many nutrients th... Read more
Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
You know starting the morning with breakfast sets you up for healthy eating all day long, but when the same packet of microwaved oatmeal just isn't cutting it anymore, it may be time to change up your a.m. routine. Here are eight common breakfast... Read more
Although your traditional eggnog recipe may be a family favorite, it may be unsafe for your loved ones. Making eggnog with raw eggs can be dangerous and deadly because raw eggs may contain the bacterium salmonella, which can cause food-borne illness.... Read more
I am on the Advocare 24 day challenge. There is a brand of almond butter that I like that has maple sugar in it. I know we are suppose to avoid sugar, but I was wondering if maple sugar counted or not.
(MaraNatha Maple Raw Almond Butter)... Read more
I am looking for a sugar free recipe for cake. I have been asked to find one by my pastor. He doesn't want splenda or other artificial sweeteners.
Is this even possible? I've looked at the recipes here at SP and they all have... Read more
I am a Holistic Life Coach, but even my own nutrition knowledge didn't help with my emotional eating or need to snack at night (mmm... sugar). There are so many therapies out there, how do you know what works if you don't try them? So, I tried a nutr... Read more
Ok, I'm not doing so good here. First of all I need to get it together as far as my food goes. I keep thinking I "deserve" to eat this or eat that.
The evenings are the hardest for me. I crave sweets like there is no tomorrow. And I think I dese... Read more
I suspect that every person who reads these boards, like me, frequently consumes artificial sweeteners. But the more I read about it, the more I think I should cut out the aspartame, splenda and saccharine.
Fact: Artificial sweeteners have been... Read more
I switched the spoon in my sugar bowl to a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon.I don't notice the difference in my coffee, but feel more in control by measuring my portion...plus hubby and kids know exactly how much sugar to add when they treat me by fixing my c... 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
When I was growing up, my parents kept our pantry stocked with at least five different kinds of cereal, and I spent many a Sunday morning eating it out of a bowl the size of my head while reading the comics. I got smarter about portion control in col... Read more
Editor's Note: This is a part of a series about how to re-create some of your favorite healthy foods at home. A double-dose of blueberries (frozen and dried) gives these muffins extra flavor, and whole-wheat flour adds fiber. Although they&... Read more
Last night we had company over for tea. O don't really know the people, so I decided that the sugar bowl should be out, on case they wanted sugar in the tea.
I searched and searched to no avail. No sugar bowl.
My husband came home, and found... Read more
self portrait based on the memory of a photo taken in 1959 )when I was approximately two years old) WHEN FAT WAS CUTE!
Did some drawing yesterday
This only took an hour! See... Read more
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