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
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
While food historians cannot pinpoint exactly where or when humans discovered yogurt, one thing is certain: People all over the world have eaten yogurt for centuries. Yogurt is made when cow's milk (or dairy-free soy milk) is combined with the li... Read more
We all know how important it is to prepare nutritious food for our children. But did you know it's equally as important that we teach our children how to prepare nutritious food for themselves?
Think about it.
When children grow into ad... Read more
I was addicted to sugar but didn't know it. I had a Mello Yello every morning, junk food all day, but because I ate a lot of veggies I thought I was pretty healthy. I started a 10 week challenge that entails avoiding added sugar or sugar substitutes... Read more
I have just returned to SparkPeople after a year of non-participation. I got so tired of the tracking that I fell off the wagon. Now I am back on and trying very hard to eat right. If someone had waved a giant Hershey bar in front of me at 10 this mo... Read more
So, I'm kinda addicted to sugar.I get cravings that I honestly don't know how to make it through. I know eating fruit is supposed to help, but when i eat an apple while wanting a brownie, it tastes like cardboard. Any timeline for tastebuds changing?... Read more
What are substitutes for sugar besides artificial sweeteners? I keep running into this when baking, making desserts, and just anywhere you typically need sugar or may add it to. I have found that honeys not bad though I don't know if that's the best... 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’re not th... 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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