As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... 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 am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
I will never forget my first New England winter. Despite stories of the relentless snow storms and unbearably icy winds, it came to represent an unforgettable time in my life. Not the most confident person then, I was surprised to find an inner stren... Read more
I lost 10 lbs in 5 days following the calories suggested by spark people plus an extra 500 because I am nursing. I am ecstatic but concerned there may be health risks for me or my 8 week old if I lose at this rate. Any thoughts?... Read more
On top of losing insurance and dieting, I'm gonna have to do it on a budget. I'm living off ramen and bologna sandwiches. I can't spend more than 80 every two weeks for two people. For now at least. Healthy budgeting is all new to me. Any tips?... Read more
Trying to think of creative food ideas with a super picky husband who does t care about what he eats He says I can make what I want, that also means I have to cook an extra meal for him because he won't eat at all if I don't cook for him suggestions?... Read more
I have had certain periods of time where I was especially successful at weight loss. I have been using Sparkpeople on and off for about 8 years. Time has passed and I can't remember what I ate, or even remotely what my diet was like during those time... Read more
An outer layer of the peppercorn contains substances that may boost fat metabolism. Adding black pepper to foods may help in the treatment of obesity. Black pepper reduces inflamation and can slow the growth of some cancer cells.Read more at Suite101... Read more
I work in a bookstore and I have a chance to check out whatever book I want for two weeks at a time. I actually bought this book though. The top foods in a category have a red star by them. There are info boxes at the end of articles-many of them ind... Read more
Ranch dressing is one tasty topper that many dieters don't want to give up. Unfortunately, the full-fat version can pack up to 120 calories and 12 grams of fat per a measley two-tablespoon serving! Luckily, you can still have your ranch and... Read more
Recently Health Magazine created a list of the 100 largest quick-serve chains in America. "Largest chains" was based on the number of locations throughout the nation. An expert panel consisting of Registered Dietitians, a physician and a certified nu... Read more
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