Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're... Read more
When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
Try having a healthy but high calorie snack, like nuts. If I'm low on calories i'll mix some chopped nuts into a small amount of yoghurt. It's not too much food like a whole extra meal, but it helps get the calories up without resorting to junk.... Read more
My BIGGEST source of motivation is PLANNING ahead. I wake up in the morning and add my breakfast meal BEFORE I even eat! that way I am more likely to eat the healthy breakfast I chose over something else and I am able to hold myself more accountabl... Read more
I don't skimp on what I have for breakfast. I eat my fill. Of course, I monitor what I am eating and cut calories where I can. I minimize high fat items and increase grains, fruits and veggies. I find I am hungrier come lunch, but eat less and crave... Read more
Does your breakfast change with the seasons? In the summertime, I'm a cold cereal or a almond butter-and-banana toast kind of gal, but as soon as the temperature drops, I eat oatmeal every morning. Topped with a handful of chopped nuts (almonds, peca... Read more
Last week we learned eating a less than ideal breakfast is better than skipping breakfast all together. Planning ahead helps make breakfast selections healthful and limits the need to face that choice. Working out first thing in the morning can make... Read more
What is your favorite healthy breakfast? I am in a bit of a rut, but my current fave is an egg and rice bowl. I eat six times a day, so my meals are small.
.5 cup egg beaters
.5 cup cooked brown rice
2 tbs roasted salsa verde
Louisiana hot sauce to... Read more
I have always struggled with the gym BEFORE work. I have set the alarm, woke up, reset the alarm, got up & dressed and then drank coffee, but never made it there. There were always excuses - too hot, too cold, too early, too tired, too sore, blah,... Read more
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