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Well Eating Wont Kill You ... Yet!

s change their mindsets about food. When they We here on Sparkfirst start talking with me, many of m describe fof s as “good” or “bad” – often offhand, like they don’t even realize they are doing it because it has become so engrained in how they think.

Many people tend o think that if they ar...

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Measuring out Food into Prepackaged Containers

I have found that measuring out my food into prepackaged containers is helping me with my weight loss. On Sunday, I make usually a pot of soup and then put them into containers where it is all measured and easy to log each day. I do the same with making coleslaw, salads, just about all things actua...

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The Case Against Veganism — Carefully Researched Book Spills the Beans

The Case Against Veganism — Carefully Researched Book Spills the Beans


An estimated 6 million Americans are vegans, which is typically considered to be a healthy choice. However, there are drawbacks to strict veganism that need careful consideration.

Mara Kahn, author of "Vegan Bet...

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Cucumber Rolls With Creamy Avocado Recipe

Cucumber Rolls With Creamy Avocado Recipe

Finding a healthy and delicious snack is not as difficult as most people think. For instance, this Cucumber Rolls With Creamy Avocado Recipe from Ella Leché is a delightfully crunchy treat, and the combination of ingredients will give you plenty of he...

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Keeping Track of Water

I try to drink 3 to 4 bottles of water a day. My water bottle is 32 oz. Somethings, though, I forget how many bottles I've drank. So I put pony tail holders on the bottom of my bottle. Whenever I finish a bottle I move one pony tail hold up towards the top of the bottle. When they're all up there.....

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How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

In order for us to stay healthy, different parts of our body need to maintain very specific levels of acidity. In science terms, acidity level is referred to as pH. A conventional pH scale runs from 0 - 14, where "0" is defined as the ...

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Mini Peppers as a Snack

When I am stressed, eating crunchy vegetables help me. Carrots and celery sticks may become boring. So, I buy a bag of mini peppers. They taste great, fresh, sweet (red, yellow and orange, no green), have the crunch I need, and break monotony! I'm also a care giver for my Mom. I moved her in wi...

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life is my secret

I'm going to live forever . . . so far so good.

I enjoy the heck out of life, and stuff as much as I'm able into it.

This may not be the only life I get, but it's the only one I have right now. I love to be challenged, pampered, loved, solo, entertained, helpful to others, full of f...

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How Do You Slow Down and Eat Mindfully in this Hurry-Up World

Life lived in the fast lane . . . not always good for us! When it’s time to eat our meals, it is important not to rush! How can you slow it down? Mindful eating starts with building an awareness of hunger. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment – deliberate awareness.

Firs...

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Kale: how to select, store, prepare, and cook

Kale: how to select, store, prepare, and cook

Look for kale with firm, deeply colored leaves and moist hardy stems. Kale should be displayed in a cool environment since warm temperatures will cause it to wilt and will negatively affect its flavor. The leaves should look fresh, be unwilted, an...

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