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Dieting is HARD, especially if you are going it alone. Come here to share with other folks dealing with dieting — the GOOD and the BAD. The good - recipes, tips, pounds lost, exercise achieved, goals attained. The bad — cheats of the week, excuses that won't fly, stress eating, flatlining, the holiday temptations. This is a supportive group — so do come and do share.

Sarah's Gluten-Free Oat Bites

Posted By Sarah Jane Parker on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:35AM

These gluten-free and vegan oat bites are the perfect post-workout snack! They are portable, bite-sized, and filled with simple and complex carbohydrates for refueling. Just like a bite-sized granola bar!  Hey friends, it's time for Recipe Redux again! This is a recipe that I'm excited to bring you since I have been working on it …

Wild Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Smoothie Bowl

Posted By Sarah Jane Parker on Feb 26, 2016 at 4:36PM

Interested in trying Wild Blueberries? Here's a recipe to try: Wild Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Smoothie Bowl!

DIY Smokehouse Almond Crackers - #ad #GameChangingFlavors @bluediamond #vegan #recipe #glutenfree

Posted By Sarah Jane Parker on Dec 1, 2015 at 5:53AM

Smokehouse Almond Crackers

Skip the weight Gain this Holiday!

Posted By Sarah Jane Parker on Oct 23, 2015 at 12:53PM

Skip the weight gain this holiday and join my weight maintenance challenge starting next month! #fitness #holidays #health

Favorite Trail Mix

Posted By Sarah Jane Parker on Oct 21, 2015 at 1:34PM

Favorite Trail Mix (gluten and nut free, vegan)

Hello from the "Bluegrass" State.

Posted By lindalouwho51 on Apr 18, 2012 at 4:03AM

My name is Linda and I'am 60 years old.I have always been interested in body building . Now that Iam at a stage in my life where I have the time,I'am going to the gym more and more. I love how it makes me feel,strong and alive! I love camping in the RV and my roses..........and my grand children. I want to eat healthy and learn yoga to relax,as I already meditate.

Black Friday: Food Court Survival Guide

Posted By Fitness on Nov 25, 2011 at 2:30AM

Black Friday. A day full of deals, long lines, and schlepping bags full of gifts around the mall. It's a shopping marathon and a gal needs to fuel for endurance events.
mall at christmas
The holiday season is full wonderful home-baked treats, you don't want to waste precious calories on run-of-the-mill food court fare. I have found a few items that are lower in calories and saturated fat and though may not be the healthiest choices overall, like celeb trainer Valerie Waters says, sometimes you just have to just make the better choice.

From Dunkin' Donuts:
Multigrain bagel w/ reduced fat veggie cream cheese: 510 calories, 6.5 g saturated fat
Egg White Turkey Sausage Flatbread Sandwich: 290 calories, 3 g saturated fat
Egg White and Cheese Wake-Up Wrap: 150 calories, 3 g saturated fat

From McDonald's:
Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken: 320 calories, 3 g saturated fat
Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken: 220 calories, 3 g saturated fat
Snack Size Fruit & Walnut Salad: 210 calories, 1.5 g of saturated fat

Opt for no dressing or choose from these two:

Newman's Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette: 40 calories, 0 g saturated fat
Newman's Own Low Fat Family Recipe Italian Dressing: 60 calories, 0 g saturated fat

Not lovin' those option? Then look for more choices after the break.

Posted By reedholland on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:06PM

im 14 is it ok to eat before bed?


How can I gain weight?

Posted By miyazaki02 on Mar 13, 2011 at 12:24PM

Dear Sugar,

I know that I'm in the wrong group. But I have some problem with my weight. Can some of you help me for the answer.

For most people, Diet is very hard, but for me, gain weight is more difficult.

I'm 20 right now, I'm thin and my weight around 36~38kg. My weight never go to rate 40. I eat a lot but don't like vegetables. And when I was kid, I got asthma for 3 years. I consumed a lot of medicine. Is that the reason why I can't gain weight? Do you have some advice for me? Or maybe I should eat some vitamin and consult to doctor?

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Smarter Eats: Keep Super Bowl Snacks Off the Table

Posted By Fitness on Feb 4, 2011 at 1:00AM

I'm not a huge football fan, but I have hosted my share of Super Bowl parties over the years. Let's face it, this Sunday is about more than just a big game. There's halftime shenanigans, million-dollar commercials, and, of course, the food.

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day of grazing: chips, Buffalo wings, layered dips, and sliders are pretty standard. Read — not so good for the waistline. Besides offering up some healthy eats, I try to make things healthier by keeping food in the kitchen and out of the living room. By doing so, it forces myself (and my guests) to get up and make a plate when they're hungry — say goodbye to mindless eating!