Sparkpeople

@mergl81 (195)
United States
February 12, 2007 10:18am CST
I need to go on a diet. I found a website that allows you to track food and exercise. Has anyone else tried sparkpeople.com? Also can someone tell me why healthy food is so much more expensive than junk food? How is anyone on a budget suppose to eat right?
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Healthy food does not need to be expensive. Shop sales and learn what counts as healthy. Chicken is often on sale and chicken is very healthy. Fresh vegetables are better than frozen, but frozen tend to be cheaper and last longer. Rice and pastas (just not too much) are healthy and very inexpensive. www.fitday.com is another website that allows you to track food and exercise, as well as set goals and tells you how you are doing on those goals. The key to losing weight is not to go on a diet, it is to change your eating and exercise patterns for life. Don't put yourself on an eating regimine that you won't be able to continue. Learn proper portions and how to recognize the different between hunger and bordom. Don't allow yourself to have too much junk food in the house, but if you love chocolate allow yourself to have a small piece every day. Limiting portions is a much better way to have self control then trying to eliminate completly...you won't be able to continue that.
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you for the advice. I'll take a look at the website you use too.
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you - thank you card
I hope it helps and thank you for the best response!
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@Cephoozee (374)
• United States
12 Feb 07
You don't have to buy "health" food in order to have a healthy lifestyle. Buying fresh food from a vendor will always be better for you, you know, the guy with the strawberry stand, or oranges, bananas. The best way to curb a bad diet is a lot of excercise, as well. Next time you go to watch tv, lay down and do crunches while you watch, and do it everyday. Then do pushups doing commercials, or visa versa. "health" food is just like any other marketing technique, they are trying to overprrice you on things you think you need to own.
@mergl81 (195)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Thank you for your response. I should do exercises during commercials but I always forget or don't think about it.