A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Warm days are filled with family picnics, neighborhood cookouts, community parades—and lots of summer food favorites.
Grilling can enhance the flavor of meats, poultry, fish and even garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. To liven up yo... Read more
They go down easily and can be found anywhere and everywhere. Water, tea, milk, juice, soda, flavored waters, coffee, energy drinks, smoothies. This list touches just a few of the many categories of beverages but doesn’t even delve into the dif... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
I was at the bookstore today, and I saw a book about this 2 day diet plan. From the looks of it, you eat low carb (50 grams or less) two days a week (not sure if consecutive or if that matters). The rest of the week, you eat eat lean protein, whole g... Read more
I am trying Spark People for 31 Days. I purchased a FitBit Flex at a Black Friday sale. I have been researching these types of tools for 6 months. Wanting to hit a new mini low time weight. 22 pounds is my short-time goal but it is not what I intend... Read more
I lost my mum 3 years ago and my brother 5 years ago, on Monday, I do not have any other family, so feel very down, although I do have a wonderful partner. Feel sad and my sadness makes me want to turn to food. Any ideas how to stop... Read more
I'm introducing myself as NYINME, which means "New York Indiana Mainer, but can also mean New York in me--a play on words since it can also mean New York in Maine. I signed up for SPARKPEOPLE in early November, but ignored it for the most part until... Read more
I'm not panicked because I know I didn't eat over 20,000 calories lol. I actually ate normally on Thanksgiving and got in 6 servings of vegetables and a normal 2,100 calories. I only drank water all day too. When I weighed in the morning before exerc... Read more
Knowing how important water is to weight loss, I have tried a few methods to insure I get at least my 64 oz a day. And actually those of us who live in hotter climates (it gets to 120* here in the summer) should be drinking even more. At work I eith... Read more
Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juic... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
Last December New York State had considered implementing a sales tax on sodas and juices to help offset the rising rate of obesity, but that proposal appears to have fallen through the cracks. Now New York City public health officials are taking the... Read more
I have watched a few videos on Juice fasting and have decided to give it the old college try. Having walked beside some very brave individuals in my life, I have great admiration for anyone that has completed a 30 or 60 day reboot of their body. I am... Read more
Tomorrow I will begin a 10-day all juicing cleanse/fast, inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. While I felt that the Australian guy's 60-day juicing fast was impressive, I was more impressed by the truck driver, Phil, and his exper... Read more
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