It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to k... Read more
Whether you’re reading this because you’ve reached your goal weight or because you’re getting close—congratulations on your success! Now you’re ready to make the shift from weight loss to weight maintenance, but wonderin... Read more
Happy Thursday Folks!!!
Topic - yes, Complex Simplicity is an oxymoron, but that is the only truthful way to sum myself up in a nut shell.
I'm Jessica, new to SparkPeople... I have always been a healthy person, but everything went downhill... Read more
Meals that are a mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates, heart healthy fats and which have a good amount of fiber in them will help to keep you feeling full for longer and you'll be less likely to get shaky. Caffeine-wean off it, not cold turkey.... Read more
So, if you are diabetic, or in my case, have PCOS with insulin resistance, it is usually recommended to watch the carbs you consume. Some carbs are simple and some are complex. How are you to maintain a low-carb (or a lower carb) diet if you are cons... Read more
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo... Read more
It helps to breakdown fats and proteins, which helps in normal functioning of the nervous system, good for everyone with stress. A particular potential benefit of vitamin B supplements for diabetics is mainly its ability to lower blood levels of hom... Read more
We will not let disease destroy all that is us! Pain/illness isolates but together we can meet goals of health and wellness despite complex physical/mental challenges, fears, and limitations.... Read more
Simple carbohydrates are composed of one or two sugar units that are broken down and digested quickly, which can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and craving more sugar shortly after you’ve eaten. Recent research has shown that certain simple c... Read more
I've always been an advocate for learning to eat healthy instead of learning to "diet". Diets teach most people to eat in ways that they can't sustain forever. It can be easy to lose weight, but as soon as you go back to eating normally, the weight... Read more
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