The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
Alcohol annihilates my weight loss progress. The calories of the alcohol itself, the lowered inhibition about what I eat, and the next couple days of water imbalance. Even with just a 6-pack of 100-cal beer on Thurs, 3 glasses of wine on Sat.... Read more
Alcohol is packed with calories, aerated drinks are unhealthy (even the diet ones) and most other beverages have caffeine. What can one drink after a long day at work which is easy to prepare/ easily accessible, is healthy and also tastes good?... Read more
Just had alcohol for the first time in a month. OY. It makes me have to reaaaaaly work at willpower. Oh well...drink is drunk, food is eaten and both are tracked. Teeth are brushed and tomorrow's a new day.... Read more
If I'm increasing water consumption, veggies and fruit, as per every diet suggestion, why doesn't anyone mention adding toilet paper to the shopping list? The frequency of trips to the bathroom has significantly increased... Read more
No matter what my friends say "Alcohol" is not good while you're trying to loose weight, I drink EVERY WEEKEND." I'm finally saying "no more alcohol" at least while I try to loose weight, I went from 165 to 236 lbs in two years and part of it was th... Read more
Numerous studies have suggested that alcohol can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, many suggest that moderate amounts of alcohol can reduce your risk for heart disease and even diabetes. But not all researchers are convinced that alcohol- even in... Read more
For me, one of the hardest things about "dieting" is giving up my beloved beer. While I am trying to watch my calorie intake, a typical beer just isn't worth the investment. This past weekend I tried the Bud Select 55 after hear... Read more
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