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
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
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
Whether you're vacationing or going on a business trip, traveling can be a prime trigger for aggravating your GERD/heartburn symptoms. What with the disruption of your regular routine, bigger meals, unfamiliar foods and sporadic eating schedule,... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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Ok, so I am a woman that is 330lbs. I have been watching these weight loss programs such as biggest loser and extreme weight loss to help my motivation. It is appealing because they lose a phenomenal amount of weight. My question is has anyone here h... Read more
I'm trying to find information on the website about how private and safe this website is. Will people see your financial information (whatever you put on here)? I'm still trying to find out where to find this information. Cool idea though. Hope I... Read more
I don't really feel like I've worked out or made any progress unless I'm sore from exercising. Is that bad? I work on one specific muscle group for three days before switching to a different muscle group. Do you eventually reach a point where you jus... Read more
Just like the title says, I lost 160 pounds naturally in just 6 months. I didn't use any pills, surgeries, drinks, nothing but diet and exercise. I know this sounds extreme, but i was under CLOSE supervision of my physician with appointments every tw... Read more
The absolute hardest thing for me has been to give up that home from work glass of wine or beer. The problem is that I have my glass and then when my husband comes home, we have one together. Before I know it, I have had 1 sometimes 3 drinks in the e... Read more
A great way to relax? floating in the hot tub. Don't turn it up all the way, just warm enough to feel like a warm bath, get in to one of the "seat" areas, and lay back, close your eyes, let your feet float and relax. The built in seat keeps you from... 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
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... Read more
Whether you keep up with the daily news using an app or by watching TV, chances are you pay close attention to whatever pops up about breast cancer. And if you sometimes find yourself confused by what you read or hear, you're not alone. "Rep... Read more
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