The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... 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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If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
I started in January at 223 lbs and body fat of 43%. Today, I hit 27% which puts me right into the high end of the normal range! I am sooooo excited!! I have only lost 2lbs in the last month, but my body fat has continued to decrease and my muscle... Read more
I used my mom's body fat % scale yesterday. I know they're not suppose to be very accurate but it said I had 18% body fat. It's not likely I will get my hands on skin fold calipers or have my body fat professional measured in the near future but I'm... Read more
I am just curious: Am I misreading the graph displaying fat? I have thought that the yellowed display area within the graph should show the acceptable range. If that is the case then mine is not displaying correctly! My range i... Read more
It's really difficult to find someone with my problem that HASN'T had kids. None, like at all. Never been pregnant. I've just been heavy for a really long time so my belly isn't UP it's.. down. It hangs. It's obnoxious. haha. And it doesn't seem to b... Read more
When I'm having problems balancing my Carbs/Fat/Protein I go to my fave new discovery, Flatout Flat Bread Wraps. 100 Calories for a good sized wrap that tastes sorta neutral so works well for a nut butter, tofu wrap, or any kind of sandwich and can... Read more
While trying to watch my calorie intake, I look for new recipes. I don't like to adapt favorite recipes to low fat, low cal because I don't think they turn out well. So instead, I find new recipes that fit my dietary guidelines.... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
In our ongoing Food on the Run and Diet Friendly Dining series, one of the most common comments I find relates to the sodium content of the foods highlighted. Many readers challenge how a food containing 1000 mg of sodium can be listed as a healthier... Read more
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