Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
It’s Sunday night and, like millions of workers and students across the land, you’re once again rummaging through a cluttered refrigerator looking for something appetizing to pack for tomorrow’s lunch. Or worse, it’s Mond... Read more
The scene seems right. An up-tempo song blasts through the speakers around the room. All around you, people race on the treadmill and grunt as they lift weights. An upbeat personal trainer stands nearby, ready to assist at a moment’s notice. So... Read more
Balanced breakfast? Check
Mid-morning snack? Check
Healthy lunch with your co-workers? Check
Passing up your friend's homemade cookies? Check
Coming home in the evening and going on a feeding frenzy? CHECK!!
Does this sound... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
I hit zombie mode last night and just munched out. It was bad. I feel so ick this morning because of how much junk I ate last night. The only thing I am proud of is again I realized what I was doing and stopped. Now if I can get the portion part of i... Read more
My husband and I go to the same restaurant each year for our anniversary. It's our favorite little place; an Italian grill with a great view of the beach. Last year and every year prior to that, we would order an appetizer and devour it along with... Read more
I usually sleep late at night and although i keep perfect track of my calories through the day my resolve begins to shake around midnight and i don't know why but i feel like eating the most MONSTROUS food items :/ i've satisfied myself with cucumber... Read more
Argh. For the past month now I am eating in my sleep (sort of) at night. Big bowls of cereal and ww ice cream pops. I am not even fully awake. How do I stop this. I am pretty close to my goal weight and I am really worried I am going to give up!... Read more
So my biggest problem right now is eating after i get home from work... i work second shift so i get home around midnight and (after doing great all day), its like a switch flips and I just eat super crappy and undo all my hard work for the day.. and... Read more
Diabetes in the early stages causes an increased appetite. To lower the blood glucose, the body secretes more insulin, which results in increased hunger. Headaches, muscle aches and body pains, Frequent urination, thirst & fatigue,frequent yeast & sk... Read more
Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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