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
Looking for a late night sweet snack that won't use up all your calories? Slice an apple really thin, sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, drizzle with agave nectar or honey and bake for 30 min at 350. Tastes like fall! Or apple pie without crust! :)... Read more
How do you resist over eating at night? I am really good through my week day, but once I get home I let loose. Also weekends are tough, I dont seem to have a routine for my meals down like I do during the week... Read more
Last night when i got home from work i said i was not going to eat anything but, i could not sleep so, i stayed up and watched tv and had a snack. Even thou i was not hungry.I am going to try not to eat as much tonight when i get home.... Read more
Anyone have a problem with night-time eating? It is the worst time for me. Motivation is at it's weakest and eating helps me relax to go to sleep. But then I regret it the next day and the scale won't budge despite whatever I do in the daytime.... Read more
OKÖso I have been told by my physician that, even though I may try very hard, I probably will not lose my weight I will not because I work nights and my circadian rhythm / system is so messed up. I have also been told I have hypothyroidism and family... 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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