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
You’ve tried mints, gum and mouthwash but nothing works. Bad breath is affecting your social life, causing you to shy away from your loved ones and preventing you from speaking up at work. You’ve already spent a small fortune to cover it... Read more
You've bundled up in your cold-weather gear and mustered the determination to head outside for an invigorating winter run. You feel great at first, but a few minutes into your route, you need to stop to catch your breath. After a few sto... Read more
Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a... Read more
Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
Is anyone aware of a standard dry pasta measurement to cooked pasta? (example: 1/4 c. dry = 1 c. cooked) I'm having a really hard time correctly measuring pasta... It's been frustrating. Thanks!... Read more
I wouldn't do it. That sounds really excessive. At the very least, you will be running to the bathroom all day and night. Easier, better for you and known to work--eat within your Spark People recommended calorie range.... Read more
Dried beans/peas. I used to be intimidated by dried beans, but I found out it's actually easy to make homemade chili (regular or white chicken chili), homemade refried beans, etc. and healthier than canned.... Read more
"I lost a tooth and now my mouth doesn't feel right. It was one of those that makes my mouth feel right." Said my soon to be 11 year old son in a slight panic this afternoon. "Is this a molar? I think this is one of my molars!" As the panic cont...... 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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