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
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
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
A healthy diet requires more than simply cutting out junk food—it involves getting the most nutritional value out of every bite you take. It takes good food to build a fit body. But did you know that your food choices also have an impact on the... Read more
Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
I too am 44 years old. I have 2 grown children, one that has kids of his own. I am here for you if you want to chat or anything. I know that we can all do this with encouragement from each other. I am now sitting at about 235 or so.... Read more
Thanks for the prayers. Had to tell my children this morning about Grams being gone. They cried and my 5 year old said "I wish Grams wasn't dead." as he gave me a huge hug and my 7year old daughter wiped my tears away. I have the most amazing kids.... Read more
I once asked my dad as a child why there were no tomorrows today, as he would always say to me we'll do it tomorrow. It made him realize that today was what was important and to stop putting things off. Start today don't put it off!... Read more
I'm a 47 yo mama to 2 children, ages 7 and 5, who is looking for a text/SP buddy for motivation and accountability to lose 95 lbs and continue on a binge-free streak (13 days so far). Anyone interested?... 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
I buy nut mixtures from the bulk foods section and find the salted mixtures too salty, the unsalted too bland. So, I mix 3 parts unsalted with 1 part salted. Or 1 part unsalted with 1 part cranberry/raisin/nut mixture.... 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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