It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
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
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
I've been dieting for my entire life gaining and losing between 50 to 80 lbs at a time. I've tried using Spark with some success, but i keep getting frustrated and quiting. This time I have to try harder for my health. Just any encouragement... Read more
I agree with ASH. I've attempted liquid diet (during Lent, for spiritual discipline), and felt so horrible I couldn't work out. I just didn't have any energy. I lost 12 lbs over 40 days, but gained it all back afterward. Starving isn't sustainable.... Read more
Starting August 1 I am trying a 21 day liquid diet and exercise program. I need to get my life back. These past few weeks have been tough and I am struggling to get back on track. I need to be stubborn with myself and make this happen this time.... Read more
Sweets are my downfall. If I have one jellybean (or any other favorite sweet), I want the whole bag. I find that if I stick to a high protein diet, I do not crave sweets often. Wasabi Soy Almonds are my saving grace for snacks.... Read more
Eat a low carb, high protein diet everyday. Allow yourself a splurge meal once a week. Stay active on at least 20 minutes of cardio daily. So far, I have lost 50 pounds since October by following this lifestyle change.... Read more
For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based... Read more
If you’re someone who’s watching what you eat for weight loss or better health, you probably believe that obesity is caused by eating more calories than you expend each day. And that keeping fat intake—especially saturated fat—relatively low and carb... Read more
I have figured out that my biggest enemy, food wise, is carbs. Who doesn't love carbs?? I love bread, rice, pasta, chips, etc. All of those yummy tasting foods that are so bad for your waistline. I realized that I have to SERIOUSLY make a c... Read more
So I did almost 3 full days of liquids. I do think it shrank my stomach some, but maybe not as much as I'd hoped. I ate horrible yesterday. My boyfriend Bryan came over and we had lots of breakfast stuff from McDonald's. But I figure just one day...... Read more
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