So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Do you struggle with cravings and wish you had the will power to cut out certain foods completely? When we work toward a healthy diet, so many of us think that making a list of food culprits and calling them off-limits will help us to succeed. H... Read more
If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
I wish my employer had better food choices for late night. You can do ok, but the true healthy choice is soup and salad, and that depends on the soup. Usually it's meat, mostly starchy vegetables, and a starch. Of course the grill is open too. Bleh.... Read more
I am on a roadtrip in a minivan full of junk food (and family). My snack of choice: 2 apples and a pear! (Brought them myself) I even passed when we stopped for lunch (fast food)... Brought my own lunch too! Yea!... Read more
Drink coffee which improves mood, increase your vitamin B complex and B12, eat high protein foods which have amino acids in them that tell the brain to feel good. Foods high in fiber such as beans, oats, brown rice, apples, fruits & vegetables will a... Read more
Some Veggies high in protein are asparagus, brocolli, brussel sprouts, Dandelion greens, califlower, pumpkin, mushrooms, sweey potato or yam. Beans such as mung beans, kidney beans, lentils, black beans, navy and pinto beans AND BROWN RICE. Include... Read more
Hormones have a bad reputation. Feeling bloated? Cranky? Craving carbs? Blame it on that time of the month. But hormones provide a host of health benefits and can help you lose weight, sleep better and stay sharp. Click through to learn five ways the... Read more
On SparkPeople.com, members log thousands of food items daily on our Nutrition Tracker. SparkRecipes now has more than 485,000 recipes. That's a lot of info on what people like you are really eating when they're working to get healthy and sta... Read more
After carefully watching what I eat and keeping track, I have noticed that, by the end of the day, I have trouble getting enough protein. I am tired of eggs and peanut butter and even tuna fish. There must be something else out there.
Recently... Read more
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