We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
My reports keep telling me that I am getting too much Vitamin A. I don't know which foods I am eating that give me too much. How can I see what foods I am getting too much A from? or any other nutrients that I am getting too much of.... Read more
I managed to sneak in 3 miles before 9 am. Pretty proud of myself. I am not a morning person, but the dog woke me up and I thought what the heck. Got on the treadmill. Sadly, I am now sitting on my butt working for the next few hours. Good luck!... Read more
Now that I am in the gym and have my food choices in some order, I will be working to stop smoking. It's going to be a long, hard road for that one but I'm going to figure out how to do it... With or without help :-)... Read more
I am from the Tennessee/Nashville area, have about 60 pounds to lose, and want to connect with a support buddy. I need someone with whom I can share the ups and downs, and be supportive to, as well as supported by. Send me an email if you... Read more
So I have finally thrown in my white flag and I am wanting to start losing weight and become more healthy.. What's the best way to start and stay committed? Especially for someone like me who has a hard time staying committed to things like this.... Read more
Silymarin, milk thistle, is an herb that strengthens the liver. I use this, when I can get it, anytime I am losing weight. Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins, which are often stored in body tissues including fats.10... Read more
I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pou... Read more
It seems that McDonald's and Starbucks have entered a breakfast war. Starbucks previously launched a line of breakfast items and is currently running a "meal deal" with a 'tall' (small) latte and an oatmeal or breakfast sandwich for one stop breakfas... Read more
Editor's note: Is breakfast the most important meal of the day for you? It should be! We had the opportunity to chat with Ellie Krieger about how to fit this crucial meal into your daily routine. dailySpark: Everyone always says that breakfa... Read more
hi everybody! hope you all have a great Monday. I wanted to pass on a couple recent experiences--the first is with milk thistle.
milk thistle is a time honored herbal remedy particularly for liver problems. it is one of the few herbal remedys... Read more
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