Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Protein supplements are popular among casual exercisers, serious bodybuilders, dieters and even non-exercisers for many reasons. Most people know that protein is an essential nutrient for overall health that helps promote fullness and also plays... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
A dessert. An antidepressant. A favorite indulgence. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, chocolate has become many things to many people. The Mayan people crushed the seeds of the chocolate (cacao) tree and mixed them with spices to make a fr... Read more
what are your thoughts on energy drinks? Is there a better caffeine substitute other than coffee...I drink them daily but I am being told that it's not helping my weight loss and terrible for my heart...I would love to hear some opinions...... Read more
I'm getting the craving and need of drinking this evening, I cant only drink one to get the sense of "relieve" since I'm only going to want to keep drinking till the point of no return. How can I STOP myself?... Read more
I have a problem with drinking water. I also do good on my eating until at dinner time seemthat is the time I want to eat the most. sometimes I can ignore it but then some days I over due. I want to lose at least 100 pounds.... Read more
Quick question about protein powders. My 14 year old wants to start using them to help build muscle for basketball. He is 6' 1" and 130 lbs. He realizes he isn't ever going to have a LeBron James build (genetics are against him) but would like to... Read more
Drank water and no activity since Wednesday. My clothes are tighter and mind you I got rid of stuff as I lost weight. I liked being a size 8 comfortable and was aiming for a size six. I came of Dukan since I was running and have just slowly or not... Read more
Secret Lemon Smoothie: *one lemon, (Peel, pips and juice), *1 teaspoon of olive/grapeseed (preferred) oil, *a teaspoon of kelp or wheatgrass powder (optional) *waterWhizz all together and gulp down.The lemon peel contains lemonoids- wonderful for... Read more
Honey contains sugar, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins & minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins & minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dis... Read more
For people who want to cut alcohol down to the bare minimum in order to have a better lifestyle. Having one drink instead of two to ensure less calorie consumption and better weight loss!
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With the recent Consumer Reports findings of metal in protein drinks, you may see new options being promoted at your local health food store. One new up and coming drink catching some buzz is wheatgrass juice.
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These potato chip-alternatives have been cropping up on market shelves everywhere. But are veggie chips a healthier pick? Here's a look at the crunchy details.YES?Some of the more popular brands of veggie chips are much lower in sodium than tradi... Read more
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