Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that's not always discussed openly, but is surprisingly common. Recent estimates state that 10% to 15% of the general population experiences uncomfortable and painful IBS symptoms like cramping, abdom... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
There a... Read more
If you have access to a scale try experimenting next time you have takeout...I remember getting a small fry at McDonalds once. I weighed the portion I was given and compared it to the serving on the site. It was 1.3 x more!!... Read more
Does anyone know if there is an online calculator to figure out net carbs from the nutrition label? I've asked the question online and tried what it said but when I get to "subtract the sugar alcohols" I can't find that on the package, help! 24... Read more
No, it's not "cheating". As long as your net intake (eaten - exercise) is within your range, nutrition is good, and you're getting the results you want (loss, gain, maintain), the plan is working. Stick with it!... Read more
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I consider my diet to be pretty healthy. I'm willing to try a wide variety of foods, but there is one thing that I've never been able to eat: seafood. My parents love fish and seafood, so growing up, I tried all kinds. The only seafood I ever act... Read more
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