Thinking about pregnancy? Whether you’re aiming to get pregnant next year or in the next few months, you should be getting ready now. This is the time to take inventory of your nutrition habits and make necessary changes that will promote good... Read more
Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
OFFICIAL RULES ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. The SparkPeople 2013 Summer Grilling Guide Recipe Contest is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous states, excluding those who live in Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columb... Read more
A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
I can not even force myself to eat cooked veggies. I don't eat many raw veggies either. However the good news for me is I tried jucing some veggies and fruits and can manage to drink those without to much trouble. But the thing is I don't know how... Read more
I'm at a crossroads with my nutrition and exercise. For years I've kept a good nutrition routine( diet) through the week. However, Fri-Sun are my downfall. So much that until tonight I had never tracked the nutrition. Now I know that at least one of... Read more
In a perfect world, I would know when things are going to get chaotic and plan nibbles to take with me. Today was a real eye opener. A sudden ASAP need of an elderly relative had me out of the house unexpectedly, coupled with an unexpected DR. office... Read more
When I try to set fast break goals, I get this message:
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I've had success with losing weight before, but slowly start going back to bad habits of not exercising and watching food intake. The beginning of a diet is easier when i keep in mind that every small step i make helps in my end goals. Sparks diet wi... Read more
Have half a dozen easy, fast, go-to recipes for lunch and dinner, and keep the ingredients on hand. That way you can have a meal ready in less time that it would take to get a Domino's delivery or go out for fast food. And for less money, too.... Read more
Tomatoes have good fiber, Vitamin B & the red pigment in tomatoes help reduce obesity. Tomato juice aids in digestion. Try a cup of tomato juice 20 minutes before eating to increase the digestive function & to help process food faster. Make the juic... Read more
According to a study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, when the price of junk food goes up, people eat less of it, their weight goes down, and blood sugar levels improve.
The study, which is described in more detail here... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
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