Can you boil water? Then you can make whole grains a part of your diet. Whole grains are delicious and nutritious, supplying vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. And there are many varieties to choose from besides the all-too-common wheat, oats and... Read more
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
Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables. We’ve all seen what Popeye can do given a little spinach. Well it’s all true! Vegetables are an imperative part of a healthy diet. Specifically, spinach has some amazing benefits.
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If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
I'm a 25 year old man, 5'5" at 155lbs. I want to get to 123 pounds. After reading around the web a bit including Sparkpeople, the calculator says I need to eat about 1400-1500 calories a day. I'm meticulously calculating my calories now, eliminating... Read more
My friend commented that I was so slim in my 30s but now that I m in my early 40s, I m fat! With a lower belly pooch.
I m so frustrated I could scream!
I have been walking morning and evening and starting Pilates again but took a break this... Read more
If there is a way, that is. I will be learning how to use non-grain flours, but got wondering about substitutes for sugar. Can you use something like stevia or Splenda in place of the white sugar and the regular amount of brown sugar if it calls fo... Read more
What are effective high Intensity low impact exercises? I ran on the treadmill on Monday at 4.5 mph and my knees are still aching on Saturday! I need a good workout to burn calories without a lot of impact on my knees.... Read more
Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be g... Read more
When my nutrients are low, especially potassium, magnesium, and calcium, a quick and easy boost is adding molasses to my diet. Peanut butter and molasses sandwiches are a quick and easy boost to those numbers!... Read more
Perhaps you have heard eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice or milk can help relieve the pain of leg cramps. Maybe you have read that a diet high in potassium can help reduce blood pressure or the risk of a kidney stone incident.
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Men's Health Magazine and the authors of Eat This Not That recently released The Saltiest Foods in America 2009 list. They looked at many different categories of fast foods, comfort foods and snacks. What was the saltiest food in America for 2009?P.... Read more
I got my lab results today. My potassium level is low. "Eat more bananas & drink more orange juice." Bananas? And exactly how much orange juice do they expect me to drink? I like it a lot but will lose that if I begin to drink a gallon a day. lol.
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