Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
This cuisine features smaller portions that are lower calories and lower fat (IF you avoid fried options) and emphasizes rice and soybean products. Sometimes features tabletop stir-fry cooking, some foods are fried, but most ar... Read more
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
For the last week I have not been receiving emails to alert me of replies to my team message posts. I have checked with my ISP but SparkPeople.com is not in my spam detector. I always check the button at the bottom of the posts so that I will get... Read more
So being on crutches has effected me in ways I never expected. The first couple days I was able to laugh it off and had a good sense of humor. But now that they make me sore. I find my mood, eating habits, and motivation have changed. Advice?... Read more
I know veggies and greens are super important for your body. I had a month where I made sure to eat atleast 4-5 portions of veggies, to the point where I pooped green (TMI much? lol) I felt great! It felt like my system was just in tune, my BM were c... Read more
Carb Rich Foods are digested rapidly which will make your body sleepy. Most likely you ate too many carbs, if you feel drowsy. You can avoid feeling sleepy by avoiding foods that are high in sugar and flour. Pizza, for instance, is a simple carb: it... Read more
Finding food that's high in flavor and low in salt can be challenging. A few months ago, I shared my salt-free secret weapons--and you shared your own.
Soon after, the folks at Mrs. Dash reached out. As purveyors of salt-free seasonings, they know... Read more
If you've watched TV in the past few weeks, you've likely seen the commercials for Campbell's Select Harvest soups. A pretty red-haired woman wears a blindfold and tastes two soups. When she tastes the competitor's soups, she says she tastes sodium-s... Read more
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