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
There it was, posted on the SparkPeople message board: "Need encouragement for 21-day detox".
A member was feeling tired and run down. She had decided to cleanse and detox her body as well as jumpstart her weight loss program by using... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's "lifestyle” approach to weight loss, t... Read more
Surely you've heard the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." While a daily apple is a better strategy than nothing, it'll actually take a much stronger plan to really boost your immune system. Almost every year,... Read more
Summer is the season for showing skin. But with more exposure to the elements and greater oil and sweat production, skin problems (namely sunburn, heat rashes and breakouts) seem to increase right along with the temperature. Luckily, you can fight su... Read more
I am trying to lose weight for some time now but the still can't lose my after pregnancy belly. Can anyone here recommend anything natural to help me out? never used anything like that before but heard about patches that you put directly on you... Read more
Hi, Is anyone aware of anything like that? I am working for a long time to lose some weight but I find it very difficult to lose the extra weight from my stomach. Can you recommend anything?... Read more
I'm loving the SparkPeople and SparkRecipes websites. They have a lot to offer that you can't get anywhere else, much less for free.
However, one thing I'm not finding a lot of is recipes that don't use artificial ingredients to cut calories, su... Read more
Has anyone tried natural detox recipes, like cinnamon-apple water or other fruit/spice blends? I have seen a lot of "detox water" recipes on social networks, it must be the latest craze or something. Do you have a something of the sort that you swear... Read more
The spice cumin helps break down foods more efficiently and aids in digestion. Rich in Vitamin E, C and iron, Cumin activates salivation. Cumin's essential oils, magnesium and sodium can alleviate an upset stomach, and the fiber actually can act as a... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com
Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the phar... Read more
A recent survey of women between the ages of 25 and 45 found that 75% eat, think and behave abnormally around food. These results weren't limited to a specific ethnic or racial group, applying to most women in general. The study also found that 31%... Read more
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