It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
On food packages the nutrition values are based on a daily 2000 calorie diet. Alot of people I've met on SP eat below that (including myself), usually 1200-1600 a day. Is the 2000 calorie a day normal? Or do you think 1200-1600 SHOULD be the normal a... Read more
Morning! So, last week thought I would try to do this egg fast and did so from Tues-Friday. I have just about 5 stubborn pounds to finally get rid and it will not budge. I thought by going no carb it would do the trick. Well, started out at 117 w... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm 21 years old, 5"4, and currently weigh 66.5kg. Basically, to cut a long story short, I did something stupid. Seriously reduced my calorie intake and upped my exercise intake in the last week. Ate an average of around 700 calories a d... Read more
My husband wants to try and eat low carb but he hates squash, cauliflower, eggplant, turnip.. all the usual delicious substitutes. He doesn't want a salad for every side dish.. any suggestions??... Read more
Hi! I would love to go to a spot daily and be held accountable with other people, sharing stories, frustrations, workouts, etc. I have started an Everyday Check In spot on the Staying Motivated message board. Want to join me daily?... Read more
I've found that when I watch the pie chart on my daily report, I am better able to keep my carb intake at 50% of my calories. My body works better at burning with a lower carb intake. So I try to make sure that no more than 50% of my calories come... Read more
Gone are the days of carbohydrates being the evil enemy of weight loss. But before you serve up platters of pasta and piles of pancakes, it’s important to separate the truth from the myths we've all heard about carbs. (These rules do not ap... Read more
Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans... Read more
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