Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... Read more
Is it normal I like working out not obsessed with it, but enjoy a great workout. Well maybe that's because I am an Early Childhood Educator always running with my students. Whatever type exercise I do at the Y I usually incorporated in my curriculum... Read more
keeping my calorie intake within my lower limit. busting my ass off at gym 5-6 days a week. strictly avoiding sodas, and taking at least teo cups of green tea per day. still lost just less than one kg in a month, while my goal was 3-4 kgs. help?... Read more
so, I've been able to lower my caloric intake but it turns out I have decreased my nutrients too. anyone have suggestions for a low calorie diet that is high in nutrients? I tried increasing my vegetable intake but it turns out I hate the taste :(... Read more
Constipation is a gastrointestinal issue for most diabetics. Causes: not enough water, low fiber foods, high meat intake, lack of exercise, stress, nerve damage, thyroid issues, improper food and improper fluid intake& even medication. Drink lots of... Read more
For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based... Read more
The high fiber cereals of years ago offered little taste for the nutritional benefit they provided. Today, that has changed and you can get a great tasting cereal that is also a good fiber source.Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Not only... Read more
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