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
how do you estimate salt intake? i know the food tracker does it, but it doesn't seem to account for the fact that i rinse my canned vegetables, so it's always high for me. how do i tracked them rinsed?... Read more
my calorie intake is from 1,500-1,800 .. I was slightly above the 1,500. I was asked since I was done registering my cal intake for the day it came back as over. Can someone please explain this to me.... Read more
I need help to get myself to higher nurient foods! I seem to have a trend of not enough vitamins and too low with Protein and Fiber! I drink a protein shake every morning for brkfst, I take a boost shake from Thrive every day around lunch time, vit... Read more
is it normal for your shoulders to hurt when you do pushups? i can only do modified pushups on the counter but it still hurts my shoulders. and it doesn't feel like muscle...it feels like it's my bones or something. am i doing something wrong?... 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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