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
I've been keeping my caloric intake at around 1200 and it has helped me drop from 199lbs to 173. I'm still working on losing more but have been trying to incorporate a low carb approach. Is anyone here utilizing a low carb diet?... Read more
My food intake for the last three days ways almost perfectly in range. The six pound weight gain on my scale
does not reflect that...! I know it's a glitch but I sure would have liked to enjoy all of the foods that would cause that type of gain!... Read more
What's the best fiber supplement I can take? I used to use a fiber 1 (I believe that's what it's called) anyways I consistently took it while they sold it and lost like 15 pounds just from that and exercise. Are there any other forms similar?... Read more
So I have a question, my daily caloric intake is 2350 to 2700 a day, I have never reach the lowest amount, I've typically fall in between 1800 -2100, I was wondering if tgatvwill affect my weight lost. Thanknyou in advance.... 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 body's immune system is a marvelous thing. When an unwanted antigen invades the body, armies of white blood cells work hard to provide protection. The body produces antibodies to destroy whatever it perceives to be harmful. Typically, that means... Read more
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