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
Poot. Toot. Cut the cheese. No matter how you say it, we all pass gas from time to time. But some days you might feel like you can't leave your house without making a stink. Maybe you had an extra serving of broccoli with dinner or went a little... 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
I just started here today and i was given a calorie intake of 1,200-1,550 daily to lose at least 2 pounds a week, however when i log in my food the intake they have posted for me to eat is from 1,357 - 1,707 then they start deducting from their. On m... Read more
I have a history of bowel obstructions and I was told that it is better to eat foods that are low in fiber, preferably those with 3g or less per serving. Most of the carbs that are less then 3g are white breads, and pastas which I prefer... Read more
Since joining the spark I have more that met my original goal. When I was young I weighed a hefty 95 lbs soaking wet. Then I had some medical issues, they didn't cause weight gain but the medication they put me on did. At my heaviest I was 197 (more... Read more
Any suggestions on how to reduce fiber? I eat pretty healthy but am always way over fiber. I haven't had too many negative consequences from this but need some help. I am so low in fats. I just want to try and get a more balanced diet (fat, carb, pro... 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
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. No... 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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