PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Well, a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a "food diary" may double your weight loss efforts.
Researchers fr... Read more
Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits!
Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease.
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When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
Juicy tomatoes growing under the Tuscan sun, oranges that burst with life, the steamy warmth of fresh-baked breads—there are several mouth-watering reasons to treat your taste buds to the flavors of the Mediterranean. The food is magnificent!
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Don't believe all the nutrition advice you read on Pinterest. A lot of it is hype. If a claim (like zero-calorie foods) hasn't been scientifically proven true, I assume it's false. Hasn't steered me wrong yet.... Read more
My wife and I are both using Spark People to try and help us get healthier. So far I have really only been tracking exercise, but am curious to know how the food side of it is affecting things as well. (Typically, when she eats healthier, I do by d... Read more
I am diabetic and I want my trackers separated.
I have to do it EVERY DAYT and I cannot keep them separated,
I told my Dr. and she agrees this 2,000 calories just for doing housework will not work for me.
I am tired of my nutrition tracker... Read more
obviously this is not true but a common notion amongst several female co-workers of mine is that they won't lift weights for fear of looking like a man.
Question: what would be your retort to that type of statement?... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... Read more
One of the roles I performed as a Clinical Dietitian was helping medical teams determine artificial nutrition needs for people when they had difficulty taking adequate food and fluids by mouth. Sometimes that nutrition and hydration support came in t... Read more
Munching MisstepsYou watch what you eat and feel pretty savvy about nutrition. But as you’re racing from one chore to the next, it’s easy to skimp on certain nutrients and overdose on others. The good news: “There’s no food o... Read more
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