Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
I try to be stricter w/ my diet 6 days/wk & on my 7th day (after my weekly weigh-in), I take it easy and allow myself to eat more (but I still stay w/n my calorie range). Does anyone else do that?... Read more
Diet tracking. I've used SP for about a month & mostly like it. Problem is that I am not trying to lose weight, I'm trying to track my diet against a standard. What's missing is SUGAR. It's listed in ingredients but not tracked. ???? Won't work!... Read more
Plan your meals ahead so your more likely to stick to your daily nutritional goals. Not planning ahead can put you in situations where you choose food in a panic, or just grab something quick that is not part of your diet, and not very healthy.9... Read more
If you're hungry for a particular food, but it's one that you know won't fit your nutritional plan, browse the Spark Recipes. The result will be good food that is lower in fat, sugar and usually salt. Most will fit in any nutritional plan for calor... Read more
Our latest book, "The Spark Solution: A Complete Two-Week Diet Program to Fast-Track Weight Loss and Total Body Health," has made the prestigious "Best Diets" list published by U.S. News & World Report.Out of 31 diets* on the... Read more
Great question. It's more often that we hear the possible health benefits of a vegetarian diet touted than we ever hear people talking about it possibly being unhealthy. But generally speaking, research shows that a well-planned vegetarian diet c... Read more
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