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
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
I was on Spark a few years ago, along with a few other weight loss "helper" sites. I lost some weight but over the Holidays and due to some recent stress (close friend death) I've gained 12 pounds back. I belong to TOPS which is great because facing... Read more
I have a 5 subject notebook. I write or paste articles of protein foods, high fiber foods, healthy fat foods, high calcium foods, etc. so when I am lacking a nutrient I just refer to my pages of my listed items and see how I can make it up.... Read more
Drink coffee which improves mood, increase your vitamin B complex and B12, eat high protein foods which have amino acids in them that tell the brain to feel good. Foods high in fiber such as beans, oats, brown rice, apples, fruits & vegetables will a... Read more
This week, the USDA and HSS released their 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In addition to serving as a handy tool for planning your own personal meals, these guidelines, which are only released once every five years, also influence the nutriti... Read more
Food combining became popular back in the 1980’s, when the book Fit for Life was published. Written by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, the premise of the book was that when foods were not eaten in specific ways, the body had a hard time digesting and abs... Read more
There are days when I am glad that they make "fat free greek yogurt". I am not vegetarian--not that there is anything wrong with Vegetarians--but fat free greek yogurt is a wonderful, tasty way to meet my protein requirements for the day. Go greek... Read more
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I 26peanut butter.
I26egg whites- I really do!
I 26greek yogurt.
I26boco burgers-not morning star.
I26sushi-does that count? sure it does.
I26anything barbecued. I ev... Read more
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