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
Went for Thai food tonight for dinner. After, we walked aaaalll the way back home (about half hr). I didn't have my FitBit on so cannot figure how many steps. Glad we walked instead of taking the bus. Burned some dinner calories. Yay!... Read more
I've had some side effects while using whey protein isolate for my protein shakes and purchased Sun Warrior Warrior Blend Natural Protein powder. Made my first post workout shake with it, and almost gagged. I know not all shakes taste awesome, but th... Read more
We need to eat plenty of protein foods every single day to keep our metabolism running, our energy up and our blood sugar levels stable. You might be eating enough protein overall, but are you eating the right kinds?Protein is used in every single ce... Read more
What Makes Some Protein Foods Better Than Others?The body can make some amino acids on its own, but the rest it must obtain from protein foods. Of the 20 total amino acids there are, certain ones are considered “essential” because these are the speci... Read more
Out of all the nutrients, protein arguably gets the most attention—and for good reason. It's pretty powerful stuff. Its most important job is building and repairing muscles, which is why athletes and bodybuilders are so adamant about g... 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
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
I 26cottage cheese.
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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