Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
Here are the highlights:... 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
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
My long term boyfriend and I started a diet and exercise plan at the same time a few weeks ago and he's already lost almost 30 lbs!
I know, I've seen the Slim Quick commercial where the couple start a diet and the guy slims down completely and the... Read more
After two years of severe clinical depression and a completely sedentary existence, I was firm in my New Year's resolution to stop the insanity, get fit, and lose 50 lbs. without diet pills or starvation. My first move was to join Sparkpeople and el... Read more
I am trying to increase my fiber intake, and preferably naturally. By this I am trying to increase my intake o foods that se naturally high n fiber. Does anyone have any practical suggestions on incorporating high fiber foods into yr daily food cho... Read more
I am currently 140 pounds and I want to reach a goal weight of 125 pounds (hopefully by mid-may, although I'm not so keen on the duration). Since the beginning of february I have lost about 16 pounds (from 156 pounds to 140 pounds), with a... Read more
Just recently I've been trying to walk longer distances (I used to walk about 4 miles a day at a 24-30 minute mile and I've been aiming for 6-7 miles a day at the same speed). My daily calorie goal is 1300-1550 calories per day. I am around 200 pou... 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
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
Sugar provides such sweet memories for me. As a child growing up, my mother would often sing the Mary Poppins song A Spoonful of Sugar as she was encouraging us to do tasks and chores we did not want to do. When we had hiccups, she would offer a spoo... Read more
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