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
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
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
I was married to very abusive man b4 I found my 30 yr love. I had 4 kids by this abusive man. We wre married 20 yrs. I got the courage to walk out. I never thought I'd be happy in love. But...time healed and I' m very happy for 30 yrs now.... Read more
I just came from The Vitamin Shoppe. I told the woman I wanted high protein low carb nutrition bars. You know, for that meal you have to miss or a snack on the run. Well, she told me that I need to subtract the fiber from the carbs to equal the actua... Read more
I went over my 1850 calorie intake by 100 today. Today was family day and I didn't work out we had a birthday party that I went to. Had 3 Apple Ahhhh Rita's that put me over the top. kind of disappointed in myself but will have to work harder.... Read more
Man don't I feel TOM round the corner! It's been a tough weekend!! Yesterday may of been a big slip but today I was not to bad, not great but at least I didn't go over and lots of walking! Just wish this bloating would go :(... 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
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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