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
Ok, need to get moving. No way am I letting my manager get more steps than me at work. He's averaging over 16000 steps a day. Man is twice my size, so if he can do it there is no reason I can't get at least 7500 right, RIGHT! lol... Read more
You should eat within the recommended ranges for all the macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs) and calories given. If you eat too little, you will be fatigued and lose muscle along with fat because your body is trying to get fuel from wherever it can.... Read more
I'm finding that when I get enough protein for the day (60+ grams) I wind up with too little fiber... whereas if I have the right amount of fiber, I don't have enough protein. That's because getting enough fiber means eating vegetarian meals (salad... Read more
So I'm 14, and I'm a girl. I'm into stereotypical "boys" things, like parkour and weightlifting. I'm starting to realize the harsh reality that not all guys respect women as people instead of objects. I hate it. I hate it because I feel like I ca... 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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