Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
There a... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
Birthday parties, holidays and other social events provide ample opportunity to relax and have a great time with friends and family. Attending a party when you're trying to lose weight is hard enough; for many people with diabetes, an invitation... Read more
I'm still adjusting my diet. I make bad choices, especially when I eat out. I just started tracking recently - I was lazy. Now that I'm tracking I'm really more mindful of it though. But I go over almost every day.... Read more
I didn't "diet" to lose weight, I learned how to enjoy healthy foods and I don't choose to eat crap. I didn't work out just to lose weight so that I could quit as soon as I made goal. I enjoy being active and fit. This is just my life now. I love it.... Read more
The whole "it's a lifestyle, not a diet" idea really comes into play during maintenance. Some people feel the need to weigh/measure/track everything forever, even in maintenance. I personally just needed a mental shift that this is how I live now.... Read more
I am trying this just started. No dairy , no sugar basically meats and fish fruits and vegetables, no processed food at all. Eggs are allowed. Anyone else eating this way? Just checking for ideas for breakfastes.... Read more
I do a lot of weight lifting and take a pre workout supplement beforehand. I currently am taking Cellucor C4. I am gonna start the Virgin Diet at the beginning of the month and was wondering if there are any approved pre workout for this diet?... Read more
Consumption of natural resistant starch has been shown to result in decreased glycemic response in healthy individuals & diabetics. Resistant starch has an impact on weight loss, as it is a starch which goes undigested by the body. Foods with the... Read more
Resistsnt Starch can improve blood sugar levels. Best Sourches aqreberries, oatmeal, brown rice, garbanzo beans, black beans, & rye bread Some studies show that by eating resistant starch you can reduce hunger and have fewer cravings. WHY? Resista... Read more
In honor of National Noodle Day, we're bringing you a review of some noodles you might not have seen on your supermarket shelves. Let me first reveal three personal facts about myself: I'm incredibly skeptical, I'm mildly obsessed with fiber intake,... Read more
Studies over the last two decades have revealed ways to chemically alter naturally digestible starches. The chemical modifications introduce bonds that make them non-digestible by human enzymes in the digestive tract. Benefits of the newly manufactur... Read more
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.