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
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... 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
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
Hello my name is Janet and I'm fat and I need a place to start. I'm 63 and not happy with myself. Back in '77 I had one of the 1st gastic bypass surgery's weighing in at 350lbs. I lost 100lbs the first year. I became an exercise aholic to keep the lb... Read more
Hi! I just joined this site in hopes of losing weight. I'm tired of people looking and me and my twin sister and comparing us. I'm embarrassed when people tell us that we don't look a like and I have to tell them that she weighs 90 pounds less than m... Read more
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
I just started here today and i was given a calorie intake of 1,200-1,550 daily to lose at least 2 pounds a week, however when i log in my food the intake they have posted for me to eat is from 1,357 - 1,707 then they start deducting from their. On m... Read more
I recently had to replace my old bathroom scale. My new one includes measurements of body fat percentage and hydration.
Does anybody know exactly how those numbers are derived? And are they bogus -- or legit enough to take seriously?... Read more
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reported three servings of lowfat or fat-free milk provides approximately 900 mg of calcium, 300 IU of vitamin D and 80 mg of magnesium daily. Researchers suggest calcium and vitamin D may affect th... Read more
It's important to me to look at the report at the end of the day and make sure I'm eating the right proportion of carbs/fat/protein. I also monitor my salt intake. When I stay within the ranges suggested and burn the right amount of calories, I los... 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
You have most likely heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some research suggests breakfast is an important part of a healthy eating plan that can help you achieve and maintain your best weight. A new study suggests that... Read more
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
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