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
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
On the food tracker page, everytime I exercise my allowance of calories goes up. Since I'm trying to lose weight I feel like eating those extra calories will keep me from my weight loss. So if I eat extra calories like it recommends, will I still los... Read more
Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number -that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type= blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health ?src=dayp&_r=1&... Read more
I've been wondering this for awhile now because my fats always seem to run a little high and i don't feel like I am eating a lot of bad fats. If someone could answer this it would be greatly appreciated.
Karin... 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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