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Suggested Fat Intake Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Suggested Fat Intake.

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Healthy Beverage Guidelines

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 Truth about Alcohol and Heart Health

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

Supplement Questions Answered

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

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

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

Snacking Healthy

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

Coffee Creamer Sugar Free or Fat Free?
Updated 8/28/2014 7:09:08 AM

I use French Vanilla Creamer and could not live without it. Fat Free has 25 calories per serving and 0 Fat Sugar Free has 15 calories per serving and 1 gr Fat. Which do you use, what's the difference/...  Read more

fat sassy gramma
Updated 8/19/2014 7:23:58 AM

1 husband, 2 kids, 5 grandkids, and an aging MIL, I need to be much fitter in order to keep up. The RA treatments aren't helping, but I discovered activity helps. A busy summer and I lost the gains 4 mths of physical therapy got me so, looking for so...  Read more

Doc suggest wt loss
Updated 8/18/2014 2:03:24 PM

Hi all, My doc recommended me to lose weight. Did any of your physicians talk about your weight? How did they approach the topic? Did it offend you? Should healthcare providers even talk to us about weight loss? Is it their business? N...  Read more

Carbs/Fats/Proteins percentages...
Updated 8/18/2014 9:29:09 AM

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me with this...I recently understood that on a relative;y low carb diet one should shoot for a total of 30% Carbs, 30% Fats and 40% Proteins. Now, how does one figure out that they are actually hitting these targets...  Read more

Fat burning zone
Updated 8/13/2014 1:30:57 PM

I am so confused. I have been working out consistently at the gym with a personal trainer for over four months. Before that I was using workout DVD at home but hit a plateau so I decided to mix it up. I change my routine every two weeks with the...  Read more

Milk And Vitamin D

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

Proportion

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

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

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

SoFAS Do Not Belong in the Kitchen

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

In Post-Menopausal Women, 'the Sunshine Vitamin' is One to Watch

Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health.  There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such...  Read more