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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

What a dinner! I really wanted a fat glass of red
Updated 10/22/2014 9:53:22 PM

What a dinner! I really wanted a fat glass of red wine so I enjoyed my wine with a big salad of kale spinach arugula beets carrot celery w olive oil & balsamic almonds & GF Raincrisp crackers crumbled on top! I am full & happy.....  Read more

I went over my 1850 calorie intake by 100 today. T
Updated 10/19/2014 11:03:12 PM

I went over my 1850 calorie intake by 100 today. Today was family day and I didn't work out we had a birthday party that I went to. Had 3 Apple Ahhhh Rita's that put me over the top. kind of disappointed in myself but will have to work harder....  Read more

I've been keeping my caloric intake at around 1200
Updated 10/18/2014 9:54:24 AM

I've been keeping my caloric intake at around 1200 and it has helped me drop from 199lbs to 173. I'm still working on losing more but have been trying to incorporate a low carb approach. Is anyone here utilizing a low carb diet?...  Read more

is there an point in toning up before losing fat?
Updated 10/15/2014 11:58:31 PM

hey i'm trying to lose about 3 kg (6.61 lbs). after i want to do things like pilates to help my figure. Should i start the pilates now or wait?...  Read more

My food intake for the last three days ways almost
Updated 10/15/2014 8:35:37 AM

My food intake for the last three days ways almost perfectly in range. The six pound weight gain on my scale does not reflect that...! I know it's a glitch but I sure would have liked to enjoy all of the foods that would cause that type of gain!...  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