It's blamed for a host of ailments: headaches, digestive distress, weight gain, poor immune function, hormonal disruption, and even behavioral problems in children. But does gluten, the natural-occurring protein found in wheat, barley, rye and so... Read more
Pasta is such a versatile food, it’s no wonder it’s so popular. A survey conducted by the National Pasta Association found that 77% of Americans eat pasta at least once per week. Used as a side dish or main entree, eaten hot or cold, topp... Read more
''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
Greek yogurt is a staple for most healthy eaters--and for good reason. Even the fat-free varieties are thick and tangy with a luxurious texture. The yogurt also has twice the protein as regular yogurt. Beyond eating it plain or with granola and berri... Read more
I have been dieting for a year now, I went from 251 to 185. But sadly I have gained 15 lbs back from holiday parties and being sick of dieting lol. I'm hoping this app will get my butt back in gear and lose the rest of my weight. My goal is 165... Read more
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Hello, I was wondering if Sparkpeople has considered creating a fee-based, ad-free option. This would allow members who don't mind paying some type of fee - annual, monthly, whatever - so that they can use SP ad-free. This would NOT mean eliminatin... Read more
I have struggled with extreme cravings for years. Recently with my doctors approval, I went on a gluten free diet. What a difference!!! I always thought the cravings and mood swings were due to sugar and/or hormones. But wheat was the biggest prob... Read more
Everyone seems to be on a gluten-free diet, and new gluten-free products keep cropping up on store shelves. But is gluten really bad for you? And can nixing it help you lose weight? “Many people are misinformed about who should be on a gluten-f... Read more
Editor's Note: According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, 1 in 133 Americans are affected by this ailment, which causes them to fall ill if they come in contact with even a trace amount of gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Abbie R... Read more
I'm trying a gluten free diet. I'm showing a good majority of the symptoms like headaches, gas, bloating, and a few others. Almost all of them. Tried it tonight for supper and I feel so much better. I'm going to give myself some more time to see how... Read more
After experiencing intense liver pains and other annoying ailments I've decided to go on a gluten free diet. I will also ensure that my doctor run some test to determine if I have gluten intolerance or celiac disease. I'm hoping this is all it takes... Read more
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