It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
I burned my esophagus the other day and it hurts SO bad. My doctor has me drinking viscous lidocaine with Maalox and children's antihistamine so that I can drink juices right now. Without it, it hurts to swallowed juiced carrot.
Well, I have bee... Read more
So what do you guys do?
Do you count calories?
Do you low-carb it?
I am so confused - I've tried everything without much success. The one thing I do know, I have to really limit my dairy. I eat cottage cheese every mo... Read more
I am new to Sparks and I am looking for others who are on Ideal Protein. I have been on for several months and I am 10 lbs from my goal. I did follow another forum setting but the folks on there are pretty nasty and not the most comfortable place t... Read more
Hello, I am in Albany, Ga. I have just started back with Spark after a very long absence. Usually I try to eat low carb, recently I began following the 17 Day Diet. It is adding more carbohydrates into my diet than I am used to eating. I have also... Read more
ALL animals (even insects!) have 'had enough to eat' when they've reached their required PROTEIN level, rather than when their stomach is full. Even grasshoppers become fat when given a LOW-protein diet due to continuing to eat until they reach thei... Read more
Stick with a high protein breakfast to keep you full and satisfied. Studies show that a high in protein diet can show quicker results, and help lean you out. Hard Boiled EggsProtein ShakeGreek Yogurt... Read more
For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based... Read more
If you’re someone who’s watching what you eat for weight loss or better health, you probably believe that obesity is caused by eating more calories than you expend each day. And that keeping fat intake—especially saturated fat—relatively low and carb... Read more
Trip to the doctor on Monday & of course he is not happy with my weight. He actually suggested that I try a protein drink die t- he shared that his wife went on the one he is recommending for me & she lost 35 lbs in 6 weeks. I didn't think doctors... Read more
Today was a better day. I think yesterday was the rough day that my coach warned me about. Today, I actually forgot to eat my required 2 cups of vegetables at lunch so I made extra vegetables for dinner along with my chicken. I decided to eat my snac... Read more
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