Here are some thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
It's been a very stressful day. I didn't sleep well last night and had a sick child this morning. BUT, I did well on my food... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
Judi (TIME4JUDI) is long-time SparkPeople member with multiple sclerosis (MS). By walking indoors with the help of walking DVDs, she lost 60 pounds in seven months! Now she shares her advice and tips with others who want to walk off the weight withou... Read more
When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
Yes, it's possible to eat certain foods and boost your longevity. Often labeled "super foods," these foods have the ability to not only strengthen the immune system, but to also fight disease, and lower body fat and cholesterol.
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My employer does a food drive to support the local food bank several times a year. I am wondering what other people donate. My typical donations include things like:
bags of rice
canned chicke... Read more
I find that when I'm trying to lose weight, one strategy that works is to rely upon a relatively small repertoire of dishes that I know to be tasty, healthy, filling. I generally eat the same breakfast each day (oatmeal and a piece of turkey sausage... Read more
I am back. I have been on this weight loss journey so many times, with no success. The scale goes up and up. I know it is because of me, lack of motivation, poor eating habits, no excersize.I feel so defeated. I start, when I wake do good for breakf... Read more
r Mark Hyman aunthor of Ultra Metabolism says " We know that foods with a high glycemic index make people store belly fat, trigger hidden fires of inflammation in the body, and give you a fatty liver leading the whole cascade of obesity, pre-diabetes... Read more
I did my first 5K ever a couple weeks ago and I did a lot better than I thought I would because I haven't ran more than 1.5-2miles ever! While training on my treadmill I was doing it in 45min at 4mph. So when I did it in 37 min 10 sec I was psyched!... Read more
A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings from The New York TimesDinner Tonight: Shepherd’s Pie from Peas and Thank YouLittle Daily Tricks to Wake Up Slimmer from Health.comQuinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash from The Edible PerspectiveYoga's S... Read more
I gave a glowing review to Jackie Warner's first DVD, Workout: One-on-One Training with Jackie a couple years ago, and I am super excited to try her newest title, Xtreme Timesaver Training, due out this October. It's a 30-minute cardio and strength w... Read more
13 Most Powerful Super Foods
1. Avocados - Sure they're high in fat, but avocados contain healthful monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. "Avocados aid in blood and tissue reg... Read more
1. Beans: They’re small in size, but big on fiber and iron. Darker-colored beans, such as black and kidney, have an even higher concentration of healthy stuff.
2. Apricots:The oft-forgotten apricot is great source of Vitamin A and other nutrients.... Read more
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