Is there something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight gain or health problems? Does your body really know the difference between corn syrup, sugar and other sweeteners? That may depend on who you ask. Some people t... Read more
If you’ve wandered into a natural food store lately, you might have noticed that the selection of sweeteners seems to have multiplied. Powders, syrups, and liquids with exotic-sounding names catch your eye, each claiming to be tastier, healthie... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... 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 it comes to dieting, there are more myths and old wives' tales than there are verifiable facts. Here we collect all our best resources for debunking top diet myths so you can stop falling for fads and learn how to use a healthy eating plan t... Read more
So this is my first day using SparkPeople. I am just curious on everybodys opinions. Has it worked for you so far? What do you like and dislike? Would you recomend to another person? Over all, does it work?... Read more
Ugh!! I am stuck on a plateau of 177#....I feel like if I can just drop 2 pounds and get to 175 then it will start coming off again. I've lost 20+# so far with 27 more to go. HELP! I eat low carb and count calories....... Read more
Today I am starting s 90 day weight loss challenge . I am diabetic type 1 so will be doing fat smashers. Eating salads fruits veggies chicken n fish. I need to lose 61 pounds to reach my final goal. Thinking positive... Read more
This includes most sweets, cookies, ice cream, donuts, muffins, pastries, high fat & high sugar yogurt, white rice, candy, no white flour, no white bread These simple sugars provide absolutely no nutrients, but add on the pounds and increase the ris... Read more
The Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several years ago requesting a name change for high fructose corn syrup. According to the Association, the change was to alleviate confusion about the ingredient. Ho... Read more
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." --ShakespeareHigh fructose corn syrup, that ubiquitous refined sweetener found in everything from jams and sodas to breads and tomato sauce, has take... Read more
If you are an avid soda drinker be aware of this. I gave up soda many years ago when I saw a piece of meat dropped into a fish tank full of coke. It disso... Read more
Ok, so I'm on day 5 of the Eden “Diet” – the whole premise of this plan is to become less pre-occupied with food
And I’ve been trying to notice my hunger pangs, so I can learn to distinguish them from indigestion... Read more
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