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
Hello I am new to Sparks. I am a 31 year ild mother of 2. I have a weight lost goal of 60 lbs by December do know if that is realistic but im going to try. I do need motivation and encouragement... Read more
So I am looking for buddies. I am 33 y/o with PCOS and 3 kids and 60+ lbs to lose. This is my second time on spark but my first trying to utilize the chat features and the blogging aspect. I want to succeed and I do better interacting with people.... Read more
Broke my leg..had surgery and was stuck in bed in a full leg brace... had to work hard to walk again with an over extended leg and a below full extension leg... went from wheelchair travelling around to crutches to a cane!
Sept 2014... Read more
I am a person that has struggled with my weight all of my life. I am over 300 Pounds. I was born with amniotic bands around wrist and my ankles. They wanted to cut them off at birth. It''s a blessing that my mother told them no and I Love her.... Read more
Counting the ingredients in the food you eat will help you avoid high fructose corn syrup and other additives that do nothing to keep you going healthy and strong. Avoiding these additives will also help you ease indigestion and other nasty things. I... 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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