A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found the average daily intake of two carotenoids (beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin) was lower (by 40% and 20% respectively) for arthritis patients than healthy subjects. Both of thes... Read more
You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Well, a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a "food diary" may double your weight loss efforts.
Researchers fr... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
I also question your calorie burn. It would take me 3+ hours to burn that many calories during dedicated exercise. Are you working out all day long, or is that your daily activity plus exercise?... Read more
Spark recommends your NET calorie intake (after exercise) be no lower than 1200 for females, 1500 for males, in order to make sure you hit all your macronutrient needs (protein, fat, carb). If you're not hitting your macros, you need to eat more.... Read more
Quality counts as much as quantity for calorie intake. You wouldn't put cheap gas in a Ferrari, so don't put cheap junk food in your body. You also may need more calories to sustain your workouts. Try adding a couple hundred cals over the next week.... Read more
I have found that in order to stay on track for maintenance I need to need to keep tracking what I eat and my activity. Last weekend I had a very busy day, over 25,000 steps, biking, lawn mowing, walking, and had kept to my average calorie intake. T... Read more
You enjoy a cup of coffee with your breakfast, a glass of tea in the afternoon, a sports drink as you recover from your workout and a few pieces of chocolate to sooth your sweet tooth after dinner. Nearly 80 percent of people around the world consume... Read more
Iím sure many people can relate to this scenario: Youíre doing great with eating healthy and exercising regularly, and youíre steadily working toward your weight loss goals. Then your week-long tropical vacation arrives, and suddenly all of those n... Read more
Okay, so for the week ending 3/16 (yesterday) my average calorie intake was 1773/day and last week was 2123/day (kinda high!)...
My average calories burned were 3788 total for this week 3/10-3/16 and 4008 for last week 3/3-3/9.
Not bad I su... Read more
31 Wed 1880
01 Thur 1329
02 fri. 1872
03 Sat 1471
Daily average is 1,638 No weight loss
04 Sun 1993
05 Mon 1729
06 Tues 1602
07 Wed 1652
08 Thur 1808
09 Fri. 1467
10 Sat 1127
Daily average is 1,625 No weight lo... Read more
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