One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
According to the Giving USA Foundation, charitable giving in the United States reached an estimated $295 billion in 2006—a new record. The record-setting donations included $1.9 billion from Warren Buffett, paid as the first installment of his... Read more
Which works better for you, Spark Friends? Having your exercise factored into your variable calorie range for the day or having a fixed calorie range? I can't decide which method to choose.... Read more
Had a pretty good day yesterday. Went to a dinner party. Ate two tacos a couple of glass of wines - no more - ignored an entire spread of stuff I would have typically grazed on for hours. Also, got to wear a shirt I could fit into for the last year.... Read more
So I've been doing pretty good about logging everything I eat/drink, but today my hubby gave me a couple of sips of special coffee (not sure what all was in it, but it was definitely not black coffee). Not sure how to log that in.. ðŸ˜•... Read more
It doesn't solve every problem, but it certainly makes you feel good. Take this simple (and inexpensive) fiber supplement before each meal, and it will help you to keep portions in check and maintain your blood sugars at a level that don't make you c... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
By Dr. Christopher R. Mohr, R.D., PhD
There are more than 29,000 dietary supplements on the market today.
It’s a multibillion dollar market.
But how do you know what’s in your supplements? How do you know if they're effective? And,... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
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