If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have... Read more
The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... 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
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
I'm new to Spark People, so I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here it goes. I recently joined Weight Watchers (like, last Tuesday) because after 3 kids, I now have 50 lbs to lose. The recommended daily points for me ar... Read more
Just found sparkpeople and hope it will help. I workout weekly and eat pretty healthy but cannot lose weight. I vary my exercise routine daily between, bodyflow, weights, biking, walking, HIIT, cardio walking and ballet workouts. I am doing a detox... Read more
I got this statement from web,md. I am confused, if you eat a high carb meal where does the tryptophan come from to get absorbed?
Protein-rich foods, such as meat or chicken, contain high levels of tryptophans. Tryptophan appears in dairy foods... Read more
If you do not eat enough Fiber, increase your fiber with Walmart's equate fiber supplement pills. Fiber is one of the basic nutrients needed for weight loss, and eating more Fiber can help to control appetite. B vitamins help to metabolize protein, c... Read more
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... Read more
Slim-Down IdeasSplurging on a gym membership isn't the only way to weight loss. What you eat is obviously important, but how you eat can also help you reach your goal weight. Click through for nutrition tips that could help bo... Read more
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Anti-aging articles abound touting the benefits of lifting weights to boost metabolism and fat loss, and increase bone density. But strength training is also your first defense against injuries.
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One question that just keeps popping up among people who want to learn to control their weight is, “How can I boost my metabolism?” Metabolism is simply the total of all body processes that burn calories - your basal metabolic rate plus your activity... Read more
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