Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
You're sitting at work, and you feel yourself drifting off. Your head is bobbing, and you're minutes away from zonking out completely. Sure, you plan to hit the hay early tonight to make up for it, but you need help NOW. (Snoring or drooling... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Does anyone have a home made ice cream recipe that does not use milk?
We are having our annual family reunion soon and the highlight of the day is multiple churns of home made ice cream...vanilla, chocolate, Butterfinger, peach, banana walnut ..... Read more
My name is Paul and I just turned 51 last week. I lost 45 lbs on a restrictive diet but have now put back on 10. Need to keep losing but not with that same diet. Just started reading "The Spark" and have the cookbook. This site looks like a good... Read more
So my workouts are mostly DVD's , but it's so nice out and I hate being inside. I'm doing workouts Saturday mornings at 10:00 at East Shore Park in New Haven. Just me, a few people who want to exercise, and the laptop for the DVD's. I have a lot o... Read more
Made this yesterday and they loved it. Very little sugar and fresh cherries. Serves 6-8
You can make the tart shell up to two weeks in advance; it will keep if you wrap it tightly and store it in the freezer. We use cherries here, but you can... Read more
What is the best exercise to do when you really do not have any free time to spare? Between working a full time job, taking care of 7 dogs and four ferrets, cleaning the house when I get home, and making dinner I am finding it hard to do any exercise... Read more
Water at work tastes AWFUL, even with Brita pitcher, so I steep fruit/herbal tea in 8 ounces of water until it's dark, then pour over ice with cold water -- better than crystal lite because there's no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine. I'm drinking... Read more
It's not just what you eat, but when you eat that matters. "Our food dictates everything from our mood and energy levels to sleep patterns and cravings," says Marci Anderson, a registered dietitian in Cambridge, MA. So whether... Read more
You said you'd love to know more about SparkPeople, so we launched a new series: Meet the SparkPeople Team. Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be interviewing various SparkPeople employees. The behind-the-scenes folks here are really excited to... Read more
It's now day two without the nectar of the gods (my several daily bottles of Mountain Dew). Although I know I need to improve the quality of my diet, my biggest challenge to weight loss has always been my addiction to pop. I can rarely be found wit... Read more
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