In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
You’re careful about calories and fussy about fat. You crunch the numbers and keep track of your daily diet. But how conscious are you regarding calcium, the mineral that keeps both men and women strong and healthy?
Calcium plays an... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
I'm having trouble deciding on which activity level I need to pick. When I first signed up for Sparkpeople, I chose sedentary. I know that what exercise I do in addition to normal everyday activity is not factored into that number.... Read more
It looks like your activity level is driving the calorie increase. Try adding some nutrient dense high-cal foods (full fat dairy, nuts, etc if tolerated). You don't have to eat all 2300, but try to keep net above 1200 if you can (to hit macros).... Read more
I added calcium and iron to my tracker, but I don't think it is picking up what I am eating. Some of the things I know are in my favorites and I input the calcium and iron myself. What do I need to do to have the nutrition tracker recognize them?
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Milk aids in losing unwanted fats & contains a good quantity of water molecules which is considered the best fluid for rehydration. Consume a can of fizzy soda or a carbonated drink & it may in reality lower calcium levels by 1/3. Get Vitamin D, cal... Read more
Low levels of minerals, such as potassium or calcium, in the body can be one of the reasons for Charlie horses, also low levels of liquids in the body, while exercising, might be a probable cause of Charley horse. Potsssium rich foods are Oranges, To... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... Read more
Vitamin D is a hot topic in nutrition, and one that's become a focus in menopausal bone health. There are two forms of the vitamin, D2 and D3 (cholecalciferol), with D3 the form best metabolized by the body. Vitamin D is found in foods such... Read more
We all have those days when exercise is the last thing we feel like doing. For me, it’s usually after a night of kid-interrupted sleep, when the alarm goes off and I just want to hit the snooze button instead of get out of bed. Then... Read more
Today I am calling my Dr to make an appointment. I have to look into why I keep gaining weight instead of losing even though I am dieting and exercising. My body aches all the time and has not improved with consistent exercise.
My husband a... Read more
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