If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
You walk into your local grocery or convenience store and inevitably stumble upon a sea of energy bars. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the plethora of health claims, you quickly buy an eye-catching bar with an appealing flavor. But did you really ge... Read more
Hello. I realize that the SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker automatically adjusts my calories allotted according to the cardio exercises I enter. For example, today I did an hour of Zumba. It said I burned more than I think is possible. The instructo... Read more
Ok, so I'm a little confused.
My BMR is 1879 (the number of calories I burn just by being alive).
Using the Harris Benedict Equation, if I am sedentary I burn 2254, mod exercise 2912, and hard exercise 3292. However, since I want to lose weight... Read more
So, I am relatively new here, meaning I have been a member for years but recently started embracing the message boards and blogs. I have a huge problem that nobody, not even my doctor, has been willing to help me with. I have been struggling with ext... Read more
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. It is approved as a dental supplement, helping to prevent cavities. It has about 1/3 of the calories of sugar and itís sweetness is almost identical - spoon for spoon Ė to sugar. It may have a laxative effect Ė start slo... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Previously Stepfanie blogged about the new corn syrup ads released by the Corn Refiners Association, which we're seeing as the CRA attempts to make over the public image of high fructose corn syrup. So I thought it would be worthwhile to take a clos... Read more
When you decide it's time to make a change to your diet, one of the first things a lot of people do is switch out the regular soda for diet. It saves on calories and sugar, and can still give you the caffeine boost and beverage variety you're lookin... Read more
***Some sugar substitutes, like saccharin, have no calories because they're not burned for energy in the body's cells.
***Others, like aspartame, are so intensely sweet that it takes only minuscule amounts to sweeten foods. That makes them esse... Read more
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