It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
Birthday parties, holidays and other social events provide ample opportunity to relax and have a great time with friends and family. Attending a party when you're trying to lose weight is hard enough; for many people with diabetes, an invitation... Read more
Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!
There a... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ... Read more
Did you know? Carbohydrates will "attach" themselves to water to be stored in the body.
So, especially after a day full of carbohydrates, or after a week of low carb dieting, don't be surprised or disappointed if you put on weight extremely quickly.... Read more
Hi everyone!! I'll try to make a very long story short here by saying that I lost 35 pounds on my own before finding SparkPeople and have discovered a passion for fitness. Training is no longer something that I -have- to do, it is something that I ab... Read more
I am beginning Spark today. My doctor wants me to follow a very low carbohydrate meal plan. I am a type 2 diabetic. I am not that concerned with calories. How do I track my carbohydrates? Ann E.... Read more
Here's a list of things I can't have. Please tell me alternative carbohydrates that are filling and have lots of calories:
ANY forms of beans
Acidic and strong tasting vegetables and fruits such as ginger or citrus
Ve... Read more
Sugar feeds every cell in the body, including cancer cells. Simple sugars enter the bloodstream quickly & cause a rise in insulin & other growth promoting hormones. High levels of these hormones may increase the growth of cancer cells. Complex carbo... Read more
SCD is based on 'Breaking the Vicious Cycle' by Elaine Gottschall, for Coeliac/Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, Irritable Bowel Disease & Syndrome, Diverticulitis, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis... Read more
"Food with Integrity" is the holistic philosophy that guides the Chipotle restaurant chain. Some of the key words that are used in their "food with integrity" motto include words like unprocessed, sustainable, naturally raised, ad... Read more
Thank you for your continued interest in the Food on the Run series.Because of your suggestions, this week we take a look at Quiznos.Our goal remains to highlight healthier menu items that are around 250 calories and less than 10 grams of fat per ser... Read more
Gary Taubes, wrote “Good Calories Bad Calories”, the book that changed my life. It provided evidence; in no uncertain terms, that Fat is neither bad nor unhealthy or, in the absence of carbohydrates, responsible for the fat in our bodies, elevated c... Read more
All about Carbohydrates and Blood Sugar
Carbohydrates are the body's main source of fuel (energy). Starch and sugar in foods are Carbohydrates that convert to glucose (sugar) in the body. Your brain and Your body's cells need the glucose from ca... Read more
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