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
I was diagnosed with celiac disease 5 years ago. Since then I cut a lot of food out of my diet, and replaced pasta and bread products with gluten free options. Those gf foods unfortunately are LOADED with sodium, fat, etc. So in an effort to lose wei... Read more
Hi I am very happy to be a part of your group. How many carbs should you use a day, I had 192, I thought that was kinda high, I did not know, that may be my problem, well one of my problems.
thanks Juanita36... Read more
I noticed my changed eating habits are somewhere between Atkins, Zone and high fat diet. During my most recent five weeks of weight loss I noticed interesting results.
My first two and half weeks I eliminated most all the sugars except fro... Read more
2 experts give their opinion.
Jeff S. Volek Ph.D., R.D.
Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
Perhaps a civil discussion could be had?
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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
Subway provides many healthy options for a balanced meal when eating away from home. As part of a continuing series called Food On The Run, about how to find healthful options at popular chain restaurants, learn what to select the next time you are o... Read more
Pizza is a favorite food for many of us. In our ongoing Food on the Run series, we take a look under the red roof for healthy options as we eat on the run. Remember that our series goals remain to select entrees that are around 250 calories and 10 gr... 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
One of my weaknesses is called the SAD syndrome. It is not self diagnosed, my doctor agrees that my challenging symptoms match this syndrome. I crave carbohydrates more then usual when the sun goes down. It coincides with the fatigue and depressed... Read more
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