When you have diabetes, managing your blood sugar while you are sick or injured can be challenging. Any illness or injury—like a cold, the flu, a sprained ankle, a pulled tooth, or major surgery—can wreak havoc on your blood sugar control... 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
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... 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'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
Stay as far away from diet pills as you can get. They're all lies and end up hurting more than helping. Since they're not regulated by the FDA, someone could grind up frog toes and just call it a "natural supplement" and get away with it.... Read more
Visible abs come from diet more than exercise. Those who have them also have extremely low body fat. In most cases, their body fat is below the "healthy ideal" range (18-22% for women). You can damage your health if your body fat % is too low.... Read more
Hello I started on the Atkins diet at first also, but I didn't like the way I was feeling. Plus I missed eating certain foods. Now I eat around 35 to 40 grams of fat and my carb intake is usually under 300 grams. Starting weight was 295 now it's 243.... Read more
I just started dieting last Tuesday I'm 5'2 185 pounds at the age of 35 was always small about 115 pounds but put on pounds since the age of 21 because of having 3 kids and not enough time for me! So I'm making a change would love to have support... Read more
If the gang - your kids, friends, etc. - decide they all want to go out for ice cream, order coffee or a diet drink. Coffee with cream and sugar - while still caloric - is a heck of a lot better than ice cream, and you can sip it slowly. Or, get a co... Read more
Drink water~water is essential for burning fat.Most meats have no carbs. Pick lean meats, Chicken, turkey, & salmon, trout, and halibut,tuna. Eggs & most cheeses, & some brands of sour cream also have little to no carbs. Vegetables have little to no... Read more
A few decades ago, Americans consumed less than 10% of their daily calories in the form of drinks, but today we get 21% of our calories from beverages. For someone eating 2,000 calories a day, that's 420 calories a day in the form of drinks! ... Read more
There were lots of foods and drinks that came quite easy for me to give up when I started this journey, with one exception--DIET COKE. I had always been a big fan of diet drinks from way back in the days when TAB and Fresca were considered the quinte... Read more
I forgot to pack my lunch today, so I am reduced to the coffee and water diet. I have some granola bars in my desk and I will be walking over to the Culinary School for a 1/2 sandwich for lunch. I am missing my cabbage soup! Oh well. I will eat i... Read more
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