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
Im still gaining weight even with diet and exercise faithfully (no cheats). I just started Metformin with no signs of any change. Anyone else not losing weight despite diet/exercise/medication? What hope is there at this point?... Read more
When you are on a diet and exercise regime I think the most important thing is accountability. If you are not truthful to yourself when you slip ( and let's face it, it happens ) you are setting yourself up to fail.... Read more
I'm a 56 y.o. male disabled man, I'm not able to walk any real distance so I cycle. When I started I was over 400... maybe as much as 430 and now down to my current 379 since June 27th. I lost pretty fast but in the last couple weeks stalled to 1 lb... 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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