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'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
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
A 2006 study suggests that drinking coffee just before a workout might not be the best idea. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that the amount of caffeine in just two cups of coffee limits the body's ability to increase bl... Read more
SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
I joined SparkPeople.com because I want to lose weight while pursuing a healthier lifestyle. I've been here for about five weeks now, and the scale has moved an almost disappointing five pounds. Instead of being unhappy about my slow progress, I am m... Read more
Soon after I get out of bed I have to brew a cup of coffee to begin my day. Is coffee alright to drink when trying to lose weight? I usually drink 2 cups daily. I use sweet and low, half milk and half coffee creamer in my coffee. Spark people am I... Read more
I overate and didn't get much exercise for 2 days. Today after I had coffee I had the motivation and energy to do a decent amount of strength training and some cardio to warm up, I also feel like I am back on track with my eating.
I guess I learned... Read more
What does everyone use for coffee creamer? I love the french vanilla and used to use the sugar free or fat free ones but I know they have a lot of chemicals in them. I only drink one to two cups a day.... Read more
I love the Red Velvet, Peppermint Mocha etc when I go to Dunkin for my iced coffees. For the rest of the month, large iced coffees actually any size, are 99 cents and even when it's cold I love my iced coffee and I LOVE a great deal even more. Flavor... Read more
You could be putting a stranglehold on coffee's health perks by stirring in the wrong stuff. So consider these rules: no nondairy creamer, and go easy on the sweet stuff.Blood tests then showed that levels of chlorogenic acids (CGAs) -- antioxidants... Read more
It was not so much the coffee that was bad for me it was the rediculous halping of cream and sugar that I needed to make it taste good to me. I have been drinking plain green tea instead and it seems to have enough caffine kick to satisfy my addicti... Read more
Editor's Note: Coffee, tea and caffeine. Sometimes you hear how horrible they can be for your body. Other times you're told that you're not drinking enough of them. What's the truth?Today we are excited to share a fun and interesting... Read more
Whether you like yours hot, iced, black or with sugar, one thing’s for sure: Coffee serves up plenty of health benefits. Not only can a cup of Joe help ward off depression, but it has even been linked with a decreased rate of skin cancer and i... Read more
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