There are many benefits to being vegetarian and vegan. Regardless of why you chose such a lifestyle, it’s not enough to simply cut the meat, poultry, and seafood from your daily menu. Animal products do offer nutrients that support growth, body... Read more
"Help, I am way over in protein!"
"I’m not meeting my fat goal. Is this a problem?"
"How many carbohydrates should I be eating?"
Based on years of research that examined the relationship between nutrient i... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... 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
Different sources disagree on my daily calorie goals. I did the math myself...found my BMR and maintenance calories, then subtract 20%, the max recommended deficiency to start with, and poof. ANOTHER NUMBER. More information isn't always good.... Read more
Thanks everyone. I'll try upping my protein. I don't want to resort to having to buy more fitness stuff, though, and I generally change up the ST I do at home after a few weeks to a month. I guess I'll just have to wait and see where this goes.... Read more
Why do my daily calories and macros keep changing? I get that fitness is figured in, but the base calories and macros from SparkPeople are incorrect. I have more muscle mass for a woman, so my BMR is higher (1850) and I want to eat low carb. Help!... Read more
SO HERE IS THE STORIE OF MY LIFE
Well here is a quick story of my Life how it started back in Michigan in the year of 1951 that the day my life started. I lived there in a small house with my 3 sisters and 2 brothers plus my Dad and Mom. We all... Read more
I found that almost everything I included in my meal plans I could find in the SP database. I also found a number of items in the foods posted by other members. This has made the controlling of the nutrients so much more easier. It helps me stay o... Read more
(1) Daily challenges~it only takes one step at a time to get to where we're going...
(2) Spiritual, Emotional, Mental, and Physical challenges~it takes a holistic approach to achieve our goals...... Read more
For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based... Read more
Today we add another installment to our ongoing series, Food on the Run.Based on reader's suggestions, this week we take a look at Chick-fil-A. Our goal remains to highlight healthier menu items that are around 250 calories or less and less than... Read more
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