What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... 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
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... 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
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
I expected to gain weight this week. I actually mentally planned for it. I was guessing 1 to 3 pounds. Nope. I lost 0.8 pounds. Made my day! All my measurements are the same (which I expected). #weightcheck #weightloss... Read more
I am considering having the gastric sleeve to help with my weight loss, but still unsure. I have been doing lot of research and came upon a suggested meal plan for after surgery and you go back to eating regular foods. I recently started following th... Read more
Looking for feedback on workout plan. I thrive under pressure and Burnout is not a concern. Strictly concerned about if plan is damaging or not: Sun, weights. Mon, 45 min cardio. Tue, weights. Wed, break. Thu, 45 min cardio. Fri, weights. Sat, break... Read more
I use the nutrition tracker to plan my meals for the day, including snacks. i look forward to, and enjoy, every meal and snack, and this strategy helps me avoid going over my daily nutrition goals.... Read more
To calculate how many calories to eat daily in order to lose 2-3 pounds a week use the following equation: Multiply your weight (in pounds) by 12 and subtract 1,000. (Note: If you calculate a number thatís less than 1,200 calories, follow the 1,200-c... Read more
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Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released news of two proposed regulations related to calorie labeling. As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed into law last year, calorie and nutrition information in designate... Read more
UPDATE 7/15/13: All members can now switch between either calorie calculation option at any time. Here is a link that will help you determine which option is right for you and how to tell which setting is currently active for you.UPDATE 7/15/13: Toda... Read more
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