Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, h... Read more
When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o... Read more
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... 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
I've done it before, I lost 60 pounds, but that as several years ago and college has taken its toll on me with stress and everything. I'm having trouble not giving into cravings, snacking mindlessly at night, etc. I don't seem to have the motivation... Read more
Hi I am Gwen and I do need some encouragement in making my eating choices better for my life.
I live in a wheelchair so I am limited with exercises I can do but I can do the bicycle exercise laying in bed and also I can do sit ups.
I am so glad t... Read more
For me, I struggle with a certain specialty drink at my local coffee shops--actually a chain, Caribou Coffee. So here's my plan, have anything to add?
1. Have a solid nutritional plan that includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day, and try not to... Read more
I'm so new to SP but I didn't see any questions about dental/jaw work and blending your meals. I am having a lot of major dental work done over the next few months. I hate dental work and surgery! Any way, I can not chew food. I had a co... Read more
A great way to relax? floating in the hot tub. Don't turn it up all the way, just warm enough to feel like a warm bath, get in to one of the "seat" areas, and lay back, close your eyes, let your feet float and relax. The built in seat keeps you from... Read more
I was losing very slowly until I went alcohol free for 40 days. Weight came off much quicker then. Now I strive for balance. Drink alcohol only 2 days per week max. Amazing what this little change can do to speed up weight loss.... Read more
Did you down a couple of green-tinted beers this past Wednesday? What better time than post-St. Patty's Day to talk about how alcohol affects your weight. One new study questions if what we thought we knew about alcohol and weight management holds tr... Read more
Numerous studies have suggested that alcohol can be part of a healthy diet. In fact, many suggest that moderate amounts of alcohol can reduce your risk for heart disease and even diabetes. But not all researchers are convinced that alcohol- even in... Read more
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