Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... 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
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure.
As useful as the scale can be, don't forg... Read more
I realize this is going to make me sound completely loony, but I'm posting anyways just because I need some outside voices. So I'm 35, 5'6 with a little over 100lbs to lose, and I've made several starts and then stopped for various reasons, or rather... Read more
I am trying to find scientific evidence of that often-heard statement that '98 % of those who lose weight have gained it back (and more) within 5 years.". (Some say it's 95%). I would really like to know if that's true.
It is hard to find any cl... Read more
WEIGHT GOAL REACHED!! Yay I'm sooo excited!! I don't think I have been this weight since I was a teen! Thanks to God, with the help of Sparkpeople and Fitness Blender it was possible =)
Happy Saturday everyone!!!... Read more
I think I found a diet that works! (knock on wood). I drink a cup of water when I wake up, cereal and milk, then snack all day (50-60 cal at a time) on multigrain snacks and veggies, then 200-300 calories for lunch, and meat and veggies for dinner.... Read more
I stopped drinking diet soda (Pepsi-Dr. Pepper) to see if it helped with my weight loss. I thought it was diet with 0-0-0 so it must be okay.... I have changed my mind and only drink green tea, water, flavored sparkling water, flavored spring water... Read more
Not enough Fiber in your diet and not enough water can add up to 6lbs in your colon. Eat Oatmeal, citrus fruits, pears and beans, Remember most weight fluctuations are due to shifts in body water. Dehydration cuases headaches, cotton mouth, aches... Read more
I'm routinely asked why SparkPeople focuses so much on drinking water. The idea that you need to drink 8 glasses a day is a myth, right? Although the amount of water you should consume varies from person to person, there are a lot of reasons to mak... Read more
One of the questions that I am often asked by my patients at the Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness is this: ''Can I drink diet soda and still lose weight?'' The follow-up question is usually: ''Is it true that diet bever... Read more
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