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
Hello everyone! My name is Candi. I am a 38 y/o mother of 4 (daughter 19, son 15, son 11 & son 8). I used to be skinny and I knew it. But now with age and medical problems, my weight is crazy. I have plantar facititis in both feet, I have a partial t... Read more
Hi, My name is Sandi and this is my first post. I have been on Spark for 2 years now. I was very successful for 1 1/2 years, lost 60 lbs and thought I had truly changed my eating habits. Then, about 7 months ago everything changed. Since last No... Read more
I have had a stroke and am a diabetic. Most of the exercises are very difficult if not impossible for me to do. Weight loss is very important to me, but I need to exercise to lose weight in any significant amount. I am a diabetic but my A1c is goo... Read more
Just joined SparkPeople after hearing about it in a session at a Kaiser Medical Weight Management program I am currently in. Started at 246 lbs and have lost 25, but want to get to 170. Even more important is wanting to keep it off for... 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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