Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
As a society, we spend a lot of time stressing out over our stomachs. We inspect them in the mirror, crunch them into oblivion, wrap them in constrictive undergarments and gauge their size with measuring tape—all with the goal of whittling away... Read more
In this era of fast-paced everything, even the act of eating a meal has become something we can do on the run. Breakfast comes in bars, lunch can be eaten while speeding down the highway, and dinner is merely an accompaniment to the evening news, squ... Read more
The next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal... Read more
Hello! I've been told by doctors, nurses, nutritionists and other 'experts' that I need to lower my BMI under 25 in order to be healthy. I'm 5'2'' and I would be perfectly content if I could reach 150lb, but according to the BMI, I would still be ove... Read more
I am finding it more difficult each day to use the nutrition tracker. There is often long system delays as Sparkpeople tries to flash as many ads as possible in my face. It is very painful looking up foods and adding them to my daily total as the w... Read more
I checked your account & your goals were automatically set by our system & look correct. Please see this article to read how we determine those goals:
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Although I eat quite a bit of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, I have an extremely slow digestion system due to having thyroid disease. It takes forever for my body to break down the foods. I started taking fiber capsules with my meals a few mont... Read more
Do you turn to soda, diet soda, sugary “juice” cocktails, vitamin enhanced waters, chemical-laden drops or other drinks with artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners to quench your thirst? Better options exist and the health benefits of fruit infus... Read more
It's no secret that delicious avocados can be the shining star in guacamole, salads, sandwiches and as the creamy center of your California roll. But did you know that avocados are packed with nutritients and make a great diet food, even with th... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Do food addiction diets work?Instead of moderation, some weight-loss and emotional-eating recovery plans involve banning certain foods, especially those that trigger binges... Read more
Hello! I have great news, classes are over! That means its finals time so lots of studying and procrastinating too. LoL. They are next week and a take home due the 22nd so its not going to be over that soon. I still have some work to do!
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