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
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
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 word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... Read more
I do NOT want this to erode into a debate about diet drinks themselves. This is a request for help and can we just, at the risk of sounding self-centered here, keep this all about ME, ME, ME???? :) :)
I have a desire to quit drinking diet colas... Read more
I'm thinking that I may add in some time in the pool (after doing the rowing machine or indoor cycling). I am not a strong swimmer so I'd need to work up to spending more than 30 minutes at a time in the pool swimming laps (side stroke, backstroke, e... Read more
I just wanted to ask is there any one else out there that gets heartburn when they drink water?
I try very hard everyday to drink my 8 cups (or more) of water daily, but find it very hard when halfway through the day I end up with heartburn and... Read more
It's been really hard. I have been drinking it for 55 years. I listen to Dr. Oz show and he talk about it saying it is really bad for you so I am trying to get off the stuff. Wish me luck. 244... Read more
I don't agree with the article I just read giving 5 good reasons it's OK to have a diet soda. They're good reasons if you're trying to lose weight, but not all sweeteners are safe! I'm specifically speaking about aspartame. I know many people who... Read more
Drinking water from an ordinary glass doesn't appeal to me. I bought a dozen 11.5-ounce claret glasses (wine glasses) for $10. I also have some 6-ounce champagne flutes from the dollar store. Very high class! And more fun to drink water/diet drinks... Read more
Filtered Water, Diet tonic water, Unflavoured mineral or soda water, tea or coffee, Diet Cranberry Juice, diet cocoa. Drink plenty of sugar-free drinks if blood glucose levels are high. Water is the best thirst quencher..diabetics need to stay hydrat... 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
We all know that water is good for you. It can help you feel fuller, it's a good replacement for sugary drinks like soda or juice, improves the look of your skin- the list is long. But did you know that drinking water might also help reduce your ri... Read more
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