Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
I'm looking for some advice on how I should set my goals relative to the nutrition tracker.
About a month ago, I had my goal set moderately, to get down to 300 (a mini-goal, if you will). I lost about 10 pounds for the couple weeks I had that s... Read more
I am stumped. I have a difficult time eating 1200 calories a day which is the absolute minimum anyone should have to meet daily nutritional needs.
My problem is meeting the calorie intake that Spark People says I should have when I do my fitness... Read more
I used to have a food chart (I believe it was from the USDA but I am not sure) that listed hundreds of foods along with all of the nutritional values for each. This list could be sorted by any of this nutritional values. For instance if you clicked... Read more
I see where you can add and edit your own meals, but is there any way to rename the default meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack), or put your custom meals before and in between the defaults?... Read more
I have been trying to add my breakfast items and have only been able to do a few. If I try to change an amount - ie it shows 1 cup and you want to change to 1 tbsp, it won't change. Also on the start page when I tried to do tracking there, it would... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
With so much talk about hot sauce, we had to taste test all the popular varieties for ourselves. We got our mouths fired up for this spicy taste test. Find out who topped our list.It’s All About SodiumHot sauce is the new ketchup. Dab a little... Read more
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