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
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
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
Have you noticed that every magazine you pick up lately has advertisements for the many ways we can look younger than our chronological years? There are ads for injections and creams to remove our wrinkles, surgery to zap away our fat, and hair... 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 found this program quite by accident, after my husband asked me to wait a month before I joined Weight Watchers, so we could try something else. Then I found this, so I am going for it. I have planned for some time to change my eating and start e... 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
My eating program is NOT a diet. This time around I've decided to track nutrition on the SparkPeople nutrition tracker. I allow myself about 2000 calories a day, but try to stay with the recommended fat/protein/carbohydrate percentages. I lose a l... Read more
It's fun and motivating to compare your goals, fitness, and nutrition plans to other Sparkies and Spark Friends. But don't toss your program out the window for the sake of switching up to "compete" with someone else. Instead evaluate whether you're g... 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
When I was in college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I chose to major in business only after ruling out a bunch of other things. After graduation I went to work in corporate America, and quickly discovered that it just w... Read more
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