Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
Had some medical issues this week that have gotten me off my game. Sad that I've erased progress and feel like I'm sliding downhill. Mentally I know i have to get back in the game, trying to feel like I can engage again.... Read more
Long term goal: 155 lbs. Short term goal: 50 lbs by June. I need a buddy! It would be great to meet with this person once a week to hike or walk; generally do more active things. Also daily check-ins via text or e-mail. Montgomery County, MD.... Read more
I have received a new diagnosis that changes my ability to lose weight and the foods that are best for me to eat. When I started SP I remember putting things in like high blood pressure, etc. What can I do to add things to that area?... Read more
My short term goal Is to lose 20lbs by March, 2015. (: I'm hoping I can accomplish this, without slipping. :0 My goal altogether Is to lose 50lbs, but I will hold make on that and focus on just shedding 20lbs. (:... Read more
Diabetes in the early stages causes an increased appetite. To lower the blood glucose, the body secretes more insulin, which results in increased hunger. Headaches, muscle aches and body pains, Frequent urination, thirst & fatigue,frequent yeast & sk... Read more
I buy nut mixtures from the bulk foods section and find the salted mixtures too salty, the unsalted too bland. So, I mix 3 parts unsalted with 1 part salted. Or 1 part unsalted with 1 part cranberry/raisin/nut mixture.... Read more
Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod... Read more
Fasting has long been touted as a healthy process with many benefits such as cleaning the system, ridding the body of so-called toxins, benefiting the intestinal track, boosting metabolism, and jumpstarting weight loss. However none of these notions... Read more
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