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
It’s "summertime, and the livin' is easy." But for kids, life during summer can be downright sweltering. Many activities—ball games, tennis clinics, band camp, and football training—take place during this hot season, a... Read more
When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms. But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o... Read more
Money influences countless factors in our lives, from the kind of peanut butter we buy at the grocery store to the neighborhood we live in to the friends we make. But did you know that money (and especially debt) can actually affect your health? Acco... Read more
Every pet owner knows there's nothing more heartwarming than nuzzling nose to nose with your cat or having your face covered in puppy kisses. That is, unless your beloved pet has bad breath! We take care to be conscious of our own breath when we... Read more
After 4 months of carefully tracking my calories (and starting up a new exercise regime!) I find that I have lost a total of 8 pounds out of my goal of about 20 pounds... and am now fluctuating up and down a bit.
I am eating between 1350-1520... Read more
I need help i would love to walk more and exercise more but i cant. i have had a lot of surgeries so i have gained weight... i am getting ready to have another surgery on my foot and it hurts soo bad i cant do anything. my hips back feet and tail bon... Read more
Why, oh why, is it so hard for me to celebrate a near 80 pound loss knowing I have 30 to go. Hi, folks. My name is Rachel, and I am addicted to sugar. I figure that's about the only thing I can do differently to shed this stubborn, persistant, EVIL,l... Read more
I don't want this to come across the wrong way - I used to love to read the Success stories because it motivated me, but after reading story after story I realized that eventually all the people who have lost and kept weight off had become "runners"... Read more
I'm taking a round of oral steroids because of a severe back injury flare up. The steroids are working, and things are going well. However, a side effect of these steroids is "dry mouth". I'm ALWAYS thirsty. I have been drinking gallons of water... 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
The holiday season is in full swing now! Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis. Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ... Read more
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