In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
Since the update to the app, the Start page on the site doesn't show total pounds lost anymore. It starts with the last weight I entered and says I've lost "0 pounds." Is there a way to get cumulative information back again?
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The calorie goal is based on the weight goal and fitness goal that you entered into your account. To get a better understanding of how the calculations are done: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit ion_articles.asp?id=1940... Read more
Hi everyone! About a year ago I started a low carb diet for an event I was participating in and lost 15 lbs in a two months. Since then, it has all been gained back and I've recently started a new journey, this time incorporating exercise. About thre... Read more
Research in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that olive oil can assist with weight loss because it increases fat metabolism where we break down body fat. The key is to ensure that olive oil is the main source of fat in the diet & in moderation... Read more
A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... Read more
Recent studies on fish oil for weight loss, fat burning and depression show that people who get the most fish oil with DHA burn more fat, have less obesity, weigh less and have less depression while dieting than those who get the least amount of f... Read more
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