Late-night dining on spicy wings and greasy fries can turn even the most tolerant tummy into a tumultuous tyrant. On occasion, everyone experiences heartburn following a large, rich meal. But when the occasional discomfort turns into an ongoing... Read more
For many of us, heartburn is an all-too-familiar sensation: a burning in your chest, throat and stomach. Sometimes called "acid indigestion," it occurs when stomach acid comes up from the stomach and into the throat. While certain foo... Read more
The next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Having fallen in and out of favor with nutrition experts, you’d think the fragile egg would be broken and beaten by now. Luckily, its ego isn’t nearly as vulnerable as its shell. Oblivious to the attempts to separate the egg from its well... Read more
I will be traveling to Costa Rica in August of 2014 for 10 days to volunteer on a wildlife research project through Earthwatch. I've been with Earthwatch once before (to Nova Scotia) and had a great time.
When it comes to traveling outside of t... Read more
Hi I just got back on spark and I'm trying to lose 8lbs that I have gained over the course of a year. I've been at it since sept. I am 5'3 138 trying to get to 130. I eat very clean,exercise 5x a week with cardio and weights. The problem is I only ea... Read more
I've noticed through my time on SP that when I track my food constantly, I have a tendency to eat more. It's like I'm always thinking about food! I did an experiment where I did not track for a few days, and just took mental notes of what I was eatin... Read more
Yesterday I was invited by an old work mate to join her and her children for pizza at a kids eat for free night. I also had some running around to do, which involved going to Walmart. This is where my first mistake happened. I ended up buying a can o... Read more
I have lost almost 30 pounds so far, but the calorie range that was set on my nutrition tracker when I first started is still the same. Does this update automatically as I lose weight, or do I need to figure out a new calorie range for myself and up... Read more
Journal! Journal! Journal! I find that journaling every morsel of food makes me more aware of the number of calories I'm eating and it makes me think twice before I snack on "just one" cookie. 4... Read more
Eating dinner as a family is very important to me. I grew up in a home where we sat down for dinner together for dinner, and I've carried that tradition on to my own family. I also grew up in a house where the food was left on the stove, you served... Read more
As we seek to make our diet our own, success many times comes after trying a variety of approaches and tools. There are many tools intended to help people balance their energy in, energy out equation. Tachometers and clocks on work out equipment help... Read more
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