Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD... Read more
Couldn’t all of us use a little motivation from time to time? Recently, one member inspired everyone here at SparkPeople, and we think her story can help you too. Donna (DONNA999) may be several pounds away from her goal, but as a busy moth... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
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
So, you don't just want to lose weight, you want to lose the extra weight forever. Ta-ta. Sayonara. Good riddance. While losing weight does take focus and dedication, it's important to remember that losing weight isn't really a start-and-... Read more
Went into a deli, just wanted to get some cheese. Someone else was there being served and had several items already. I heard coughing and then a loud sneeze lady being served said that "they've been doing this since I've been here". I however got the... Read more
Okay, so in an effort (that has been largely successful) to break my addiction to sugar, I have become seriously addicted to Healthy Choice fudge bars. Over the past two years they have been my go to daily treat ... no sugar and low enough in calorie... Read more
I was about to exercise but I was tempted by an Asian salad instead. Julienned cucumber, carrots, shredded thai basil and torn mint leaves with a special sauce (I don't know what's in the sauce but it's virtually fat free) and topped with ground pean... Read more
I was just now nearly finished tracking my foods for tomorrow (3-12) carefully entering each meal; suddenly it all 'went away' and something I did NOT want appeared ........... numerous foods in pale blue and I can't get back to where I was and I put... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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When people want to loose weight they keep a food journal. When strength training you should keep a journal too. Write down all exercises you do, how many reps and sets, and what weight you are using. When you can do 12 to 15 reps increase your weigh... Read more
We know that tracking your food leads to better weight loss, and these days, there is no shortage of ways to do it: keeping a paper log, tracking your calories and nutrients at SparkPeople.com, using a mobile app on your Smartphone, or a combination... Read more
Many of us have come to appreciate one of the most valuable tools in our arsenal to lose weight and reclaim our health and that is by keeping a food journal. Tracking calories and nutrients allows us to become more aware of our food intake, portions,... Read more
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