Imagine a categorizing system in which numbers are assigned to foods, allowing you to more easily choose foods that curb appetite, help shed excess pounds, lower your risk for diabetes, help maintain blood sugar levels, and improve heart health. Thes... Read more
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
I saw several listings for Old dutch Butter Spindles, but I couldn't find one that included all the vitamin/nutrients, so I added it myself. However, even though 15% folate is included in the version I created, it does not show up in my nutrient cou... Read more
Good Morning Spark People!
Its a beautiful Victoria Day holiday here in Ontario Canada.
Nothing like this for motivation to get started to lose weight!
I have been toying with different ideas on how to loose weight.
I have decided to do a... Read more
I love it when something I type comes up so I don't have to complete the typing--but when it comes up with a comma in it, the "search" doesn't like it. Could you please come up with a way that leaves out the commas?... Read more
My husband recently joined SP and I am wondering if there is a way to link our food favorites? We eat a lot of the same meals and I'd like to be able to just share some of the foods instead of having to retype them. I made all my favorites available,... Read more
Lately I have been eating a lot of five bean salad. There are several good recipes on Sparkpeople already. I love eating it because it is 1. veg 2. high protein 3. easy to make 4. low fat 5. It fills you up and sticks to your ribs. 6.... Read more
A new study in The Journal of Nutrition shows that what you eat beforehand could affect the calorie burn during your workout. Women who ate a breakfast high in low-glycemic index carbs (whole grain breads, low-fat yogurt or non-instant oatmeal, for... Read more
Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans... Read more
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