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
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
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
Is anyone else having a hard time loading the spark people app? Mine is loading extremly slow, and it sits blank paged for a bit b4 it loads completely Extremely frustrating when I'm trying to log #techsupport... Read more
I down loaded sparks people for my friend does any one know wlhen she does her profile it will let her do every thing but her goal weight and stops does any one know how to fix so she can continue... Read more
I made the loaded potato and buffalo chicken cassarole from sparkrecipe and I think it's good. The only thing is that I don't really care for spicy foods so next time I'm going to leave out the hot sauce.... Read more
It has been a busy morning so far. Two loads of laundry, drawers decluttered, master bath cleaned, karate class for the kiddo, post office, bank, car washed, plants watered and visited with my parents. Whew I need a nap!!!... Read more
Counting Your Carbs May Help Prevent Type 2 DiabetesWith diabetes reaching near epidemic proportions in the United States — if current trends continue, one in three Americans is expected to have the disease by 2050 —, health experts have been surveyi... 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
Recently, some of you asked about crystalline fructose, a sweetener that is used in plenty of drinks, even some that call themselves "health drinks." We decided to do some research into this corn-based sweetener to help you better understan... Read more
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