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
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
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
Don't load up on toppings or sauces. If you're really worried about your weight stay away from the scrumptious bakeries. There are also cafes in most of the Whole Foods there. NY has a law that calories must be posted for all franchises. Have fun!... Read more
Hello everyone, I don't have loads of weight to lose just a mere 5lbs. I'm off on holiday in June and I want to fit back into my holiday clothes. Here's the downfall... I work in a chippy! So temptation is there 45 hours a week ugh.... Read more
Why would my photos be loading sideways when I upload them to my spark page? This has not happened before but I was not able to load pictures today because they were being rotated. Any solution?... Read more
anyonse else noticed that all the ads are affecting the speed and convenience of using Sparkspeople? It seems like I have to wait for the ads to load every time I enter something on the screen. It takes forever to enter my food tracking because the... Read more
Quinoa is loaded with energy vitamins, high in fiber and protein and Quinoa is relatively low on the glycemic index and is a complex carb, It should help with having fewer cravings for sugary foods.Substitute quinoa in dishes that call for pasta or... 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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