It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... Read more
I've done it before, I lost 60 pounds, but that as several years ago and college has taken its toll on me with stress and everything. I'm having trouble not giving into cravings, snacking mindlessly at night, etc. I don't seem to have the motivation... Read more
Can anyone recommend a brand of protein bars? I looked at a few in the healthfood store but the labelling was very confusing that I am pursuaded to simply make my own. Any recommendations?... Read more
Hi I am Gwen and I do need some encouragement in making my eating choices better for my life.
I live in a wheelchair so I am limited with exercises I can do but I can do the bicycle exercise laying in bed and also I can do sit ups.
I am so glad t... Read more
Sweets are my downfall. If I have one jellybean (or any other favorite sweet), I want the whole bag. I find that if I stick to a high protein diet, I do not crave sweets often. Wasabi Soy Almonds are my saving grace for snacks.... Read more
Eat a low carb, high protein diet everyday. Allow yourself a splurge meal once a week. Stay active on at least 20 minutes of cardio daily. So far, I have lost 50 pounds since October by following this lifestyle change.... Read more
If you’re someone who’s watching what you eat for weight loss or better health, you probably believe that obesity is caused by eating more calories than you expend each day. And that keeping fat intake—especially saturated fat—relatively low and carb... Read more
Approximately 45 million people attempt to lose weight each year using a variety of dieting approaches. Although most diet plans use the general weight loss formula of calories in versus calories out, exactly how they use and apply that formula can v... Read more
So I did almost 3 full days of liquids. I do think it shrank my stomach some, but maybe not as much as I'd hoped. I ate horrible yesterday. My boyfriend Bryan came over and we had lots of breakfast stuff from McDonald's. But I figure just one day...... Read more
i recently entered a weight loss challenge. For this challenge i was told to consume 142 g of protein and stay between 1700-1800 calories. It seems like all I do is eat protein...is that safe???... Read more
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