So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
Do you struggle with cravings and wish you had the will power to cut out certain foods completely? When we work toward a healthy diet, so many of us think that making a list of food culprits and calling them off-limits will help us to succeed. H... Read more
If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
Had a rough day yesterday. Lots of high calorie foods,didn't log them all,and didn't get any additional movement outside of work. But ya know what? It's a new day,and I'm going to make it wonderful!... Read more
Binged on junk food after doing so well all day π’π’π’πππππππ so disappointed. Can't understand why I can't get grip and resist the urge to eat way too much. Portion control is my biggest challenge #panicbutton #motivation... Read more
I just started this- I was a BIG TIME junk food eater, like cheesecake for dinner. Everyone tells each other don't have so much as a donut.I heard you can't give up your favorites completely. Down 2 lbs but having 4 day withdrawal lol.
Feedback???... Read more
Drink coffee which improves mood, increase your vitamin B complex and B12, eat high protein foods which have amino acids in them that tell the brain to feel good. Foods high in fiber such as beans, oats, brown rice, apples, fruits & vegetables will a... Read more
Some Veggies high in protein are asparagus, brocolli, brussel sprouts, Dandelion greens, califlower, pumpkin, mushrooms, sweey potato or yam. Beans such as mung beans, kidney beans, lentils, black beans, navy and pinto beans AND BROWN RICE. Include... Read more
Out of all the nutrients, protein arguably gets the most attention—and for good reason. It's pretty powerful stuff. Its most important job is building and repairing muscles, which is why athletes and bodybuilders are so adamant about g... Read more
If you read the headline and exuberantly tore open this blog post hoping to see wine and chocolate on the list, you are out of luck. No need to despair, though. The great news is, whether you are a committed healthy eater or just trying to add a few... Read more
Some days, especially when I'm eating a LOT of fruits and veggies, I really don't get enough protein!
I am allergic to soy, so NO SOY for me!
Here is a list I'm working on:
Mootopia Skim Milk, 1 cup: 12g protein, 90 calories
1 Large Egg: 6... Read more
I just posted this and thought I would share...notice the GREEN teeth..
"One of the most remarkable nutritional aspects of micro algae is its high content of usable proteinranging from 50% to 70%! This is a far higher percentage than the choice... Read more
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