Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. It’s something than can ha... Read more
As a society, we spend a lot of time stressing out over our stomachs. We inspect them in the mirror, crunch them into oblivion, wrap them in constrictive undergarments and gauge their size with measuring tape—all with the goal of whittling away... Read more
That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li... Read more
Some people have the time, skill and foresight to plan and prepare healthy meals, and the willpower and knowledge to make smart food choices away from home. But for many others, deciphering nutritional information and consuming the right ratio of fat... Read more
I'm thinking of doing a sugar detox to jump start my lower range of sugar intake. How long does it take to break a sugar addiction? & are there any sugar detox programs that you recommend? Thx... Read more
Sorry, sugar cannot be tracked here. A main reason is because sugar is not a required item on food labels yet so the info would be incorrect & misleading. See this FAQ for more detail:
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High insulin changes excess blood sugar into fat around the belly,and it hard to lose. It is called viseral fat. Insulin makes & keeps you fat. High blood triglycerides (fats), high sugar, high insulin & high blood pressure, and inflammation all st... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
Sugar provides such sweet memories for me. As a child growing up, my mother would often sing the Mary Poppins song A Spoonful of Sugar as she was encouraging us to do tasks and chores we did not want to do. When we had hiccups, she would offer a spoo... Read more
A new study in the journal Cell found that overeating triggers a metabolic response in the brain, even when a person hasn't gained weight. The area of the brain affected is called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate appetite, feeding behavior, en... Read more
was to the dr. on monday and he showed me the results of my recent blood tests and i was shocked at how high my blood sugar and my cholestrol have gone up in this past year. holy moly, i know i've been eating way to unhealthy but i didn't realize ho... Read more
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