Welcome to SparkPeople! Hopefully your program is off to a smooth start, and you’re happy with your progress so far. But for others who aren’t seeing results yet, it’s been a little more frustrating. Many dieters tend to make simila... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure.
As useful as the scale can be, don't forg... Read more
The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... Read more
Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
Week 1 weigh in, 8.5 lb down! It may be water weight, but I'll take it! I'm more motivated than ever. Following my food plan to the letter. Walking 10,000+ steps a day, too. Feeling good! Gotta keep this up. :-)... Read more
Filtered Water, Diet tonic water, Unflavoured mineral or soda water, tea or coffee, Diet Cranberry Juice, diet cocoa. Drink plenty of sugar-free drinks if blood glucose levels are high. Water is the best thirst quencher..diabetics need to stay hydrat... Read more
There were lots of foods and drinks that came quite easy for me to give up when I started this journey, with one exception--DIET COKE. I had always been a big fan of diet drinks from way back in the days when TAB and Fresca were considered the quinte... Read more
Adding more vegetables to your diet is a great way to lose weight—but not if you sauté those veggies in butter or oil. Remember: Just one tablespoon of butter or oil has 120 calories. Sauté your veggies in water instead and you co... Read more
I forgot to pack my lunch today, so I am reduced to the coffee and water diet. I have some granola bars in my desk and I will be walking over to the Culinary School for a 1/2 sandwich for lunch. I am missing my cabbage soup! Oh well. I will eat i... Read more
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