Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
There it was, posted on the SparkPeople message board: "Need encouragement for 21-day detox".
A member was feeling tired and run down. She had decided to cleanse and detox her body as well as jumpstart her weight loss program by using... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's "lifestyle” approach to weight loss, t... Read more
Full-fledged eating disorders are abnormal, disordered patterns of eating that become out-of-control. All types of eating disorders represent serious and immediate threats to the health, well-being, and happiness of the individuals caught up in them.... Read more
While talking with my client, Dana, as she walked on the treadmill in my home studio, I couldn't help feeling sad. Her usually upbeat and vibrant demeanor was missing—and had been for several weeks. "I'm so depressed," s... Read more
I need a left shoulder replacement due to bone damage by arthritis.
I have been doing water aerobics for over 5 years but I'd like to target my abdominals and core.
Many of the land exercises involve the shoulders. Wall pushups are the worst... Read more
Hello all, I have been here for a while, it is hard when I don't have anyone to be motivated with locally. Would love to workout with someone, I am married and going to be 47 years old today. I would love to be able to go to Jamaica with my husband i... Read more
I went through some old photos tonight and I can't believe how the time has passed so quickly. When I was younger I was fit and reasonably athletic. As I gained weight, there are fewer and fewer pictures of me. I look (and act) totally different now.... Read more
Cooking with Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil has no trans fatty acids. It helps with cholesterol control, help support the adult immune system and may help to contribute to a healthy gastrointestinal tract.... Read more
Pierogi's with Spinach and Feta cheese are now available by Mrs. T in the frozen aisle. 4 Pierogi are 180 calories, 1 sugar, and 31 carbs. I add a side of Green Beans and some sour cream for a great dinner. I fry them to make them crisp, but they... Read more
A recent survey of women between the ages of 25 and 45 found that 75% eat, think and behave abnormally around food. These results weren't limited to a specific ethnic or racial group, applying to most women in general. The study also found that 31%... Read more
By Amanda Greene of WomansDay.com Most of us are familiar with bloating—that uncomfortable, swollen feeling in your belly. Whether the bloating is caused by water retention, gas or constipation, you don't necessarily need to head to the pha... Read more
I was heading into day 4 of no bowel movements and my lower back was starting to suffer. I started feeling hot and uncomfortable.
Time for some laxative pills...
Last night I went to bed after taking those "gentle" pills. Around 4 am, I w... Read more
Today i signed up for the Biggest Loser Challenge. I picked my teams and now I just have to wait. I am hoping this will help me start losing weight again. The scale has not moved in 3 weeks. It is getting closer to my first 5k as well. I have to send... Read more
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