Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... 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
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
I started my diet today. Did my exercise, ate my 3 meals and drunk 3 bottles of water so far. Only 1305 calories total. Haven't eaten anything sweet today and my head hurts. It always does when I crave sweet, but I don't need it. What to do?... Read more
Diet impacts weight loss more, but being consistent with exercise is important, too. Find activities you love, so you'll stick with it. Learn to see non-scale victories (my pants are looser, my arms have definition, etc) instead of focusing on the #.... Read more
If your "normal" diet (before change) was a lot more calories than your present (post change) diet, your body will probably feel weak because you're not giving it as much fuel as its used to getting. Try backing off cals slowly instead of drastically... Read more
New to Spark People. But not new to dieting. Can't think of one I have not tried. I like to eat healthy but because of my sedentary job and I believe age and genetics, I have struggled with my weight, on a roller coaster, for the past ten years. I wa... Read more
A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
I first read about the 17-Day Diet at the start of the year. It was promoted as a way to lose weight put on over the holidays. Now that swimsuit season is just around the corner, it has hit the promotional circuit again.
Dr. Mike Moreno's best sel... Read more
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