SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that... Read more
An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey... Read more
I find that I eat more convent foods or nothing at all because my life is so busy. I work full time, go to school full time, and coach 3 out of 5 of my son's athletic teams. I like going to the gym, but being a single mom and doing so... Read more
So, I made a commitment approximately a year ago to get myself in better shape, mainly to feel better about myself, and to generally feel more energetic. I have finally began to feel like I'm getting into a better grove with working out regularly, b... Read more
In my first week with Spark People I'd go over on Carbs, then go over on Fats, finally I'd go over on Protein. One time my balance chart looked like a cool peace sign. (sigh) I e-mailed the Spark Coach who sent me a couple of motivational links. ---... Read more
Day 1 too many carbs. Day 2 too few but too much fat, but did better getting my calories up to goal. Checked out the stability ball core exercises and spoke about balancing other areas in my life. Yesterday seemed overwhelming on Sparkpeople. Today... Read more
I find it really hard to balance my eating. I either barley eat anything or eat absolutely everything. Ill say todays the day im going to restart this, and ill eat somthing i shouldn't and blow my whole day. Its one extreme or the other 😕... Read more
Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.andDon't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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Fiber plays an important role in your health. Most adults need to eat between 25 and 35 grams of fiber each day. (To learn more about fiber sources and health benefits, read Figuring Out the Facts on Fiber.) Despite all its health benefits, you can o... Read more
After 8 years of low carbing, I've experienced great success, a few "emotional" set backs, the carb laden foods I chose at that time I've identified as the same type of foods that my mother used to bring comfort in my early childhood, especially ice... Read more
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