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
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Use this short workout to tone your butt and thighs with... Read more
I tend to have a hard time balancing my snacks and meals. I am way too strict for breakfast and lunch and then have a lot of calories for dinner (which is ok since my husband likes a big dinner), but I know that's not great for my success. I have n... Read more
I am presenting a speech on balanced diet for my Toastmasters club. It will be a five to seven minute speech on the importance of a balanced diet. I wish to present some basic information about macronutrients and micronutrients and their roles in the... Read more
I've had to go back to work somewhat recently. For me it was not the choice I wanted to chose, because I absolutely love be "home" with my kids, teaching, playing and taking them new places...It was a absolute necessity.
I work 3 days a week 7:... Read more
You know those ladies, who look like a perfect size 8 or 0, who watch over what they eat like a hawk, with no allowances of treats : just to look perfect.
I don't know about you, but it's a price that I'm not willing to pay. I MUST have my occas... 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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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
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