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
You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
This is kind of a silly question but i just dont get it.I have read many sites about how many calories to eat and if you burn 500 more calories than you eat youll loose a lbs a week. I am getting married in a couple weeks and id like to loose 7 lbs.... Read more
So every night i have had a big bowl of ice cream = 300-400 calories its been a habit from recovery since last july its a habit. Will cutting out processed sugar show a decrease in weight quick? I think since ive been eating this much sugar and carby... Read more
I used to lose track of how much water I drank throughout the day. So now I take four 16 oz. bottles of water and mark the caps: 2, 4, 6, and 8. If I make green tea, I just use some of the water from my marked bottles. This has helped me a lot.... Read more
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD BE COUNTING BESIDES CALORIES & CARBS AND HOW MUCH IS THE RECOMENDED DAILY INTAKE OF BETWEEN 2000 AND 1500 CALORIES PER DAYALSO WHAT FOODS BURN CALORIES AND WHAT FOODS ARE BAD FOR YOU... Read more
Consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, while aiming at a goal of 1,500 mg sodium for health. Heart Issues, Blood Pressure, Meniere's, and other salt inhibited disorders are all welcome!... 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
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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