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
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
There is a lot of misinformation out there about dieting and exercise. People DO want sustainable results, but many can’t judge the difference between quick fixes and the legitimate, permanent strategies for losing weight. Common... Read more
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
If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have... Read more
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can you have both a fast metabolism and a tendency to put on weight? I started tracking on here about a week and a half after I started trying to lose weight, and I feel like I'm eating so much more than recomm... Read more
I was doing some random math and noted that the percentages listed in the Daily Feedback are not correct.
For example - I am playing around with the fat percentage for a fat fast. The fat is worth 9 calories per gram, right? So if I do the math... Read more
The thought of potentially resetting my metabolism has sparked me. I would like to believe that by following it, I could give my overworked organs a rest--let's face it, they have to be taxed! Would like to hear from anyone who has followed all 3 p... Read more
I have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis. Occasionally, it may be necessary for me to go on doctor-prescribed liquid diets for anywhere from 1-4 days. During that time, I can only have broth, popsicles withou fruit, ice chips, pulp-free juice... Read more
When I spend my days doing sedentary housework, such as laundry or being in the kitchen food prepping, cooking, cleaning up and doing dishes, I don't burn a lot of calories. I'm lucky to burn 1200-1300 calories. On those days, if I don't starve mysel... Read more
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... 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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For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based... Read more
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