The humble soybean has come a long way. Today, soy is everywhere and in every possible form—beans, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese, flour, tofu, tempeh, and “meat” analogs, to name a few. You can eat soy alone, cooked, or combined with o... Read more
One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Do you fear that you are eating too much for your body size or fitness level? Have you found yourself wondering how many calories you should be eating to lose weight?
While determining how many calories each individual should eat for successful... Read more
Do you fear that your recommended calorie range is too high? Are you consistently eating fewer calories than your SparkPeople plan advises? Have you found yourself wondering how we determined the exact number of calories that is right for you?
W... Read more
The people that I work with are all very intelligent, well educated people. But some of them are as dumb as a box of hair when it comes to diet and nutrition!
One lady was telling me about this great diet that she has started. You eliminate cert... Read more
As a breastfeeding mother I discovered it was very hard to loose weight. I realized that I was not eating enough. To balance your diet needs, log breastfeeding as a cardio exercise on your fitness page! Make sure you add the calories you burn breastf... Read more
When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le... Read more
It’s a well-known fact that carrots are good for your eyesight, but did you know there are several nutrients that can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life? A healthy diet may help reduce the risk of vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma... Read more
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