Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Dating isn’t easy. In the beginning stages, deciding what to wear, where to go, and whether you should or shouldn't kiss can be stressful. Then, once you start to get more serious, you have big decisions to make, such as whether to be exclu... 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
Your immune system is important. Very much like your own personal army, it guards your body against attacks from invaders (like bacteria, fungi, and viruses), defending against infections and several kinds of cancer. And it’s smart, too, often... Read more
Hi! I do not have a surgery date set yet I am in the process of the work up and have done most of the testing required for getting the gastric sleeve done. I just start to second guess myself. I have battled weight most of my adult life up and down.... Read more
I'm new to Sparkle People. I have knee surgery coming up in 2 weeks, a wedding the first of June and badly need to lose weight. Thought i would try this. Have been able to stay under 1200 calories until today and had Captain D's 4 pieces of fish ! Wo... Read more
So, I have some oral surgery coming up in less than 3 weeks, and I want to make sure I am getting all my calories in, and am going to try for all my macros as well... any suggestions for shakes, smoothies, etc that TASTE GOOD. Meaning: are healthy...... Read more
I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at... Read more
Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt... Read more
We all have parts of our bodies we wish we could change, especially woman, who seem to be particularly hard on themselves. I don't know anyone who thinks they look completely perfect. I'd love to have a flatter stomach and no cellulite on my thighs... Read more
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