Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a... Read more
Choosing healthy foods is an important part of eating right, but cooking them in a healthful way is another huge part. For example, zucchini can take on two completely different forms when it's quickly sautéed in olive oil versus battered... Read more
The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult... Read more
I've just started the 30 Day Fit Food Challenge. There are a lot of good menu choices and I look forward to trying most of them, but I don't see any nutrition values...am I missing something?... Read more
I'm looking for some advice on how I should set my goals relative to the nutrition tracker.
About a month ago, I had my goal set moderately, to get down to 300 (a mini-goal, if you will). I lost about 10 pounds for the couple weeks I had that s... Read more
I am stumped. I have a difficult time eating 1200 calories a day which is the absolute minimum anyone should have to meet daily nutritional needs.
My problem is meeting the calorie intake that Spark People says I should have when I do my fitness... Read more
I used to have a food chart (I believe it was from the USDA but I am not sure) that listed hundreds of foods along with all of the nutritional values for each. This list could be sorted by any of this nutritional values. For instance if you clicked... Read more
I see where you can add and edit your own meals, but is there any way to rename the default meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack), or put your custom meals before and in between the defaults?... Read more
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
Okay, so I figured by now I know a little something about how to eat right, how to exercise, and how my body responds. I also think P90X taught me a lot about what works for me and what doesn't, and even though I failed miserably at P90X, I know exa... Read more
Has anyone else out there ever followed the P90X Nutrition Guide? Surely I'm not the only one! :) My husband did a couple rounds of P90X last year, but I never did any of the workouts with him except for the Ab Ripper. But I did jump on the bandw... Read more
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