''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! This article will help you figure out how to use SparkPeople’s tools just as effectively to maintain your weight as you have used them to lose that weight in the first place. Make sure you’re... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
You are such an idiot! You’re a lazy, good for nothing being. What a fat blob you are, and you’ll always be one! It’s helpless. You’ll never lose weight. Why bother trying?
Wow, pretty harsh words. Could you imagine if so... Read more
Any experienced runners have insight for me? How do you handle race week re: exercise and diet? I know it's not the time to make major changes, but do you still do your strength/cross training or add extra stretching when you're tapering? Do you watc... Read more
I do well for a couple weeks and then I have an urge to eat more than I should. I am an emotional and stress eater but things could be going well too. I have activities to distract myself and sometimes I just give in. Has this happened to any of you... Read more
While at our weekly poker game recently, I was looking at the label on a bag of Utz kettle classic sweet BBQ chips and noticed that potassium isn't listed as a nutrient. Strange, as according to the labels shown on the company's web site, most other... Read more
WHY are my supplements NOT being counted on my Nutrition 101 303 303 Panel. I take calcium, vitamin d, magnesium and fish oil all by prescription by my Doctor's orders????????????????????????????... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
If you've been in touch with diet trends over the past few years, chances are that you've heard of the Paleo diet. When you Google the word "Paleo" or "Paleo diet," you'll find thousands of blogs, recipes, articles and... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting HealthDay &nb sp; No matter your age or gender, this story likely will m... Read more
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