Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
As a child, I thought of metabolism as some mysterious, magical thing that you were either born with or without. Watching the kids that seemed to live on ice cream and pizza without gaining an ounce, the adults would say, "I wish I had... Read more
As a society, we spend a lot of time stressing out over our stomachs. We inspect them in the mirror, crunch them into oblivion, wrap them in constrictive undergarments and gauge their size with measuring tape—all with the goal of whittling away... 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
I must have jump started my metabolism. I am always hungry! I had to start drinking a protein shake to help. I go over my calories but I'm still losing. It's weird though. I'll eat a 300 calorie lunch with protein and an hour later I'm hungry. 🤔... Read more
HELP Please! I don't know if its just me or this happened to anyone else--I am 10 days into the FMD. I did everything to the letter--I cooked the meals and from them, measured portions, ate at designated times, followed the phases--On August 3rd was... Read more
Eat 5 meals a day instead of 3 meals.. Every time you eat, it increases your metabolism so distributing your diet to smaller sections will help in speeding up metabolism and should get you off a plateau. Drinking water or a diet drinks like Ocean Sp... Read more
This might sound funny, but I actually have a cheer for myself that I often say in the shower. The power of positive thinking does seem to work. The cheer is:Go, metabolism, go (go, go, go)Go, metabolism, go!You know what to doYou can work it outGo,... 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
Both my husband and I have been milk drinkers our entire lives. Some of our fondest memories growing up include milk. For my husband it was spending summers working on his grandfather's dairy farm. For me it was greeting our milkman Mr. McVay eac... Read more
Need another reason to get fit? New research shows that endurance-trained athletes have a higher resting metabolism than those who don't exercise. This suggests that they burn energy faster than sedentary people even without exercising--and the dif... Read more
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