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
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, fruit should be part of any healthy diet. As a diabetes educator, some of the most frequent questions from my clients have to do with fruit. Can I still eat fruit? How much fruit should I eat? What are the b... Read more
When you have diabetes, your diet plays a key role in controlling your blood sugar levels. SparkPeople strongly encourages everyone with diabetes to meet with a Registered Dietitian or a Certified Diabetes Educator in their area. These health profess... Read more
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, American... Read more
A couple decades ago, juicing was something that only overzealously health-conscious people did. You just knew someone was into healthy living if he or she owned a juicer or drank fresh juice regularly. Today, it's much more popular. People... Read more
I've heard about the iTunes app called "Cruise Control" but want to know more about it before I shell out $5.Sounds like a cool way to sync my running playlist to my stride, but it almost sounds too cool to be true. I'm afraid it will be a disappoint... Read more
Heres the deal. I'm having to be on a new medication that has turned my metabolism inside out! Look out pb and honey on white bread...its insane. I usually have pretty good self control but this is just overwhelming. Any ideas on... Read more
Typically, I'm pretty much in control. I exercise regularly, eat a healthy breakfast, drink water (probably should drink more), rarely drink alcohol (when I do it's 1-2 tops), and when I feel myself slipping on my eating plan, return to tracking to... Read more
It seems like I never can get the right mix of vitamins and other nutrients. I am always too low on potassium and almost always high on salt. Of course there are almost an infinite number of others, but those two seem to plague me the most after ca... Read more
Last month, I joined a new gym. (So did my boyfriend, and we hope to work out together more often.) Each new member is offered one free session with a personal trainer.
The reason I wanted to join a gym is because although I exercise regularly--I... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
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