We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
A good workout in the morning could prevent snacking later in the day, according to data from Loughborough University in England. Exercisers who ran for 60 minutes at about 70 percent of their top effort (70% Max Heart Rate or 7 on the RPE scale of 1... Read more
Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
So, I've done fairly well using Spark's tools. One of the things I've noticed is that I tend to be low and sometimes under the "goal" Spark set for me for my protein intake. I've read all the articles about foods high in protein or whatever. I hav... Read more
Wondering if anyone has suggestions for upping protein levels. I tend to eat meat as more of a condiment than a main course. I am usually on the low end of the recommended protein levels, or even under. Even with eggs, beans, cottage cheese, Greek yo... Read more
This is kind of a strange topic given most people join Spark People to shed the pounds through dieting, but had a few questions for people who have a very high metabolism.
First, I am very active. Bike to work 3 out of 4 days / week (16 mile rou... Read more
This is my first post here outside of the Fitness board, so I hope I've come to the right place with this question.
I understand about the importance of eating protein following strength training, in order to help the muscles repair and rebuild.... Read more
Supposed to have the Meatball Pita today but will be in car travelling to funeral for a few hours over lunchtime. Best substitute? Of course it's a very high protein lunch meal, more than all from last week. Breakfast is the biscuits and gravy (homem... Read more
According to an article in Nutrition & Metabolism they say a that four-year study concluded people on a high-protein, low-carb diet had an average decrease in A1C of 1.2% (from 8% to 6.8%) Journal of Nutrition, found that even moderate increases in p... Read more
You've counted calories and walked and walked, but your skinny jeans still don't fit. What gives? We turned to the experts for tips on how to rev up your metabolism, increase lean muscle mass and avoid eating those extra calories that end up... Read more
I have been a breakfast eater my whole life. I suppose partly because as a child, my wonderful mother got up and made me a warm breakfast to eat each morning before leaving for school. In college the Café Ole’, as we fondly referred to the cafeteria,... Read more
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