Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
Under normal circumstances, the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood rise after you eat a meal or snack. In response, the body produces a hormone called insulin, which is necessary in order for the body to convert glucose in your bloodstream into usa... Read more
Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
I'm new to this. I started on June 11th, and within a week of staying within my calorie/fat/carb/protein ranges and exercising 20-45 minutes a day, I lost 5 pounds. YAY!!!
NOW, 2 weeks after my initial weight loss, and 3-ish weeks into my new d... Read more
For a long time I have had my doubts about nutrition studies.
When I got diagnosed with diabetes I followed religiously what my doctor and nutritionist told me. Unfortunately none of it worked out. The only way I found what I could eat was to take... Read more
Can't think of a better reason for losing weight than my doctor telling me that my life depends on it. As a Crohns patient...I've got to get a handle on dropping all this weight. This is my first time with Spark and I like what is available to us. Se... Read more
This is a link to an article published on Medscapeô - you have to register, but it's free, and it's full of great info.
Nice background for cruciferous veggies...
www.medscape.com/viewarticle/822800?src=wn l_edit_medn_wir&uac=128458SR&spon... Read more
My coach always tells me that I need to find my "why". My "why" is to become a mom; I want to have a healthy baby NOW!!! The problem is that my mind is not completely set all the time. I am good M-Th, but come Friday and I am back on to enjoying m... Read more
Diabetes in the early stages causes an increased appetite. To lower the blood glucose, the body secretes more insulin, which results in increased hunger. Headaches, muscle aches and body pains, Frequent urination, thirst & fatigue,frequent yeast & sk... Read more
Simon & Schuster authors Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. shared this guest blog post, which offers tips on keeping your hunger in check. From You: On a Diet: Duct tape over your mouth isnít how your body regulates food intake. Your bod... Read more
Early last week my colleague and dailySpark.com editor Stepfanie Romine, sent me an idea for a blog about using pickle juice as a electrolyte replacement source for exercisers . She actually stumbled across the idea from one of the comments left on... Read more
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