Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... 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
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
I have been tracking pretty faithfully for the last two months or so. I have found that I never meet my protein goals. Being a vegetarian I know this is important. The problem I am finding is that to get my protein it tends to add fat and or carb... Read more
You should eat within the recommended ranges for all the macronutrients (protein, fat, carbs) and calories given. If you eat too little, you will be fatigued and lose muscle along with fat because your body is trying to get fuel from wherever it can.... Read more
Well I signed up in June, but this is my first post. I have been 20 pounds over weight for years. Now I am 30 pounds over my goal. Since last spring I have been putting weight on. No matter what I do I cannot drop a pound. I have been very tired... Read more
I'm finding that when I get enough protein for the day (60+ grams) I wind up with too little fiber... whereas if I have the right amount of fiber, I don't have enough protein. That's because getting enough fiber means eating vegetarian meals (salad... Read more
Just watched a dvd about making sure you eat enough fiber....it recommended having at least 35 grams of fiber per day. It said we don't eat nearly enough fiber and if you do at least that amount daily you will lose ten times that in calories so eati... Read more
To boost fiber intake, try fiber gummies! They have 1g more fiber than powdered mixes, and are a treat-y way to take fiber. Stroehmann's also makes a double-fiber bread, which packs in 50% of your daily fiber in 2 slices!... Read more
Munching MisstepsYou watch what you eat and feel pretty savvy about nutrition. But as you’re racing from one chore to the next, it’s easy to skimp on certain nutrients and overdose on others. The good news: “There’s no food o... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
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