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
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
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
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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What do you look for when you’re checking out the nutrition facts on that macaroni and cheese box? Whether you’re one to zoom in on total calories or total carbs, you might be missing the real picture. Nutrition facts should be a part of... Read more
I try to get at least 10 mins of exercise a day with a goal of 30 mins at least 5 days a week. I prefer to workout outside even in the winter months. Some days in the winter it is a challenge to get outside due to the cold and walking conditions... Read more
Compare the size of their guts.
So, yesterday, at the family Thanksgiving feast, two of my relatives (a father and his SIL) were sitting on the couch digesting their meal. As they sat and watched the football game, they started talking about th... Read more
When I add my activities to the tracker and then check my ticker anything that goes over 2 hrs is not counted towards my monthly minutes. To get credit for it, I have to wait until the next day to add it, so now my trackers are inaccurate.... 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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