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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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
Each time I commit to a healthy lifestyle, I stick with it for a couple of weeks and then something happens. I get tired, or I feel overwhelmed so I don't concentrate on my health. I am married with 3 kids at home, I work full-time 3 rd shift and I... Read more
I recently developed aching in my pectoral muscles. It started after strength training and upping arm weights. The pain is annoying and under my arm and above my breasts. To be safe i had a breast exam (all clear) and I met with my PT and he suggeste... Read more
Okay, So Eat high Fiber, and protien However I am still Have problems being regular. I have horrible gas 29 . I hate to take anything to help me regulate because the doctor said drink plenty of water and eat high fiber. HELP...This has been going o... Read more
I have found it very helpful to put one marble in a jar or pretty container for each pound I desire to lose. Each time I lose a pound, I transfer a marble to another container beside the first. This helps me to see how far I have gone and encourages... 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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