SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... 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
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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I just started here today and i was given a calorie intake of 1,200-1,550 daily to lose at least 2 pounds a week, however when i log in my food the intake they have posted for me to eat is from 1,357 - 1,707 then they start deducting from their. On m... Read more
So, it's recommended I post. Since I am on SparkPeople as an answer to my own appeal to change my life, I shall honor the recommendation. I am apprehensive. Fearful. Hopeful. Desperate for a change, and yet not motivated to do all that this chan... Read more
HI, I'm trying to up my protein intake and lower my carb and fat intake...I just find that going over a 25% protein intake seems very, very hard. I'm trying to eat as clean as I possibly can and I am sure I'm not a 100% with clean eating, but once I... Read more
Help! I'm consistently higher in fat intake and lower in protein intake than I should be. I eat eggs, chicken, lean beef, and peanut butter for most of my protein. I also eat low-fat and fat-free dairy products. How do I remedy this situation? Thanks... Read more
I'm so sick :( Pretty much my whole family is. I've been doing good staying in my calorie range though but not really eating as healthy as I have been, but I'll get right back to that as soon as I can function. I just have been drinking diet Canad... Read more
I'm an ex-vegetarian, and it is still hard for me to think of meat as an option. That meant my protein intake was usually a good 20 grams below the recommended amount. I decided to up my intake to 80-100g a day, and the awesome side effect has been a... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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