In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... 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’s dinner time again and all of your tried and true recipes your family loves call for cups of oil, sticks of butter, and several ounces of whole milk. But you have the solution – smart substitutions.
For starters... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
Evidence suggests that on February 14, 269 A.D., Valentine was martyred for secretly marrying countless couples and bringing together true love. Legend has it that the emperor of the time, Claudius II, believed that marriage weakened his army and... Read more
Broke the back of my kneecap off in Nov, and put on 56lbs before my op in May. Now I've been told I need to lose the 56 to take the pressure of the joint as it's really painful. Anyone else with injury/disability/medical reasons to buddy up?... Read more
I'm keeping calories, & fats in check, but am having issues with keeping my carbs and proteins at recommended numbers, they tend to be high especially my protein. Any suggestions on how to balance this? I love eating my wild game / fish along with my... Read more
Confession: for 2-3 wks I have taken a step back: drinking soda, coffee, ate junk food you get the hint lol. Well..I told my self no more excuses I getting back in the habit and went to the gym. Stepped on the scale. HOW I LOSE 1.5LBS. Dnt make sense... Read more
I'm back on the wagon, and I need buddies who plan to keep going for the next year. I've got 100+ lbs to lose but a strong desire to be active. Karate, scouts, swimming, hubby, two young sons, and a dog. I need help with night eating!... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
I was minding my own business the other day, checking out some of my favorite health and fitness blogs when I stumbled upon a link to a blog post called "Where's the Fat?" by Mark Sisson. I was immediately intrigued."I’ve always been puzzled over the... Read more
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