A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... 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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The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
Going to the drug store lately can feel a little like a Saturday morning trip to the candy shop, with dozens and dozens of colorful vitamin and mineral supplements to choose from! Can’t you just sample a little bit of everything?
If you&rs... Read more
I noticed when I increase my calories from 1,800 to 2,100 my bicepts have grown larger. Mind you this is with continual weight lifting and exercising every day. This is my first time trying to maintain though. I have been overweight all my live since... Read more
I know a lot of people are looking into calculators for calories towards weight loss, but I was wondering if there are any out there to use to plug in to see how much you could eat as to not go over a certain weight range?... Read more
I am trying to find the calories in the Italian hot chocolatte called ciocolatta. I found a recipe on SP but I figure it's slimmed down and I would like to know exactly how many calories I will be drinking tomorrow when I have a hot chocolat... Read more
I need help...Last time around I exercised with the mentality "I can eat 1500 calories of fried food or 1500 vegetables, calories are calories all the same." Recently I have started eating lots of vegetables and love them! I even prefer them now over... Read more
I use too. Like a mad woman. Then I switched to counting my protein. I've noticed its easier to do, and if you eat high protein foods they are lower in calories. Just a thought for those tired of counting calories.... Read more
I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.
A couple years ba... Read more
Today in our ongoing Food on the Run series we are going to look at smart strategies in food selection the next time you select Domino's Pizza Our goal remains to recommend items around 250 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving or less. Some meal... Read more
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