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 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
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
if I'm supposed to eat about 1200 calories to lose the weight and then I work out and burn 350 calories why would I need to increase my calorie intake to make up for it? Don't I need to have a calorie deficit to lose weight?... Read more
Did you maybe revise your details? Like you current weight? Or did you log exercise? You calorie intake allowance will go up on spark if you log any activity.
Also, lets be friends:) We are both 27 and our tickers show the same starting and goal... Read more
My baby is 14 months, eating well, but still a fair number of breast feeds, no formula.
I am eating lower carb and since I want to drop weight, lowered calories from usual. Around 1400-1500, net carbs around 120g
I am eating plenty of fats... Read more
Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram. But not all fat, carbs, and protein are created equal. There are healthier and less healthy choices within each macronutrient. Ex. unsaturated vs saturated fat... 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 cou... Read more
Our almost fifteen-year-old son loves technology and playing his variety of video gaming platforms. With occasional encouragement from mom and dad, he balances his screen time with other activities such as reading, drawing, practicing his instrume... Read more
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