One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here&r... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
It's great to have support on here but it's better, even when one of your best friends live in another part of the country. One of my best friends joined sp today and it's like we are back together, being accountable:-) love it!!!... Read more
Good morning everyone. I'm returning to Spark People after about 2 years. I can honestly say the food tracker and activity log helped me lose 30lbs but unfortunately, I've gained it all back:-( Looking for motivation and tips to get back on track.... Read more
Feeling so much better! I have been off work for three weeks, was hospitalized for 7 days and I am so sick of being sick. Being a nurse I don't take to being ill very well. It was hard to let others care for for me when I couldn't. my coworkers rock!... Read more
The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is... Read more
A switch to polyunsaturated fats can possibly lead to lower levels of body inflamation and less build up of plaque in the arteries. The foods with the most saturated fat are butter, cream, and cheese. Coconut and palm oils are largely saturated. Too... Read more
The Official SP Team for Florida. Join us and meet other Floridians who want to have fun, stay fit, and be healthy. Keep Florida one of the best state teams by joining our team challenges and goals.... Read more
A parody, to the tune of Hey, Jude. Hey you, I know it’s bad,You’ll have to get strong to make it better,Remember to always lead with your heart,Then you can start to make it better.Hey you, don't be dismayed,Your body&rsq... Read more
The first United States vending machines were installed on New York City elevated platforms in 1888 to sell Tutti-Frutti gum. Shortly thereafter coin-operated gumball machines became popular as well. Sodas began being dispensed into cups via vending... Read more
Here's a site that where the author doesn't believe Atkins is good for you (of course like most, he clearly hasn't read the book), but it is clear that saturated fat is NOT the problem and maybe the solution. You may find this an interesting read, it... Read more
Doc Mercola hits on a wonderful truth that I've known about for a long time but humbly admit have not always followed because I too have gotten caught up by the influence of the "fat is bad" mantra that is stealing our health. I have been avoiding ea... Read more
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