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
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight?
A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev... Read more
While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr... Read more
Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu... Read more
#accountability #motivating #friendfinder #running Day 2 tracking my calories. Looking for some fun, motivating friends to keep each other going. I'm also trying to get onto running :) looking for a accountability group of friends.... Read more
On the app, does "calories remaining" refer to the amount you can consume and still meet your weight loss goal, or the amount you can consume and still break even in terms of calorie intake vs. calories burned?... Read more
I have basically fallen off my calorie count all week this week. Some days not eating enough, yesterday too much. Emotional eating. Aunt passed away this week and Father in Law in hospital. We almost lost him too. Tough week to stay on track.... Read more
My breakast this morning was only 167 calories! And I feel like I just ate so much! Egg whites, chicken sausage, string, and morning cup of coffee. And last night was the first time in a long time that I didn't have food cravings!!! #igotthis... Read more
Understanding that you can't obsess over this daily, it is nevertheless a good idea to look at this periodically to understand the relationship between things happening in your nutrition and fitness trackers. You need approximately 3500 deficit calor... Read more
I now pay more attention to what I'm eating. Reading the labels make me more aware of the differences of having "good" calories versus "empty" calories. With tracking my food intake, I am able to easily stay within my suggested calorie range and at t... Read more
In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars.
Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total... Read more
Each time I review a new restaurant for our ongoing Food on the Run or Diet Friendly Dining series, there are always comments wondering why there is so much sodium in restaurant food.
A new Annals of Internal Medicine article looking at informati... Read more
This calorie intake thing is aggravating me! First, after using this sites' suggested calorie intake, I thought I was eating way more food than I ever was to begin with, even though my lunch/dinner choices may be healthier choices at time... Read more
For the record my previous doctor was and still is a COMPLETE idiot for suggesting that I should go on a LOW CARB diet. I always knew that low carb diets are NOT good for anyone diabetic or not. So of course I found another doctor who isn't a compl... Read more
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