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
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.
Here are the highlights:... 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
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
I'm down 30 lbs since June! I'm tacking everything religiously. I want to lose 90 lbs, but decided to break it down into "doable" steps. My first goal was set to be at 200. I made that then updated my goal weight to 175. Now my calorie goal is 12... Read more
So, I tracked that I lost weight recently and got the little message to reset things so that my recommended calorie range was up to date.
I went and reset things, but noticed that my recommended calorie range went UP instead of down. Now, I'm no... Read more
Recently I reset my goals.
Now, when I fill in my fitness tracker, it says my weekly goal is to burn 360 calories and do 180 minutes of exercise. I don't know where this goal came from; it is not correct.
How and were can I adjust the goal... Read more
I started a new job recently working with kids, and at around 6 (an hour before I'm off) we feed the kids dinner. It's your typically school "hot lunch" type stuff. The staff is able to eat with the kids if we want, and I have a few times because i... 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
You have most likely heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some research suggests breakfast is an important part of a healthy eating plan that can help you achieve and maintain your best weight. A new study suggests that... 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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