If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
You know that breakfast is important, but when you're in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It's no secret that fast food isn't the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it's the only option,... Read more
When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
Calorie intake is from your food. Calories burned is a combination of your BMR (how many calories burned doing nothing) + calories you burn by exercising. If you look at the Spark report, it color-codes BMR, exercise burn, and intake.... Read more
For the better part of the year my goal has been to lower my body fat percentage. I started at 32% and I’m still 32%. My goal is to get to 29%. I’m at a healthy weight for my height. I get a physical every year and all systems are normal. I’m loo... Read more
Does anyone have any suggestions for adding more healthy fats to my diet?
I am doing pretty well with the carb & protein segments of my diet, but I am consistently low on fat. Every day the nutrition feedback tells me I am not getting enough an... Read more
That's why I'm here. I actually said those words to myself. Out loud. Now those words are my motivator. I didn't even know I felt that way. I am here to lose weight, feel better, get strong, get moving and eat healthy. It would be great to make some... Read more
McDonalds MOCHA COFFEE– 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 62 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 56 grams of sugarMc Donald's Caramel Coffee – 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 13 grams of saturated fa... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
If you've read many food labels over the past few years, you're familiar with trans fats. "No Trans Fat" is a popular slogan to help attract consumers and give them a sense that a product is healthy. We avoid trans fats because of the physical affec... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
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