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
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
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
I know that weight gain doesn't happen the minute you eat too much food but when do you know the weight gain on the scale is fat and not water? I have CHF so I'm supposed to watch out for water gain but if I've been naughty about my eating how can I... Read more
Thanksgiving weekend over, did ok and didn't overeat although I did have some of everything including pie. Stepped on scale today to "access the damage" and get back on track. Surprise! I Lost 5 lbs but feeling fat and bloated as if I Gained inst... Read more
I have lost 15-20 lbs total this year (on and off again though). I am 25 yrs old, F, 5'3'' and currently at 109 lbs and 23% BF. I generally eat healthy with some not so healthy foods thrown in.
I was told recently by my friend's brother (who is... Read more
I'm in the home stretch of my weight loss with about 25 pounds to go until I reach my ideal weight. I really want to focus on losing as much body fat as possible, while maintaining my current muscle and getting a lot more toned. How do you do this? I... Read more
I just want to start by stating a few things:
1 ) I personally eat low carb, but this thread has nothing to do with that. I am not looking to debate IF low fat is healthy, but instead hoping to focus on what is GOOD about it.
2 ) We may di... Read more
Food with trans fat is not safe even if it contains partially hydrogenated oil. Trans fat hides in fried foods & processed convenience goods such as cookies, crackers, doughnuts, & snack cakes. Eliminate trans fat from your meals and snacks to lower... 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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