My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st... Read more
While talking with my client, Dana, as she walked on the treadmill in my home studio, I couldn't help feeling sad. Her usually upbeat and vibrant demeanor was missing—and had been for several weeks. "I'm so depressed," s... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
Vitamin E works as an antioxidant, preventing a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects on the body. Knowing that vitamin E is an important nutrient, many people take large, mega-doses of it because they beli... Read more
I created an account yesterday and purchased the Android app today. How does food tracking work? I haven't had time yet to watch videos or read much, so I probably don't understand how SparkPeople works yet. I thought the Food Tracking app would allo... Read more
I created an account yesterday and purchased the Android app today. How does food tracking work? I haven't had time yet to watch videos or read much, so I probably don't understand how SparkPeople works yet. I thought the Food Tracking app would a... Read more
How do you track food when you're not sure of the nutrition information? Usually I don't sweat this kind of stuff, but I'm worried my weight loss is slowing down and don't want to overstep my bounds.
My boyfriend and I are both a little burnt o... Read more
I have my settings adjusted so that my food tracker and fitness tracker are "communicating". I understand that this means that my range of calories consumed each day will be automatically adjusted to how many calories I burn in my fitness minutes th... Read more
Went into a deli, just wanted to get some cheese. Someone else was there being served and had several items already. I heard coughing and then a loud sneeze lady being served said that "they've been doing this since I've been here". I however got the... Read more
Calcium, Vitamin D, Omega-3s, and Fiber. Make it simple. Calcium food sources: Fat-free milk and low-fat dairy, spinach, kale, broccoli, and white beans. Vitamin D food Sources: Salmon and sardines, fortified Milk, a vitamin D supplement, eggs Omeg... Read more
I find that I love to perfect the art of making homemade soups to help me loose weight. I can make a huge pot of soup for the week and if I get tired of it I freeze it and make something else. It curbs my appetite and I can chalk it full of vitamin e... Read more
In 1997, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created a new way to look at Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) by creating the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) system. Since that time, the DRIs for essential nutrients have remained the s... Read more
By Julie Bream of Peanut Butter Fingers (JL2726)
We live in a world where the latest way to lose five pounds changes every 1.5 seconds. When I was growing up, everyone was all about eating low-fat or fat-free foods. When I entered college, the low... Read more
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