Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh,... Read more
Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di... 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
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
I'm dieting but my friends are not! Help! I don't want to insult my friend, but when we hang out I always overeat. I know if I said no, they would still be my friend, but I feel bad, then overeat and then feel worse. Any advice?... Read more
I basically dieted my whole life, but I have never tried any diet fads. I count my calories and eat healthier and exercise more, and that has always worked. I start "dieting" around the period of spring to summer and sometimes eve... Read more
Eat 5 meals a day instead of 3 meals.. Every time you eat, it increases your metabolism so distributing your diet to smaller sections will help in speeding up metabolism and should get you off a plateau. Drinking water or a diet drinks like Ocean Sp... Read more
ADD TO rather than Take Away. Gradually add water to your diet, and build on that, rather than intentionally trying to drink less soda or juice. If you're drniking more water, you will automatically drink less juice and soda, and you'll prevent yours... Read more
I’ve gotten a lot of SparkMail asking about how I got started on my weight-loss journey and how I’ve come to lose so much weight without surgery. I've been reflecting a lot lately about what got me started and how I've stayed on t... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
Before SparkPeople, I used to have what I now call the "last supper mentality," as in swearing off a certain food and recommitting to a "diet" after one last hurrah, aka a binge. The last supper mentality is... Read more
What happened! My scale must be stuck....each weigh-in expecting "some" result. I know, be patient, I tell myself. I began drinking more water. Love those snapples and that ice cold sweet tea in the summer. Once I replaced these wit... Read more
Having a sore throat and it being so hot in Miami helps me drink more water. Every day I drink way more than eight glasses of water and it had curved my diet. Sometimes I do feel hungry but I just drink some water and I'm good for a couple of h... Read more
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