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
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
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
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
These days, an increasing number of health-conscious consumers are choosing to eat fish for its heart-healthy benefits. The American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish twice a week to meet their needs for omega-3 fatty acids, but how d... Read more
How easy, using my 5 lbs. free weights and using them the way I remember getting trained from years ago! Just a short amount of time and I've done my exercise for the day. I can do more exercise today if I want, but just doing SOMETHING is a great... Read more
Out to lose weight? Quite the fast food junk and try carrots and cucumber as a snack!! It's simply amazing!! Breakfast: don't get greasy mc Donald biscuits, make yourself some eggs or oatmeal. Dinner: Idk I'm kinda a hamburger helper person. Yay me!... Read more
I need motivation to eat. I was at my goal weight and this week I lost two pounds. I don't want it spiraling out of control, but I am not interested in eating. What are some tricks? I worked out, but it didn't make me hungry.... Read more
I stopped drinking diet soda (Pepsi-Dr. Pepper) to see if it helped with my weight loss. I thought it was diet with 0-0-0 so it must be okay.... I have changed my mind and only drink green tea, water, flavored sparkling water, flavored spring water... Read more
Not enough Fiber in your diet and not enough water can add up to 6lbs in your colon. Eat Oatmeal, citrus fruits, pears and beans, Remember most weight fluctuations are due to shifts in body water. Dehydration cuases headaches, cotton mouth, aches... Read more
I'm routinely asked why SparkPeople focuses so much on drinking water. The idea that you need to drink 8 glasses a day is a myth, right? Although the amount of water you should consume varies from person to person, there are a lot of reasons to mak... Read more
There’s no perfect formula for successful weight loss and maintenance. As a veteran weight-loss researcher, I’ve seen it all: people who continually struggle to shed pounds and, on the flipside, champion losers. What’s their se... Read more
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