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
Joined last week for work weight loss challenge. I keep telling myself that I'm ready to lose weight but I have trouble following through. The best laid plans, ya know? Work and family are both supportive. I just can't keep with it. Any suggestions?... Read more
Is anyone undecided about their goal weight? I know I want to lose but I have no idea what I look like or how I feel at any number under 215. It's been about 15 years of being overweight and 6 years at more then 255 lbs. Currently at 294.... Read more
So proud of people losing weight, but people need to remember that's just a shell. You have to work on the inside as well. The heart and how you treat people with love and kindness are just as important.... Read more
So...this is weight related to me. I just took my daughter to cheer camp and I will miss her and worry about her and I want to eat everything from everywhere! I so wish I didn't feel this way! #emotionaleater... 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
You also lose water because the drop in Insulin caused by a very-low-carb diet leads the kidneys to excrete more water, he adds. So when people give in and start eating more pasta and pizza, the water weight quickly returns."People get very disillus... 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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