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
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
The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure.
As useful as the scale can be, don't forg... Read more
My new gym opens this week. It's 0.8 miles from my house so I reckon if I walk there and back I won't have to do the treadmill! One interesting feature is they pay you to lose weight - up to a maximum of £45 for 10 kilo weight loss. I'm not sure abou... Read more
This plan is known as the 90 day diet or UN diet. No starving involved, you can eat everything. It is based on the principles of food combining. I have tried it before and lost 12 kg in 3 months and then another 13kg for applying general pr... 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
One of the questions that I am often asked by my patients at the Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness is this: ''Can I drink diet soda and still lose weight?'' The follow-up question is usually: ''Is it true that diet bever... Read more
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