SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
Since you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you have hopefully started learning how various foods and beverages affect your blood sugar. But what about alcohol? How does it affect your blood sugar and how do you account for it when planning meals... Read more
If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
In today’s society, most of us can’t avoid stress. But we can learn to behave in ways that lesson its effects. Researchers have identified a number of factors that affect one’s vulnerability to stress- among them are eating and slee... Read more
Hello my name is Jill. I am 27 years old and I live in Raleigh, NC. I started my weight loss journey in 2011. Since then I have lost about 100 lbs. Over the past few months I have not been able to lose anything. I am very frustrated by my platea... Read more
I am a special education teacher. I have lost 80 pounds, but somehow when I changed jobs and moved, I have gained 18 pounds. This is it;enough! I got so depressed because I can't wear a lot of my cute clothes. So I have started my journey.... Read more
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
Diuretics used for high blood pressure, water pills, can also raise blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. Some anti-depressants may raise or lower blood sugar.Your blood sugar rises as your body works to fight off an illness. Drink water and other... Read more
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol. It is approved as a dental supplement, helping to prevent cavities. It has about 1/3 of the calories of sugar and it’s sweetness is almost identical - spoon for spoon – to sugar. It may have a laxative effect – start slo... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
The wassailers arrived on stage during the local production of the Boar’s Head Yule Log Festival. Their voices boomed, yet blended beautifully.Here we come a-wassailingAmong the leaves so green;Here we come a-wand'ringSo fair to be se... Read more
11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters from Fit SugarHigh Fiber Foods: 7 Surprising Sources from Huffington Post4 Ways Alcohol Hurts Your Fitness Goals from Fit Bottomed GirlsHow to Change Fat Bias from Diet BlogCool Off With 4 DIY Desserts For Hot... Read more
I thought I had found a mini-nirvana with the crunchy peanut butter ThinkThin bars that include zero sugar but do include sugar alcohol. As it turns out, the sugar alcohol can be considered to be an additive or artificial sugar (and I don't do arti... Read more
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