We've all seen the flashy cans of energy drinks crowding the shelves at gas stations and grocery stores. From students to sports stars, it seems like everyone has used an energy supplement to up their game at some point. But what exactly puts the... Read more
Think you've seen it all when it comes to healthy breakfasts? Think again! If your mornings are filled with oatmeal and cold cereal because you're short on time, try some of these breakfast ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're... Read more
As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone up, fed, dressed and out the door takes precision timing and a level of organization that most businesses couldn’t match. And while I insist my children have... Read more
7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake.
7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed.
8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic.
2:30 p.m.:... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
I am so discouraged this morning. I have stayed under my maximum allowed calories all week and excercised three times this week!!! Why did I gain weight? This is the very first week and I gain!?!??... Read more
I am at 140lbs and need to lose it, I used to be 115lbs and I used to feel a whole lot better.
I am vegetarian (but no egg and very little dairy) and I have knee issues and athsma so I find it hard to workout. HELP!... Read more
I am excited to start the Jillian Michaels 30 - day beginner shred program. I added it as an add - on to my amazon.com order today . It caught my eye since it is gentle on the knees and it doesn't come w a crazy diet plan. One thing at a time!... Read more
I am the same way :( This time around instead of grabbing the wrong things I emotionally eat a ton of fruit, nuts and yogurt. I found I don't eat as much because the nuts make me full but have tricked my brain into thinking I have followed my pattern... Read more
Silymarin, milk thistle, is an herb that strengthens the liver. I use this, when I can get it, anytime I am losing weight. Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins, which are often stored in body tissues including fats.10... Read more
I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pou... Read more
It seems that McDonald's and Starbucks have entered a breakfast war. Starbucks previously launched a line of breakfast items and is currently running a "meal deal" with a 'tall' (small) latte and an oatmeal or breakfast sandwich for one stop breakfas... Read more
Editor's note: Is breakfast the most important meal of the day for you? It should be! We had the opportunity to chat with Ellie Krieger about how to fit this crucial meal into your daily routine. dailySpark: Everyone always says that breakfa... Read more
Hope everyone has been enjoying Spring!
As most of you know, in addition to thyroid challenges, I've been having problems with pre-diabetes levels of blood sugar, resulting in a small retinal hematoma and a small cataract in on... Read more
hi everybody! hope you all have a great Monday. I wanted to pass on a couple recent experiences--the first is with milk thistle.
milk thistle is a time honored herbal remedy particularly for liver problems. it is one of the few herbal remedys... Read more
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