If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
If you've ever scratched your arm or leg and left a trail of white flakes (who hasn't?), then you’ve seen the effects of dry skin. While uncomfortable, dry skin usually isn’t "serious," but it can make a formerly-smooth... Read more
Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below... 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
The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... Read more
I am going back eating 1250 calories. I am eat and exercise like I was. Because I gain weight back after I when by the calories that sparkpeople.com said to eat. I doing this to lose weight not to gain weight
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I am 53 years old and having my 35th high school reunion in August. I live in Texas so it will be really hot by then I want to attend and feel good about myself not fat, hot and depressed. I need to lose about 65 pounds to be ideal but I will be sati... Read more
I'm getting really fed up with all of this fat bias. I KNOW that being overweight is correlated with a bunch different diseases. I KNOW that I should lose weight to help with my aches and pains. I KNOW ALL OF THESE THINGS. It's impossible for me NOT... Read more
Hello to my new family of supporters. I have just started with sparks people and I am excited. I have really gotten pumped up. I am in my second day. I have hit all my goals. I think the site is amazing. I have decided that I want to be healthy so I... Read more
I am SOOO not pregnant, but someone asked me if I was today. I have been working so hard to get healthy; it is so discouraging to be asked this. I have been eating well, working out hard 4 days a week, I have lost 16lbs since I started this, but st... Read more
FAT FREE COFFEE MATE contains corn syrup solids and oils (partially hydrogenated coconut and palm kernel or hydrogenated soybean....think about your arteries every time......enjoy skim milk in your coffee instead. Hydrogenated oils are silent killer... Read more
I use Pandora on my smartphone. That way, I can check emails and text messages while I'm walking. I feel productive, and get my walk in at the same time! I also love a new app that tracks your time/mileage by using GPS! I was amazed that it even... Read more
It's not just the ghouls and ghosts causing a scare on Halloween — how about the mountains of treats handed out to kids by friends and neighbors? Some treats are worse than others — these are the ones that I pick out of my kiddos'... Read more
With the massive peanut butter recall going on, we thought it would be a great time to explore some of the alternatives out there. I've seen other food bloggers rave about Barney Butter, so we requested some to try. Barney Butter is an almond butter... Read more
Red palm oil likely helped me lose weight this week too.
I just started using raw red palm oil this last week (don't used processed). It's fascinating. It looks a bit like baked sweet potato (the inside part), but melts in your hand when you touch... Read more
Tonight I saw this amazing short video tonight of an orangutan asking for our help. You see, these extraordinary orange apes are highly endangered because the palm oil in so many of our junk foods and other products. The peanut butter, the Oreo coo... Read more
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