If you're trying to lighten your caloric load or lose weight, are you destined to days of tasteless cookies, or—worse—a life without sweets and treats?
Of course not! There are plenty of ways you can substitute lower-calorie ingr... Read more
What brought you to SparkPeople? Maybe you were on the hunt for weight loss tips, nutritious recipes for your family, motivation from a supportive community—or all of the above. Whatever your goals, they probably fell into the bucket... Read more
One of the best things about supermarkets can also be the most confusing: all the choices! When walking from aisle to aisle, it can be overwhelming to look at all the products in each section. Just think of all the choices when you’re looking a... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
These days, many people live and die by the numbers churned out on their heart rate monitors or fitness devices, analyzing how long their heart rate stayed in the cardio zone versus the fat-burning zone to define the quality of their exercise program... Read more
Feeling good. Before dinner I made sure I got my exercise in (45 minutes on the bike) and we went to dinner at Red Robin. I really wanted the Black and Bleu burger... but got the cobb salad instead. Not the same, but within my limits!... Read more
I am so frustrated. My bad cholesterol went from 108 to 130. I've done EVERYTHING I was told to get it down. Dr lectured me on what I shouldn't eat. He does not believe I do NOT eat all of that.#dontknowwhattodo... Read more
Blueberries are antioxidanst that help protect against heart disease and cancer.They also contain ellagic acid, which blocks metabolic pathways that can lead to cancer. They prevent free radical damage to cells& tissues. Cherries have been shown to... Read more
I have found that using Coconut Oil as a spread and in cooking is a great way to lose weight. Although it's a saturated fat, it's different because it's a medium chain fatty acid. The main and most beneficial ingredient is Lauric Acid which is actu... Read more
Fibromyalgia is an often painful and lonely experience; and we hope that having friends makes things a little easier and life seem a little better. Please join us in encouraging one another... Read more
A parody, to the tune of Hey, Jude. Hey you, I know it’s bad,You’ll have to get strong to make it better,Remember to always lead with your heart,Then you can start to make it better.Hey you, don't be dismayed,Your body&rsq... Read more
It’s pretty clear that progress towards any important goal goes a lot better when you can maintain a positive state of mind. Positive goals, positive (but realistic) expectations, and positive self-talk all help us stay motivated and survive th... Read more
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