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
Your body breaks down the food you eat into a type of sugar called glucose. After you eat a meal or snack, that glucose makes its way into the bloodstream, causing the level of sugar in your blood to increase. Your pancreas responds by releasing the... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Meghan (34) and I am a single mother to an amazing little boy. Currently I am working on my Master's full time, so I am able to really start working out more. I am really looking for friends to motive me and vice versa. :)... Read more
Hey fellow Sparkers, I am looking for buddies to connect with who can help me stay accountable to my fitness goals. Anyone interested in partnering with me to do 30-minutes of exercise each day? We could encourage one another!... Read more
by my dietitian's orders, i'm supposed to be eating low sugar fruit - aka - berries a couple of times a week. I'll see what I can afford the next time I make it to the store. anyways.
what is your favorite low sugar fruit?... 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
The next step in mastering sabotaging thoughts is to identify the category of thinking mistakes they fall into. I have several types of thinking mistakes.
#3 Overly Positive Fortune Telling (is that really likely?)
* I'll do better tomorrow... Read more
For as long as I can remember, I have reacted to some foods differently than most people do.
I could never drink regular coffee without getting heart palpitations. If I had more than one cup, I would feel light-headed and my heart would start t... Read more
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