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
would love to get some ideas! I am struggling today after 7 weeks of being completely on program. I know it's probably a good thing as THIS is what I need to learn to deal with to be successful in this journey. I know this is normal, but #@$@ wh... Read more
today is the 4th day of cleaning room to room. painting what needs painted and organizing things that I have accumulated.. I think I have used every muscle in my body and at the end of the day I am tired. lol. still eating good food too. keeping my g... Read more
I am just a university student trying to loss weight to become healthy again. I saw a picture of myself at a party and I hated how I looked so I decided enough was enough. I joined this site to have a support group and to hold myself accountable.... Read more
My blood sugar test came back really high, and rather than relying on insulin, I'm trying to get it under control with diet and exercise. While it'd normally be nothing for me to drink an entire case of Pepsi and a few bottles of juice myself in a we... Read more
There was an article in the paper today about a family that went a year without sugar. They didn't really go without sugar but it was an interesting thought.
They allowed the each person to make their own decisions about eating sugar at birthday... 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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