A couple of months ago, we asked you to make over your favorite restaurant meals for our first SparkRecipes contest. From the dozens of entries we received, we chose 10 semifinalists. From there, we tested the recipes, considered our choices and trie... Read more
What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... Read more
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta... Read more
If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt... Read more
It’s easy to ignore your skin when it’s doing its job right. For most people, basic washing and a little sunscreen is all they need. But when you have a problem with your skin, it can be all-consuming. Acne can break your self-confidence,... Read more
Hi everyone! I am 39 and soon to be married to my wonderful sweetheart. 6 years ago I lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for the most part. I fluctuate in a 10 pound range of 165-175. Since I moved in with my Fiance and our combined 13 (10 at home)... Read more
Ive started my journey Jan 2014 ive ask God for wisdom in learning how to eat healthy an to work on the inside as well as outside. ive struggled so many years of meeting others needs instead of my own so this year is about changing me an learning to... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
Ok so I am always afraid that I will get excited over something then will find it was just a fluke and I can't do it again.
I tried to do standard push-ups last year (not on knees) and wanted to work up to 24. I remember getting about 6-8 but every... Read more
Do you believe in it? I do - and not just for weight loss!!
This chick had a autoimmune illness, and she cured herself with food - and is now off medication: shine.yahoo.com/author-blog-posts/power-he althy-eating-woman-healed-herself-heal<... Read more
I bought the Habit Former cards (little cards - you read one a day and start the habit it suggests - in a month, you have new organizational habits). I decided to make my own healthy living cards with new habits and positive thoughts. Such as: exer... Read more
Choose one mini-goal to complete every day. Drink one more 8-ounce glass of water than you did yesterday OR add one extra serving of veggies than you did yesterday OR put in 10 minutes of exercise before lunch (even if it is walking up and down the s... Read more
I think I can speak for many when I say this journey to a healthier you isnít as easy as itís cracked up to be. If all we had to do is eat better, get in some good cardio, do a little strength training here and there, and manage our stress, then cert... Read more
We talk a lot about giving up bad habits and starting good ones, but which ones are the most important? Which will have maximum impact on your life?Here, we've rounded up eight habits we believe to be the most powerful you can adopt, gleaned from... Read more
This article popped up on my home page today and I thought it was interesting... and accurate!!
I am getting back into tracking my food. One thing I think... Read more
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