1. What is the most common misconception about calories?
I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But... Read more
Do you fear that your recommended calorie range is too high? Are you consistently eating fewer calories than your SparkPeople plan advises? Have you found yourself wondering how we determined the exact number of calories that is right for you?
W... Read more
Do you fear that you are eating too much for your body size or fitness level? Have you found yourself wondering how many calories you should be eating to lose weight?
While determining how many calories each individual should eat for successful... Read more
What should I be eating? How much should I be eating? These are common questions- and the answers might not be as mysterious as you think. All you need is basic knowledge about calories, a few key nutrients and a balanced diet. Read on to learn more!... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
I'm in the process of getting over an eating disorder. Part of that disorder was that I would eat breakfast in the morning, as well as exercise, and then not eat again until night. When I did eat at night, I ended up binging and I would eat a very la... Read more
I just read in one of the sparkpeople articles that working out in the morning before eating any food slows down one's metabolism and reduces the benefit of exercising. If this is correct, what makes for a good breakfast before the morning exercise a... Read more
Ok, so Im 33 going on 34 very soon. My metabolism dropped probably last year and that is when I started gaining weight. I have gained about 20 pounds over the last 2 years roughly. I now excerise 5-6 days a week and am watching my calories its just... Read more
What do you think of this book, published in 2010? She claims that ppl with metabolism B can't burn carbs efficiently and need 3 steps to fix their metabolism. She also says that if u tend to have belly fat, then u have metabolism B.
I'm just cu... Read more
I have been homeless for a year. By my calculations, I've only eaten about 700 calories a day and have burned roughly 600 each day from the walking that I have done. A year ago, I was over 400 pounds and I'm still over 400 lbs. By my calculations I s... Read more
If your weight loss has slowed or stalled, try looking at the Calorie Differential Over Time report. It may show that your daily calories have crept up, or that you've let the amount or intensity of exercise drop. Look at the Calorie Differential R... Read more
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... Read more
Breastmilk is the ideal first food for your baby. Breastfeeding had been found to help speed recovery after labor for the mom and assists in losing weight gained during pregnancy.
While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfe... Read more
I appreciate the positive responses and “club” name ideas shared by readers of my earlier blog, But What if I Can’t Lose Weight. I am starting a new series to provide ideas, topics and suggestions that may help you move forward in your quest for weig... Read more
Well, after the first amazing week, the weight is flat-lining in the 168-167 range even though I'm still in full diet/exercise compliance.
I guess the body needs to "catch up" sometimes. Mathematically I'm doing everything right, so not gonna c... Read more
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