Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... 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
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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As of this morning, my BMI is 24.9!!
My BMI was 38.5 in December 2012. After 15 years of being in the "obese" category, I'm now in the "healthy" range!! In fact, I am only 16 pounds above what I weighed when I graduated high school. Not bad fo... Read more
The article on keeping fruits & veggies fresh contains a chart that shows whether to refrigerate or store fruits & veggies on the counter. In both the columns for refrigerate and counter, apples are shown with the less than symbol (which is not print... Read more
I am right on the precipice of no longer being "obese." I'm at a 30.1 BMI and the little triangle that marks me is right on the line. C'mon (or should I say "c'moff") few more pounds to push me over the line! So excited to simply be overweight! lol... Read more
A BMI chart that is easy to understand.Go to my spark page and click on the BMI chart to enlarge and/or copy. It is a visual chart without the usual lists of numbers. Very easy to interpret.15... Read more
I like to make almost every weigh in count by hoping to achieve chunked-down mini goals. It's fun to look forward to the "will I make it to___ this week? " feeling and it really keeps me focused and motivated to do my very best every single day.... Read more
Yesterday, at their annual meeting, the American Medical Association decided to classify obesity as a disease. They hope this change will help doctors to better treat the complex condition and aid in the fight against type 2 diabetes and heart diseas... Read more
In a weight-obsessed world with no shortage of diets, food products and meal plans to choose from, it can be hard to know how to eat. Should you eat low-carb, no-carb, or only complex carbs? Are more snacks better than none at all? Are mini meals thr... Read more
okay okay - I KNOW the BMI chart sucks - especially for those who tend to carry excess muscle such as myself. I've posted before about how I absolutely LOATHE that damn chart and that I was worried that I would NEVER get out of the OBESE range on it... Read more
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