It's easy to get discouraged when you work so hard to lose weight and your efforts don't pay off on the scale. Seeing the same number week after week can make you want to drown your sorrows in a pint of Haagen-Daz. But wait! Before you pick u... Read more
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
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
Anyone who has experienced gallstones is familiar with the accompanying pain and discomfort. Gallstones are crystallized clumps of cholesterol that form in the gallbladder. After eating, one usually experiences symptoms such as indigestion, bloating... Read more
Marissa (MARISCT8) wanted to lose 25 pounds when she joined SparkPeople in January 2010. "At the beginning of the year, I made the decision to do everything in my power to get rid of the extra pounds," she recalls. Her hard work paid off, t... Read more
I need help! How do I quickly flaten my stomach?
in the past, I weighted 145 pounds, after about three months I now weigh 120!!! I talked to my doctor and I am at a good weight. Unfortunatly, I am still not 100% happy. I wa... Read more
ok, so here's my situation. my general workout routine is to do 60-75 minutes of power yoga 4x a week, 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training 2x a week, and rest one day a week. the last rest day i took was last wednesday.
i... Read more
A lot of girls want to lose weight while still maintaining their butt and their chests (their curves). I don't. I want to lose all this weight and just look like a full on skinny boy. Then maybe later on I would like to work on muscle definition in m... Read more
I've been a member of Spark People since June 2010. I have worked out and eaten healthy in spurts. Since then, I may have put on another 10 lbs and enough is enough. I am now 174.6 lbs and unless I change, it'll only get worst.
Today I'm starti... Read more
I started in January at 223 lbs and body fat of 43%. Today, I hit 27% which puts me right into the high end of the normal range! I am sooooo excited!! I have only lost 2lbs in the last month, but my body fat has continued to decrease and my muscle... Read more
Belly fat, especially deep belly “visceral” fat, is extremely dangerous, according to medical researchers. It is associated with liver problems, insulin resistance, and heart attacks. Because of this, the waist-to-hip ratio has recently been promoted... Read more
To keep track of my measurements (for me I am only watching my waist measurement) I use a piece of pretty colored ribbon which I then hang somewhere that I see it everyday (mine is draped over my computer screen). I can easily grab it and wrap it ar... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Earlier this week I encouraged you to use a simple tip to take control of mindless eating to help you with the secrets to a strong start.
Another of the secrets is to weigh yourself weekly to help track your success. I know how frustrating it can... Read more
I can’t tell you how many times after I started my own healthy living journey I would step on the scale and the minute the number was not what I expected my motivation began to falter. For me, the scale became the be-all-end-all to my success. Howev... Read more
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