If your doctor has diagnosed you with Type 2 diabetes, then she has probably already told you about the importance of adding exercise to your treatment plan. Physical activity can help you improve your blood sugar control, lose weight, and reduce you... Read more
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! This article will help you figure out how to use SparkPeople’s tools just as effectively to maintain your weight as you have used them to lose that weight in the first place. Make sure you’re... Read more
Whether you’re reading this because you’ve reached your goal weight or because you’re getting close—congratulations on your success! Now you’re ready to make the shift from weight loss to weight maintenance, but wonderin... Read more
I sat listening quietly to the women in my monthly weight-loss support group talk amongst themselves over the conference line. Marge was sharing how happy she was to be back to her regular daily walks after months of being derailed by her broken ankl... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
Hi everyone - I made a profile on Spark people ages ago, and then did nothing with it. Since my late 20s (almost 41 now) I've struggled with the yo-yo thing and I'm sooooooo tired of it! I just want to make a permanent change instead of a temporary... Read more
I hope this study didn't require too much funding! it seems to be pretty intuitive.
However, it was depressing to see that the participants lost about 10 pounds in 6 months, and then regained about 2 pounds of it over the next 6 months.
Shouldn'... Read more
Over the past 6 weeks I have gained 6 pounds. Looking back at my caloric intake, I have not exceeded my calories at any time. In fact, most days it says I have not eaten enough calories. Could someone explain the science behind gaining weight becau... Read more
I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists... Read more
I'm new to this forum and its good to see there's a man section on this site.
I'm a pretty big guy (133kg or 294 pounds) and have always been my whole life.
I'm a bit of a yo-yo dieter, but this time I'm gonna stick with it.
I... Read more
Because of restricted calories for weight-loss goals, hunger used to keep me awake in the middle of the night. Now I budget calories for a nutrition bar during a middle of the night wake-up. I fall right back to sleep afterwards.... Read more
There are lots of good reasons why people exercise. We all know that itís something we should do because itís good for our health, helps us stay active and enjoy life longer, and burns extra calories for weight loss or weight maintenance.But most peo... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
I found this article today and am anxious to try it out. I work out hard almost everyday and don't lose weight. Will follow this for a few months and report back.... Read more
YES IT DOES! I don't know what I had done to myself. In my mind I had played out the weight gain that I had as the worst thing ever and was even making myself think that I would never be able to lose it and before I knew it I would be back at 200 p... Read more
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