Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
Your best friend has the "secret" to guaranteed weight loss. So does the star of your favorite TV show. Your doctor advised you to just "eat less and exercise more." Your neighbor thinks all you have to do is give up bread. No won... Read more
There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure.
As useful as the scale can be, don't forg... Read more
Hi everyone! My name is Rachel. I used to be a member of sparkpeople years ago. It's been so long I can't even remember my username. Anyway, I'm 33 and have been married for 11 years. I have three kids. My daughter is 7, my oldest son will be 5... Read more
Hey I'm Alyssa, im 14 and looking for someone to help keep me motivated and someone I can help motivate too! I am fairly active. I am doing physical therapy right now to gain back strength in my knee, hip and back from an injury. I am looking for som... Read more
Ok, I am quite new to this site, so if this has already been discussed I do apologize.
I love cardio. I absolutely love it. I used to take dance classes two hours every day when I was in high school, and it did wonders for me. Now that I've bee... Read more
Hi all: I am vegetarian and try to eat healthy. I want to lose 15 lbs and have been trying but it just does not seem to happen. I hope I can achieve my goal with Spark people. Is there an iphone app that I can use?... Read more
Hi, I'm Heather. I'm 31 yrs old. I currently weigh 217, my highest weight is 226. My goal is to get down to 110 (I'm only 5'1). Starting today, I am training for my 3rd half marathon that's in March. I have been on meds this year that have caused me... Read more
I used to gorge at night on snacks, causing no weight loss or even weight gains! Because at night, I would feel "empty" without eating before bed. I've just accepted the fact that I am not comfortable going to bed on an empty stomach and I don't have... Read more
Sign up for a 5k, a 10k, or a marathon walk. I am doing the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure, which is 60 miles (www.the3day.org/goto/ginas). I am training to participate in a good cause - the weight loss is just an added benefit! It really takes... Read more
Last week, I challenged you to identify whether 5 very common statements about obesity and health were true or false. 1,352 of you participated, but the number of people who were correct about all 5 statements was...well, a lot less than that.Iím not... Read more
If you're a post-menopausal woman, you might have noticed that your forehead has grown higher all of a sudden. Or maybe the part in your hair has gotten wider, and you can see your scalp when the light hits it just right. But don't worry; you... Read more
The progression from initial weight loss to a weight-loss plateau follows a typical pattern. During the first few weeks of losing weight, a rapid drop in pounds is normal. When calories from food are reduced, the body gets needed energy by releasing... Read more
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