It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite... Read more
Good eating habits are directly related to the prevention of osteoporosis in both men and women. It is often thought that only women suffer from this disease, but this is not true. While women are more prone to develop osteoporosis, men also suffer f... Read more
Who doesn’t like pizza? Nearly every mouth waters at the thought of sweet tomato sauce, tangy toppers, and that rich golden-brown crust, baked to perfection. This combination food can be a healthy choice, filled with complex carbohydrates, B-vi... Read more
Switching from processed to whole grains is one of the simplest changes you can make to help your health. Whole grains have more protein and fiber than their stripped-down counterparts, which means they'll help you stay fuller longer. That's... Read more
Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful ab... Read more
I enjoy walking and jogging but would really like to add weights to my routine. I have a set of dumbbells which go up to 15 lbs. but I have no clue where to begin. Any input would be greatly appreciated!... Read more
I have a gym membership but all I really do there is run. I'd really like to start strength training (machines and free weights) but I have NO idea what I'm doing. I'm so confused by the rules, how many pounds to use and when, what to eat, how ofte... Read more
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i have displayed my weight on my ticker on the team posts and it says I am 190 kg not 190 lb. I did have a lovely supportive email from a lady called Jane but I felt a bit of a fraud as she clearly though... Read more
I've just joined in order to force myself to face up to the fact that I weighed under 140 pounds my entire adult life. Always looked fine and wore whatever I wanted in a size 10. Menopause has slowed my metabolism down, my waist has disappeared and m... Read more
Hi there everyone I am new to Sparkpeople and was wondering.... before I enter my first weight loss, is there away to change the starting weight? I am eager to know so that I can start tracking weight loss. I'm afraid if I start entering that data, t... Read more
Eating protein foods will promote weight loss and eating fewer carbs will help to control blood sugar levels and promote weight loss. Eat 1/2 cup beans, blueberries, broccoli, oranges, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, pumpkin, squash,, med. sw... Read more
You have most likely heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some research suggests breakfast is an important part of a healthy eating plan that can help you achieve and maintain your best weight. A new study suggests that... Read more
Pizza can be a healthy choice, filled with complex carbohydrates, B-vitamins, calcium, protein, vitamin A, and vitamin C. However it often ends up being an indulgent, high fat, calorie-packed nightmare. When you’re starting from scratch (or ord... Read more
So, after nearly three weeks in Europe, eating my way through pastry shops and cheese shops and all the other assorted fabulousness that is European food, I absolutely dreaded the first weigh-in back.
Guess who LOST 3.4 pounds???
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