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
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh... Read more
I have been overweight since I was 6 years old. My parents were never mindful of what I was fed. My weight as an adult has gone as high as 230lbs and as low as 128lbs in 2009. I had kept the weight off for about 4 years. But now here I am, 210lbs and... Read more
Home from Haiti survived without a weight gain. I reckon the 2 days of incessant illness added to that. Glad to be home, sad that I left but looking fwd to getting back in the gym. Hope everyone rocked it out over the last week+.
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When I and my husband dropped alcohol from our diet for weight loss and other health reasons we began saving up to $100 a month. Drinks with dinner for two people can add $20-30 when you add in tax and tip. We're in DC where things are pricey but thi... Read more
I used to be a chronic "starter over" because I would focus so much on being perfect on every aspect of my diet and weight loss. I've realized that it's not about perfection, it's about changing small habits at a time. If you have an off day, it's... Read more
It's a great week for SparkPeople members! Two of our inspiring Success Stories are in the news for their incredible life changes. Bonnie (FLYINGB16) lost 142 pounds, and now her story is featured on FamilyCircle.com and in the latest issue... Read more
If you’re someone who’s watching what you eat for weight loss or better health, you probably believe that obesity is caused by eating more calories than you expend each day. And that keeping fat intake—especially saturated fat—relatively low and carb... Read more
Some of you have asked about my “diet” – my personal weight loss plan. First of all, I want to say that I believe everyone should “tweak” and “personalize” whatever plan you use (whether it’s Weight Watchers, mine, or anyone else’s) to “fit” you,... Read more
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