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We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness?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 got desperate and did a few crash diets and it reality messed me up. I lacked energy and felt horrible. For the past week I've increased my calories and I feel better. I will never crash diet again. I felt like I had to confess :)... Read more
What do winning the weight loss journey means to you, how much you want to defeat the enemy that is called unwanted pounds? How hard are you willing to work towards it? At times what is the first thing you think about when you achieve your daily goal... Read more
After struggling for over one month to lose, I am finally noticing some downward direction on the scale and also the measuring tape getting smaller too. I'm so happy!
I have big goals for myself for the next year and I want to stick to them.... Read more
I need everyones help. Over the course of 5 months I lost about 80 pounds. Slowly through eating out, working in fast food, and being lonely, I started eating for comfort and have gained some weight back, about 10 pounds. I sit here knowing I should... Read more
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
Wanted to share what I'm learning/doing in "The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook" with you, just in case anyone else is interested in what the "program" entails:
I've only just completed Day 2 and read what I'll need to do on Day 3. So fa... Read more
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