We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
You start a new diet. You see some fantastic results pretty quickly. The struggle, of course, is then maintaining this weight loss. Changing eating patterns for a short period is different than sustaining them. This is the area people seem to hav... Read more
1. What is the most common misconception about calories?
I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But... Read more
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... 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
Does anyone know how much weight that comes off initially during a diet/corrected eating habits is actually weight from water? I know there is a great deal of water locked up with glycogen storage, and as glycogen goes down initially it appears like... Read more
Good morning Sparkers! I am back again on SP. This is my 3rd attempt this year. I need to lose 52lbs.
I am a runner, I started running in Jan. So I know my diet requirements are different than others who are losing weight, I just need to figure... Read more
For the past few months I have been walking, trying to get in 10,000 steps or more I have taken over 600,000 steps since June the 1st, but my eating hasnt change much, still eating junk.
Last week I hurt my calf muscle, and I took a week off from... Read more
I started bodybuilding to (hopefully) prevent more injuries on the roller derby track. I'm small (and old) for this sport and take quite a beating out there! I've had a couple of pretty bad injuries but I'd like to keep playing! I changed my diet f... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
Since I weighed 460 when I started my journey and I weigh 334 now, you can bet that Iíve had my fair share of plateaus. They are frustrating to say the least and sometimes are the one thing that can break your resolv... Read more
I will be doing a radio/podcast interview with Debbie Alan today! You can listen online at www.OnTheHomeStretch.com, and even call in with your questions! I'm planning to talk about overcoming plateaus, getting fit on the cheap, and deciding whether... Read more
I finally broke my diet plateau. I started reading Spark articles and other members' stories. Cut back on processed foods with too much sodium. Hopefully, it's not all water weight but fat.
146... Read more
One of my great friends recommended that I borrow her Flat Belly Diet book. I started reading and was motivated to try it!! I did their 4 day challenge with everything already prepared for me: shopping list, what I was eating, etc!!! I lost around... Read more
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