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
Both in general and while eating at a college dining hall. I'm 19, and my doctor wants me to go on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. My cholesterol has tested high since 14, and may have been high before then. Over the past year it did not change at a... Read more
I consistently struggle with food intolerances and am debating on trying the elimination diet. I have already cut out the majority of foods, but am struggling with the last ones (eggs, oats, caffeine). ALSO, a lot of the foods that are "allowed" I am... Read more
Day 2 of the Bodyweight Blast Boot Camp done and done! I have been surprised at what I have been to do these last two days. It has been awhile since I timed sets and reps. I have worked muscles I had forgotten about, lol. Thanks, SP, for the boost!... 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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