The next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
You've been sticking faithfully to your calorie range and exercise plans for awhile now, but you're not seeing the results you want on your scale. Meanwhile, your weight -loss buddy is happily watching the pounds melt away week after week. No... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strate... Read more
Hello all! I am 23 years old and started out at 195lbs in June of this year. I lost 17pounds but over the last two weeks my motivation has dropped to none. Now I gained back 5 pounds and was hoping for someone willing to share motivation and keep eac... Read more
OK - I lost 34 pounds on Spark, and I know it works for me. However, things got hectic (I took on a part-time job on top of my full-time job, along with the general wife and mother and home-maker duties) and I stopped tracking and exercising (no tim... Read more
For the last couple of weeks the number on the scale has gone down but my measurements have remained the same. How is this even possible? If I am losing weight shouldn't my measurements be changing as well?... Read more
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Why does SparkPeople choose to publish corporate-sponsored articles on food and nutrition?
For some of us who are SparkPeople members, this is uncomfortable, to say the lea... Read more
Hi! I'm new to SparkPeople and would love to have some encouragement and support for my weight loss journey. I am 35 years old, have been married almost 14 years & have 2 boys (9 & 2). I seem to always do well for a week or two on my diets and then... Read more
There are no quick fixes. You will not see immediate results. Everything takes time and dedication. This applies to all aspects of life and not just dieting, weight loss, exercising, etc. If you really want to make changes in your life, you have... Read more
More than 52 things to try to lose a pound (or more) a week in these two articles from Prevention Magazine. Pick one to try this week. I'm doing Phone-ercise (cleaning, doing laundry, and pacing while blabbing on the phone)http://www.prevention.com... Read more
Awareness: Top 5 Don'ts for Doctors in Primary Care from The New York Times
Make This Almond Berry Sorbet at Home in 20 Minutes! from Fit Bottomed Girls
Ultimate Summer Slim-Down from Health.com
Thinspiration Tips from the Doctor Behind Extreme... Read more
Weight-Loss Transformations: Best Friends Edition from Woman's Day
Don't Be Fooled by Fake Greek Yogurt from Shape Magazine
How to Cheat on Your Diet - and Still Lose Weight from Health.com
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Bread from fANNEtasti... Read more
High cholesterol runs on my dad's side of the family, and I've battled it since my early 20s. In my late 20s I went on a statin after several years of diet and exercise to lower my numbers.
My numbers have remained about the same for years (main... Read more
I had forgotten about this for a while, but just recently I remembered it and wanted to share. A couple months back when I was prepping for my CT scan, I had to drink some barium sulfate while I was at work. It comes in a big cylindrical bottle. One... Read more
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