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Diet Weight Loss Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Diet Weight Loss.

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12 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

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

Can Certain Foods Help You Burn More Fat?

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

3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight

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

Can You 'Cheat' on Your Diet and Still Lose Weight?

"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

7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers

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

Ready to lose weight
Updated 9/22/2014 7:23:36 AM

Hello, My name is Bobby and I just turned 61. Spent most of my life over weight and now with various medical problems popping up it is now time to become the slim person I can be....  Read more

Do you drink alcohol and still lose weight ?
Updated 9/23/2014 5:02:39 AM

I've lost 35 pounds with SP by mainly limiting the amount of alcohol I drink. I have alcohol-free streaks - my longest being 107 days over the holidays last year. I've found that when I go for weeks or months without alcohol - the weight just comes...  Read more

On top of losing insurance and dieting, I'm gonna
Updated 9/21/2014 7:07:17 PM

On top of losing insurance and dieting, I'm gonna have to do it on a budget. I'm living off ramen and bologna sandwiches. I can't spend more than 80 every two weeks for two people. For now at least. Healthy budgeting is all new to me. Any tips?...  Read more

I started on monday. I weighted myself 178. I went
Updated 9/19/2014 8:46:17 PM

I started on monday. I weighted myself 178. I went on a scale this morning and 175.5 i am proud of my first week. I am trying to lose 30 by december 25th. I honestly have to say reading alot of all of you motivation has realy help me daily....  Read more

Losing weight with Arthritis
Updated 9/20/2014 10:28:13 PM

Hey Everyone! I've been trying to lose weight since 4 major surgeries since I was 11 year old, and along with a healthy (or at least, health MOST of the time :P) diet, I've been trying to supplement that with exercise.. Unfortunately, it's...  Read more

Keep Your Chin UP!

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

52+ ways to lose a pound a week - try just one!

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

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

This Week's Healthy Headlines

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

This Week's Healthy Headlines

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

First lipid panel since new diet/weight loss

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

A new-to-me diet/weight loss gimmick

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