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
When I was in my early 40's I was "old" and by that I mean I acted old, I dressed old and I felt old, that about 10 years ago. In the fall of 2006 I started what would be my most successful weight loss journey of my life and during that time I went f... Read more
Hi, everyone! I am new to the board and joined because of frustration. In 2011 I went from 182 to 152 pounds. I was so proud of myself. I never felt better and I was able to manage my weight, skip most desserts, eat low calorie and exercise regul... Read more
I am a regular salad eater. I eat salad 1-2 times a day! I always make sure it is leafy greens, a rainbow of veggies and a protein. I'm careful with adding a lot of toppings that are calorie packed and I make sure I don't use a lot of dressing - s... Read more
Hello, I am in Albany, Ga. I have just started back with Spark after a very long absence. Usually I try to eat low carb, recently I began following the 17 Day Diet. It is adding more carbohydrates into my diet than I am used to eating. I have also... 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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