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Diet Weight Loss Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Diet Weight Loss.

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

Did you use to be "old" before you lost weight?
Updated 4/24/2014 10:12:04 AM

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

Your big clothes after dieting
Updated 4/24/2014 4:48:36 AM

What are you planning to do with your big clothes when you reach your goal weight? 1. Toss them into a local used clothing bin 2, Burn them 3. Save them just in case...  Read more

Gaining weight back - mad at myself
Updated 4/22/2014 8:19:36 PM

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

Could salad cause weight gain?
Updated 4/23/2014 2:59:00 PM

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

17 Day Diet
Updated 4/22/2014 11:04:26 AM

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

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