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
It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talki... Read more
Sometimes the hardest part of weight loss is keeping it off. It can be daunting to know that within two years, most dieters regain two-thirds of what they lost! But researchers at Brown University Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island studied 29... Read more
The Well-Watered Exerciser
Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than an adequate supply of water. And the more you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right amount of water before, during, and after your workout... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
I went out to eat with hubby for our 27th anniversary. i had 4 glasses of red wine and ate a LOT. I don't feel guilty, though I expect a hangover tomorrow. Sometimes you just have to party.
Back to the gym tomorrow. Goodnight, SparkPeople.... Read more
Just to clarify, having a treat or choosing a less healthy option whilst staying within your calorie range is NOT a binge. Real binge eating is a serious condition, and using the term inappropriately can make genuine sufferers feel worse than they... Read more
To get your most accurate weight weigh yourself first thing in the morning AFTER you use the bathroom BEFORE you eat or drink anything. Stand with your weight evenly distributed and (for digital scales) look straight ahead while the scale weighs you,... Read more
For many runners, our biggest concern after injury, is becoming dehydrated, especially when temperatures start to sore and our mileage begins to creep up. While dehydration can be an issue, overhydration can be an even more dangerous issue, particula... Read more
My boyfriend recently started measuring what he eats and tracking it on SparkPeople. As it turns out, the oversized bowls that he uses for pasta hold more than 2 cups of noodles. A serving size is half a cup, so he was often eating four times what he... Read more
As I mentioned before I raided the library for all sorts of diet books and have been going through them. Was quite disappointed with the woman, can't think of her name, who does the Biggest Loser show. Just sort of reminded me of a reformed smoker... Read more
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