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In this short video, Coach Nicole gives three simple tips for burning fat when you're crunched for time.Help us Spread the Spark by sharing this video with your friends. You can also... Read more
It’s hard to ignore the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don’t work, so we’re going dive i... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
I'm having a severe problem with stress eating. I was doing really well at losing weight. I had dropped 12.8 pounds in 3 weeks. I have since gained 8 pounds of it back. My problem is that there is someone that causes really bad unnecessary stress... Read more
I am having difficulty losing any weight as I track food intake since I am recovering from an auto accident. I was on foot and helping someone else when a second car struck the first car and that car hit me before I could get far enough out of the wa... Read more
This Saturday, I will be running my first 5K. I am very excited and although I know I may not be able to run the whole entire way yet, I have come very far in my training. Six months ago, I wouldn't have run 5 yards, much less 5K!
My question... Read more
When you keep doing what you've been doing to lose weight, your metabolism adjusts so that it doesn't need to work so hard to maintain your weight.That's PLATEAU TIME.I didn't believe it, but I broke my plateau by eating more, then eating less, then... Read more
Research has shown that people who eat nut butters often weigh less than those who shun them. It's likely that the combination of protein, fat, and fiber keeps you full, so you'll eat less overall. Whole nuts are effective, too: Purdue University res... Read more
We’re a society that tends to love quick fixes. Even though you know deep down that a diet promising you’ll “lose 30 pounds in 30 days” is too good to be true, it’s still tempting to try. When your hard work... Read more
I was minding my own business the other day, checking out some of my favorite health and fitness blogs when I stumbled upon a link to a blog post called "Where's the Fat?" by Mark Sisson. I was immediately intrigued."I’ve always been puzzled over the... Read more
This is a fantastic blog. I am posting this to save it for myself. Many other Sparkers are doing the same. This may make Alwyn's the first viral Spark blog. But, having just been here since January, I may well have missed all the previous viral Spark... Read more
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