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
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. How you think about food and respond to hunger, eating cues, and cravings also affect your diet and overall health.
As babies, we ate intuitively: We fussed when... Read more
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... 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
I have been an on and off user of Spark, but it really does work if you do it consistantly and honestly. Now I have a problem. I have injured my knee (torn ACL) and I can't do cardio. That is a big problem for me becaus I love to run and use the elip... Read more
have the occasional treat or cheat meal?
Today, I had a fun sized sneakers bar, you know, those little ones that are one third the size of a regular bar. Yesterday, I has a big n tasty burger from McD, but without the fries and soda. I usually... Read more
I'm going out with my boyfriend and his family on Sunday to Fogo de Chao to celebrate my boyfriend's dad's birthday. I've recently adopted a clean eating diet which has turned out to be really wonderful for me. Not only have I lost weight but I also... Read more
I began my journey nine weeks ago. In the course of doing research for recipes I discovered the SparkPeople.com website and I am very happy I did. Already I have located some great recipes and some excellent insight into some issues with working out... Read more
If you are ever tempted by a candy bar or other sweets and snacks just tell yourself over and over that you could eat right and lose the weight now, and eat the sweets later. Tell yourself that you could always buy a 60 cent candy bar or a 99 cent ba... Read more
In the animal welfare movement, some advocates are replacing the word "mutt" with "blends" or "mixed breeds." "All come with positives and negatives," says Diana M. Knight, VMD, at South Orange Animal Hospital... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
I've never really felt that limiting sodium was that important, despite a family history of high blood pressure, but I've noticed that my sodium intake is definitely on the high side. I eat a lot of processed foods - canned soup, frozen dinners - and... Read more
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss
I like to really illustrate to my clients to focus on fat loss, not weight loss. It is important to understand you may be burning calories and losing weight, but you may or may not be burning or losing fat. Iron... Read more
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