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
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
Being around all of the great food today is going to be so hard. Normally I just graze all day. I am committed to losing weight and don't want to fail on my third day in. I am starting off right by getting my water in and going for a walk before I... Read more
i started to track how much sugar i was eating. in the coffee, soda, added sugar in the hidden places.. i realized i was getting way more than i should... so i started to use one spoonful instead of 2 in my coffee and not drink soda... I split a soda... Read more
I know I should be losing weight, I am a big person, but yet, it is coming off painfully slow. I have severe food allergies, so I am sticking to whole foods to eat without reaction. You could call what I do more paleo than anything, but I don't thi... Read more
One of my biggest weaknesses is boredom snacking (OK, sometimes binging) in the evenings. I also like to reward myself with special junk food treats or often feel like I deserve a double dessert after a stressful day. For those of y... Read more
WOW!!! Today would of been one of my sister's 47th birthday,she died at the young age of 34 leaving 3 young kids behind( 10,12 and 16).She died from alcoholism!!!! I tried for 2 yrs. to get her to stop drinking as in 2000 my 46 yr. old brother passed... 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
As you know, we’ve made a number of changes to SparkPeople's website (and apps) recently. Most of these changes were welcomed by the majority members, while some have voiced concern that the new changes take some getting used to.I wanted to... Read more
Summer is a great time of year to get outside for some fresh air and physical activity. Unlike the dark mornings and evenings of winter, summer provides plenty of daylight hours for a walk, run or swim in the pool. But as the temperature... Read more
Haven't updated in a while. My weight for the past few weeks has stabilized, but I have lost inches. I discovered this quite by accident when cleaning out a closet of old clothes. They had been hanging in the back of my closet for the past 11 ye... Read more
I am continuing with my experiment of eating a full plate at each meal. Though I am still losing 1-2 lbs. a week as I have since starting this journey in Sept. I have gone from a size 16 last month to a size 14 this month. I discovered this today... Read more
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