''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to k... Read more
Our bodies are very similar to our parents, teachers, bosses and coaches. They demand we make responsible choices and work hard to be successful. They expect us to wake up on time, show up when we’re suppose to and hand things in when they&... Read more
What seemed to be the latest weight loss fad a few years ago may actually be a formula for weight loss success for some. For others, including Coldplay's Chris Martin, it's a way to become more appreciative and aware of food. What is thi... Read more
Most dieters lose momentum in two weeks according to a recent SparkPeople poll.
Five pounds down, then another three. Then deadlock. You’ve hit the plateau and are stalling out and about to give up. Momentum is one of the hardest iss... Read more
Seriously contemplating diet pills or even something just to help my mental psyche or help with cravings.. I was doing so good but Im tired of starting over and I won't give up.. This is hard... Read more
So I've been tracking all my foods and I hit a wall. I am finding that I constantly have to think about food. I wake up, do my thing, but I am either looking for recipes or brainstorming ideas, or I'm actually in the kitchen preparing...I... Read more
A long time ago, I dieted using a combination of Sparkle people and ediets and was very successful. Unfortunately, I fell off the diet train and have regained the weight, only now I have diabetes and truly need to get healthy again. #firstpost... Read more
The secret to my success is that I do NOT use any kind of fad diet. No. None. I am not on Slim Fast or Weight Watchers or Atkins or Nutrisystem or Paleo or South Beach or Plexus or any other silly fake fad diets. Those do NOT work in the long run and... Read more
Firstly do this for yourself & your health and ONLY yourself not just because other people are being hurtful, snide, mean and want you to lose the weight so you look aesthetically more pleasing to them. In short scr*w them. It won't stick if you do i... Read more
How many times have you seen a product that promises great results for weight loss in a short amount of time? Too many, if you ask me! Not only do they make these great promises, but they have "fabulous before and after photos" to show cons... Read more
I collect news items and research reports on fitness, weight management, and motivation as part of my job. Sometimes, I find interesting facts or ideas, and report them to you here in my blog, or use them to write articles for SparkPeople.But sometim... Read more
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