''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
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
The word "diet" doesn’t always mean eating less to lose weight—although that’s what we commonly associate it with today. Someone "on a diet" is trying to eat less, or stop eating sweets to fit into a smaller pant... Read more
need low carb help! I started a low carb diet a week ago and am having some early success which is great. But I need food that doesn't require a lot of time and effort. I hate to cook and I'm already getting sick of eggs salad and hamburger patties.... Read more
Day two of a very restrictive diet 800 cal. I know low. I sit all day work at home RN casemanager with RA. Fruit Veggies and very lean meats 3 oz at dinner. tuna lunch. I have gained 30lbs in 1 year but need to loose 70 lbs. The skinny girl wants out... Read more
Aboout 2 years ago, I lost approx 50 pounds, with the help of SparkPeople. I was really pleased and finally thought I'd cracked my weight issue. But somehow things have slipped again. I've now put at least 21 pounds back on- possibly more- but I almo... Read more
I've been dieting for my entire life gaining and losing between 50 to 80 lbs at a time. I've tried using Spark with some success, but i keep getting frustrated and quiting. This time I have to try harder for my health. Just any encouragement... 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
My secret.....there is no pill, drink, or fad diet out there that will give you long lasting weight loss results. Eating right and exercise are the only secrets to weight loss success and overall health 104... 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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