''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
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... 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
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
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
Both in general and while eating at a college dining hall. I'm 19, and my doctor wants me to go on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. My cholesterol has tested high since 14, and may have been high before then. Over the past year it did not change at a... Read more
I consistently struggle with food intolerances and am debating on trying the elimination diet. I have already cut out the majority of foods, but am struggling with the last ones (eggs, oats, caffeine). ALSO, a lot of the foods that are "allowed" I am... Read more
Have you fallen into the "diet" trap of everything being zero fat, low cal, lite foods? A little fat helps your body absorb nutrients and stay full longer. Try some hummus or yogurt dip on your veggies, a slice of real cheese. Will up protein too.... 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 was overwhelmed by the comments on the But What if I Can't Lose Weight blog. So many of them expressed many of the same feelings I have had over the years. While having hundreds of people that feel the same way and share the same frustrations can p... Read more
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