Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... Read more
''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
The media associates a fast break with basketball. But a nutritional fast break is much different; except that both can lead to a slam dunk. A Spark Diet Fast Break is a quick, easy goal that you focus on and track for two weeks, before any other... 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
Im still gaining weight even with diet and exercise faithfully (no cheats). I just started Metformin with no signs of any change. Anyone else not losing weight despite diet/exercise/medication? What hope is there at this point?... Read more
When you are on a diet and exercise regime I think the most important thing is accountability. If you are not truthful to yourself when you slip ( and let's face it, it happens ) you are setting yourself up to fail.... 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
The fact is that for people with a lot of weight to lose (BMI over 35). only 5 percent of those who try traditional diet and exercise planssucceed in losing the weight AND KEEPING IT OFF!! On the other hand, with weight loss surgery, 95% succeed in... Read more
When it comes to weight loss, so many people are looking for a quick fix. They want to lose weight fast, easily, and don't necessarily consider the long-term. Am I making changes I can live with for the rest of my life? Am I creating new habits th... Read more
A number of studies in recent years have analyzed at the attitudes of parents towards their weight and looks, and how those attitudes influence their children. A new study of 4-year olds in Australia found that many have already picked up the messag... Read more
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