If you’re thinking that reaching your goal weight means you can finally slack off when it comes to exercise, then it’s time to change that thinking right now. The fact is that people who are successful at maintaining their weight loss ove... 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
Your best friend has the "secret" to guaranteed weight loss. So does the star of your favorite TV show. Your doctor advised you to just "eat less and exercise more." Your neighbor thinks all you have to do is give up bread. No won... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
Following the SparkPeople plan definitely works! You might want to check out the healthy family articles we have put together on the website. To see them, go to sparkpeople.com, then Article & Videos - Pregnancy & Family. You can do it!... Read more
So, how many calories does cooking burn? LOL! My kids are home from school and it has been a perpetual cycle of cook, clean up, cook again, clean up, play with the kids, cook, clean up, bathe the kids, clean up, tuck them in, and then crash...LOL!... Read more
Here is my healthy eating plan for Thanksgiving....veggies will be a salad with a little olive oil and lemon juice, I will eat turkey breast meat no stuffing or carbs but instead swap for low sugar cherry cobbler. Totally satisfying and yummy :)... Read more
I have been reading the articles to make sure I have a game plan but I know it will be very hard for me. For one we will be eating Dinner at 2 different families houses (my moms, and then my in laws). I will not be controlling what and how its cooked... Read more
Insulin metabolism and body fat ~ When you are insulin resistant your body converts every calorie it can into fat, even when you’re dieting. And it won't let you burn fat when you exercise. High carb diets lead to cravings, causing a sugar craving or... Read more
I fill in what I've eaten on my nutrition planner right after I eat lunch. I've found that this way, I can keep a close eye on the nutrition values and plan accordingly for my evening meal. Whether I've eaten more than normal for breakfast and lunch,... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
It sounds like you're referring to a "calories in vs. calories out" type of equation. First you need to understand that one pound of fat is made up of roughly 3,500 extra calories. So in order to lose one pound of fat, you need to creat... Read more
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