A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone... 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
OK, you’ve reached your weight loss goal. Congratulations—you’re halfway there! Now all you have to do is make sure you’re one of the 5-10% of “weight-losers” who manage to keep it off over time. So, what are y... Read more
The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan.
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If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
Today I had my first gain since I started over. I had lost 8 lbs and this morning when I got on the scale I thought I had lost 1 more lb, but discovered that it was a gain. How can 1 pound upset us so much? I use a balance beam scale and I usually... Read more
Good article examining utility of BMI, importance of belly fat, etc. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-number -that-may-not-add-up/?_php=true&_type= blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=health ?src=dayp&_r=1&... Read more
I'm going to be 27 in June. I had my first child last July. I am 5'8 and 250 lbs. I have tried over and over again to lose weight, and I can't manage to do it. I love JUNK food. I love going out to eat. I work of a very famous restaurant chain,... Read more
I am going to try this again with determination this time! I have about 60 pounds to lose and have finally overcome one of my terrible habits of drinking a lot of Pepsi. I am hoping to find someone to connect with for motivation an... Read more
I'm Angelina, a college freshman in Wisconsin. I'm looking to lose some weight for next semester, but my overall goal is to lose at least 50 pounds. If you're interested in being weight loss buddies and keeping track of how each other is doing, feel... Read more
You have most likely heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some research suggests breakfast is an important part of a healthy eating plan that can help you achieve and maintain your best weight. A new study suggests that... Read more
Iím sure many people can relate to this scenario: Youíre doing great with eating healthy and exercising regularly, and youíre steadily working toward your weight loss goals. Then your week-long tropical vacation arrives, and suddenly all of those n... Read more
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