Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD... Read more
Couldn’t all of us use a little motivation from time to time? Recently, one member inspired everyone here at SparkPeople, and we think her story can help you too. Donna (DONNA999) may be several pounds away from her goal, but as a busy moth... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
So, you don't just want to lose weight, you want to lose the extra weight forever. Ta-ta. Sayonara. Good riddance. While losing weight does take focus and dedication, it's important to remember that losing weight isn't really a start-and-... Read more
In a world full of escalators, elevators and electric scooters, it could be argued that walking has become more the exception than the rule—which is a shame, seeing as the simple act of stepping has a host of health-boosting benefits.
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Just because there is an unlimited amount of food, does not mean you must eat an unlimited amount of calories.
For a buffet: fill half your plate with fruit/veggies. Don't go back for seconds.
You can definitely go on vacation w/o gaining... Read more
Ran some errands this morning, bought some healthy foods and a scale for my meats. And as I pushed the elevator button to go up 2 floors, I decided the stairs would be the better choice. Only 2 floors but a improvement. #healthy #icandothis... Read more
When people want to loose weight they keep a food journal. When strength training you should keep a journal too. Write down all exercises you do, how many reps and sets, and what weight you are using. When you can do 12 to 15 reps increase your weigh... Read more
We know that tracking your food leads to better weight loss, and these days, there is no shortage of ways to do it: keeping a paper log, tracking your calories and nutrients at SparkPeople.com, using a mobile app on your Smartphone, or a combination... Read more
Many of us have come to appreciate one of the most valuable tools in our arsenal to lose weight and reclaim our health and that is by keeping a food journal. Tracking calories and nutrients allows us to become more aware of our food intake, portions,... Read more
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