Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... Read more
Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way... Read more
Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions... Read more
for the last few days, I have been eating out of control. Yesterday I went over my calories by about 1000!
I didn't have access to the Sparkpeople website. I usually come onto the website when I am in 'eating mode' and I read posts and I post thing... Read more
I have been having a problem the last few days trying to enter food into my Nutrition Tracker. Whereas before if I was entering food into, say, early morning snack, it would remain on early morning snack until I changed the setting to another meal/s... Read more
How do I weigh food on a scale that needs to be a specific measurement such as 1 cup of flour or berries? I don't know if I have to figure out how many grams is in 1 cup or whatever the measurement is. Does it also make a difference if the object is... Read more
Hello there! I've heard for years about the wisdom of using smaller plates and how, over the last several decades, our plate size (and, unfortunately and proportionately, our belly size) have grown over the years. I am looking to purchase a set of... Read more
Hi, Actually, I have 2 possibly related problems.
1. I'm trying to select bacon for the tracker. I see a long, long list of entries shared by members. It's wonderful that everyone wants to share but no one has entered the micronutrient valu... Read more
30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin... Read more
The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i... Read more
Many people have a love-hate relationship with the scale. We love it when it gives us numbers that appeal to use, hate it when it seems to be "stuck" or going in the wrong direction. But no matter how you feel about the scale, using it is a... Read more
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