What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym&mda... 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
If you’ve ever tried to break a bad habit, health-related or otherwise, you know how difficult it can be. Every morning, you awake to a daunting, gut-wrenching choice: to commit to change or to fall short of your goals. Those of you who have ta... Read more
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
I don't think either of these sounds healthy. You need food to fuel your body, so water fasting isn't a good idea. Exercising that much would be unhealthy and you'd risk injury especially if you're new at working out. Make small, sustainable chan... Read more
Shake up your diet & exercise routine. Try eating lower carb for a bit, or if you usually run for exercise, try biking or weightlifting instead. You may need to eat more calories if you've been on the low end of your range for a while.... Read more
Just want to get a feel of what others here are doing for their weight loss. And by diet, I don't mean short term crash diets, I am asking about your long term, lifelong healthy food plans for safe weight loss. Please share. Thanks.... Read more
If you're looking to review past or future diet strategies w/out reseting your current SP Stage, simply search for the Stage using SP's search function. The overview is usually the first result,& once you click on that, you can click on any strategy... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels as a result of defects in the body's ability to produce or use insulin. In 2006, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death according to U.S. death certificates.... Read more
By Sue Gelber (SOULCOLLAGESUE) When I joined SparkPeople last May, I stumbled across its One Time Challenge to Create a Vision Collage.. In the context of my personal and professional experience, I was impressed by the sophistication of a website th... Read more
These are the things I feel I have done well on using the tips in Chapter 7 of The Spark:
::Eating three meals a day and healthy snacks. I usually snack on fresh fruit or vegetables and Greek yogurt.
:: I balance most of my calories through... Read more
These tips come from Igor Klibanov of Fitness Solutions Plus, Toronto.
He wrote a book called Unlimited Progress: How You Can Unlock Your Body's Potential. by Igor Klibanov of Fitness Solutions Plus, Toronto.
Healthy Diet Habits
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