Today so many people are overweight or obese that it is sometimes viewed as the norm. This is making it difficult for parents to recognize whether their own child has a weight problem. A recent study surveyed the parents of almost 300... Read more
With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu... Read more
"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni... Read more
Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years:
1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals.
1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling... Read more
You hear all the time that to lose weight, you should track what you eat. Well, a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine shows that keeping a "food diary" may double your weight loss efforts.
Researchers fr... Read more
For the past few months I have been walking, trying to get in 10,000 steps or more I have taken over 600,000 steps since June the 1st, but my eating hasnt change much, still eating junk.
Last week I hurt my calf muscle, and I took a week off from... Read more
I have been on this roller-coaster ride for many years now. I would get motivated to lose weight and I might lose about 10 lbs but that's it. I end up going back to my normal weight. You see I call my weight normal. No it's not normal because I feel... Read more
This is a dilema for me.I live in a very rural area. Really, there are 2 grocery stores, the nearest is approx 30 miles. There's no such thing as "bargains",there,it's more like "take it or leave it".It frustrates me SO MUCH! 234... Read more
After a long talk with myself (yes, I do answer myself out loud), I have decided that the numbers just aren't that important anymore. Yes, I would like to weigh about 30 or 40 pounds less, but is that what I am really aiming for? I think that for m... 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
We're excited to announce more improvements to our "Web Search" page--PLUS a new contest and a chance to earn more SparkPoints!Most Internet users like to set a search engine such as Google or Yahoo as their homepage, and some people like to customiz... Read more
Most of us have heard of hypochondria--you know the obsessive belief that you have some dreaded illness due to symptoms that you are experiencing or have developed related to that illness. But now that we have the world at our finger tips via the wo... Read more
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