Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... 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
Imagine that it’s April. The weather is warming up and it’s time to pull your spring clothes out of storage, including the bathing suit you shoved in the back of your closet in September. While doing your spring cleaning, you start to try... Read more
Take a trip with me to your post-wedding future, would you?
You found the perfect dress or the just-right tux. You had the big wedding and the fun reception. You spent time together on your honeymoon in total wedded bliss. And now you’re b... Read more
Fifteen minutes into my first Orangetheory Fitness workout, I was hooked. The music was energetic, the group's spirits were high and, despite my overwhelming hatred for running, I actually thought I had pretty decent form as I pounded the (treadm... Read more
I feel as if I am losing weight but my scale is say something completely different. My fist week, I was down 10 lbs. Then week two and three, I began to gain (I'm sure it's muscle and that what I want), but, for some reason there is a little doubt.... Read more
1) To change your weight goal (which may also affect your calorie goals), in the app go to My Spark - Settings - Manage Goals - Weight Goal.
Be careful that you are not eating too few calories; you should try to stay within the range provided.... Read more
I lose weight very slowly. I've always had this problem, even when I was young and extremely active in the military. I try to focus on the things I can control, like what I eat and how much exercise I get. Best wishes on your journey!... Read more
With the holidays approaching quickly, it is more realistic to change your weight goal from wanting to drop some pounds to trying to maintain your weight. The holiday season is the greatest test of portion control ever. Sure there are things that a... Read more
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two ever... Read more
It's that time of year again. Staying on track during the holidays is challenging, but it can be done. I’m entering my fifth holiday season as a SparkPeople member, and I’m looking forward to conquering it! There will be many ar... Read more
It's the time of year we both love and dread. For people who celebrate, the holidays are a time of joy, fun, volunteering and parties; but they're also associated with overindulgence, sweets and weight gain. Is it possible to stave off weight gain d... Read more
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