We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or... Read more
Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun... Read more
Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
You’re a parent, school volunteer, Little League coach, and trusted assistant to your boss. You’ve been up since 6 a.m., made breakfast, packed lunches, cleaned the house, chauffeured the neighborhood kids, helped with homework, read bedt... Read more
I have a fully supportive husband for me losing weight but I need a little extra umph to get going. Are there challenges or races or things to help me set goals with others. I want to ... Well..... Compete or have a goal challenge or race some one to... Read more
Hi everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to SP, but not to tracking food and exercise. Before my daughter was born 2.5 years ago I did it religiously and lost almost 40 pounds. I lost more while I was pregnant (I was on a special di... Read more
Happy Monday! Me and my husband are going to West Africa for a mission trip in a few weeks. I went last year and took snacks since their is not much to eat their except for fish, chicken, french fries and rice. We aren't allowed to eat the vegetabl... Read more
When I started this journey I was a carb-o-holic lol. I could eat an entire loaf of bread with one meal. After about 3 months of eating healthy, exercising, and losing weight, I noticed I was eating considerably less breads. I was eating 100% whole w... Read more
Hello Sparkpeople world. I am a 34 computer tech who trying to get my fitness and nutrition back on track. I will try to keep this as short as possible, but I think getting this out will help me refocus. Every since high school I had been around 2... Read more
_Always_ pack 'road food'-- keep a little cooler in the car. Use a freeze pack. Pack homemade juice boxes, small bags of fresh veggies, sandwiches (never ones with mayo) and anything else your family will eat. Even with dollar menus, one visit to McD... Read more
This is the time of year when well-intentioned New Year's resolutions start to get tough, and many of us begin falling back into old habits. One reason for this could be unrealistic expectations. You've been working out and eating right for over a... Read more
From rice cakes to cupcakes, crackers to chips, and everything in between, 100 calorie packs are the hottest trend on the snack shelves. So what's the latest product to come in a 100 calorie pack? The Twinkie. Yes, your favorite sponge cake with crea... Read more
How many times did you go crazy because you couldn’t lose weight around your belly in spite of training hard and eating healthy? Well, the reason belly fat can be so stubborn is that it is as much a hormonal phenomenon as it is a caloric one. Ther... Read more
I love strength training. Swinging kettlebells around is one of my favourite forms of exercise, and once I get a set of dumbbells in my hands I'm away. But I hate training my core. If I were only allowed to have peanut butter after 5 minutes of core... Read more
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