If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's philosophy of a "lifestyle” approach t... Read more
Should I use the Cardio Tracker or my machine to figure out how many calories my exercise burned?
SparkPeople’s database estimates the number of calories you burn during exercise, based on generally-accepted rates of calories burned for va... Read more
Editor's Note: Every day, regular people just like you are losing weight, getting fit and improving their lives by using SparkPeople. Who knows better about what it really takes to lose weight the healthy way than other members like you? That'... Read more
1. What is the most common misconception about calories?
I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But... Read more
I started a new job recently working with kids, and at around 6 (an hour before I'm off) we feed the kids dinner. It's your typically school "hot lunch" type stuff. The staff is able to eat with the kids if we want, and I have a few times because i... Read more
So I love that the SP Activity Tracker tells you how many calories you burned for the day but I can't find any way to incorporate the calories burned into the nutrition tracker. Is that possible? Otherwise will they be making that option available in... Read more
I noticed when I increase my calories from 1,800 to 2,100 my bicepts have grown larger. Mind you this is with continual weight lifting and exercising every day. This is my first time trying to maintain though. I have been overweight all my live since... Read more
I know a lot of people are looking into calculators for calories towards weight loss, but I was wondering if there are any out there to use to plug in to see how much you could eat as to not go over a certain weight range?... Read more
I am trying to find the calories in the Italian hot chocolatte called ciocolatta. I found a recipe on SP but I figure it's slimmed down and I would like to know exactly how many calories I will be drinking tomorrow when I have a hot chocolat... Read more
When I was using my Bodybugg, I found that I often burned more calories doing things like shopping, cleaning, running errands etc. than I did spending the whole day being sedentary at work and then hitting the gym for an hour.... Read more
In my 12 years of writing about dieting, I have interviewed dozens of experts and have come away with a list of the four main truths that all dieters need to know before diving head over rolls into a new weight-loss program. (You might notice that th... Read more
Whether you're trying to lose or few pounds or maintain your current weight, most exercisers are interested in "burning fat" during their workouts. Of course, the fat-burning benefits of exercise vary based on when and what you last ate... Read more
Burning calories plays a key role in losing fat, and while you do so at an elevated rate during periods of vigorous activity, your body never stops burning calories. The rate at which you burn calories while lying down is extremely low, but through s... Read more
Well 12 hours later and the new livingroom floor is in! What a job! We started at 9 this morning Ripped out the old floor, tore up the old underlay I was clean up crew. As he tore it up I hauled it out. Once I had done that he was on his own and I he... Read more
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