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
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
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
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
My husband surprised me with a weekend trip to Philly and- despite my good intentions- all good eating habits went right out the window. Too much food, too many calories and a very large serving of chicken and waffles (extra syrup) have me feeling t... Read more
For the past 3 days, I've been pulling, pushing, cutting and hauling trees and tree limbs downed by an ice-storm. And I expect I will be doing so for the next 3 - 6 weeks. Consequently, I'm not "working out" in the traditional sense, but have numer... Read more
Looking at a Ice Cream Food Label, it says a serving is "1/2 a cup (67G)". Everything I see about measurements states that 1 Cup is 8oz and an oz is 28g. So is this serving 1/2 cup? (4oz or 112g) or 67g?
confused.... 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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