The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Hi all, when I started my weight loss journey over a year ago I ate at the very low end of my calorie limit. I did lose weight but felt tired... this time I switched around I am eating at the high end for the past 3 weeks. I have not lost any pounds... Read more
For the last three months, I have eaten pretty clean. I have discovered that I don't have as many sugary or carb cravings if I stick to eating slightly above the lower end of my carb range in the Nutrition Tracker. I haven't exercised much in the l... Read more
What a dinner! I really wanted a fat glass of red wine so I enjoyed my wine with a big salad of kale spinach arugula beets carrot celery w olive oil & balsamic almonds & GF Raincrisp crackers crumbled on top! I am full & happy..... Read more
High insulin changes excess blood sugar into fat around the belly,and it hard to lose. It is called viseral fat. Insulin makes & keeps you fat. High blood triglycerides (fats), high sugar, high insulin & high blood pressure, and inflammation all st... Read more
You need to eat to lose weight. I have found out through the years that you cannot lose weight if you starve. Your body hangs on to the fat and you do not lose any after you have lost a little fluid. Eat at least 3 meals every day and a snack, but ke... Read more
If youíre trying to eat healthy and/or lose weight, you need to know quite a bit about fatóboth the kind you eat, and the kind youíd like to lose.But it seems that many of us donít really know as much as we need to. In this study, for example, 77% of... Read more
When starting a weight-loss plan, most of us hope to lose body fat, specifically—not muscle mass. But when we lose weight, a large percentage of the total weight lost can be muscle. Is there any way to reduce that muscle loss? How to Lose... Read more
This book is the diet recommended by the Weston A. Price foundation. It's very similar to a Paleo/Primal diet. The main difference is the WAPF allows the consumption of "traditionally prepared" (sometimes called "properly prepared") grains and... Read more
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