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How To Weight Loss Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for How To Weight Loss.

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Is Weight Loss Stressing You Out?

There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur...  Read more

Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up

Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fa...  Read more

The 10% Solution

Are you a weight loss failure? Before you answer that question, let’s talk about what failure means. A recent study found that, in the nonsensical weight loss world, most failure has more to do with failing to meet faulty expectations...  Read more

How To Make Fitness Matter

To stick around and work, weight loss has to fit within the bigger picture -- and then made into a daily priority. Like a movie extra struggling to be seen on a blockbuster film, if weight loss isn’t in the big picture, it won’t get w...  Read more

7 Things that Separate Weight-Loss Winners & Losers

As you've probably figured out, winning at weight loss is about making long-lasting, life-altering change. Just like any sport or skill, you might start out a little rocky. Choosing healthy foods, trying different workouts, and finding the strate...  Read more

Healthy weight vs. Perfect weight
Updated 8/20/2014 8:56:43 PM

My girlfriend is 5 feet tall and weigh's in at 106. She wants to get down to 98 pounds which is her "perfect weight". I just don't understand this obsession on one number. I am happy anytime my BMI is 24.9 or below. And most of my adult life I have b...  Read more

Dramatic weight loss - good? Bad? Scary?
Updated 8/20/2014 10:12:49 PM

I typically weigh every Monday. I started off at 331 pounds, my heaviest ever. My first week, I dropped about 9 pounds - typical. Two pounds the next week - progress. So I weighed myself this week, coming off a week of 320 pounds. I weigh on the...  Read more

Belviq weight loss drug
Updated 8/20/2014 2:44:48 PM

I decided to be my own guinea pig and try belviq a new weight loss drug that is advertised. I went to the official website and printed out a voucher or a free 15 day supply and got my dr. to prescribe it. I have to say....I'm FAMISHED on belviq! I re...  Read more

First post! PCOS & Weight loss
Updated 8/19/2014 9:30:07 PM

Hi everyone!! I am a 20 year old female college student and just joined SparkPeople yesterday :) I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 years old, and I've always been overweight from this disease. It seems like my entire high school/hal...  Read more

water weight loss at the start of a diet
Updated 8/19/2014 11:04:16 PM

Does anyone know how much weight that comes off initially during a diet/corrected eating habits is actually weight from water? I know there is a great deal of water locked up with glycogen storage, and as glycogen goes down initially it appears like...  Read more

52+ ways to lose a pound a week - try just one!

More than 52 things to try to lose a pound (or more) a week in these two articles from Prevention Magazine. Pick one to try this week. I'm doing Phone-ercise (cleaning, doing laundry, and pacing while blabbing on the phone)http://www.prevention.com...  Read more

Use your trackers to look for patterns

After working on weight loss for a while, I finally realized that if I looked at my nutrition tracker and my activity trackers for the weeks when I had good weight losses, it was easy to find out what I did that really worked. I have found my person...  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

Should You Maintain Your Weight before You Lose?

"Weight loss is really hard---but maintaining that weight loss is even harder!"  If anyone out there agrees with this statement; please raise your hand.  That’s what I thought. There are lots of hands held high.  I...  Read more

VIDEO: SparkPeople Medical Expert Birdie on Oprah's Weight-Loss Show

Yesterday we told you that a SparkPeople member was going to be featured on "Oprah." Did you watch Birdie (DR_BIRDIE) on Oprah's weight-loss episode yesterday? If you didn't, or if you want to watch again, here's your chance. Bi...  Read more

Leading up to my own weight loss transformation, Understanding why past weight loss attempts failed

Good morning. Down 9 pounds this past week which is great! Much of it water weight I guess. Fighting through my first cold in over 18th months, not as severe as could have been thankfully for my use of colloidal silver. I am here to vent...  Read more

All Weight Loss is a Good Weight Loss

I love reading the blogs on SP, lots of inspiration and wise words and that feeling that you are not doing this alone. I really love reading posts about weigh ins, the good and the bad but one thing I have noticed is a trend to put a weight lo...  Read more