If you’re watching your calorie intake, the most problematic part of your anatomy may be your sweet tooth. Our bodies are hard-wired for an attraction to sweet foods since sweetness signals that we’re taking in the calories (energy) neede... Read more
Think that working as a fitness or nutrition expert is about being perfect? Think again! SparkPeople recommends a balanced lifestyle that includes moderation when it comes to food and exercise. Our experts live this way too. Don't believe us? Rea... Read more
For years, you’ve tried to break it off. You’re certain this relationship is wrong, even sinful. But try as you might, you just can’t end it—your willpower inevitably crumbles, and you always go back for more.
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Do you struggle with cravings and wish you had the will power to cut out certain foods completely? When we work toward a healthy diet, so many of us think that making a list of food culprits and calling them off-limits will help us to succeed. H... Read more
Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
The gym..Cue the dramatic music! Lol!
I am going to a gym tomorrow for the first time in 13 years. I'm nervous, excited, self conscious and motivated. I weigh 297 and am very out of shape. Wish me well, any advice is welcome :)... Read more
What is everyone making for dinner tonight? I am making grilled fish tacos with whole wheat tortillas, black beans, red cabbage slaw, and spicy non-fat Greek yogurt cream sauce. Can't wait to go home and cook!... Read more
When I am craving chocolate, I slice a banana or a few strawberries and drizzle them with chocolate syrup. By the time I finish this delicious snack my craving is satisfied. Yes I have indulged in a few calories, but not the number I would have by... Read more
When I am craving chocolate, I eat a bowl of Special K chocolatey delight. It has dark chocolate in the cereal and is only 120 calories a serving size. I usually eat this at night when I crave something sweet.4... Read more
Over the past four years on this never-ending journey, I have had to make many changes to keep me on this path. Some changes were much easier than others, but all changes, both big and small, have been necessary to keep me on course. One of the tough... Read more
There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. The way you think about food, respond to hunger, and deal with cravings also affects your diet and overall health. Look up ''crave'' in the dictionary... Read more
I think my title says a lot.. all day today I have been thinking of chocolate.. but I know that I cannot just eat a little bit, so I am fighting to stay away from it.. I am so happy for once that my husband ate my "stash" cause I caved and was going... Read more
I love to pay attention to things as they occur in my life. To me there is no accident, especially when I tend to react intensely to an event that would otherwise be unincidental. Lately I cut off my coffee consumption, a product... Read more
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