I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an... Read more
Is a good night’s sleep eluding you?
Tossing and turning the whole night through,
Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep,
There is more help than just counting sheep.
There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more... Read more
You stayed up late last night to finish a project, woke up groggy only to realize that you’d slept through the alarm clock, skipped breakfast, then almost fell asleep in the middle of an important morning meeting. It’s now mid-afternoon a... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm David and I'm a Registered Dietitian.
I joined the Spark People forums because I'm always looking to meet people and help them along in their weight loss journies. I am always looking for common questions that people have about... Read more
Wide awake and it's 12:28 AM in my neck of the woods. Took all three of my sleep medications and had a cup of chamomile tea, read for a while but finally gave up and put on some coffee. I know that sleep is important for weight loss. Maybe I shoul... Read more
I suffer from horrible insomnia, and instead of snacking while up late one night I decided to go to the gym instead. When I got home I was so sleepy, and I became excited thinking I found an answer to my insomnia...One week and two gym sessions a day... Read more
I went off the plan for 2 weeks now . I'm having trouble staying focused . I keep failing myself and deep down I feel terrible about not staying on the plan. You have any advice to stop the negative thoughts that come with eating at night . I just wa... Read more
If you can't love yourself, try finding something to likeIf you can't like yourself, try finding something to respect.It you can't find anything to respect of yourself, start earning it247... Read more
Research shows that some food manufacturers combine fat, sugar and salt to stimulate ‘reward centres’ in the brain, causing addiction just as tobacco does. We then crave these foods and can't stop eating them even when we're full. Sound familiar?Goog... Read more
Approximately 45 million people attempt to lose weight each year using a variety of dieting approaches. Although most diet plans use the general weight loss formula of calories in versus calories out, exactly how they use and apply that formula can v... Read more
Just about everywhere you look someone is using technology. I find it's actually difficult to go out and not see people texting or playing games on their cell phones. It seems that using our phones and other mobile devices (iPads, tablets, laptop... Read more
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