Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar... Read more
There is a lot of misinformation out there about dieting and exercise. People DO want sustainable results, but many can’t judge the difference between quick fixes and the legitimate, permanent strategies for losing weight. Common... Read more
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
I'm in the process of getting over an eating disorder. Part of that disorder was that I would eat breakfast in the morning, as well as exercise, and then not eat again until night. When I did eat at night, I ended up binging and I would eat a very la... Read more
I just read in one of the sparkpeople articles that working out in the morning before eating any food slows down one's metabolism and reduces the benefit of exercising. If this is correct, what makes for a good breakfast before the morning exercise a... Read more
Ok, so Im 33 going on 34 very soon. My metabolism dropped probably last year and that is when I started gaining weight. I have gained about 20 pounds over the last 2 years roughly. I now excerise 5-6 days a week and am watching my calories its just... Read more
What do you think of this book, published in 2010? She claims that ppl with metabolism B can't burn carbs efficiently and need 3 steps to fix their metabolism. She also says that if u tend to have belly fat, then u have metabolism B.
I'm just cu... Read more
I have been homeless for a year. By my calculations, I've only eaten about 700 calories a day and have burned roughly 600 each day from the walking that I have done. A year ago, I was over 400 pounds and I'm still over 400 lbs. By my calculations I s... Read more
Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing.... Read more
Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories.
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A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
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