''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... 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
Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to k... Read more
Most dieters lose momentum in two weeks according to a recent SparkPeople poll.
Five pounds down, then another three. Then deadlock. You’ve hit the plateau and are stalling out and about to give up. Momentum is one of the hardest iss... Read more
How do I get more fiber into my diet? I eat wholemeal bread etc and vegetables, but I still come in below the SP recommended range. Can you buy a supplement? ( I live in the UK, so can't get some of the U.S stuff) thanks... Read more
I just started keeping track and changing my diet two weeks ago with moderate exercise just had my little girl five months ago today and I'm proud to say since starting this I am down eight pounds I weighed 188 2 weeks ago and now I weigh 180!!!!!... Read more
Proud moment today. I turned a diet disaster into a triumph. Way too many calories early and only 140 calories left for dinner. Instead of succumbing to defeat, I hopped on my bike and killed it for 8 miles. Earned my dinner and then some!... Read more
Firstly do this for yourself & your health and ONLY yourself not just because other people are being hurtful, snide, mean and want you to lose the weight so you look aesthetically more pleasing to them. In short scr*w them. It won't stick if you do i... Read more
No doubt youíve noticed that the world of weight management is populated by all kinds of claims, theories, diet strategies, and different approaches, many of which totally contradict most of the others.And this problem isnít confined to the snake oil... Read more
When it comes to losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle, everyone has to do what works best for them. I can give all kinds of reasons why a balanced diet and regular exercise is the way to go. But in the end, everyone has to find a... Read more
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