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
Coaches, mentors, trainers, teammates, partners, fans. Even the greatest athletes in the world can’t do it alone.
People naturally perform better when others are on their side and helping out. Even in everyday nutrition and fitness, we&rsq... Read more
Weight training is a critical component to the success of an athlete.
By becoming stronger and increasing muscular endurance, an athlete is able to perform more efficiently and is better able to avoid injury. Furthermore, there are a numbe... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol... Read more
Have any of you ever had an escape plan like to get out of a bad relationship, job or any situation? I'm talking about actually planning and having a set date to evacuate and jump ship. How did it workout for you? Did you tell anyone about it or keep... Read more
If I concentrate on only my weight I get upset and depressed. So I always have something else to do. Like today I am planing on going to a pot luck dinner and play bingo with friends. Of course, I have to watch what and how much I eat, but, fun is my... Read more
Does anyone else have their fitness tracker factoring in with their nutrition tracker so that the daily calorie range is adjusted according to how much exercise you get?
I just turned it on and it's saying to eat a LOT more (like 200+) calories. I... Read more
I am new to SparkPeople and so far, love it. I am hoping that someone will read this post and be able to help me. I am going away for the weekend to somewhere that has no internet access, therefore I suspect the nutrition tracker on my phone will n... Read more
"All of us are athletes. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. Our job as a coach is to awaken the inner athlete." -Coach RutherfordI remind myself that I am an athlete and listen to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Cheesy but it works.1... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
I LOVE the Olympics and from February 12-18, I will be watching as the world comes together 'with glowing hearts' to witness as the saying goes, 'the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat' during the Vancouver Winter Olympic.A cou... Read more
Dave Ellis has an encyclopedic knowledge of nutrition and possesses an uncanny ability to distill complicated scientific information into succinct, sound advice for the rest of us. For 27 years, Ellis, a registered dietitian and Certified Strength &... Read more
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