Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do not deliver on those promises. When those ads are so intriguing and believable, how do you know which new products delive... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw... Read more
Seeing the words "diet" and "fun" in the same sentence might seem like an oxymoron. When we decide to lose weight, ideas of deprivation, boredom, sacrifice and even misery usually come to mind. But they don't have to. Weight l... Read more
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days. People who suf... Read more
I follow a 1200 calorie diet as part of a hospital program, and i try my best to stay around the 1200... but, is having that amount the reason why my chest hurts sometimes when I'm lying in bed in the early morning? Do I need more protein? Also somet... Read more
well I've found out two things changing up my diet. I can't eat raw fruits or veggies on an empty stomach or any nuts. Really bad stomach cramps from almonds today. Don't think I can even eat my lunch... Read more
I started a paleo diet on Monday I have actually gained two pounds since then I'm extremely frustrated. And I know I'm eating too many calories I been counting them. Any tips please let me know... Read more
Not a fan of the word "diet", but this book was at the dollar store. I bought it for new recipes, but I absolutely LOVE the workout plan. Only 25 minutes a day, 5x a week. Much more doable for me than P90X was (though I do love P90X too!). The re... Read more
Editor's Note: If you haven't checked out SparkPeople Radio, now's the time! We've been on the air since November, and this on-demand show is a hit. Each week, hosts Lily Hills and Karen Hudson share the latest and greatest stories to... Read more
There are thousands of diet plans available these days, and there are just as many different workout programs. The trendy diets and workout plans of the past couple of years (think Paleo, Dukan, the 17-Day Diet, hCG, PINK, P90X, Insanity and more) wi... Read more
(image courtesy of renjith krishnan) So I am on the p90x band wagon, I mentioned it in my first post, but here I am going to get into a little more detail.
The resulting problem with p90x is the time constraint. Just the workouts are at least... Read more
ok, im getting ready to start p90x and im not really understanding the eating plan. i don't like a lot of that stuff, im very picky at what i eat! lol, im not understanding the 4 blocks of protien, ect. how do i know how much protein certain foods... Read more
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