Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! This article will help you figure out how to use SparkPeople’s tools just as effectively to maintain your weight as you have used them to lose that weight in the first place. Make sure you’re... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
In the many years that I have been working with clients who want to lose weight, first as a personal trainer and now as a weight-loss coach, two questions come up over and over again. The first is, ''Will you give me a specific diet to follow... Read more
You’ve decided to lose weight. Congratulations! Changing your lifestyle may take commitment and time, but taking off those excess pounds can really improve your health and happiness.
In this early phase, you may have checked out some... Read more
I tried tracking what I eat but I get behind and forget and cant' keep up with it.
I've been trying off and on for years.
I wanted to try making up a menu for myself in advance... buying everything I need for that menu.. and then putting the f... Read more
So here we are...three days from the Halloween Celebrations (for those of us that "Do" that!)
What's your plan to keep the Candy Monsters away or limit their effect this year?!!
We have a neighborhood full of kids who will be making the round... Read more
I just joined SPARK. wanted to get some good ideas for vegetarian meals.
It shouldn't be that difficult, still I seem to come to my week with hardly any plans and fall short of my desired health plan.
Any thoughts of how to look at the week a... Read more
just wondering how many of you meal plan on a regular basis. I never really used to until about a year ago, I mean I had an idea of what we would be eating but now I do plan, almost religiously.
Every Saturday I sit down and co... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... 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
If you've been in touch with diet trends over the past few years, chances are that you've heard of the Paleo diet. When you Google the word "Paleo" or "Paleo diet," you'll find thousands of blogs, recipes, articles and... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Older Women May Spend Two-Thirds of Their Day Sitting HealthDay &nb sp; No matter your age or gender, this story likely will m... Read more
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