1. Start Small
Quite possibly the biggest mistake people make is pushing the accelerator too soon. You can’t lose 20 pounds in a week. But you can lose one. Taking small bites and chewing slowly have as much to do wi... Read more
To stick around and work, weight loss has to fit within the bigger picture -- and then made into a daily priority. Like a movie extra struggling to be seen on a blockbuster film, if weight loss isn’t in the big picture, it won’t get w... Read more
Regina (ELMOCHIC94) lost 50 pounds with the help of SparkTeens. She has been a member for about a year and a half and has been able to maintain her 50-pound loss for more than eight months now. At 16 years old, Regina has been very successful and con... Read more
Having people over to watch the big game? Heading to a game-day bash? There's no need to forget all your healthy habits after kickoff. Follow these tips to avoid penalizing your healthy eating plan or taking a time out from good nutrition.
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Visual images hold amazing power. We can all still “see” the Challenger disaster, the flag rising over Iwo Jima, even our own high school yearbook pictures. The images are still with us today. And so are the emotions that go with them... Read more
I know I'm doing this healthier lifestyle so I can feel better, but there is added benefits for others in my home as well. For the last week my 7 yr old has asked for milk, fruit, yogurt, etc... instead of all the chips soda and juice. It's great!... Read more
What healthy habits do you use to avoid frequent overeating? I am a disciplined person, but have fallen out of some of my good eating habits, and subsequently gained weight!
I realized that because I have stopped putting all of my food on my pl... Read more
I keep two pictures on my dresser ALWAYS! A picture of me when I was'nt happy with my weight, and eating habits. And a picture of the NEW me happy, and healthy. It keeps you in check, to maintain the new you. And a constant reminder of all the hard... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
Getting fit. Eating better. Losing weight. All the hard work and sacrifice that goes into those three "little" things can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to stick with these habits for the long haul. While appearance alone is mot... Read more
At SparkPeople, we are dedicated to helping our members reach their goals and live permanent healthy lifestyles. It takes a LOT of motivation and support to lose weight and keep it off, and we love seeing the progress of our dedicated members an... Read more
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