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Rapid Weight Loss Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Rapid Weight Loss.

Can Stress Cause Weight Gain?

Some advertisements claim that hormonal changes from high stress lead to weight gain. These ads offer products that will supposedly normalize your hormones, thus decreasing your waist size. Should you use these products? Research does supp...  Read more

12 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

The next time you watch an infomercial, read an advertisement, or spot a new supplement reporting miraculous weight loss results, we wouldn’t blame you for cocking a wary eyebrow. When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal...  Read more

7 Times the Scale is Lying to You

The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure. As useful as the scale can be, don't forg...  Read more

10 Signs a Fitness Gadget is a Gimmick

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

The Real Benefits of Iron

Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and  your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai...  Read more

cant lose weight
Updated 4/16/2014 8:21:16 PM

im getting frustrated at me not losing any weight. I have tried a bunch of diets and weight loss methods and nothing has worked. im 335 pounds and 6' tall. the scale won't budge. what is the real reason for my plateau is it: insulin resistance, h...  Read more

Weight Gains
Updated 4/16/2014 4:51:53 PM

Today I had my first gain since I started over. I had lost 8 lbs and this morning when I got on the scale I thought I had lost 1 more lb, but discovered that it was a gain. How can 1 pound upset us so much? I use a balance beam scale and I usually...  Read more

Looking for a weight loss buddy
Updated 4/15/2014 12:15:47 AM

I'm going to be 27 in June. I had my first child last July. I am 5'8 and 250 lbs. I have tried over and over again to lose weight, and I can't manage to do it. I love JUNK food. I love going out to eat. I work of a very famous restaurant chain,...  Read more

Looking for Spring and weight loss buddies
Updated 4/15/2014 12:16:23 AM

Hi everyone, I am going to try this again with determination this time! I have about 60 pounds to lose and have finally overcome one of my terrible habits of drinking a lot of Pepsi. I am hoping to find someone to connect with for motivation an...  Read more

College student wanting to lose some weight!
Updated 4/14/2014 11:40:06 PM

I'm Angelina, a college freshman in Wisconsin. I'm looking to lose some weight for next semester, but my overall goal is to lose at least 50 pounds. If you're interested in being weight loss buddies and keeping track of how each other is doing, feel...  Read more

Avoid saggy skin

Keep weight loss at a moderate 2 to 3 lbs. a week and you won't face the dreaded loose "flesh flags" that can result from too rapid and dramatic weight loss....  Read more

Avoid saggy skin

Keep weight loss to a moderate 2-3 lbs per week to avoid developing the dreaded excess skin and "flesh flags" that result from too rapid and dramatic a drop in weight....  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

Poll: Would You Attend 'Fat Camp' For Adults?

Weight loss retreat centers have gained popularity in recent years, particularly because of shows like "The Biggest Loser". Although there have been programs like this for children and teens for many years (often referred to as "fat camps"), program...  Read more

Hot Celebrity Moms: Motivating or Discouraging?

Flip open the pages of your favorite celebrity magazine and chances are you'll find an article about how the newest celebrity mom lost her baby weight—very soon after giving birth, no less. Frustrating? Yes. Discouraging? Maybe. A recent BabyCent...  Read more

Day 4- Dr. Oz 2 week rapid weight loss challenge

Yesterday was a good day. I successfully followed protocol another day! I'm so proud of myself. I've had temptations and I have had the will power to say no and stay away! I found a great Facebook group that is for individuals who are also do...  Read more

Day 1 - Dr Oz 2 week rapid weight loss

Since my rice protein powder didn't arrive until Saturday, I just officially started Dr Oz's 2 week challenge today! Over the weekend, I did go ahead and toss out the rest of the BAD items out of my fridge and pantry and did a major grocery shop to s...  Read more