In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
Looking for ways to kick start your heart-healthy lifestyle? Start by looking at your diet. Poor food choices can have a negative effect on your heart, weight and overall health; but making small, sustainable changes to improve your diet can have a l... Read more
It’s dinner time again and all of your tried and true recipes your family loves call for cups of oil, sticks of butter, and several ounces of whole milk. But you have the solution – smart substitutions.
For starters... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt... Read more
Hi! I just joined this site in hopes of losing weight. I'm tired of people looking and me and my twin sister and comparing us. I'm embarrassed when people tell us that we don't look a like and I have to tell them that she weighs 90 pounds less than m... Read more
Hello, my name is Stacy and I am the fat mom at the preschool. I have been fat for a long time, but this is the fattest that I have ever been. I avoided scales ever since my youngest was born (she is 4 now). I knew that I was getting bigger, but I... Read more
Not that anyone here knows me, but I'm back. This journey through weight loss is a tough one. I've hit more bumps in the road and more out of control downward spirals than I care to admit. For the past couple of years I've and gained and lost, gained... Read more
I recently had to replace my old bathroom scale. My new one includes measurements of body fat percentage and hydration.
Does anybody know exactly how those numbers are derived? And are they bogus -- or legit enough to take seriously?... Read more
I'm new and excited to be on this site.
I have Bulging and torn discs in my Lumbar, as well as Disc Degenerative Disease.
After two car accidents in 2005 I managed to get back to normal life in 2008.
Early March of last year (2013), I... Read more
As part of our research for "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight," we conducted a "Ditch the Diet Taste Test." We asked successful SparkPeople members, yo-yo dieters and others to answer questions about weigh... Read more
I was minding my own business the other day, checking out some of my favorite health and fitness blogs when I stumbled upon a link to a blog post called "Where's the Fat?" by Mark Sisson. I was immediately intrigued."I’ve always been puzzled over the... Read more
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