Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
Fall is as good a time of year as any to re-evaluate your weight-loss goals and plans. But before you know it, Halloween brings the focus to candy and treats that may be tempting you to fall off the health wagon. One indulgent day of Halloween treats... Read more
Children aren't the only ones getting all dressed up for Halloween. Your favorite candies and cookies are also donning orange and black wrappers and jack-o-lantern frosted faces. And they don’t wait for you to find them! These seasonal favo... Read more
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
Over the river and through the woods….
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa – the Holidays have a way of triggering terror in the minds of an... Read more
For me, I struggle with a certain specialty drink at my local coffee shops--actually a chain, Caribou Coffee. So here's my plan, have anything to add?
1. Have a solid nutritional plan that includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day, and try not to... Read more
I have heard different opinions about this topic. Is it best to eat before a workout. I have been working out in the morning and wondering if it is negatively effecting my body if I don't eat something before hand. I am not doing extreme workouts, ju... Read more
I am so sick of the American diet. I want to find a program with lots of veggies and some fruits. I do not like red meat and only eat fish and chicken occasionally. I am doing the best I can not to eat anything in a can or out of a bag. My problem... Read more
Do you believe in it? I do - and not just for weight loss!!
This chick had a autoimmune illness, and she cured herself with food - and is now off medication: shine.yahoo.com/author-blog-posts/power-he althy-eating-woman-healed-herself-heal<... Read more
For anyone out there who follows a clean eating diet, or is familiar with what it entails, I'm trying this out for the first time and am not sure if some of the foods I have in my fridge and pantry are OK to eat. I am trying to eat lots of veggies, f... Read more
I always thought it was a myth that drinking water would make you feel full and eat less. Recently, I've been drinking more water and eating high fiber snacks such as cereal or WW toast. When I combine water with fiber, I really do feel full and ea... Read more
Eating a piece of dark chocolate everyday has actually helped me lose weight! When I know that I have this little treat everyday, I don't feel deprived of sweets and it definitely prevents indulgence. Plus, it really makes me happy!... Read more
I'm one of those people who always have to be busy doing something. In fact, if I'm not doing multiple things at once I don't feel very efficient. I know that I should sit down for meals without distraction, focusing on just eating and nothing else... Read more
SparkPeople doesn't endorse "diets." We don't sell pills, and we don't have a gimmick. What we have are success stories, committed members and proven results. Last year, we reached out to the members who have lost weight (more than 100 pounds in some... Read more
An easy way to reduce calories and portion sizes is to change your dinnerware and silverware. A few wise changes to your kitchen dishes can lead to a big change in your body weight and shape. These adjustments may seems awkward at first but you will... Read more
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