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
Hello! I have been losing weight on my own for a while now and I've lost almost 40lbs. but every once in a while I hit a wall and plateau.I am currently going to the gym and trying to eat better. But I need a little bit of "Spark" back in my routine.... Read more
I am new to this site, I have tried it before in the past but I ended up not sticking with the program due to lazyness. But I am back now and I have a kiddo and need to lose some weight so that i can continue to keep up with her. So I have my fb that... Read more
It just dawned on me a day or 2 ago that I eat 99% of my food while I'm distracted. Whether it's watching TV, checking Facebook/Sparkpeople, reading...I'm doing anything but concentrate on my food. I've also realized that I eat my food really fast.... Read more
I have 3 beautiful girls and I would like them to eat more veggies. They basically like corn and green beans. I have gotten them to eat things like butter beans. baby limas and black eyed peas ( we are a southern family) I would like to to eat leafy... 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
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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