Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your health... Read more
Do you remember the feelings you experienced when you first joined SparkPeople? You might have been nervous or excited about committing to a lifestyle change, worried about whether or not you would succeed, or overwhelmed at exploring all the tools a... Read more
There are many motivations for sticking with a healthy diet. Eating more of the good stuff (and less of the junky stuff) can help you prevent cancer, extend your lifespan, protect your heart and manage your weight. But one thing we don't always r... Read more
Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an... Read more
Today, there are abundant ways to get your water. Tap water, mineral water, spring water, fitness water, water from bottles, water filters, water coolers, and the list goes on and on. What works? What are the differences among them? How... Read more
I'm so tired if people asking me how I lost weight then telling me that there is no way that anyone can lose weight on 1500 cal a day, eating healthy foods and exercising for an hour a day 6 days a week.
So I think we should have some fun and cr... Read more
Every since I was little, Dinner was the big meal of the day. I don't think that is going to change because the whole family is not going to change. Now that it is keeping warming, I am going to start going for walks after dinner. I am not much o... Read more
I had a question. I'm an oldie to Spark so my account is not set to sync up between my Fitness and Food trackers. I had success last time on spark without them connected, and when I was using My Fitness Pal, i did not lose much weight... Read more
Having trouble replacing other drinks with water? Set a ratio for yourself. Start by saying you need to drink at least one glass of water per day for every non-water drink you have. Increase that to 2:1, 3:1, etc. Eventually, you can easily get in yo... Read more
We all know that water is good for you. It can help you feel fuller, it's a good replacement for sugary drinks like soda or juice, improves the look of your skin- the list is long. But did you know that drinking water might also help reduce your ri... Read more
In general, SparkPeople recommends that people drink eight (8-ounce) cups of water each day. But you might be surprised to know that there is no scientific evidence that everyone needs eight cups of water per day. In fact, most experts aren't eve... Read more
Have you ever tried to drink 8 glasses of water per day and felt.... bloated? I think our bodies are onto something. For me, the right number of glasses to drink per day ranges between 3 and 6, depending on the foods I am eating and drinking that d... Read more
Just starting out, one of my first goals is to drink 8 glasses of Water per day. I was probably drinking less than 16 oz on a good day before. Mostly drinking soda or juice or energy drinks. I plan to eliminate soda entirely from my diet. I had no i... Read more
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