SparkPeople emphasizes drinking water for a variety of reasons: it can take the place of other high-calorie or high-sugar beverages, it helps you feel fuller, it is a good small goal to work toward, and more. So do the SparkPeople Experts really prac... Read more
There’s no doubt about it: trying to lose weight can be a stressful thing! There’s nothing like trying to stick to a “simple” weight loss plan for bringing you face-to-face with the frustrating complexities of human natur... Read more
In today’s society, most of us can’t avoid stress. But we can learn to behave in ways that lesson its effects. Researchers have identified a number of factors that affect one’s vulnerability to stress- among them are eating and slee... Read more
"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards. Needless to say, these are not positive activities.... Read more
I think I understand the general idea behind it, but can someone give me some more details on what calorie cycling is? Does it work for you? The good the bad of it? I'm 45 pounds down and the weight is just coming off so much slower now. Last mon... Read more
I am a 16 year old girl who is about 140 pounds (about 5'5). I'm trying to lose some weight, only about 5-10 lbs. I eat about 1800 calories, 60g fat, 245g carbs, and 120g protein. I lift and do cardio 5-6x a week. If I eat any less than that, I get h... Read more
I don't eat fast food. I don't drink soda. I love fruits and veggies. I sautee in olive oil spray. When I eat sweets I make sure they fit into my diet. I take two exercise classes each week, and do a fair amount of walking. In short, I'm a prett... Read more
I'm trying to figure out what to set my activity level to.
I work 40 hours/week at an assembly plant. I do stock and light assembly. Due to stocking, I clock in at least 10 000 steps at work, it also involves lifting heavy (30 lbs) crates with p... Read more
I love running, it's challenging, and hard at some points, but it makes me feel great, and that's why I love it so much! I love a good challenge! I hate the treadmill, and love the outside, and that's where I run all the time. Rain, s... Read more
Our almost fifteen-year-old son loves technology and playing his variety of video gaming platforms. With occasional encouragement from mom and dad, he balances his screen time with other activities such as reading, drawing, practicing his instrume... Read more
Thirteen independent experts have finally concluded their work and presented their Report on Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The 2010 Advisory Committee worked for two years to update the guidelines and the group consists of individuals natio... Read more
So I've been following my plan, exercising more and being more active than I've been able to in years and instead of losing I have gained weight. I am adjusting my daily calorie intake down and increasing my water intake. We'll see how it goes. I'm t... Read more
I haven't been keeping up with my nutrition tracking for a while. October had been a rough, rough month for me and my family. This morning I put in my Thursday food intake info--at least 2500 calories! If I just start tracking again, will I do bet... Read more
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