''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to k... Read more
Most dieters lose momentum in two weeks according to a recent SparkPeople poll.
Five pounds down, then another three. Then deadlock. You’ve hit the plateau and are stalling out and about to give up. Momentum is one of the hardest iss... Read more
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
I am 55 years old, 5'9" tall and loosing weight that I have lost 3 years ago through weight watchers. I know what I have to do but love my potato chips and any kind of candy. this is week 4 for me and down 9.8 lbs and have 20 left to go.... Read more
I am about 350 pounds and I have been severely obese for almost all my life except my childhood years. My weight has caused many medical problems for me. Hypertension/high blood pressure, high triglycerides, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, acid reflux,... Read more
Aww, Figgy, I'm sorry! I, too, am extremely sensitive. Also, like stretchygirl, my hubby is the opposite and couldn't care less what other people say or do, but he understands me...as much as he can, I suppose. I agree with these other ladies...... Read more
I am getting knee surgery on Nov 6 for a torn ACL, I am ordered to nothing weight barring prior to surgery (and of course after) my question is do you think Yoga would be ok?? I miss it so much... Read more
I am in Upstate NY I am looking for buddies near or far. I am 55 and I have 50-70 lbs to lose. The past 10 years were beyond stressful due to one of my son's cancer diagnosis. He is now considered cured and it's time for me to take care of myself... Read more
Firstly do this for yourself & your health and ONLY yourself not just because other people are being hurtful, snide, mean and want you to lose the weight so you look aesthetically more pleasing to them. In short scr*w them. It won't stick if you do i... Read more
My secret.....there is no pill, drink, or fad diet out there that will give you long lasting weight loss results. Eating right and exercise are the only secrets to weight loss success and overall health 104... Read more
How many times have you seen a product that promises great results for weight loss in a short amount of time? Too many, if you ask me! Not only do they make these great promises, but they have "fabulous before and after photos" to show cons... Read more
When it comes to weight loss, so many people are looking for a quick fix. They want to lose weight fast, easily, and don't necessarily consider the long-term. Am I making changes I can live with for the rest of my life? Am I creating new habits th... Read more
Today, I wasted a good hour explaining my diet, lifestyle, and goals. I told this person that vegan or veganish isnít my lifestyle and itís not my current situation. Iím a flexitarian and will always be. A flexitarian leads a flexible & vegetar... Read more
Some of them are such "revolutionary miracles" they make me squint. Eat only as many bubbles as I want, and only between the hours of 3:41 and 4:03 am? Walk briskly to the end of the rainbow and fill up on one handful of delicious plain kale an... Read more
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