You've been sticking faithfully to your calorie range and exercise plans for awhile now, but you're not seeing the results you want on your scale. Meanwhile, your weight -loss buddy is happily watching the pounds melt away week after week. No... Read more
When I was a kid, I played four-square on the playground and learned to eat three square meals a day. Now my meals are supposed to be shaped like a pyramid and I've heard I’m supposed to be eating them six times a day. Is anyone besides me... Read more
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns t... Read more
Are you a weight loss failure?
Before you answer that question, let’s talk about what failure means.
A recent study found that, in the nonsensical weight loss world, most failure has more to do with failing to meet faulty expectations... Read more
I'm sure you have heard people say, "Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is the hard part."
Well, I disagree with this statement. I think losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder!
Permanent weight... Read more
I have totally changed my way of eating and I have slowly begun to change my thinking about food ... learning to love food that also loves my body. I have added moderate exercise (as opposed to NONE - which is what I WAS doing!) Every "diet plan"... Read more
I've been trying to take off 100+ lbs. gained quickly due to medications, and that took me from size 6 to 20 in a few years. (Domperidone and Lexapro) Have tried many diets, but didn't stick to them due to stress, cravings, lighthe... Read more
It took me a long time to figure out, but watching tv is not worth it. It is not worth how it distracts me from connecting with my family, or attending to work projects, or even from completing the errands and housekeeping of everyday life.
I... Read more
Ugh. I'm wearing a splint on my wrist and am on a 10lb lifting restriction from my doctor. Frankly, lifting anything heavier than a water bottle hurts.
Any ideas for workouts that I can do in the interim? I'm walking a few times a week but know... Read more
I've been involved with Sparkpeople.com for a while. I don't always use the tracker, but it does help me when I use it. I am trying to get involved in the community here. I was 16 years old, and I weighed 799lbs. I lost around 600lbs and... Read more
I recycle the foaming soap dispensers from bath and body works. I use dr. bronner's castille soap in the old soap dispenser (THE FOAMING TYPE OF DISPENSER) and I dilute the soap with mostly water.... say 1 part soap and six parts water. This i... Read more
Many of us have spent the past six years tuning in each week to view the success of the contestants on The Biggest Loser. The premise of the show being the one who loses the most weight without being voted off wins a whopping $250,000 in the finale.F... Read more
When starting a weight-loss plan, most of us hope to lose body fat, specifically—not muscle mass. But when we lose weight, a large percentage of the total weight lost can be muscle. Is there any way to reduce that muscle loss? How to Lose... Read more
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