The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... 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
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
So...my recommended calorie intake is around 2200. When I track cardio, my calorie intake range increases but the carb protein and fat ranges stay the same. Can someone explain why the carb protein and fat ranges don't change if the calorie range ch... Read more
Snack attack!! Ate almost 3/4 of a bag of Trader Joes cheese puffs tonight, just like the couch potato I used to be!!!! I am angry and ashamed that Icouldn't stop myself. I did run 4 1/4 miles earlier today so that's a wash. Still disappointed.... Read more
High insulin changes excess blood sugar into fat around the belly,and it hard to lose. It is called viseral fat. Insulin makes & keeps you fat. High blood triglycerides (fats), high sugar, high insulin & high blood pressure, and inflammation all st... Read more
You need to eat to lose weight. I have found out through the years that you cannot lose weight if you starve. Your body hangs on to the fat and you do not lose any after you have lost a little fluid. Eat at least 3 meals every day and a snack, but ke... Read more
If youíre trying to eat healthy and/or lose weight, you need to know quite a bit about fatóboth the kind you eat, and the kind youíd like to lose.But it seems that many of us donít really know as much as we need to. In this study, for example, 77% of... 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
This book is the diet recommended by the Weston A. Price foundation. It's very similar to a Paleo/Primal diet. The main difference is the WAPF allows the consumption of "traditionally prepared" (sometimes called "properly prepared") grains and... Read more
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