SparkPeople recommends making one small change at a time and letting it become a new, healthy habit. One easy change to begin with could be trying to increase your water intake. As you work on that new habit also log in your food and drink intake, not making changes to it but just to analyze after a week or two what your old habits are that need to be changed, like eating too large of a portion. Gradually add in some exercise and you will be well on your way to success.
As you stated, the site is very large and it will take some getting used to it. Take your time, explore, learn and enjoy.
I agree with all the other recommendations. Pick a few healthy changes like tracking everything you eat or drinking 8 glasses of water, or exercising (even just walking) for 10 minutes a day. When you've mastered your changes, add 1 or 2 more. This makes it much less overwhelming & very do-able. Congrats on the decision you've made to become healthy!
** Melissa ** ....................Alaska
Be careful when you pass judgement on another. Life teaches us lessons in harsh ways when we are mean to others.
Get acquainted with the Spark Website. The tools here are very helpful. Use your trackers for food and fitness. Check out the videos on the Fitness page. Coach Nicole has several very good videos to help you get started if you aren't currently exercising. Make friends with other SparkPeople to help with accountability. Join challenges. I love SparkPeople!
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