You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
When it comes to dieting, there are more myths and old wives' tales than there are verifiable facts. Here we collect all our best resources for debunking top diet myths so you can stop falling for fads and learn how to use a healthy eating plan t... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Whether you want to help the environment, cut down on your gasoline expenses, or simply exercise in the great outdoors, cycling is a great way to get fit and have fun at the same time. And it’s one of the fastest growing leisure activities in t... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
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I have a question about weight loss that maybe some of you could help me with. A little back story before the question...I use to be 160lbs and wanted to lose weight then but I never did, I actually ended up gaining weight. I ended... Read more
Hi everyone my name is Stacey I am a mom of four beautiful girls and a grandmother. I live in northern Indiana and have chose to get my life on track for myself and my children I need to lose at least 800lbs to be under 200lbs it hard to get myself... Read more
Obsessing over amount lost in a week, or and ideal weight goal can drive you nuts. I focus on the goals that matter like consistent healthy eating, and tracking other measurements. Especially for woman as we go through our cycle our body weight/wat... Read more
Instead of making your ideal weight your weight loss goal. Try approaching it 10% at a time. I will use myself as an example. I have restarted Sparkpeople today and weighed in at exactly 210 pounds. I could set my goal to be a weight loss of 21 po... Read more
Let's face it: Losing weight can be hard work. It requires patience, dedication, and the drive to make permanent healthy changes in your life. It's not always fun to head to the gym instead of watching your favorite show on T.V., or turning d... Read more
We are our own worst critics. Somehow, itís all too easy to zero in on everything you donít like about your body when you look in the mirror. Similarly, one harsh comment from another person can stick with you for the rest of your life. (Iíll never f... Read more
I received something in my email, one of my newsletters I subscribe too, with this title. It sparked a thought process in me. What is my idea weight? I started to click on it to read and then stopped, swearing that I wouldn't read it or any other art... Read more
Today the prompt on Sparkcoach was to determine the date I want to reach my weight-loss goal and set it in stone. The number on the scale is not really what's motivating me to do this, and because it's an entire lifestyle change it's hard for me to... Read more
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