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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Hi, My name is Sandi and this is my first post. I have been on Spark for 2 years now. I was very successful for 1 1/2 years, lost 60 lbs and thought I had truly changed my eating habits. Then, about 7 months ago everything changed. Since last No... Read more
I have had a stroke and am a diabetic. Most of the exercises are very difficult if not impossible for me to do. Weight loss is very important to me, but I need to exercise to lose weight in any significant amount. I am a diabetic but my A1c is goo... Read more
Just joined SparkPeople after hearing about it in a session at a Kaiser Medical Weight Management program I am currently in. Started at 246 lbs and have lost 25, but want to get to 170. Even more important is wanting to keep it off for... Read more
I have been taking Levothyroxine for over 10 years now. I never had a problem with dose until just a few weeks back. As soon as I got down to 155 pounds, I noticed that I was flush all the time, sweating all night long, hot all the time, and my muscl... Read more
I am 5'6" and currently 142 pounds. I am in good physical shape - I exercise 6 times a week. I have been overweight twice as an adult (around 170 lbs) and the second time I lost the weight, I went all the way down to 130 pounds, which was satisfying... 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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