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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My doc recommended me to lose weight.
Did any of your physicians talk about your weight? How did they approach the topic? Did it offend you?
Should healthcare providers even talk to us about weight loss? Is it their business?
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Hello everyone! My name is Mona and this is my second time around at using Spark People but the first time wasn't my best effort. I had my baby 4 months ago and am ready to lose the baby weight and the weight I needed to lose before I even got pregna... Read more
I hate monitoring all my food. Especially when you're at the mercy of a computer for data entry. Since diabetics have a set amount of carbs each meal they should not go over, (mine was set by my doctor) I think I will try this approach to a food diar... Read more
Hey,my name is Allison from the great state of Georgia.
In the past 3 years i have lost 120 pounds of mostly unprovoked weight loss and now need toning badly.
I started drinking water and pacing around the house due to depression and severe anxie... Read more
I have been using the website for a month. I have the activity tracker and I log my foods daily. I already eat a very quality vegan diet. I walk an hour a day with a pack that weighs 5-10 pounds. I just signed up for the coaching program because I... 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, it’s all too easy to zero in on everything you don’t 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. (I’ll 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
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I set my "ideal weight" at 140. The decision was based on a number of criteria - my height (5'6"), my build (medium-large), and a lot of charts. I felt good at that weight in the past, and it was higher tha... Read more
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