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Big Fat Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Big Fat.

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Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement

We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives. Well, I'm certa...  Read more

6 Risks of Eating a Low-Fat Diet

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

Drive-Thru Nutrition

Having spent a week on a road trip, I learned one thing along the way: Fast food is unavoidable, given time and budget constraints. You can’t beat a drive-thru for convenience and speed of service. But the bellyache you get afterward can quickl...  Read more

12 of the Worst Restaurant Foods in 2015

Whether you're road-tripping, heading out for date night or just need a break from dirty dishes, there are bound to be times when a restaurant meal is in order. As long as you avoid the fast food and opt for a full-service restaurant, you should...  Read more

Toning vs. Bulking Up: The Real Facts

Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined...  Read more

High fat diet apparently works for some, but not me.. I tried it for 2 weeks by replacing fat free m
Updated 9/23/2016 10:38:21 AM

High fat diet apparently works for some, but not me.. I tried it for 2 weeks by replacing fat free milk with whole milk and drank a glass a day x 2 weeks. I gained 1.5 lbs....  Read more

How can you tell if you're struggling with "fats"
Updated 9/23/2016 2:35:54 PM

How can you tell if you're struggling with "fats" or "flabbiness"? For example, I see my arms, but I can't tell if they're flabby or over weighted...  Read more

I want to lose mainly belly fat from having 5 babi
Updated 9/22/2016 5:38:32 PM

I want to lose mainly belly fat from having 5 babies... what is the best excerside/diet to use?...  Read more

Tuna. Good for you but when you get it at Culver's it's 24 g of fat. Not good!!
Updated 9/22/2016 2:19:00 PM

Tuna. Good for you but when you get it at Culver's it's 24 g of fat. Not good!!...  Read more

Okay, so my biggest pet peeve about user-entered f
Updated 9/22/2016 11:51:16 AM

Okay, so my biggest pet peeve about user-entered foods is how many pple don't put the size of the serving. "1 serving" doesn't say how much food it is! It's completely useless as without knowing units, like cups or qty (for countable items). Please!...  Read more

Where do I park

Every time I park at a store I remind myself all the parking spaces close to the door are for people who want to be big fat and lazy. And I can say to myself I used to be big fat and lazy but now I like to be in shape. It as so saves on my gas becaus...  Read more

Refuse to lisen to negative self-talk.

There are days when I feel like I have a person on each shoulder talking in my ear. On one side is the big fat lazy me - on the other is the lean fit person I am striving to be. The lazy fat me never wants to do anything - the lean fit me wants to...  Read more

Keystone Slimdown

Sparkpeople who live in the great state of Pennsylvania. We are the biggest PA team!! We can support each other in our quest to make PA a healthier, 'smaller' state....  Read more

10 Requests to Add to Your Dining Repertoire

No matter what restaurant you choose, you can find something healthy to eat, as long as you know a few magic phrases, says Jenna Bergen, author of "Your Big Fat Boyfriend: How to Stay Thin When Dating a Diet Disaster."Here's how Jenna sticks to her h...  Read more

My Favorite Hot and Cold Sandwiches

Sandwiches are comfort food, they travel well, and they'll satisfy the appetites hungry, growing boys--and I have a surplus of those in my house. Today I'm sharing two of my favorite sandwich recipes, one hot and one cold. The Greek-inspired tuna san...  Read more

Big Fat Zen Beats A Big Fat Hiney!

I ran farther tonight than I think I've ever run solid in perhaps my whole life! For sure in many, many years. I was only gonna run the shortest loop at the Hike and Bike trail. I just wanted to get in a fast, short run. But it felt so GOOD,...  Read more

T.V. Show: My Big Fat Happy Life.

Oh, how I HATE, LOATHE, DESPISE this type of show. Our society has become so mean spirited, so cruel, so judgmental, that this type of self-degrading, public humiliating show has become the norm. I want to cry for these people. I would die o...  Read more