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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

A Fat-Free Super Food That's Big on Taste

The idea that placing dishes of raw onions around the home would stave off illness dates back to the massive flu outbreak of 1919. The thinking went that halved onions could absorb germs. Even though that particular onion "fact" is merely a...  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

Carbs/Fats/Proteins percentages...
Updated 8/18/2014 9:29:09 AM

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me with this...I recently understood that on a relative;y low carb diet one should shoot for a total of 30% Carbs, 30% Fats and 40% Proteins. Now, how does one figure out that they are actually hitting these targets...  Read more

Fat burning zone
Updated 8/13/2014 1:30:57 PM

I am so confused. I have been working out consistently at the gym with a personal trainer for over four months. Before that I was using workout DVD at home but hit a plateau so I decided to mix it up. I change my routine every two weeks with the...  Read more

Fat Calories & Regular Calories burned..?
Updated 8/10/2014 10:04:09 PM

When you walk/run on the treadmill.. do you record the fat calories burned and the regular calories, or are the fat calories already added into the regular calories? For example.. the treadmill said I burned 116 calories and 36 fat calories. I just r...  Read more

Rude comments on being a big eater
Updated 8/13/2014 2:17:36 PM

I'm a big eater and I think I always will be. I think when I'm slimmer I will make an effort to do enough exercise to accommodate this. I went out for dinner with my friend tonight, and she commented on how much I was eating. I got embarrassed a...  Read more

Exercise, good diet, thyroid meds...fat!
Updated 8/6/2014 1:51:54 PM

This is beyond frustrating for me. I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism...my number for tsh was 18.14 and it's supposed to be under 3. That's correctable...but my frustration is that I spend quite a few minutes weekly at the gym...whe...  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

Big Fat Liar

Well look who is back and worse than ever. Simply said.. I derailed. My bipolar, depression, PTSD, and control have gone hay wire. I have now gained 20 pounds since my start in February. I am on anxiety meds but am still trying to get to the right do...  Read more