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
Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig... Read more
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
Do you fear that your recommended calorie range is too high? Are you consistently eating fewer calories than your SparkPeople plan advises? Have you found yourself wondering how we determined the exact number of calories that is right for you?
W... Read more
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
Finally. After something like 20 attempts, I started my 21st and final attempt in April.
Some 60 pounds later (30kg), here we are in December. I'm officially not in the overweight or obese range anymore. I am still coming to terms with this.
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I know a lot of people are looking into calculators for calories towards weight loss, but I was wondering if there are any out there to use to plug in to see how much you could eat as to not go over a certain weight range?... Read more
I'm new and I love to cook. I have a whole load of cookbooks that I use regularly. I know that you can calculate the nutritional value of a recipe on sparkpeople, but I am a bit confused over the copyright-can I put recipes on the... Read more
I love using the recipe calculator for my favorite recipes. It is educational to see the breakdown of carbs, fats and proteins and helps me make healthier choices and prepare slimmed down versions of old favorites. Thank you! Now the question. I... Read more
With health care costs rising more each day, employers are constantly looking for ways to lower their expenses and give employees incentives for healthy behaviors. Whole Foods has launched a new program for their employees called the Team Member Hea... Read more
A handful of college students slated to graduate this spring may not be getting their diplomas after all. And it isn't because they did not meet their academic requirements to graduate, but because they failed to take a class to help them lose weight... Read more
BMI Calculator and portion control quiz
Compare portions from 1984 to 2004 portion sizes. You can use the guidelines to cut your portion sizes back to what is really normal. It's a good thing to have food but I... Read more
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