Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200... Read more
On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment. During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me. One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha... Read more
While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,... Read more
“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.”
If this s... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
Hey Guys! I'm new to MFP and talk about team no motivation - that's ME! I have been the biggest procrastinator when it comes to my health for the past year or so. Start and Quit..Start and Quit...over and over again. But about two weeks ago - I reall... Read more
I am about to start Jillian Michaels body revolution on Monday and I am a bit confused. I plan on following the meal plan, which is 1200 calories a day...but with the workouts, should I eat back my exercise calories?
I've lost... Read more
Used to use Body Media. Very accurate, easy to use. Didnt like how I had to wear it on upper arm. Heard people using fitbit. Just bought the fb. flex Not liking don't feel its very accurate. Seem to track steps with arm movement. Any thoughts?... Read more
Hey all so I've been trying to strengthen my body and lose weight as well. I have been on a strict work out routine, at least four days a week cardio for three and alternating which muscle groups I exercise each day. Each work out is minimum forty mi... Read more
For the better part of the year my goal has been to lower my body fat percentage. I started at 32% and Iím still 32%. My goal is to get to 29%. Iím at a healthy weight for my height. I get a physical every year and all systems are normal. Iím loo... Read more
Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,... Read more
When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass thro... Read more
This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies!... Read more
Warning: The images and words in this post could be triggering to anyone who has had an eating disorder. "Strong is the new skinny." "When I exercise, I wear all black because it's like a funeral for my fat.""Skinny... Read more
Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®. It was written by the SparkPeople staff. No matter where you are on your weight-management journey, Smart Ones® helps you stay on track by offering a variety o... Read more
While on Pinterest the other day I came across a picture of a mother and daughter both sitting at a lake with their backs to the camera. The woman was of average weight....not too small not too big...same with the girl. The caption on the picture... Read more
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