If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
Achooo! Is it a cold? Is it the flu? You may not know what you have, but you know you feel terrible. When SparkPeople members feel under the weather, they usually have the same questions: "What should I eat? Should I still count my calories? If... Read more
Couldn’t all of us use a little motivation from time to time? Recently, one member inspired everyone here at SparkPeople, and we think her story can help you too. Donna (DONNA999) may be several pounds away from her goal, but as a busy moth... Read more
Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin... Read more
Walking comes naturally to humans. It’s one of the earliest skills we develop, long before we learn how to talk (or invent excuses to avoid walking). And given good, basic health, it’s something you can do throughout your life without wor... Read more
Do most people have more difficulty losing weight when they start in insulin? I'm on about 1000 cals a day and 20/30 carbs meal and having one heck of a time losing since I started on insulin.... Read more
Looking for a weight loss buddy also making progress to a fairly big goal (mine is about 70 pounds). It's my 3rd time round with Spark and I want to make this one stick! I'm 49, sit at a desk all day, trying to keep up with exercise program (tennis,... Read more
I am lowering my carb intake to 60 grams a day because I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. How much should I increase my protein and fat? The auto setting says 60-165 g of protein & 34 -74 g fat.... Read more
I’m writing to you as a card-carrying SparkPeople member today! I’m in my third year of maintenance so I’ve learned a few things about both losing and maintaining weight loss. The year is drawing to a close and I think i... Read more
Many people do fine without gloves, especially for body weight or machine exercises, but if you work out regularly with iron barbells and dumbbells or train with heavier weights, gloves can help you avoid several potential problems. Any kind of padde... Read more
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