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
I'm noticing that my calorie and carb count is okay, but my fats are always high and my proteins are always low. Anyone have suggestions for how to incorporate more protein or swap fats for protein?... Read more
For the past months I've been eating healthier and exercising. I've lost a total of 40 pounds so far. I need to lose 70 more pounds in total to be a healthy right. When I was losing the 40 pounds, I lost 30 pounds without any problem really and I was... Read more
I was worried i wouldn't lose weight going over 1200 cals a day so i did a test to see. I ate 1500 cals a day for a week and still lost, infact i lost 4 pounds! I think it would as because im eating healthy balanced foods, because im trying to heal.... 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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