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
My default calorie range was 1500-1850 (dynamic tracking). I exercise 6 days a week and found it nearly impossible to stay in that range on my rest day. So I manually changed the range to 1800-2000, which is between as little as I can possibly eat... Read more
Any suggestions on how to meet my calorie burn goal on Fitbit on my "rest days"? Should I even be taking so many rest days (I usually take one after working out 2 days in a row)? I still walk and get my 10,000 steps on those days.... Read more
So frustrated. For two weeks I've gained weight. Also haven't noticed any difference in how clothes fit. I'm tracking my food; staying at the lower end of range. Also been walking and burning extra calories. I'm just getting discouraged. :(... 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
Carbohydrates are important and necessary in our diets and have generated a great deal of attention over the past decade due to the low carbohydrate weight loss craze. Marketing trends have played off of that low carb craze and so have dieting plans... Read more
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