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
So several people on this board have told me that low-weight high-rep strength training is not very effective... yet the strength-training classes I've seen are all about doing 5 or 6 sets of 8 reps with low weight (in my case, just 3 lb because at... Read more
Ho my god i never relized how many calories i was eatting yesterday..today i went to the hamburgers and a chicken sandiwch without mayo 460 and fries 360 so almost a 1,000 plus soda or more..but today wasnt that day today 460 and i throw away the fri... Read more
I'm really struggling with counting calories. I'm really trying not to be exact but it's hard. I don't have scales to weigh and my mom keeps saying you don't have to count just eat less. What do I do?... Read more
I'm having trouble meeting my water intake of 8 cups daily. I usually get 4 while at work. After that, forget it, I don't drink any until I go to bed. I take a water bottle when I go to bed because I am a mouth breather and frequently wake up. When I... Read more
Does anyone know how to calculate the calories in rice? Most of the rice say how many calories are in a 1/4 cup of dry rice but not how many in cooked and I normally have 1 - 2 cups of rice.... 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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