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Diet Plateau Breakers Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Diet Plateau Breakers.

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Plateau Busters - Part 1

We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t...  Read more

Dealing with Boredom in Your Diet

You start a new diet. You see some fantastic results pretty quickly. The struggle, of course, is then maintaining this weight loss. Changing eating patterns for a short period is different than sustaining them. This is the area people seem to hav...  Read more

Why Calories Are King

1. What is the most common misconception about calories? I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But...  Read more

The Importance of Fast Breaks

Most dieters lose momentum in two weeks according to a recent SparkPeople poll. Five pounds down, then another three. Then deadlock. You’ve hit the plateau and are stalling out and about to give up. Momentum is one of the hardest iss...  Read more

No Need to Stretch the Truth about Resistance Bands

You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b...  Read more

Mediterranean Diet
Updated 8/26/2014 3:14:52 PM

Hi. I was just curious if anyone has tried following the Mediterranean diet program. If so, what are your thoughts on it?...  Read more

Diet soda "sponsored blog," written by an MD?
Updated 8/27/2014 4:24:02 AM

"This blog is brought to you by the American Beverage Association." Why does SparkPeople choose to publish corporate-sponsored articles on food and nutrition? For some of us who are SparkPeople members, this is uncomfortable, to say the lea...  Read more

Low carb and glycemic diet
Updated 8/22/2014 2:03:16 PM

Does anyone out there in Spark Nation have some ideas on low carb and low glycemic index foods and diets? This was suggested by my Doctor and what I've found on-line so far hasn't been that informative or they want a price $$$. Any ideas would be g...  Read more

water weight loss at the start of a diet
Updated 8/19/2014 11:04:16 PM

Does anyone know how much weight that comes off initially during a diet/corrected eating habits is actually weight from water? I know there is a great deal of water locked up with glycogen storage, and as glycogen goes down initially it appears like...  Read more

SHERRY'S GETTING HEALTHY, NO MORE DIETING!!!
Updated 8/20/2014 6:21:53 PM

For the past few months I have been walking, trying to get in 10,000 steps or more I have taken over 600,000 steps since June the 1st, but my eating hasnt change much, still eating junk. Last week I hurt my calf muscle, and I took a week off from...  Read more

Diet Soda

When I had a problem with the plateau, I quit drinking Diet soda....  Read more

Soda

One way I broke my plateau was to lower salt intake and that meant giving up Diet Coke!...  Read more

Coffee Junkies of the World!

Caffeine need not be a dirty word when dieting. Our team is for all Sparkers hopelessly in love with their coffee. Drop by the cafe, we're open 24/7 and the coffee is always great!!...  Read more

Everyday Life Skills Your Teens Should Know

By Margery D. Rosen, Family CircleTo help our kids become happy adults, we have to give them the gift of competence. Kids who can handle everyday tasks, from laundry to banking, are happier and more confident. Whether they're still under your roo...  Read more

Crossing over Those Dreaded Plateaus

By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL) Since I weighed 460 when I started my journey and I weigh 334 now, you can bet that I’ve had my fair share of plateaus. They are frustrating to say the least and sometimes are the one thing that can break your resolv...  Read more