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
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
SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness.
What is Aerobic Exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle... Read more
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
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
I've decided to try a protein and fiber diet. I don't drink pop,so drinking milk and water is easy. My weakness on the other hand is McDonald's caramel frappe. But i have gone from 3 a week to 1 every other week.that's good,right?... Read more
Hit a plateau and only after losing 10 lbs so I royally cheated on Saturday to shock my metabolism in case it went into "reserve" mode plus I think I have retained water...women issues...what can I say :(... Read more
I have been serious about weight loss for the last 4 months - the first 3 months I had great success loosing about 10lbs per month... (I have PLENTY of more to loose)... yet now I have plateaued for the last month. I use spark-people religiously, we... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
Since I weighed 460 when I started my journey and I weigh 334 now, you can bet that Iíve 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
Yesterday we told you that a SparkPeople member was going to be featured on "Oprah." Did you watch Birdie (DR_BIRDIE) on Oprah's weight-loss episode yesterday? If you didn't, or if you want to watch again, here's your chance. Bi... Read more
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