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 started bodybuilding to (hopefully) prevent more injuries on the roller derby track. I'm small (and old) for this sport and take quite a beating out there! I've had a couple of pretty bad injuries but I'd like to keep playing! I changed my diet f... Read more
Hi, historically I've never really been a good runner. I'm planning to run a 10k in November which gives me plenty of time to start training. My goal is to run the entire 10k, but I want to run it at a decent pace and maybe finish it even under an ho... Read more
Has any one tried this on their own? how was the results? I need a new knee and need my bmi down to 40 before they will talk to me for surgery. If this doesn't work then the next
thing is gastric by pass.... Read more
When I'm dieting and get down and depressed, I try to find something to laugh at.
I just found a great one on youtube:
I'm not allowed to post a link but you can search on youtube for:
The Purge: Cheat Day
It made my day!
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I thought it might be nice to start a thread where people can share their secrets to success.
What kinds of things do you do that has helped you achieve success?
For me one of the biggest things is the realization that it's okay to say,... 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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