It’s hard to ignore the refreshing feeling a new year brings. It’s a chance to re-evaluate your life and think about where you might like to make changes. Statistics show that most resolutions don’t work, so we’re going dive i... Read more
The structure of the work (or school) week can be extremely conducive to maintaining good eating habits. If you have a very predictable daily routine, it can be easier to plan meals and snacks and eat on a consistent schedule so that you never get to... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, an... Read more
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
My in laws are always inviteing us over to eat. They know im trying to eat healthy but they cook fattening meals and desserts. How do I not hurt their feelings? If I dont eat their food they get offended.... Read more
shawnbush I'm not sure if your diet question was for me or someone else, but it doesn't look like you've gotten an answer I am not on a specific diet. I have eggs or special k cereal for bfast, salad for lunch, and family dinner, and usually a tre... Read more
Hey moms of little ones...when do you exercise? I try working out during their naps, but they always end up interrupting me or needing something...and maybe it's just me but I get soooo frustrated when I get interrupted during a work out...tips???... Read more
If your body is used to eating a lot of junk, it could be withdrawal from those snacks causing your mood changes. Eating a lot of sugar affects the brain in strange ways; quitting junk food can be akin to quitting smoking for some. Have an apple. :)... Read more
the 3 day diet I tried at first it claims that you will loose 10 lbs on it ( not true) and not good to lose weight that fast, but wwhat I learned about was proper proportions, and it gives you an idea of what you should be putting in to... Read more
When I decided that I had to lose weight and get healthier I had several visits with a hypnotist. We worked on helping me to commit to healthy eating most of the time, tracking what I ate, staying at my calorie goal and moving every day. This is a... Read more
If you've been in touch with diet trends over the past few years, chances are that you've heard of the Paleo diet. When you Google the word "Paleo" or "Paleo diet," you'll find thousands of blogs, recipes, articles and... Read more
In college when I began to really study up on nutrition, I was interested in all kinds of diets. Although health was important to me, I was also desperate to lose weight. At the time I was vegan (yes, it's totally possible to be an overweight veg... Read more
My late father (number 2) once had a little bit of a weight problem. He asked my mum to dish up only half of what she normally did and he would do the same when faced with choices. He would not give up any food that he liked and merely ate less of it... Read more
Last New Year my husband and I decided to lose weight together.
We decided on the diet plan that I made for myself when I was in my 30's that WORKED!
I lost 60 pounds then, and kept to my target weight all my life, till I was disabled, and now ne... Read more
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