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
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 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
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
Diet and Prostate CancerWhich foods are linked to a higher risk of advanced prostate cancer? (That's the only kind that matters.)Scientists pooled data from 15 students on more than 842,000 men in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.Those who... Read more
What Kind of Vegetarian Are You?There are many ways to be vegetarian. Learn about the different types, from vegans to fruitarians.One size doesn't fit all when it comes to vegetarianism. Food and health experts say more and more people are adopting s... 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
One of the questions that I am often asked by my patients at the Anschutz Center for Health and Wellness is this: ''Can I drink diet soda and still lose weight?'' The follow-up question is usually: ''Is it true that diet bever... 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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