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 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
You've been working hard at making healthy changes to your diet and exercising regularly to lose weight. But there's more to weight loss than watching what you eat; the beverages you drink can also affect your progress. Are you sabotaging you... Read more
OMG! I just ate maybe around 4 Prezals Rolls... Over Stress... of all things... They just tasted so amazing good... and I felt so Hungry... that I just went CRAZY... so I'm writing this to ask others... for help... and I ask the Question... "How do y... Read more
This is my 5th day into the program. I'm not used to eating this much and feel if I eat dinner today it's going to come back up. I'm stuffed and feeling nauseated. Is this normal? Is it OK to not eat dinner when I feel this way? Also, why do I w... Read more
Oh, god--just checked in after a 7-year hiatus. Gained back all my weight +13 pounds extra. Yowza--I am GREAT at the art of weight gain! 104
Well, I'm keeping my chin up. Just set some more goals and this time entered a specific food tracker p... Read more
When you keep doing what you've been doing to lose weight, your metabolism adjusts so that it doesn't need to work so hard to maintain your weight.That's PLATEAU TIME.I didn't believe it, but I broke my plateau by eating more, then eating less, then... Read more
Fat carries flavor. Fat is the thing that keeps you sated between meals. Fat actually helps you eat less because you feel full longer. Fat is your FRIEND. Not the enemy. Eat Fat to get skinny!... Read more
We’re a society that tends to love quick fixes. Even though you know deep down that a diet promising you’ll “lose 30 pounds in 30 days” is too good to be true, it’s still tempting to try. When your hard work... Read more
A recent report highlighted what we nutrition minded people have known for a while, which is nuts provide good nutrition in a tasty package. Tree nuts in particular provide heart healthy benefits due to their healthy fat source and also provide a goo... Read more
This is a fantastic blog. I am posting this to save it for myself. Many other Sparkers are doing the same. This may make Alwyn's the first viral Spark blog. But, having just been here since January, I may well have missed all the previous viral Spark... Read more
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