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
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. How you think about food and respond to hunger, eating cues, and cravings also affect your diet and overall health.
As babies, we ate intuitively: We fussed when... Read more
Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
It is very easy to eat junk food instead of eating healthy foods. I find myself reaching for the "comfort foods" and mindlessly eating. I need to learn to reach for fruits or veggies instead of chips, ice cream, candy or other unhealthy foods.... Read more
For me, I struggle with a certain specialty drink at my local coffee shops--actually a chain, Caribou Coffee. So here's my plan, have anything to add?
1. Have a solid nutritional plan that includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day, and try not to... Read more
I have heard different opinions about this topic. Is it best to eat before a workout. I have been working out in the morning and wondering if it is negatively effecting my body if I don't eat something before hand. I am not doing extreme workouts, ju... Read more
I am so sick of the American diet. I want to find a program with lots of veggies and some fruits. I do not like red meat and only eat fish and chicken occasionally. I am doing the best I can not to eat anything in a can or out of a bag. My problem... Read more
If you are ever tempted by a candy bar or other sweets and snacks just tell yourself over and over that you could eat right and lose the weight now, and eat the sweets later. Tell yourself that you could always buy a 60 cent candy bar or a 99 cent ba... Read more
In the animal welfare movement, some advocates are replacing the word "mutt" with "blends" or "mixed breeds." "All come with positives and negatives," says Diana M. Knight, VMD, at South Orange Animal Hospital... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
I've never really felt that limiting sodium was that important, despite a family history of high blood pressure, but I've noticed that my sodium intake is definitely on the high side. I eat a lot of processed foods - canned soup, frozen dinners - and... Read more
Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss
I like to really illustrate to my clients to focus on fat loss, not weight loss. It is important to understand you may be burning calories and losing weight, but you may or may not be burning or losing fat. Iron... Read more
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