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
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
You hear about them. You see people using them in the gym. They’re in stores, on TV, and have entire fitness classes designed around them. You think about these stretchy bands and what good (if any) they do. You want to know: What are the b... Read more
Don't do anything crazy to your diet/exercise routine after the dress is ordered. A friend of mine gained 50 lbs after ordering hers, and had to live with it because there was no time for alterations. Same goes for losing a bunch of weight.... Read more
Nerdette is right, a liquid diet is not a long-term solution. I'd recommend using the tracking tools on SP to come up with a sustainable, positive eating pattern. Denial of foods can actually lead to cravings and cause more problems.... Read more
You should eat real, solid food. Liquid diets are never sustainable in the long term and don't help you learn how to watch your portion sizes when you eat food. All the weight will be back when you stop the liquid diet and go back to solid food.... Read more
Every week I change my days off if I can, so that my body does not get used to the same routine. I also switch up my activities. So, although I train for a 5k, I'm not always running at the gym. I don't always do the same DVD. Once I can finish a DVD... Read more
I was on a 4 month plateau where the scale would not budge. This week I did a few things that seemed to work for my sluggish body1) Worked out in the morning for an hour before breakfast(interval training switching every 20 minutes between bootcamp s... Read more
What if I told you that we've discovered the secret to weight loss—something so amazing, easy, and effective that it can help you drop several pounds a day, lose that stubborn belly fat for good, and finally "fix" your metabolism... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight NPR Shots blog There might be a silver lining to this "polar vortex" after all: Experts say that keepin... Read more
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