Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals. Without giving yo... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average... Read more
You know that you want to lose weight. But how do you pick a goal weight that’s right for you? Do you find a celebrity, or even a friend, whose body you like and try to reach the same weight as him? Do you aim for a previous weight of your own,... Read more
My son is 10 and over weight. A large part of his problem is nutrition and portion control. I tried to set him up on the site so I could show him how much sugar and calories are in some of the foods he over indulges in and how it adds up - so I can... Read more
I've been tracking everything I eat for a few weeks. My problem is that most days I do not get enough carbohydrates. I eat 3 - 4 servings of fruit and 3 - 5 serving of veggies everyday. Most days I eat about 90 - 100 grams of CARBS. The only time I... Read more
I'm a writer by trade and unfortunately live most of my life behind a desk and keyboard. My life has become mostly sedentary and it's not good. I found out in March that I will be a father in November and I definitely do NOT want to be a fat dad. In... Read more
Hi my name is Tonya and I am new to the site. I have been overweight for awhile now and it is just getting worse ever since I quit smoking 3 months ago. Now that I was able to kick the smoking habit I now am able to tackle my weight issues. I am l... Read more
Sorry not sure if this is the right area for this post. But yesterday I continued to get into the proper(I think) Sparkpeople mode. I walked three miles while drinking water. And then had a healthy chicken(yea) and spinich(... Read more
Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If... Read more
Plateau's are part of healthy and normal weight loss...chart your weight loss and make small changes in anticipation of them. Sometimes it's just avoiding salt, sugar or even something as simple as just drinking a little extra water...point is, it i... Read more
Last month, I joined a new gym. (So did my boyfriend, and we hope to work out together more often.) Each new member is offered one free session with a personal trainer.
The reason I wanted to join a gym is because although I exercise regularly--I... Read more
Food is your body's fuel. Put in the right formulation and the body "purrs like a kitten." Put in the wrong formulation and things start to go wrong. Do you see your body as a sports car or a truck? Does your image of your body effect your eating an... Read more
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