Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical.
Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from... 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
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
Every bride wants to look her best on her big day. After all, you're spending a boatload of cash on a great gown, an awesome party, and the best photographer you can afford, so it's natural to want every detail to be perfect, right down to th... Read more
Calorie count as cravings buster? Worked for me! I had one Dunkin donut muffin today amdt I couldn't stop thinking about having a second one! Then I saw the calorie count for it. Not craving a muffin anymore!... Read more
I started spark people January 1. When I exercise, my calorie allowance increases. Am I supposed to eat those increases or stay at my original calorie allowance? I have been staying at my original but wondering if my slow weight loss is due to not ea... Read more
Bacon cooked crispy and patted with paper towel has less fat and calories than bacon cooked until just warmed.
Lean ground beef cooked on the BBQ has less calories than lean beef added directly to a pot of chilli.
What other foods have thes... Read more
It will be the best money you spend, because you will EXACTLY know how many calories you burn when exercising. You'll find that most machines OVER-estimate how many calories you're burning, and maybe that's why you're losing slower than you would th... Read more
Just because i have a snow blower does not mean I always have to use it. Especially when dealing with the light and fluffy white stuff, and when time allows, I grab the snow shovel instead and leave the snow blower in the garage. It is good exercise,... Read more
Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the newer f... Read more
A heart rate monitor (HRM) is capable of estimating calorie burn pretty accurately—but only for aerobic (cardio) exercise, not for strength training. Here's why:A HRM won't give you an accurate idea of how many calories you bu... Read more
So, I haven't been to the gym all week, I drank a couple of beers last night (not paleo), and I've been spending money on coffee and other items in the cafeteria. All these things need to change.
I won't have time to work out this weekend, I'll... Read more
So, I had a breakdown last night. I won't disclose the embarrassing details of it, but it was...not fun. And, I woke up feeling just as terrible. Essentially, stress from the move, my impending shift change at work, and life have been gnawing a... Read more
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