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
Today my challenge from SparkCoach was to splurge and eat at the top of my calorie range.
I tend to follow the suggested meal plans by SparkPeople because it makes menu planning so much easier. I love the shopping lists, too. I often don't even... Read more
I have some questions that I really need answered. All this confusion makes it really hard to know if i'm on the right track or not.
Last week, I hired a personal trainer. I went this route so he could help me to get st... Read more
According to the food swap menu today, i can have 5 oz of shrimp for 140 calories. If each medium shrimp has just under 4 calories each, according to the nutrition label, this would be 37 shrimp!!!! This cant be correct! Need some input on this one!... 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
For me to lose the final 35 pounds on this journey PRIOR TO THE TRIATHLON looks like this :
I DO NOT EAT MOST OF THE FOODS ON THIS LIST BELOW - NOT THE PROCESSED FOOD - HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF CABBAGE YOU CAN EAT THEN THE QUARTER PO... Read more
According to a 2000 study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, you can calculate the number of calories you burn if you have a few key pieces of information.
Start the equation by multiplying your body weight in kilogram... Read more
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