Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to your weight loss plan. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical stu... Read more
It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic.
Dean Ande... Read more
Who knows your body almost as well as you do? Your personal trainer. He knows your weaknesses and has helped you turn them into strengths over time, pushing you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
The best way to avoid having a bad b... Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Mona and this is my second time around at using Spark People but the first time wasn't my best effort. I had my baby 4 months ago and am ready to lose the baby weight and the weight I needed to lose before I even got pregna... Read more
I hate monitoring all my food. Especially when you're at the mercy of a computer for data entry. Since diabetics have a set amount of carbs each meal they should not go over, (mine was set by my doctor) I think I will try this approach to a food diar... Read more
I wonder if anyone can help me with this...I recently understood that on a relative;y low carb diet one should shoot for a total of 30% Carbs, 30% Fats and 40% Proteins. Now, how does one figure out that they are actually hitting these targets... Read more
I have been using the website for a month. I have the activity tracker and I log my foods daily. I already eat a very quality vegan diet. I walk an hour a day with a pack that weighs 5-10 pounds. I just signed up for the coaching program because I... Read more
Hi I am Alliandre,
I am originally from Michigan in the states, but am living in England at the moment, and am having difficulty finding some of the foods that they have over here in England on this site. I will use substitutes from time to tim... Read more
Sometimes I catch myself saying "I want to be healthier" or "I want to lose fat" and I change it to "I AM healthier" and "I AM losing fat". Each choice and each gram means I am doing something, in the powerful present, it is no longer a future wish o... Read more
I have learned that taking my measurements is just as important if not more important than what the scale says. Losing inches is far more motivating than the pounds on the scale because when you lose inches, you lose fat, and drop clothing sizes! A... Read more
Your metabolism has two basic modes: Anabolic, which means building up or adding, and Catabolic, which means breaking down or eliminating. Losing fat occurs in catabolic mode (which includes maintaining a calorie deficit), while adding muscl... Read more
It's true that many people either gain a little weight or don't see any change on the scale for as long as 4-6 weeks after making a significant change in their level of exercise. This is often explained as "gaining muscle while losing fa... Read more
I decided to start saying I want to lose fat and train myself to not be obsessed with the numbers on a scale. This way I will lose the extra fat I have and not focus on the exact weight. I want to be healthy and active and have a meaningful life that... Read more
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