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
9 Spark People is probably the only weight loss website people can go to that have 100 pounds or more that doesn't try to fit a person into a "mold" of charts, graphs, BMI calculations or outdated "what you should weigh" insurance written guidelines... Read more
Join us to lose 2-5 pounds each month. We set smaller goals to reach our end goal weight.
Post your start weight on Aug 1 and a goal weight to try and reach by Aug 31. Post as often as you would like to keep you on track. We are here to motivat... Read more
I'm not sure what I am doing wrong here. I watch what I eat, track my food(through body media), I workout every day except 2 days off for rest a week. Why did I gain 2 pounds? I eat 6 times a day, mostly veggies cooked and raw, 2 servings of fruit an... Read more
I am looking for advice on how to go about losing 20 pounds. I am 17 years old, 5'1 tall and 175 pounds and I really want to lose weight to get in better shape and just to be healthy & learn healthier eating/exercise habits because I will... Read more
I'm comparing Nutrition Fact labels and frequently see the individual fat grams don't sum up to the Total Fat grams. For example, http://www.kettleriverpizza.com/files/kett leriver/images/nutrition/supreme.png shows:
Total Fat 9g
Saturate... 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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