These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement, and welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to some of the SparkPeople features that can help you lose weight, get fit, tone up, and... Read more
Welcome to SparkPeople, America's most active weight-loss and healthy living website! This article will introduce you to all of the SparkPeople features that can help adults manage type 2 diabetes, including our Spark*D Diabetes Management Progra... Read more
Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
I just got back but am planning my next one-trip home to see family and going to go ride some rail-trails hopefully now that I have a bike again. There's one I'd like to do very near one of my grandmothers.... Read more
I'm seeing a number of articles suggesting to make sure you are working all the major muscles when doing strength training ... but I haven't found (and don't know) what they are ... and if the exercise videos i'm using are covering them all
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Several years ago I lost 25lbs using Sparkpeople. I have since regained the weight(plus some) and am beginning anew. I noticed however, that now when you log in cardio that it adds calories onto your nutrition tracker. I want to stay within my range... Read more
What item? Is it one that you have a nutrition label for? Also, if you go to the full website, on the Nutrition Tracker page (near the bottom), there is a calorie breakdown pie chart for percentages of macros.
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Have you checked the nutrition labels on your foods to see if they match up to what is listed for what you tracked? Sometimes they don't always match up when you add those figures together in general, but also, sometimes there may be an error in the... Read more
The apocalypse does not arrive simutlaneously with the eating of a double with cheese at Wendy's. Plan for whatever your "special" item is, don't exceed your plan, and enjoy the doggone thing. Works well as a reward for reaching goals, again, if not... Read more
I work 12 hour night shifts on varying nights throughout the week. I added my own "meal times" on my nutrition page and track Midnight to Midnight every day of the week, even when I am off. This has finally been my key to losing weight! Please recomm... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
A Consumer Reports review in the July issue highlights their recent laboratory findings regarding protein drinks. They tested fifteen drinks using an outside laboratory and discovered some disturbing results. Since we previously provided a review of... Read more
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