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
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
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
If you’re thinking that reaching your goal weight means you can finally slack off when it comes to exercise, then it’s time to change that thinking right now. The fact is that people who are successful at maintaining their weight loss ove... Read more
This was an interesting article in the Parade Magazine on Sunday.
Briefly summarized, a pastor in CA suddenly realized that he was fat and so was his congregation. He challenged his congregation to get healthy with him. He got Dr. Oz, Dr. Amen... Read more
I'm trying to get back into a workout routine while I'm slowly recovering from bronchiolitis(makes it harder to breathe, especially with exertion). I was doing shorter, less intense workouts just to keep myself moving in someway. Feeling better now,... Read more
I have been tracking my nutrition and fitness for about 6 weeks but yesterday I was surprised to see that all of my nutrition and fitness history are gone. So are all of my "favorite" foods. I would hate to loose all of this since it took many hour... Read more
I find two things keep me on track:
1 - I have to weigh myself everyday - it keeps me honest
2 - I have to have a menu plan and go to the grocery with a list. If I don't do that I will eat whatever and everything in the pantry.... Read more
I noticed when I increase my calories from 1,800 to 2,100 my bicepts have grown larger. Mind you this is with continual weight lifting and exercising every day. This is my first time trying to maintain though. I have been overweight all my live since... 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 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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