''Show me the research!'' Of all the advice and information I absorbed as an undergraduate studying health and physical education, this one phrase from a literature review professor is one that has stuck with me throughout my career.... Read more
Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to k... Read more
Most dieters lose momentum in two weeks according to a recent SparkPeople poll.
Five pounds down, then another three. Then deadlock. You’ve hit the plateau and are stalling out and about to give up. Momentum is one of the hardest iss... Read more
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs... Read more
Hi my name is Melissa and I am 47 yrs young. My question for all of you out there in SparkPeople land is : How do you find the right diet for you? I ask because I am a person who once didn't have to many issues losing extra weight and about a year ag... Read more
Firstly do this for yourself & your health and ONLY yourself not just because other people are being hurtful, snide, mean and want you to lose the weight so you look aesthetically more pleasing to them. In short scr*w them. It won't stick if you do i... Read more
My secret.....there is no pill, drink, or fad diet out there that will give you long lasting weight loss results. Eating right and exercise are the only secrets to weight loss success and overall health 104... Read more
How many times have you seen a product that promises great results for weight loss in a short amount of time? Too many, if you ask me! Not only do they make these great promises, but they have "fabulous before and after photos" to show cons... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Do food addiction diets work?Instead of moderation, some weight-loss and emotional-eating recovery plans involve banning certain foods, especially those that trigger binges... Read more
Today, I wasted a good hour explaining my diet, lifestyle, and goals. I told this person that vegan or veganish isn’t my lifestyle and it’s not my current situation. I’m a flexitarian and will always be. A flexitarian leads a flexible & vegetar... Read more
Okay folks, so I've been MIA for almost a month now, that shocked even me. I've checked in a few times but haven't been blogging or such and I've missed it. Starting this week I am coming back. A huge part of that is because I quit the PTA. Long stor... Read more
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