I believe that most people would say jumping rope is for play, not for exercise. After all, you jumped rope as a kid on the playground and you probably forgot about it entirely after fourth grade. And it certainly isn’t touted as a benefit of j... Read more
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! This article will help you figure out how to use SparkPeople’s tools just as effectively to maintain your weight as you have used them to lose that weight in the first place. Make sure you’re... Read more
Think of the word "diet," and what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Visions of joyless eating, piles of pale lettuce, bored taste buds, more pale lettuce, meals that would starve a mouse, and mounds of food labeled "Off Limi... Read more
Weight loss is already an uphill battle. You may be struggling against a sluggish metabolism, persistent food cravings, physical limitations and time restraints. But when you also face resistance from your loved ones—especially your spouse... Read more
Deciding to change your diet can be an overwhelming idea. You’ll have to clean out the pantry, remove any and all treats, stock up on rabbit food and mentally prepare to feel hungry all the time. That’s the only way to improve your diet a... Read more
I'm setting this up and plan on starting tomorrow. My goal is 50 lbs by October. I feel like this aspect of the program will be the best part for me because I'm very competitive and I don't like to fail!Lol... Read more
I just finished college and am looking for full time work. I love playing sports whenever possible (but right now I'm jobless and can't afford to eat a ton). I am looking for a simple week meal plan, that doesn't involve much cookin... Read more
I seem to have issues balancing my carbs and calories. I either eat way too few calories and end up feeling unwell but my carbs and protein are balanced and what they should be. OR I eat way too many carbs and still a bit under on my calories. I am d... 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
Although National Nutrition Month is winding down, our focus on healthy eating and healthy lifestyles will continue all year long. As more and more focus shines on reducing childhood obesity by improving family health habits, the importance of fin... Read more
My good friend Kelly Booth is a NSCA-certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. We met in college (since we had the same major) and worked together as trainers and fitness instructors during school. Kelly has always been fit. She has toned ar... Read more
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