These days, it's not uncommon for people to make decisions that affect their health based on information that they find on the Internet. But can you trust the weight loss advice you find on Internet message boards? When it comes to weight loss, a... Read more
To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s... Read more
Researchers have been studying what works—and what doesn't—for real, permanent weight loss for years. Various weight-loss interventions (from specialized diets to in-person support groups to educational sessions to weight-loss apps) h... Read more
The gallery of Success Stories, piles of media clips and endless stream of thank-you message from members who have reached their goals and changed their lives forever are all proof that SparkPeople's program works. But now, a second study led by... Read more
The January 21, 2008 issue of People magazine told the story of three women who used SparkPeople.com to reach their goals. Rosie, Kristin and Kristi supported each other online through the ups and downs of their amazing weight loss journeys. Upon hea... Read more
We all heard of mindless eating in front of the tv, well instead of grabbing the chips I grabbed a bottle of ice water before the movie started! Now I am mindlessly drinking. How is that for a nutritious swap.
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I am working on expanding my horizons in the nutrition realm and have been aiming to try at least one new food or recipe each week. So far, in the last week, I have tried acorn squash, steelhead trout, and savory oatmeal (oatmeal with turkey smoked s... Read more
Has anyone else noticed that once you make a bad food choice it becomes easier to make more bad choices?
Yesterday I was out and about with the kids in a city 45 minutes from home. We decided to try a fast food Mexican restaurant that I'd never... Read more
I have been at this for 22 weeks today. Today, I also started a more stringent food plan, and I want to keep a journal of what I eat.
Goals: at least 3 whole grains (or starchy vegetables)
9 fruits/veggies, with at least 6 of them veggies
No... Read more
I had a plate of food! Well got out of bath at 8PM! Was hungry felt hunger going to come on & said I am not doing SPARKS TUT TUT! I have really enjoyed doing SPARKS! Going TO BED EARLY NOT EATING IN FRONT OF THE T.V. I HAVE ALSO BEEN SAYING NO TV AT... Read more
Whether your use an online journal or the old fashion pen and paper, it is the one thing I have done faithfully for the past two years. And with great success. Old fashion journal - has my work schedule, work notes, workout program for the day, foo... Read more
The presidential campaign is a hot topic of conversation these days. Everywhere you go, you’ll hear folks talking about the candidates- their stance on the issues, how they are handling the pressures of public scrutiny, or even what they had for din... Read more
In my experience with exercise and weight loss, you can't out-train a bad diet. If I wanted to lose weight, all of the exercise in the world didn't help if I wasn't paying attention to what I was eating. I know others who have chosen to lose weight... Read more
So, I thought that the Blackberry App for SparkPeople would help me stay on track with my food journal but it hasn't. I actually think that I would have done better had I just used the traditional journal. I think that this is what I will do as bei... Read more
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