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Portion Control Weight Loss Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Portion Control Weight Loss.

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Top 10 Reasons to Drop 10

If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try...  Read more

Facts on 100-Calorie Snack Packs

Convenience foods and snacking go hand in hand. Unfortunately, many of these convenient snacks also go straight to our waistlines. When "snack packs" appeared on the market just a few years ago, dieters rejoiced! Now, they could easily coun...  Read more

9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e...  Read more

Can You 'Cheat' on Your Diet and Still Lose Weight?

"Cheating" is the act of deceiving others or being dishonest. The word conjures up images of copying someone else's answers during an exam, fudging your taxes, or counting cards.  Needless to say, these are not positive activities....  Read more

6 Diet Rules Meant to be Broken

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

Lose more weight with 1200 or 1500 calories?
Updated 10/2/2014 3:02:27 AM

I work out 20 minutes on the elliptical 5 times a week. I want to lose the weight quickly (about 2 lbs a week, not 1 lb) but I am not sure if I should eat the 1200 or 1500 calories a day. That is a big difference in calories. I have heard some people...  Read more

I was doing weight watchers for almost 2 years and
Updated 10/1/2014 5:07:56 PM

I was doing weight watchers for almost 2 years and lost almost 40 pounds. Getting down to a great weight. I've been back with Sparkpeople for 2 month now and have only lost 5 pounds. I am a little discouraged!! It's hard to stay on track....  Read more

I'm trying to lose weight again. I don't eat meals
Updated 10/1/2014 2:51:28 PM

I'm trying to lose weight again. I don't eat meals. I snack alot. Any idea or motivation to help me eat healthier....  Read more

New widow trying to lose the stress-weight
Updated 10/1/2014 8:48:30 PM

Greetings! I joined yesterday, spontaneously, and am already liking the site. I lost my partner to cancer in March and have had a very stressful 4 years in which I packed on a lot of weight... will admit to drinking a lot and a very sedentary life...  Read more

Feeling great!! 5 lb loss since my last weigh in r
Updated 10/1/2014 7:51:45 AM

Feeling great!! 5 lb loss since my last weigh in recorded...2lb loss this week....This should get me through my difficult day! Question does anyone else have a friend or family who tries to sabotage your success? (I see my sabotage today) .......  Read more

Slower acting Carbs Maintain Blood Glucose Levels

Dried beans, peas, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, sweet corn, barley, dreamfield's Pasta, orages, pears, plums, cherries, apples, oives and grapes, avocados, bananas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad greens, 1 square of dark chocolate brown rice are all slo...  Read more

you can do it

well what i have done is portion control and then the weight started coming off then i started working out along with that and now i am so close to my goal...  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  Read more

Important Takeaways from Consumer Reports New Diet Ratings

Approximately 45 million people attempt to lose weight each year using a variety of dieting approaches. Although most diet plans use the general weight loss formula of calories in versus calories out, exactly how they use and apply that formula can v...  Read more

'At Age 68, I'm in the Best Shape of My Life!'

Carol Reinhard (CAROLJEAN64)Weight Lost: 57 poundsHometown: West Des Moines, IAOccupation: RetiredI was in the midst of therapy for depression.  I broke my leg, the complications from which left me inactive for several months. I gained weight as...  Read more