Diet advice is everywhere—in the newspaper, the new government guidelines, and on the SparkPeople site. "Limit sweets, cut down on sugary foods, and decrease consumption of refined carbohydrates," it says. So, bold words like &quo... Read more
When you hear about identity theft, you may assume that it is an unlikely event that only happens to individuals who are careless with their personal information. However, this is not always the case; according to the Federal Trade Commission, about... Read more
Quick, what’s the difference between a dream and a goal?
Any goal-setting guru will tell you that goals are dreams that you write down and track. Why? By writing down your goals, you're creating a "to do" list for your life,... Read more
I remember clearly the first time I realized that my heartburn was probably a symptom of a more serious condition. I was sitting at my desk at work sipping on a cup of coffee, trying to wake up, when I felt a searing pain in my chest. It was as if th... 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
I have been working so many hours I don't know if I am on my way home or headed back to work! These 12 hour shifts wear me out. I can't seem to get any sleep between shifts. I think I will take the day off tomorrow. That would give me 2 days off. I h... Read more
I am almost 3 months postpartum and have been trying to lose the baby weight since week 3. I started slow- cutting back on portion sizes and walking 3-5 days a week for 30-45 minutes. Recently, I have been doing a higher intensity workout video 5-6... Read more
I found some old pictures of myself today from back when I was at my heaviest. They shocked me as I don't think I ever "saw" myself as that having been THAT fat at the time. I barely recognize myself in those pictures.
I am trying to sort out... Read more
In our ongoing Food on the Run and Diet Friendly Dining series, one of the most common comments I find relates to the sodium content of the foods highlighted. Many readers challenge how a food containing 1000 mg of sodium can be listed as a healthier... Read more
When SparkPeople approached me about creating the 28 Day Boot Camp DVD you’ve been hearing so much about lately, I was excited of course! I love creating workouts (with you in mind!) and shooting videos for the SparkPeople.com. It’s one o... Read more
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