Even though a snack, particularly a packaged one, only has 100 calories doesn't mean it's a healthy choice that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Instead of reaching for a tiny bag of processed treats, go for real food with real f... Read more
Cooking for better nutrition and weight management doesn't have to mean hours in the kitchen or complicated culinary techniques. These meals and snacks, part of our 30-Day "Fit Food" Challenge, are quick, easy, and full of flavor!... Read more
SparkTrophies are motivational tools designed to reward you for activities you perform at SparkPeople.com, from earning SparkPoints to losing weight. The trophies will be displayed on your SparkPage in two places:
On the main page of your... Read more
Each of us has a favorite body part – or we should. Do you have an area you think is worth accentuating? If you do, good for you. As you get closer to your fitness/health/weight loss goals, you will likely want to show off more of your body, hi... Read more
They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
Today my challenge from SparkCoach was to splurge and eat at the top of my calorie range.
I tend to follow the suggested meal plans by SparkPeople because it makes menu planning so much easier. I love the shopping lists, too. I often don't even... Read more
I've recently gained six pounds, which took me quite a few months to get off... And I'm trying to figure out why. During these months, I've had to the a break from running since April because of back problems. I did notice that I lost weight (probabl... Read more
My doc recommended me to lose weight.
Did any of your physicians talk about your weight? How did they approach the topic? Did it offend you?
Should healthcare providers even talk to us about weight loss? Is it their business?
Next... Read more
Start a daily "to do" list and make sure you are in the top three spots. The sooner you start out this way, the easier it will become to start putting yourself first, without feeling guilty. Make exercise a top priority, as well as preparing your h... Read more
Giveaway closed.The winner is ENERGY25ME.A few months ago, I had the privilege of winning two amazing contests that were sponsored by Life Fitness, a leading exercise equipment manufacturer, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a non-profit or... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Body Proud: "What I Love About My Body" Fitness magazineLove this! Real women share what they love most about their bodies--and why.Jillian Michaels's Top Get... Read more
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