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
The other day I had finished a gallon milk container, and I started to think. I cleaned the container completely, then added some water. Went to the scale, weighed myself, then held the jug. The jug weight was 7 lbs. So now I use it for light exe... Read more
It's hard to get all of the nutrients your body needs on less than 1200 calories per day. It also makes weight loss more difficult in the long run, so I'd recommend eating at least the minimum that your SP program suggests.
Coach Jen... Read more
Happy Saturday Sparkpeeps! I am awake & exercising! It was rough this morning & my muscles were cold & stiff, but I finally warmed up & moving on to the rest of what I wish for all of us: a good day! Eat well & exercise! What are YOU up to today? :)... 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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