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
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment.
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Wouldn’t it be great to be inside the mind of a health and fitness expert, even just for a little while? You could learn the tricks of the trade, straight from the experiences in their own lives. Do what they do, make the healthy choices they m... Read more
In this short video, Coach Nicole fills you in on an easy trick that will help you stay on the right path to achieving your health and fitness goals!
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I have been taking water aerobics classes 4 evenings a week and have 2 hours from the time I get off work till class starts. Classes are near work, and I don't drive across town to go home and then back again. I eat lunch at noon, and need to eat so... Read more
Let me preface this - I am a problem eater. I eat because I am hungry - and eat to the point of being stuffed. I hate talking about what I've eaten out of embarrassment. I eat because of boredom and stress. I look for the things that will get me full... Read more
OMG! I just ate maybe around 4 Prezals Rolls... Over Stress... of all things... They just tasted so amazing good... and I felt so Hungry... that I just went CRAZY... so I'm writing this to ask others... for help... and I ask the Question... "How do y... Read more
This is my 5th day into the program. I'm not used to eating this much and feel if I eat dinner today it's going to come back up. I'm stuffed and feeling nauseated. Is this normal? Is it OK to not eat dinner when I feel this way? Also, why do I w... Read more
I always thought it was a myth that drinking water would make you feel full and eat less. Recently, I've been drinking more water and eating high fiber snacks such as cereal or WW toast. When I combine water with fiber, I really do feel full and ea... Read more
Eating a piece of dark chocolate everyday has actually helped me lose weight! When I know that I have this little treat everyday, I don't feel deprived of sweets and it definitely prevents indulgence. Plus, it really makes me happy!... Read more
I'm one of those people who always have to be busy doing something. In fact, if I'm not doing multiple things at once I don't feel very efficient. I know that I should sit down for meals without distraction, focusing on just eating and nothing else... Read more
SparkPeople doesn't endorse "diets." We don't sell pills, and we don't have a gimmick. What we have are success stories, committed members and proven results. Last year, we reached out to the members who have lost weight (more than 100 pounds in some... Read more
An easy way to reduce calories and portion sizes is to change your dinnerware and silverware. A few wise changes to your kitchen dishes can lead to a big change in your body weight and shape. These adjustments may seems awkward at first but you will... Read more
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