Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
After pregnancy, you're probably eager to get your post-baby body back in shape. But before you jump in to your usual ab workouts, there are some special considerations that new moms need to take into account.
Some postpartum women may notic... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
I think I'm at that point where I start losing slowly. This is where I always fail. I've lost the water weight and I am less bloated, but I've been a steady 133.6 for a few days now. I need a good support group so I don't start binging again.... Read more
I need MEGA motivation. I lost all my weight and now I've gained it all back. I'm feeling fat and flabby and overweight and VERY down. I need help. Now the weekend is approaching. This is the hardest for me, that's y I want to get back into it today... Read more
Hello SP community!
My name is Emily, I'm 32, no kids, no husband, and this will be my 2nd start with Sparkpeople. My first go with SP ended a few months back, "technically" but I stopped altogether a couple years ago. The SP emails kept coming... Read more
I've managed to lose 100 pounds, and am no longer a member of the 300 Club. Today was a bust, though. I've consumed 3,000 calories. I've been sick, and haven't exercised the last couple of days. Back at it tomorrow. Hang in there, everyone.... Read more
High insulin changes excess blood sugar into fat around the belly,and it hard to lose. It is called viseral fat. Insulin makes & keeps you fat. High blood triglycerides (fats), high sugar, high insulin & high blood pressure, and inflammation all st... Read more
1. Cut just 100 calories a day.That's all you need to ditch to beat belly bulge, says Mehmet Oz, MD, author of YOU on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management. Dropping this amount from your daily intake -- we're talking one cooki... Read more
Want toned abs and a flatter stomach? If all the DVDs, workout gizmos and "belly-fat-burning" pills, books, and diets out there are any indication, we're obsessed with slimming down our midsections, and for good reason. A flat stomach n... Read more
There are a number of reason why you are carrying excess fat in your belly area. Of course, the most obvious is because you just have had a baby! Other reasons are excess fat you may have had before you had your little one, toxins, and weak muscles.... Read more
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