College brings many life changes that most young adults are excited about: moving away from home, becoming more independent, pursuing a passion and making new friends. But one of the things on most freshmen's minds is the dreadful "Fresh... Read more
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should... Read more
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! This article will help you figure out how to use SparkPeople’s tools just as effectively to maintain your weight as you have used them to lose that weight in the first place. Make sure you’re... Read more
If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like other aspects of a healthy lifestyle, stre... Read more
I have to laugh when I hear women say they dont want to lift weight becuase they dont want to look too muscular................ 211 Id be happy to burn some of this fat off and look a little muscular. Im convinced theres little chance of me loo... Read more
This will be my last weight loss challenge-10 lbs by May 18th. I just want to meet my goal and stay there-no more ups and downs, permanent change with lifestyles changes. Anyone else feel this way?... Read more
Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. I have to remind myself that both are hard. At least losing weight has perks. I'm looking for a motivational buddy. I'm 29 and a mother of two great kids.... Read more
Today is my regular weigh in day, and I've gained two pounds. My period is due to start next week (TMI whatevs) and I firmly believe it's bloat. I've eaten within my calories, and tried to get my heart pumping when I can. What do y'all think?... Read more
As you start to make changes in your fitness and your nutrition your mind WILL rebel on you. Those voices in your head are what has kept you from losing weight (or gaining it back) in the past. Find a balanced plan that appeals to you and follow it... Read more
By Chalene JohnsonProbably the most common question I get when I release a new exercise program is, "Help! I'm gaining weight! Am I doing something wrong?" This is a common phenomenon with any new exercise program, such as Turbo Kick, T... Read more
Our daughter spent this past summer serving customers at our local McDonald's. She observed many patrons trying to make healthier choices by selecting oatmeal for breakfast or skipping the fries at dinner. During her work, she helped McDonald'... Read more
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