Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Submit a Secret

  • Login to see your Secrets

Secrets of Success

This Community feature collects all the "secrets" our members have used to lose weight and live healthier lives. You can share your own tips to help others, search or browse to discover new strategies that might help you in your own journey, and vote on all of your favorites!

Browse Secrets by Category:

Search Secrets:
Search
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click the "Report Inappropriate Secret" on the secret's page and our staff will review it.

Featured Secret

33

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Reaching the step goal

Invest in a pedometor. I find myself looking at mine several times a day, most of the time being excited and not believing how far I have walk. I always push myself to end the day with more steps then yesterday.

- Submitted by KAT813 6/8/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments

Browse All Secrets

87

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Every single day of your life, Exercise!!

I exercise every single day, planned and at gym or impromptu dance, it ALL counts!! Make a commitment to exercise every day, track on your fitness tracker, build the habit faster, take the guesswork/procrastination out of 'should I or not today' YES, you do it EVERY single blessed day :D emoticon

- Submitted by YSLETA 6/4/2010 in Exercise | 16 Comments

99

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

baby steps

Even if you only have 10 mins to exercise it's always better than nothing at all! emoticon

- Submitted by SCHECK5 11/12/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments

81

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Build exercise into everything

My schedule can get very crazy, so I try to build exercise into everything I do. I walk to do errands, park at the opposite end of the mall from where I'm going ( and walk through the mall, quickly so I'm not tempted by window shopping). If I'm standing in line I do small ab exercises -- isolations and isometrics, so that people don't notice. If I'm out with the children, we run around. Add it all up and it's about 2 hours of activity. Not bad for someone who "doesn't have time to exercise".

- Submitted by TRINITYROYAL 3/20/2011 in Exercise | 17 Comments

77

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Little ways to exercise

I am trying to sit taller and hold in my stomach while sitting at my work desk. Just a little way to incorporate some exercise throughout the day.

- Submitted by AIMHOS 3/29/2010 in Exercise | 11 Comments

94

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

shoes in car

This summer, I started to keep a pair of tennis shoes in my car. That way, if I ever want to go for a walk and don't have the right shoes with me, there's a pair available in my car.

- Submitted by GRIMMIE2 9/4/2010 in Exercise | 36 Comments

158

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Stand up Straight!

I can still hear my mother saying that to me 50 years ago! But I've learned that concentrating on good posture- engaging your core muscles- actually helps burn a few extra calories and boosts metabolism. It's such an easy way to exercise as you go through your daily activities. Suck it in! emoticon

- Submitted by SMITHMTDEB 4/19/2011 in Exercise | 63 Comments

15

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Drink a glass of water first.

When you're feeling hungry and are fighting the urge to snack, go drink a glass of water. Wait 10-20 minutes, and if you're still hungry, go eat a healthy snack. If the water filled you up, you just saved yourself some calories.

- Submitted by HEIDY52 4/11/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

10

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

OMAT - One Month At A Time

In my OMAT team, we pick one reasonable and reachable goal for each month and work on that small goal for a whole month. By the time the month is done, you've now broken an old habit and created a new one! I've been doing this since September 2013 and it's the one thing that helped me finally budge the scale!

- Submitted by ODAT1117 4/14/2014 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

10

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Avocados curb Appetite

Avocados curb Appetite...reserchers from The Department of Nutrition at Loma Linda University found that eating 1/2 avocade can slash you appetite 40% They also explain an avocado has 12 grams of fiber and have super healthy fats that can kill cravings....they also stated improved insulin sensitivity after daily intake of 30 g of mixed nuts.

Good for Diabetics and Dieters alike..try avocado toast, in tacos, salads, as a dip...1/2 Avocado topped with a soft boiled egg...it's yummy!

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/15/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 0 Comments

13

Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!
Leave a Comment

Oatmeal...Feel Full

People who ate a warm oatmeal breakfast felt fuller four hours later than those who had cold cereal...the fiber in the oatmeal slows digestion and should keep you full until lunch.
Add 4 walnuts to protect you heart or flax seed. Berries for even more fiber. Steel cut oats are denser. Good Carbs.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 4/9/2014 in Living With Diabetes | 2 Comments