Sparkpeople

jhollingsworth
By jhollingsworth Latest Reply 2010-09-23 13:49:27 -0500
Started 2009-05-07 10:02:37 -0500

Has anyone heard of Sparkpeople.com. A friend at work made me aware of it and I have to say it helps out with dieting a great deal. It is a free sight and allows you to keep track of the food you eat and by giving you calorie counts, carb counts, etc. If you are having problems losing weight or need to know what nutrition you are actually putting in your body Sparkpeople is the place to go. Let me know what you think! Have a great day!


7 replies

bpeale
bpeale 2009-05-12 12:19:33 -0500 Report

i found that website to be really annoying for some reason. "tu diabetes" was really helpful though.

genie86333
genie86333 2009-05-07 18:18:32 -0500 Report

Yes, it's a great site!

I love the nutrition & exercise trackers - especially the exercise because seeing the number of minutes grow is an incentive to do even more.

I just wish they'd stop with he "low-fat" & "low-calorie" is good (and who cares about the carbs?) mentality of some of their emails/articles.

jhollingsworth
jhollingsworth 2009-05-11 07:39:55 -0500 Report

Hello Genie!

My philosophy with losing weight use to focus on low fat. I believe in the low calorie apporoach to weight loss because it is more measureable than low fat. The main focus for me is low calories and low carbs (due to diabetes) and of course lots of exercise. I see the most results of weight loss while keeping my calorie intake low (1500 - 1700) daily and trying to keep my carb intake below 70/day. I rarely meet my calorie intake for the day I average about 1100 but I don't feel like I'm starving…I guess its because of the food I eat. Lots of fresh veggies and lean meat…hardly any red meat; fish & chicken mainly.

2009-05-07 11:07:48 -0500 Report

Thank you for the information. There is alot of people, including myself, who need all the help they can get in losing weight!!

jhollingsworth
jhollingsworth 2009-05-07 11:17:36 -0500 Report

Hello MaryS! If you go to Sparkpeople my username is boobilyboo. Sparkpeople is such a powerful tool. It is geared toward not just letting you know what you eat, but is geared towards a lifestyle change. Let me know what you think if you decide to use it.

Cheryl*G
Cheryl*G 2010-09-23 13:49:27 -0500 Report

I was on tudiabetes for awhile but no one was willing to say anything so I canceled my account and came here. How is Sparklepeople?