Resources

Alcohol Facts Chart  The Consumer Federation of America released this chart showing the calories and alcohol content for 26 best selling alcoholic beverages in June 2008. 

Calorie King  This site lets you look up the calories and nutritional information for nearly any food or name brand you can think of.  The small format book, 2008 CalorieKing Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter (Calorie King) is great to have on hand and offers lots of sound nutritional advice and information as well.  If you’re a Weight Watchers member, be aware that the book doesn’t list fiber content.

Cooking Light  They have a great searchable recipe database.  But make sure you are looking at Cooking Light recipes only, some of the recipes from their other magazines are way over the top in terms of fat and calories.  I especially love the Dinner Tonight and Quick & Easy features.  One of my favorite cookbooks is  The Best of Cooking Light Everyday Favorites: Over 500 of our all-time favorite recipes.

Discovery Health Diet and Fitness Center  Diet and fitness tips and lots of recipes.  Not everything is free (like an eating assessment quiz), but it is all clearly marked up front.

50 Weight Loss Tips  Chris Pirillo presents his fifty favorite keepin’-it-real weight loss tips.

How to Lose Weight  If you’re contemplating the “how” of this whole weight loss thing, this Mahalo page has lots of great suggestions and links to get you started.

Hungry Girl  This blogger turned author has a seemingly endless supply of pep.  Admittedly, she’s more fond of fat free products than I’ve ever been, but her site is full of good information and her book, Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World, is a best seller.

The Joy Fit Club  Featured on the TODAY Show, host Joy Bauer features inspirational Success Stories of people who have lost over 100 pounds.  She also shares fitness and nutrition tips.

Mayo Clinic Calorie Calculator  In addition to this tool that tells you how many calories you need to consume daily to maintain your current weight, there is also a BMI Calculator and many helpful articles on weight loss and fitness.

MSN Health & Fitness  This site has several useful tools including a BMI/Metabolic/Weight Loss Calculator and a Calories Burned Calculator.

On My Weigh  The owner of this site, Anna, hasn’t blogged in over a year, but if you have Microsoft Excel, she has an excellent Weight Loss Progress Chart that I use to keep track of my own weight loss.

PastaQueen   Jennette Fulda started out by blogging about her weight loss and then wrote a book,  Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir, about it.  She lost half her body weight and maintained her wickedly funny sense of humor throughout.

Prevention   This magazine maintains a website that has lots of good articles and advice on eating and fitness.  The presentation is a little infomercial-like, but if you can get past that, the information presented is sound.

SparkPeople  This site is for people who want to live a healthy lifestyle and it really is free to join.  You can track your food and calorie intake, your workout program, your weight and measurements and BMI.  There is a lot of information on health and nutrition and motivation – good stuff.

Weight Watchers  I love the weight Watchers program.  Whoever came up with the points system is a genius.  Each week they add new Success Stories – very inspirational.  Two of my favorite recently published WW cookbooks are Weight Watchers All-Time Favorites: Over 200 Best-Ever Recipes from the Weight Watchers Test Kitchens and Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook.  I also love (and own) all of their Annual collections which can often be found for a reasonable price on ebay.

Weight Loss Tracking Graph  This is a tracking graph for your first 25 pounds which is sized to print on an 8-1/2×11 page.  I keep mine on the refrigerator as a visual reminder of how far I’ve come.

Women’s Health  This magazine’s website has lots of great articles on weight loss, fitness, and good health in general.  Lots of great Success Stories, too.


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