of us can afford to shed a few pounds. These
sites will help you assemble low-fat menus and fitness
routines while keeping abreast of the latest nutritional
research. You'll also be able to exchange dieting information
with others in pursuit of a leaner body.
Use this colorful site to assess if you're ready to
lose weight and how to do it. There are myriad exercise
tips, tools (including one to calculate your body mass),
recipes and cooking suggestions. To thicken gravy, for
instance, avoid flour and instead puree cooked vegetables
and add cornstarch. At the resource center, learn how
to shed pounds while keeping up your nutrition.
The site's nutritionists will create a personalized
meal plan based on convenience foods, recipes or a combination.
Sample recipes and shopping lists give you the gist
of what you'll get before you sign up. Pick up free
advice on eating out, food substitutions and links to
diet tools. There are more than 50 support groups to
keep you motivated.
Before you gulp that Gatorade, turn to the Food Analyzer.
You'll find that a glass contains about 14.4 grams of
sugar. At this site, you can analyze calories, vitamins,
minerals and nutrition labels. There is a broad range
of articles on fitness, mind/body and nutrition with
a special section for kids.
Information-packed portal to the latest on nutrition
and food safety from 14 federal agencies. Read about
government-sanctioned eating plans. Click on Healthy
Eating for diet tips from organizations like the Centers
for Disease Control. One tip: Eating breakfast helps
you lose weight. Also, targeted diets for kids, seniors
and cancer patients.
Managed by registered dietician Kathleen Goodwin, this
site has more than 600 links to help you find your ideal
weight and set meal plans. Articles focus on unusual
topics like cancer-fighting diets, fats and food trends.
The site tells you how to choose diet-friendly foods
like whole-wheat bread and low-fat peanut butter while
Fat Chicks on a Diet
Did you know that a hamburger from Burger King has 320
calories while one from McDonald's has 270? Here you'll
find such data plus dozens of links to health, nutrition
and exercise sites. There are recipes for chocoholics,
links to plus-size clothing providers and lots of chat
Divided into six sections-Medical, Fitness, Sexuality,
Nutrition, Serenity and Weight Loss-this multilayered
site is run by Oxygen Media. Customize a fitness program,
visit chat rooms, pick up recipes and diet tips. Or
watch a four-minute video on genetically engineered
veggies. Plenty of expert advice.