Online Weight Loss Diet Programs That Can Work - dummies

Online Weight Loss Diet Programs That Can Work

By Jane Kirby, The American Dietetic Association

The biggest news for diet help is online access to weight loss programs. Two studies (2001 and 2003) in the Journal of the American Medical Association report success with Web-based diet plans, especially if the plans incorporate e-mail with behavioral advice and support.

Keep in mind, plenty of junk science is out there, but the sites that follow are among the tried and true.

  • A site that offers expert weight-loss and weight-management assessments, tools, and resources with private and community message boards.

    Staff: A team of registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, and therapists designed and maintain the site.

  • Members receive meal plans and can follow their eating and exercise progress. The site has plenty of information on diet, nutrition, and fitness. Members can access a community of fellow dieters through an online message board and online chats.

    Staff: The director of nutrition services is a registered dietitian.