Online Weight Loss Tools to Get You Started

by in Healthy Tips, January 5, 2009

There are many online tools to help you get healthier — so many, in fact, that you might not know were to begin. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite FREE online weight loss tools. Check them out and find the ones that suit your needs. (Just ignore any of those ads touting empty promises — it’s the online tool we love, not the scantily clad person with big muscles.)

Figuring calorie needs
Knowing how many calories you need is useful for losing weight. Used together with a food tracker, you can figure out where you can cut back to meet your goals.

Calculating BMI
Body Mass Index (BMI) measures your body fatness based on your height and weight. It is used as a guideline to check if you are at risk for various types of health conditions.

Tracking your meals
Food trackers are online logs where you input everything you consume throughout the day, even beverages. Although it’s time consuming, it can reveal a lot about your eating patterns and help you keep notes all in one place.

Adding up your water
Not sure you drink enough water every day? This tracker can help keep you on target.

Keeping a journal
Eating in response to your moods can sabotage even the healthiest eater. Keeping tabs on how you feel gives you a new perspective on what and when you eat. It can also serve as a quick food diary if you don’t want to calorie-check each food item (like in a food tracker).

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Comments (6)

  1. Jeanine says:

    This is wonderful. This helped me a lot in my new plan this year to be determined and eat healthy and get fit. Thanks.

  2. Mary says:

    This is the greatest website. I love the way it figures the calories and what my daily in take should be.

  3. Carol says:

    Another great food tracker is Sparkpeople! You can also track your fitness time

  4. Bubblyaries says:

    I agree with Carol that Sparkpeople is a great online tool — and it's free. I have been using the sight since October and been very successful.


  5. maria says:

    lossing weight means that you are going to continue eating healthy every day we can eat anything but always make sure you eat less than you use to eat

  6. The Ships’s Voyages…

    I think engineering just causes it to be even worse. Now there is a channel to never care, now there is not going to be considered a opportunity for them to find out….

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