The Best Obesity Health Blogs of the Year

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  • The Year's Best on Obesity

    The Year's Best on Obesity

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of adults in the United States are obese, which is defined as at least 20 percent above ideal body weight. Losing weight and changing unhealthy habits can be difficult, but it can be done. You’ll find instruction, support, and education in each of these blogs, but, more importantly, you’ll find inspiration.

  • Obesity Panacea

    Obesity Panacea

    Hosted by the nonprofit advocacy group The Public Library of Science (PLoS), Obesity Panacea covers topics such as fat bullying and the dangers of being sedentary. Among the site’s doctor-bloggers are Ph.D.s in human kinetics and clinical exercise physiology. But you won’t find dry, professorial lectures here. The subject may be serious, but the tone is light and often funny. Most importantly, the blog posts are easy to understand.

  • Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes

    Dr. Arya M. Sharma is an obesity research professor at the University of Alberta and founder of the Canadian Obesity Network. Written in a conversational tone, Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes breaks down topics like the science of “miracle cures” and insurance coverage of weight loss medications. You can even listen to audio clips of Sharma, which are available on the site.

  • It’s Not About Nutrition

    It’s Not About Nutrition

    Check out It’s Not About Nutrition if you struggle with teaching your kids good eating habits. Sociologist and feeding expert Dr. Dina Rose explains that being overweight isn’t always about nutrition. Many children just haven’t learned healthy eating habits.

    Rose teaches parents how to help their kids make good food choices. She suggests ways to make tasting new foods fun and mealtime a little easier for everyone.

  • Weighty Matters

    Weighty Matters

    The title Weighty Matters might suggest bleak and depressing content, but that’s far from the case with this blog. Yoni Freedhoff, a Canadian professor and evidence-based nutrition expert, tackles the big issues in a way that makes you feel like you’re talking with a friend.

    Fun videos and important facts—like the sugar content of kids’ cereals or risk factors for type 2 diabetes—come together for enjoyable and educational posts.

  • Fooducate


    Many people gain weight because they don’t know how to eat healthily. If you’re not sure how to change your diet for the better, head to Fooducate to get educated!

    This blog reveals the ways in which food companies try to “hook” people into buying their products. It also writes about the health risks associated with various ingredients and has the research to back up the claims.

  • Food Politics

    Food Politics

    Food Politics is dedicated to tracking the relationship between obesity and the government’s regulations on food. The blog covers a wide range of topics, including laws about food labeling, snack food bans in schools, and subsidizing sidewalks to encourage physical activity. All of these regulations play a role in keeping the country fit.

  • Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

    Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

    The OAC blog can be described as a one-stop shopping depot for information about obesity. This blog has it all, from how to have a conversation with your child about being overweight to information about bariatric surgery or joining a gym.

    Each post overflows with positive thoughts and directs you to additional resources for further reading.

  • Daily Strength

    Daily Strength

    Headed by Dr. Oz and other medical advisors, Daily Strength gives you the latest on obesity and healthy eating in an easy-to-read list format. Some posts share the results of clinical studies. Others suggest tips for healthy snacks that your whole family will enjoy. Each post is color-coded to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

  • Hello Healthy

    Hello Healthy

    Hello Healthy is MyFitnessPal’s blog. The popular weight loss and nutritional tracking website encourages you to get healthier with fitness tips, Q&As with staff members, and inspirational stories about real people losing weight.

    Each post features a large color photo or chart; doing so gives the blog a personal feel or draws attention to the topic at hand.

  • Obesity Timebomb

    Obesity Timebomb

    You don’t deserve to be looked down upon because of what your scale says. This blog celebrates people for who they are, and it encourages everyone to embrace their size. Written by “fat activist” and psychotherapist Dr. Charlotte Cooper, Obesity Timebomb looks at fat performance, fat culture, and obesity research from a human perspective.

  • 300 Pounds Down

    300 Pounds Down

    Bariatric surgery may be a weight loss option for some people who have trouble doing it through diet and exercise alone. The blog, 300 Pounds Down, chronicles the progress of a mother who once weighed 417 pounds.

    Posts combine personal stories with cooking challenges and information about sugar addiction. You’ll find yourself checking in daily as the author strives to lose a total of 300 pounds.

  • Escape from Obesity

    Escape from Obesity

    Escape from Obesity is another deeply personal blog about one woman’s weight loss journey. Written in the conversational style of a diary or letter to a friend, the author shares her innermost thoughts about losing weight. She also writes about her methods of coping with stress.

    Escape from Obesity will inspire you and have you cheering for this mom as she works to lose weight.

  • Childhood Obesity News

    Childhood Obesity News

    The World Health Organization estimated in 2013 that the global number of overweight children under the age of 5 exceeded 40 million. Many countries have gone from having underweight, malnourished children to facing the challenges of overweight kids within a generation’s time span. How can parents and the medical community grapple with such a problem? Childhood Obesity News seeks to inform professionals like doctors, educators, and counselors. It’s also a great site for parents. The kids get a say, too, in a series of profiles about how they feel about their bodies. 

  • Diane Carbonell

    Diane Carbonell

    A study reported in the American Society for Clinical Nutrition notes that while only 20 percent of dieters keep off the weight they lose for over a year, chances of keeping that weight off increases after two to five years. Diane Carbonell is living proof of those statistics. She lost 158 almost 20 years ago. She’s kept it off by eating healthily, exercising, and practicing portion control. Fit to the Finish spices up news on wellness and eating habits with some of Carbonell’s delicious recipes.

  • The World According to Eggface

    The World According to Eggface

    Blogger Shelly had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. A life-long lover of cooking, she was afraid that limiting her intake would crush her creative output. Turns out this was not the case at all. Shelly, aka Eggface, has become even more creative as she looked for ways to cram delicious nutrition into smaller packages. You’ll enjoy reading The World According to Eggface and could very well win one of her regular giveaways.

  • Becoming Healthy

    Becoming Healthy

    Whether you’re overweight and have taken the first step to becoming healthier or you just want a positive boost, these blogs will remind you that there’s a world of support at your fingertips. Bookmark your favorites and discuss them with your doctor as you prepare to say goodbye to obesity.