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. Losing weight and changing unhealthy habits can be difficult, but it can be done. Just take a page out of these blog posts for inspiration, instruction, and support.

    Click through the slideshow to discover the best obesity blogs of 2014.

  • Obesity Panacea

    Obesity Panacea

    Hosted by non-profit advocacy group PLoS (The Public Library of Science), Obesity Panacea covers topics such as the dangers of being sedentary and fat bullying. Among the site’s doc-bloggers are PhDs in human kinetics and clinical exercise physiology. But you won’t find dry, professorial lectures here. Although the subject may be serious, the tone is light, often funny, and 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 the science of “miracle cures” and insurance coverage of weight loss medications.

    No time to read on a daily basis? No problem. The “Obesity Weekend Roundup” conveniently recaps the week’s findings in case you missed anything.

  • It’s Not About Nutrition

    It’s Not About Nutrition

    If you struggle with teaching your kids good eating habits, check out It’s Not About Nutrition. 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.

  • Fit to the Finish

    Fit to the Finish

    Fit to the Finish comes from a very personal weight loss journey. The author, Diane Carbonell, lost 150 pounds and shared her life-changing transformation with the world. Here she poses thought-provoking questions, shares personal stories and recipes, and provides suggestions that can help you achieve your own goals.

  • Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research

    Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research

    The focus of HALO Research Group’s blog is childhood obesity. The HALO blog provides important answers on how kids become overweight. It also provides current “screen time” recommendations and discusses the obesity crisis in other countries.

    This highly informative blog is chock-full of research, current events, and even job postings in the field of childhood obesity.

  • 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

    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.

    This blog reveals the ways in which food companies hook people into buying their products, which health risks are associated with various ingredients, and 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 wide range of topics include 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 that will be of further help.

  • 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, while 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 that draws attention to the topic at hand, and keeps you on a personal level with the blogger.

  • 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 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. 300 Pounds Down is a memoir-type blog that follows 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, as well as her methods of coping with stress.

    Escape from Obesity will inspire you and have you cheering on this mom as she works to drop her extra weight.

  • Becoming Healthy

    Becoming Healthy

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

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