14 Best Obesity Blogs of 2012
Check out these spectacular blogs for motivation, information, and the education you need to help fight obesity, promote wellness, and make your life a whole lot healthier.
14 Best Obesity Blogs of 2012
Awakening the world to the truth about obesity, nutrition, and healthy relationships with food is not easy. Just ask these bloggers. Dedicated to bringing the world the latest news about obesity research, wellness, and food policy, they have opened the blogosphere to a brand of commentary previously reserved for academia and the dietitian’s office.
Check out these spectacular blogs for motivation, information, and the education you need to help fight obesity, promote wellness, and make your life (and society!) a whole lot healthier.
Sometimes the amount of obesity-related stories in the media makes the world seem like it is on a frantic search for an Obesity Panacea. This blog may just be it. Frank discussions of science, activity, food, and human health make this Public Library of Science blog shine.
Led by Peter Janiszewski, PhD, and PhD student Travis Saunders – both experts in exercise physiology – Obesity Panacea offers more than a magic pill. It offers sensible, timely, and accurate information for readers from all walks of life, and makes it a cinch to stay informed about obesity policy and research.
Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes
The scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network shares his knowledge and updates in Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes. Readers from around the globe can find answers about the latest obesity research, relevant policies, a doctor’s thoughts on health, and commentary on the gray areas in obesity topics.
This expert and talented writer keeps his audience interested and informed, and his advice and opinions are both thought-provoking and satisfying. Altogether, Dr. Sharma’s “Notes” form an excellent blog and an excellent resource.
Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Mark Hyman knows his stuff when it comes to nutrition and obesity. Determined to create positive change in people’s lives by promoting small, steady steps toward better health, this is one doctor who has the whole patient in mind.
Follow his no-nonsense guide to improving diet and reducing health risks for diabetes, heart disease, and other weight-related illnesses. Join thousands of others who have been inspired by the practical information he provides, and enjoy staying educated about the latest in nutrition and obesity research. The Doctor is in, and he’s all about getting you healthy.
It’s Not About Nutrition
No one gets the connection between food wars and parenting quite like sociologist and mother Dina Rose, PhD. Having fought the battles of food with a picky eater herself, this smart mama put her brain to work to help parents everywhere build a habit of eating well.
Determined not to let her daughter suffer from the same nutrition nightmare as Dina’s mother did, she embarked on a mission to understand and improve the parent-child-food relationship. Having learned that It’s Not About Nutrition, Dina is helping parents everywhere give their children the lifelong gift of good health.
Fit to the Finish
Diane Carbonell knows how to lose weight; after all, this author and mother of seven did it the hard way. At 300 pounds and counting, Diane decided to make a permanent change for her health. Little by little, her determination worked its magic. Then she did one more amazing thing: she kept the weight off.
Healthier and happier, this inspiring and motivational woman made a commitment to her wellbeing and encourages her readers to do the same. She knows it’s not easy, because she’s been there. Follow along for tips on getting started, staying in the game, and staying Fit to the Finish.
Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research
Canada’s Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research organization is on a mission. These expert activists and researchers want to erase childhood obesity and improve the health of people everywhere by encouraging a life that embraces physical activity and healthy weight.
HALO’s ability to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of Canadians and others worldwide stems from this staff’s dedication to active lifestyles and obesity prevention. Follow their research, learn about what is going on in the realm of wellness, and stay informed of their contributions to world health.
Feedback Solutions for Obesity
PhD student and obesity scientist Penny is focused on one thing in particular when it comes to addressing obesity: feedback. Her research interests in Feedback Solutions for Obesity inform her posts. In this interesting blog, she discusses the decision processes behind human choice and looks into the real reasons people select the cake over the fruit or the soda over the milk.
Join her in her effort to discover the feedback loops that are most important to uncovering the story behind obesity and food choices. Then rejoice with her when she finds the answer to breaking the trend toward obesity!
Yoni Freedhoff is an expert on the Weighty Matters of our time. He works as a doctor and obesity specialist with a no-nonsense approach to embracing health and wellness. To him, living well is about enjoying the healthiest life you can love – even if it contains an occasional cookie or two.
Dr. Yoni works hard and plays hard, and he makes beating obesity – the right way – a realistic goal for his patients and his readers. From learning how to focus on proper nutrition to taking a stab at food policies around the world, this is one doctor who fights the good fight in the office and on his blog.
Epidemiologist and PhD candidate Megan takes society to task in her insightful and well-researched blog, Verdant Nation. Convinced that environmental health and human health are inextricably linked, she searches for the connections between obesity, nutrition, and the environment that many other obesity experts seem to overlook.
Verdant Nation’s unique and opinionated perspective shines a light in a part of the obesity research field that many activists and population health specialists will be eager to peruse. This blog is thoughtful, creative, and well written. Go Megan!
U.S. Food Policy
Professor and policy analyst Parke Wilde knows a thing or two about U.S. Food Policy. He takes an incisive look at the business end of food in America, explaining the impact of agricultural lobbying, nutrition guidelines, and city obesity prevention policies.
Passion meets purpose at the U.S. Food Policy blog, where no deceitful food marketing campaign or sneaky politician will go without reprimand. Parke Wilde demonstrates his knowledge, expertise, and creative analysis skills at every turn, making this blog a fascinating read.
Summer Tomato’s devotion to all things good food is perhaps its strongest weapon against obesity. Although not specifically targeted at weight loss, this site’s demonstration of the ease with which anyone – even people on tight schedules and budgets – can eat well makes it as effective in changing lifestyles as the best obesity doctors.
Foodie blogger Darya Pino believes that the quality of food matters for our pocketbook, appearance, happiness, and waistline. She gets creative with food and shows her readers that eating well (and fighting obesity) is more about attitude than anything else.
David Despain has a true love of science, and he is dying to share it with you on Evolving Health. His passion for food, nutrition, and medicine blend seamlessly with his analysis of what it means to achieve real health. Although his interests and writing covers a wide array of science topics, his focus on nutrition and human health always brings him back to home base.
Health professionals and those interested in a more scientific take on understanding the human body and the impact of food choices will especially appreciate David’s careful discussion of nutrition and medicine.
Hemi Weingarten is one good dad, grocery shopper, and Fooducated man. When faced with the challenge of selecting healthy options for his own family, he dove into the world of nutrition research and food analysis head-on. Fast-forward a few years, and he’s sharing what he learned to help Fooducate other parents.
Hemi knows firsthand the difficulty of navigating a plain old grocery store in search of the best options to feed his family. Take advantage of the practical tips, warnings, and suggestions he offers on his fabulous site to make your own grocery trips a (healthier) walk in the park.
Marion Nestle is one heck of an expert on Food Politics. This renowned author and nutrition activist has long been fighting for a healthier approach to food, industry, and policy. Determined to make the world a healthier place, this nutrition and policy maven has taken the world by storm.
Food Politics can be messy, but Marion is ready for a serious food fight if necessary. She argues for better health policies, obesity prevention, food safety, and better public health from all angles. She is committed and a formidable opponent for anyone trying to push an unhealthy agenda. Rock on, Marion.
14 Best Obesity Blogs of 2012
Navigating the world of obesity prevention and health promotion can be like walking a minefield. Readers are bombarded with opinions and promises of magic bullets, when instead the true path to proper health and nutrition is a long and often difficult road.
Finding inspiration, reliable advice, and practical tips is often a challenge, but these wonderful food and obesity bloggers have worked hard to create trustworthy, evidence-based approaches to weight management and nutrition-based wellness. Follow their example and enjoy an obesity-free, healthy lifestyle in your own good time.