The Best Weight Loss Blogs of the Year

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  • Best Weight Loss Blogs of 2014

    Best Weight Loss Blogs of 2014

    Weight loss is among the biggest health concerns in the United States. According to Medline Plus, two-thirds of all adults are either overweight or obese. Having too much body weight has also been scientifically linked to cancer, heart disease, liver disease, osteoarthritis (OA), and type 2 diabetes. Such statistics have fueled many adults to take charge and take the weight off.

    But weight loss can be a lonely and confusing adventure. Take a look at the best weight loss blogs of 2014 for inspiration and valuable information to help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.

  • Can You Stay for Dinner?

    Can You Stay for Dinner?

    Excess calories lead to weight gain, but teaching yourself to hate food won’t teach you how to eat right. Writer and recipe developer Andie Mitchell knows this all too well. In Can You Stay for Dinner, she shares her journey of a loving, yet moderate relationship with food through an abundance of healthy recipes and weight loss tips to boot.

  • Blogging Runner

    Blogging Runner

    For years, Emily, a woman in her mid-20s, had a slender figure. But as she got older and life got busier, she slowly gained weight. In 2011, she decided to make changes to lose weight. Blogging Runner chronicles Emily’s journey of managing her weight for good.

    One of the most significant changes she made was a consistent exercise routine. Emily admits that losing nearly 40 pounds feels great, but it takes persistence to maintain her figure. Check out her before and after pictures for inspiration, and know that you can achieve your goals too.

  • Authentically Emmie

    Authentically Emmie

    In Authentically Emmie, 32-year-old Emmie shares her weight loss journey and tips for plus-size women along the way. Starting at 455 pounds, she’s lost well over 100 pounds so far. Although she has no specific target weight in mind, Emmie knows that she’ll get there when she reaches her happiest, healthiest self yet.

    Emmie also has made it her mission to help other plus-size women find clothes they look and feel good in. Her blog is informative and helpful, with a side of humor

  • Roni’s Weigh

    Roni’s Weigh

    Doctors often recommend a food or exercise journal to help aid weight loss efforts. Veronica “Roni” Noone took this a step further by transforming her personal journal into a blog. Since 2005, Roni’s Weigh has become a virtual stop for inspirational weight loss tips with an authenticity that every weight loss hopeful can relate to. She also discusses how she stays active with her children to keep the whole family fit and happy.

  • It Sux to Be Fat

    It Sux to Be Fat

    Many adults struggling with excess weight can relate to the sentiment in this blog’s title: It Sux to Be Fat. Sisters Jennifer and Katherine are the brains behind this blog, which covers everything from healthy recipes and food reviews, to plus-size exercise tips. The sisters also share their weekly weigh-in statistics as they continue their weight loss journeys.

  • Cranky Fitness

    Cranky Fitness

    It’s difficult burning calories, especially if you’re new to exercise. And the whole weight loss process can make you feel downright cranky. If you can relate to this feeling, you’ll likely find some comfort in the Cranky Fitness blog.

    Written by health and wellness coach Jan Graham, Cranky Fitness is unlike the many upbeat exercise blogs out there. In fact, Graham admits that staying fit is anything but fun, but it contributes to her happiness in the end. Check out blunt posts about fitness and travels, and find some humor along your own weight loss path.

  • Brooklyn Fit Chick

    Brooklyn Fit Chick

    Brooklyn Fit Chick is a fitness wannabe’s must-read. Personal trainer and group fitness instructor Margo discusses everything health-related, with a New Yorker’s perspective. She’ll catch you up on all the latest fitness trends and explain the benefits of the Paleo Diet. (This eating plan mimics the diets of cave dwellers, and focuses on unprocessed, unrefined protein, vegetables, nuts, and eggs.) In between fitness and dieting tips, Margo shares her expert reviews on cookbooks, fitness gear, and fashion.

  • Yum Yucky

    Yum Yucky

    Weight maintenance requires moderation. Yum Yucky is primarily a fitness blog that also advocates the occasional guilt-free treat amidst a whole food diet. Josie, a mother of four children who lost nearly 40 pounds, offers tips on what to do to lose weight—and what not to do. While a few humorous posts detail outrageous tools on the market, the overall theme is common sense, with a few indulgent foods along the way.

  • Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?

    Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat?

    Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat is a funny twist on weight loss that emphasizes the benefits of social media on your efforts. Rebecca Regnier and Robin Gorrell believe that weight loss goals are best kept when working with others. At the same time, there is such a thing as a “bad” diet buddy, and this blog will help you identify them. You’ll also find printable flyers with motivational messages to stop binge eating, and even letters to give your family to thwart diet sabotage.

  • Run, Eat, Repeat

    Run, Eat, Repeat

    Monica is a personal trainer and an avid runner who couldn’t shake off a few excess pounds because of her eating habits. She finally realized that she consumed many more calories than she burned, despite all the running she did. This is a common obstacle in any weight loss plan. Monica started the blog Run, Eat, Repeat to record her efforts to lose weight. Follow her as she discovers healthy, low-calorie recipes while she continues to burn excess calories via running.

  • Preppy Runner

    Preppy Runner

    Preppy Runner is dedicated to runners of all levels, whether you’re a seasoned athlete or newly off the couch. Running can change your life, and not just by helping you shed weight. The blog’s author, Theodora, is proof of this fact. She started running to lose weight and ended up gaining confidence, a love for nutrition, and an eagerness to work out. Gain inspiration from a runner who uncovers much more than a lighter physique.

  • No Thanks to Cake

    No Thanks to Cake

    Emotional eating is one obstacle that can make weight loss difficult. In her blog No Thanks to Cake, Kelly shares how she personally overcame emotional eating habits and learned how to stick to a healthy lifestyle for good. Although developing a love for vegetables wasn’t easy, Kelly is now so used to the feel-good effects that it’s easy to pass up cake. Check out low-calorie recipes and tracking tools to help you monitor your calorie intake.

  • Sassy Pear

    Sassy Pear

    The Sassy Pear tracks the weight loss ups and downs of “a 40-something woman trying to lose 40-something pounds.” The author, who readily admits that she isn’t a fan of working out, hopes to share what inspires her to exercise with others who prefer not to work out too. As the name suggests, the blog highlights tips specific to pear shapes looking to slim down, but its ultimate focus is to be the best you can be.

  • Runs for Cookies

    Runs for Cookies

    While some people choose to avoid sweets for weight loss success, others count on treats to keep them motivated to exercise. In Runs for Cookies, Katie shares how she lost 125 pounds in only 16 months—all without giving up cookies.

    Katie knew early on that she couldn’t abandon treats for good, and instead formed an exercise plan to burn off the calories she consumed. Katie found success in this weight loss plan, and started the blog to share her secrets of weight maintenance without sacrificing your favorite foods.

  • Prior Fat Girl

    Prior Fat Girl

    Prior Fat Girl started out as an online journal that described one woman’s daily struggles and successes with weight loss. Since 2008, the blog has blossomed into a community for other “prior fat girls” (and “prior fat guys”). The goal of the blog is to offer tips and support for all weight loss hopefuls, no matter what stage you’re in. The blog’s founder, Jen, has found that sharing her experiences with a vast online community has helped her realize she’s not alone in her weight loss struggles—especially when it comes to issues like bingeing.

  • Diary of an Aspiring Loser

    Diary of an Aspiring Loser

    Losing weight is challenging, but maintaining it can be just as difficult. Formerly known as the Diary of an Aspiring Loser, author Michelle has renamed her blog Diary of an Aspiring Maintainer. Here she chronicles the ups and downs of maintaining a healthy BMI. Michelle operates her weight loss blog under the theory that nothing is off limits, as long as you incorporate everything in moderation.

    Michelle’s inspiring success story and practical tips to change unhealthy habits for life have been featured in national magazines and on television. A large part of her success can be attributed to an attitude of lifestyle changes, rather than temporary weight loss.

  • Fitnessista

    Fitnessista

    The philosophy of Fitnessista is that regular exercise is stylish. Gina, a personal trainer and weight loss specialist, shares practical advice for short workouts and easy, healthy meals that fit into a busy lifestyle. Her free workout plans range from bridal boot camps to targeted exercises for the abs and arms. She even has fashion tips that you can incorporate into your own closet. While workout trends can change, exercise itself is “always in style.”

  • Fit Sugar

    Fit Sugar

    Fit Sugar shares the latest trends in fitness and healthy eating, along with some celebrity tips in between. This is a wide-ranging blog where you can find low-calorie meal ideas to keep you on track as well as the latest news on specific food items. Learn celebrity training tips and the truth about how often you’re supposed to work out to shed the weight. Fit Sugar also provides profiles on celebrity athletes to give you additional daily inspiration.

References:

Weight control (n.d.). Medline Plus. Retrieved April 14, 2014 from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/weightcontrol.html
Overweight and obesity statistics (2014, April 1). Weight-Control Information Network. Retrieved April 14, 2014 from http://win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/

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