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Maintaining a healthy body weight is an important part of your health, wellness, and quality of life. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. More than one-third of U.S. adults — about 78.6 million people — are overweight or obese. Many are trying to lose that excess weight through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
Losing weight is difficult, no matter what your circumstances. But you should know you’re not alone in trying to meet your goals. Check out the best weight loss blogs of 2016 to help you find a community of inspiration and information while you’re trying to lose weight.
Andie Mitchell’s blog focuses on helping you live a “feel good, balanced life.” About 10 years ago, Andie lost 135 pounds through diet and exercise, and here she not only writes about that journey, but shares a plethora of tasty, healthy recipes, like tamale chicken pot pies. Andie’s also a New York Times-bestselling author. Her memoir, “It Was Me All Along,” which covers her experiences with weight loss and self-love, came out in 2015, and she has a new cookbook coming out in 2016.
Connect on Twitter: @andiemmitchell
Focusing on plus-size body positivity, Emily Ho’s popular blog is about being healthy and learning to love yourself at any size. Emily, who had binge eating disorder, has lost about 110 pounds. She writes about fitness, reviews the latest health products, and shares her progress. But the biggest draw here is fashion: She posts frequently about her fashion choices (and where to get them), and has created a database on all the best plus-size stores and designers.
Connect on Twitter: @authemmie
Ben Does Life
It’s no secret that obesity and being overweight are linked to depression, and it’s something that Ben Davis knows firsthand. At age 22, Ben says his weight had made his life miserable: “It seemed that I was just going through life waiting to die an early death.” But Ben’s life has transformed since he made the decision to get healthy in 2008. He started jogging, and has since competed in marathons and Ironman events. In 2016, he made the amazing decision to walk across the United States from L.A. to Boston. Come here for adventure, photos, and advice on working out and living a balanced life.
Connect on Twitter: @bendoeslife
Sometimes, all the positivity can be a little too much to handle. If you’re looking for a more realistic take, Jan Graham’s blog is just the ticket. This life and wellness coach started blogging in 2007, adding a humorous and tongue-in-cheek voice to the fitness and weight loss world. She also hosts occasional guest posts from fitness professionals and other people struggling to lose weight.
Connect on Twitter: @CrabbyMcSlacker
“Lose weight, live well,” is Diane Carbonelli’s motto. And because she’s maintained an amazing 158-pound weight loss for 18 years, it looks like the motto has worked for her. Diane’s blog is where she shares her tips — and chronicles her life as a homeschooling mom — with the world. Both her blog and her book, “150 Pounds Gone Forever,” are rooted in the weight loss philosophy of healthy eating, portion control, and regular exercise. If you want to take the weight off and keep it off, follow Diane.
Connect on Twitter: @fittothefinish
Diary of an Aspiring Maintainer
Formerly known as the Diary of an Aspiring Loser, blogger Michelle renamed her blog after she accomplished her substantial weight loss goal. Her story has been featured in national publications and television shows. These days, her blog focuses on maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI) and eating in moderation. She writes about how she balances what she eats with the activities she’s doing, offering tips, inspiring photos, and workout suggestions.
Connect on Twitter: @losermaintainer
Fitness is always in style. So says Gina Harney, whose long-running blog chronicles her life as a personal trainer, fitness coach, military wife, and mom. Gina has created achievable 12-week workout plans, plus sessions for specific parts of the body, like the abs, arms, and more. But it’s not all exercise: She’s also got recipes, tips, and DIYs.
Connect on Twitter: @fitnessista
Full Plate Living is a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to encouraging, educating, supporting, and inspiring anyone who desires to live a healthier lifestyle. And they do it with a “full plate” philosophy, meaning you don’t have to deprive yourself. The blog and website will help anyone lose weight and get healthy. With reviews of health food products, great recipes, and easy-to-master strategies for healthy eating, this more than deserves a bookmark.
Connect on Twitter: @fullplateliving
The Healthy Foodie
Home-cooking Canadian blogger Sonia began her journey to healthier living after struggling with her weight her whole life. She began learning about exercise and healthy eating, eventually becoming a devotee of the paleo diet. These days, Sonia describes herself as a “health and fitness nut” and her blog is all about good eats with a gourmet twist. Recipes and tips abound, and there are also many resources for people who are just learning how to cook.
Connect on Twitter: @HealthyyyFoodie
No Thanks to Cake
Kelly’s blog began as an online journal that she used to document her weight loss. It’s since blossomed into a trusted resource for those who believe that “healthy choices make life sweet.” If you want to be inspired to live your most healthy life, this is the blog for you. The Colorado-based blogger shares low-calorie recipes, like the intriguingly titled “drunken pasta,” and healthy eating tips, like what to do while traveling.
Connect on Twitter: @nothankstocake
PopSugar Fitness is a wide-ranging fitness blog that will be useful for anyone looking for information about healthy living. With low-calorie recipes, videos, workout ideas, fitness news, reports on scientific studies, and more, PopSugar Fitness is all about what’s trending in the world of fitness.
Connect on Twitter: @PopSugarFitness
Preppy Runner was started by Theodora Blanchfield, a blogger who embraced a healthy lifestyle through whole foods and fitness in 2009. Her fun and upbeat blog is for runners of all levels, whether you’ve been running for years or have just decided to lace up those shoes for the first time. Theodora believes that running can help change your life, and her blog (and 50-pound weight loss!) is proof of that.
Connect on Twitter: @tblanchfield
Weight loss advice from a registered dietitian? That’s a dream for people trying to lose weight, right? But you can get it easily at Prevention RD. Dietitian Nicole Morrissey’s honest, approachable site continues the work she does in her day job. Nicole was an overweight child and teenager who eventually transformed into a marathon and long-distance runner. Her clinical knowledge, combined with her friendly writing style, gives readers a practical and straightforward resource for weight loss and healthy eating information.
Connect on Twitter: @preventionRD
Prior Fat Girl
When Jennifer Emmert started her blog in 2007, she had a two-year goal to lose 100 pounds, but the journey doesn’t stop there. Not one to coddle or make excuses, her posts are characterized by realness and tough love. She shares tips on how to set goals, manage your weight, and understand your body. She also devotes a good amount of time to binge eating, a little discussed condition that’s common among overweight people.
Connect on Twitter: @PriorFatGirl
Roni started blogging in 2005, when she wanted to share her experiences after joining Weight Watchers. Eleven years later, both it and Roni’s weight loss journey are going strong. Her posts aim to boost confidence and self-image, and along with sharing the milestones of motherhood, she regularly posts CrossFit workouts and healthy meal ideas.
Connect on Twitter: @roninoone
Run Eat Repeat
Longtime blogger Monica is a fit, fun, L.A.-area personal trainer and runner who documents her life, exercise, and eating habits. She lost 20 pounds while training for her first marathon, and has run dozens of marathons and half marathons since then, including one recent jaunt across Jerusalem. Monica started Run Eat Repeat to share her journey with the world. She practices intuitive eating, which urges people to “make peace with food.” Follow this blog if you’re looking for great running inspiration, as well as recipes and travel advice.
Connect on Twitter: @runeatrepeat
Runs for Cookies
The self-described “formerly fat” blogger Katie decided to use sweets and treats to motivate her weight loss of 125 pounds in only 16 months. She did it without depriving herself of the foods she loves — and her blog helps you figure out how to do that, too. As a wife and mom, Katie’s experience is relatable to many women. Her stories of learning to love exercise, specifically running, might inspire you to find ways to incorporate fitness and healthy living in your life.
Connect on Twitter: @runsforcookies
Full of common sense as well as laughs, mom blogger Josie writes honestly about her four children, busy life, and experience losing 40 pounds. She’s all about taking a guilt-free, realistic approach to weight loss and healthful living. Her food reviews are extremely useful and her workout suggestions (including videos) are great for beginners and experienced exercisers alike.
Connect on Twitter: @YumYucky
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