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Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy task. Every day we’re confronted with unhealthy food choices like donuts and birthday cake at the office that can derail a healthy diet. Many Americans also don’t get enough physical activity.
Being overweight or obese also increases your risk for a variety of health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.
But where there’s a will, there’s a way. These blogs can offer help in losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle. The bloggers on this list offer more than recipes and workout tips; they’re also an inspiring reminder that good health is worth fighting for.
The first thing that will catch your eye on Andie Mitchell’s blog are the beautiful photos of plated food. She’s a published author and does some of her own professional photography. Mitchell believes in balance and eating well. Her dishes look both delicious and healthy. Each photo is accompanied by a recipe post with step-by-step instructions, plus more artful photography.
Being plus-size doesn’t necessarily mean you’re unhealthy. Emily Ho stresses both body positivity and good health. As part of her body positive initiative, she shares fashion designed for plus-size women. Ho models and reviews each designer outfit. If you’re looking for cute clothes to make you feel good in your own skin, she’s got you covered.
Do you ever feel like healthy living is just tough? You’re not alone. Jan Graham (a.k.a. Crabby McSlacker) is a life and wellness coach who understands that working out and changing your habits can be frustrating. She’s been blogging for 10 years about fitness, although her posts discuss anything from travel to fashion. There’s even one about getting a colonoscopy! This blog has a fun and lighthearted tone and is an easy read.
Josie felt empowered by her weight loss journey, and wants to share that feeling with her readers. She writes about healthy eating and staying in shape. Her posts about workouts also have embedded videos of her doing the workouts. She designs routines to hip-hop songs that are uncomplicated and easy for anyone to follow.
Run Eat Repeat
Running helps you get healthy and lose weight, but it also makes you hungry. As Monica Olivas learned, you can put the calories back on pretty quickly. As part of her weight loss journey, she began practicing intuitive eating and holding herself accountable. She recently ran the Boston Marathon, with lots of details and photos on the blog.
Theodora Blanchfield lost 50 pounds four years ago, and has kept it off by developing a love for running and healthy living. Of course, when you’re running outdoors, it’s also important to protect your skin. She devotes some space on the blog to skin care products and how to choose items with safe ingredients.
No Thanks to Cake
Kelly’s weight loss journey began with her being able to say “no” to putting unhealthy foods in her body. She credits joining Jenny Craig with her weight loss, and often incorporates the company’s products in her recipe posts. Her story has been featured on a variety of different media sites and publications about health and weight loss. In addition to talking healthy eating, Kelly also shares fashion, travel, and beauty finds.
Runs for Cookies
Being overweight can sometimes prevent you from doing the things you want. For Katie, having extra weight and being out of shape prevented her from teaching her son how to ride a bike. After that, she made a change. Her blog is about maintaining the healthy weight she worked so hard to achieve. She’s very conversational and really lets readers into her life, sharing ideas like a friendly game night, in addition to talking marathons, fitness devices, and food.
Prior Fat Girl
Prior Fat Girl documents the journeys of two former self-described fat girls, Jen and Liz. They take turns writing about challenges and triumphs of getting healthier. Jen recently had a baby, so she posts about balancing life as a mom with meal planning and workouts.
Diary of an Aspiring Loser
In addition to having her own weight loss story, Michelle is a licensed psychotherapist with a practice specializing in behavior change, including weight loss. She’s well aware from a personal and professional standpoint how challenging it can be to lose and maintain weight loss. She writes about trying to practice healthy eating habits and stay active between enjoying time with her kids. She’s proof that a few missteps don’t have to knock you all the way off the weight-loss wagon.
After losing 40 pounds, Gina Harney fell in love with fitness. In addition to writing about exercise and healthy eating, she has also worked as a fitness instructor. Gina has two young daughters, so she knows what it’s like to work out post-baby. She designs workouts for both pregnancy and postpartum, in addition to targeted exercises for different areas of the body.
Popsugar posts are written by different contributors. Many are from the writer’s first-person perspective, so they’re conversational, but informative. They cover almost every aspect of healthy living, including music playlists, recipes, ab workouts, and even which beer brands have fewer calories. Some posts even take on current trends, like explaining just how bad the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is for your diet.
As a Registered Dietitian (RD), Nicole Morrissey believes in setting realistic goals you can maintain. Her own weight loss journey is what inspired her to become a dietitian and help others. She posts lots of diverse and flavorful healthy recipes, including chicken tikka masala, Mexican salmon cakes, grilled vegetable goat cheese pasta, and more. Each recipe also contains nutrition facts, so you can see the calorie count.
Full Plate Living
Full Plate Living is a nonprofit dedicated to educating people about developing sustainable healthy habits for fitness and weight loss. The organization’s team members have also struggled with weight loss issues and want to share advice with others. In addition to offering recipes, posts tackle tough issues, like how to stop overeating and gain self-control. The team also produces videos.
The Healthy Foodie
When you think of the term foodie, you might think of over-indulging in rich food. But Sonia believes healthy eaters can be foodies, too. She offers a wide variety of recipes on the blog, from nut butters, to paleo appetizers, and vegetarian dishes. Sonia doesn’t make the usual bland health blog fare, but makes sure to keep it healthy. Her Asian tuna salmon tartare is a prime example.
Ben Does Life
Ben took daily exercise to a whole new level. He decided to walk across America, from Los Angeles to Boston. His blog chronicles the journey in photos. Ben also explains all the logistics that go into walking from coast to coast.
Not Afraid of Stripes
If you’ve ever wanted to curse at the scale, you can identify with Amy. She shares a no-holds-barred account of her ups and downs with weight loss. It’s not always a celebration, and she’s not afraid to share her disappointments. She even goes as far as discussing her deep fears and insecurities in the post titled Sometimes I Just Feel Like a Loser.
Instant Knock Out
Instant Knock Out is a supplement formula designed to boost metabolism and reduce hunger. However, you don’t have to purchase the supplement to take advantage of workout advice on the blog. Posts explain high-intensity workouts, like Tabata. Other workouts include interval and strength training for fat loss.
Roni Noone changed her weight, and her career path followed. She fell in love with healthy living and blogging. Since then, she’s launched a few blogs and became a published author of a cookbook. In addition to recipes and weight loss posts, Noone shares stories of her life with her husband and two sons, even posting a picture of her husband cooking for the first time in their 22-year relationship!
Mexico Bariatric Center
The Mexico Bariatric Center provides weight loss surgeries to people in Mexico, the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. This blog is a good place to learn about the different procedures. It also offers information for people with diabetes and other conditions.