Everything you need to know about Diet and Nutrition,
all in one place.
This page covers everything you need to know about diet and nutrition. Whether you just want a few simple pointers on how to keep the pounds off or looking to transform yourself by introducing healthy eating habits, this site aims to be an invaluable, consistently updated reservoir of the best tools and information the internet has to offer.
If you want to feel better, look better, lower your chance of chronic illness, and just live a longer and happier life in general, you will have to make sure you are eating the right things.
What you consume has immense importance, not just for your energy levels and long-term health, but even for things seemingly less tangible, like your mood, which has a physiological basis—the cells in your body that modulate how you feel are using the food you eat to function properly. Read more about how changing your diet can change your life.
While this site aims to be a comprehensive resource on eating healthy in general, a large part of it will be devoted to overcoming obesity, which is "one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and increased healthcare costs in the United States." (source)
The Best Web Resources on Diet and Nutrition
Uncomplicated Principles of Weight Loss
Losing weight doesn't have to be needlessly complicated. It is about slowly introducing good habits into your life that can be sustained for the long term, not about crash diets and quick fixes. The bottom line is, if you follow the advice detailed below, and you take it day by day, the results will come.
The most practical things you can start doing today that will guarantee weight loss. It doesn't get more fundemental than this.
It shouldn't be complicated to realize the issue if your not losing weight despite everything your tried. Sparkpeople has put together a simple blog post going over all the reasons you might be having trouble.
Track What You Eat
Many people can benefit from logging what they consume, and it has never been easier to do. By noting what you eat, you become more aware of your food choices and the energy you are taking in. This gives you important information on how to manage your weight better since most people vastly underestimate the calories in the food they eat. I've listed a few of the most popular sites and apps below to track food intake. They are all great and have huge databases which makes them very easy to use and can be integrated with other devices like a Fitbit or Apple Watch. They can all be used for free, and some can be upgraded to premium status for more perks, but it is not necessary. Pick one and stick to it, it will make a difference in your weight loss journey!
Probably the most popular fitness tracker with a huge food database to easily track what you eat.
A comprehensive source to track everything you eat down to the last micronutrient.
"The industry-leading digital health and fitness platform that is centered on the proven principles of calorie tracking and community support for healthy, sustainable weight loss."
"People who track food achieve more than double the average weight loss and members lose weight 3x faster when doing it with friends. FatSecret combines these to create the most powerful solution for healthy, sustainable weight loss."
Where to Start
Let me make it clear, being overweight does not in any way affect your worth as a person. Your value as a human and the value you bring to your friends and family is not dependent on your weight. You should not be treated worse or shamed because of your weight.
Being at a healthy weight is about feeling good, being more energetic and active, and having more time on this planet to spend with loved ones.
Go here and look at what is possible. Those are real people who transformed their lives by changing their diet.
If you are obese, getting down to and maintaining a healthy weight can be the single most impactful thing you can do to change the course of your life, making you healthier and happier.
This site aims to make it as simple as possible for you to take the steps you need to in order to lose weight and just eat and feel healthier in general.
I highly recommend reading “Five Scientifically backed, Practical Steps to Start Losing Weight Immediately” and do everything you can to follow those five principles while getting started. If you can try your best to follow them one day at a time, you will be well on your way to changing your life.
There is more information on nutrition and diet out there than almost any other topic. Therefore sorting through and finding out the best, most quality resources for healthy eating is a time-consuming process. This page will be updated with much more information and tools that will make it much easier for you to manage weight, eat healthily, and cook. Check back shortly!