Nutrition and Calorie Related Links

Offers free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, as well as online support and resources.  It contains informative articles and interactive tools, such as fitness trackers and meal plans. You can also find support and encouragement from fellow online community members and experts.

Free online site with tools to help you look up nutritional data on thousands of foods, and keep track of the food you eat and the activity you do. You can also add your own foods and recipes at any time. Most successful weight management programs recommend that you keep a food diary and/or an activity log. MyFitnessPal.com makes it simple to log these quickly and easily, in order to stay on track with your weight loss goals.

This is another free online resource for those who want to live a healthy lifestyle. You can look up nutrition facts and view complete food labels for more than 250,000 foods. It also provides a food journal and an exercise log, as well as other tools

Exercise Related Links

If you want to accurately measure how far you walk, cycle, or run, try “Map Pedometer”, which is an interactive map from Google Maps where you can accurately measure the distance of a walking or running route that you take.  By typing in your starting point, click on “Map”, so that the streets around you appear. Where you start is marked with a yellow mark. From this point double click the points on the map to trace your path. You will then be able to see your exact travel distance, which will allow you to plan future outings.

If you want a device that will accurately count your number of steps, distance traveled, vertical travel on stairs, and to even measure your sleep, try the FitBit. It can then be synced to your smart phone or computer, which will allow you to review your data for a given period of time.

Professional Organizations and Related Links

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is a nearly 50,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians. Certification as an ABOM Diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care.

For extensive information on diabetes, along with nutrition recommendations, and other detailed information, check out the American Diabetes Association. Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease.

Obesity Medical Association (OMA) is one of the country’s largest societies for physicians and medical providers that specialize in bariatric medicine, more commonly known as obesity medicine or medical weight loss.