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The 25 Best Free Weight Loss Resources

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Fat guy thinking about how to lose weightBeing overweight sucks. There are a lot of painful daily reminders about being a fat male, such as barely fitting behind the steering wheel or bending over to do anything. Thinking about weight loss is bad enough, but then you actually have to do something about it. Where do you start?

Many guys use the internet, because it is easy to be anonymous. Who wants to identify themselves as being fat? But, there is more weight loss chatter on the internet than you can shake a stick at.

I am going to cut through the clutter for you. I am friends with other fat guys on the internet that use these tools and are making great progress. So now, you do not have to go looking for all of the tools that me and other guys like you actually need. And luckily for you, no matter where you go, you’re going to see some gratuitous pictures of Jillian Michaels in skimpy outfits, and that ain’t bad!

Here are 3 reasons I have included these free resources here:

  1. Provide weight loss progress
  2. Easy to use
  3. They don’t use girly pastel colors (seriously)

The Top 10

  1. PhysicsDiet.com – Physics Diet is the way I keep track of weight, diet and metabolism.
  2. Weight Loss Forum – great place to meet other guys that must lose weight. Good support by those who have been where you are.
  3. DailyBurn.com – Visually pleasing layout.
  4. CRON-O-Meter – actual downloadable software that you can put on your PC, Mac or Linus machine.
  5. TickerFactory.com – this is a great tool to use if you want to keep track of your weight on your Facebook Page, MySpace, or blog. Nice little read out you can put anywhere.
  6. 3500: Weight Loss Tools – another downloadable software package that you put on your computer.
  7. SparkPeople Free Diet Plans – personalized diet & fitness plan, calorie counter, exercise tracker, fitness demonstrations & video, answers from dietitians & trainers on message boards.
  8. Lose It! – Free iPod and iPhone app for weight loss. Allows you to set goals and establish a daily calorie budget.
  9. Combat Fitness – here is a great place for weight loss fitness routines.
  10. StartYouDiet.com – a lot of meal planning and charts and graphs here.

The Other 15 -  Useful Stuff

  1. Mayo Clinic Healthy Pyramid Calculator – quick and dirty calculator on how your meal plan per day should include.
  2. Calories Burned During Exercise - useful calorie counts for all kinds of exercises
  3. Exercise For Weight Loss – OK, this one is a little girly, but good.
  4. FitDay
  5. Calories Per Hour
  6. Nutridiary – Free Online Dieting
  7. Weight Loss Equations
  8. Fit Watch
  9. Calorie Counter
  10. WebMD BMI Plus Calculator
  11. FreeDieting.com Calorie Calculator
  12. The Daily Plate
  13. NutriMirror – Free Food Journal
  14. LIVESTRONG.COM
  15. 100 Painless Ways to Lose Weight

What other weight loss stuff do you use on the net?  I want to make this list better. Please let me know ideas below…..

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