Five websites for weight loss

Beat the battle of the bulge with these five free weight-management websites.

Five websites for weight loss

Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, these five free weight-management websites will give you the information and support you need. Unlike many fad-diet websites out there, these websites support the fundamental principles of pairing exercise with eating a healthy, balanced diet, to not only help you lose weight, but gives you the tools to keep it off.


Whatever your weight-loss goal is, Calorie King works with you to make it achievable. It works similar to a food diary, where you can record your daily food and exercise, set yourself personal goals, browse recipes, read weekly tutorials and share progress and tips with other users to stay motivated. You easily can access from your computer or device, so you can record your water, food intake and exercise on the go.

2. is your one-stop website for healthy, low-calorie recipes when you’re trying to pare-down your waistline. Here you'll find diet plans and advice, fitness tools, tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and an array of healthy recipes – including many delicious desserts! There are details about up-coming fun-runs, fitness classes and boot camps in your city, information about vitamins and nutrients and much more.


Similar to Calorie King, MyFitnessPal offers a user-friendly food journal and calorie counter, and works in tandem with the MyFitnessPal app, which helps keep track of your exercise program. The website works on the belief that keeping a log of your food intake is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.  MyFitnessPal has a database of over 1 million foods and exercises that you can log in your journal, a personalised diet profile and allows you to share your experience with others in the community.


There’s nothing as effective as putting money on the line to boost your motivation to do something. On Promise or Pay you to make a promise, such as losing X number of kilos or going for a walk every day, then you select a charity and an amount of money. You then share your promise with friends and family, who will support you in keeping it. The website works on the basis that if you fail to follow-through on your promise, your money is donated to the charity of your choice.


When you’re trying to lose weight and stay motivated, it helps to hear of others who have taken on the same challenges and succeeded. As well as boosting your confidence and motivation, reading the success stories of others can also give you helpful tips on how to improve your own experience. Body and Soul has a collection of weight-loss success stories and advice from medical professionals.


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    9th Jan 2015
    Discipline and changed eating habits were forced on me by a "Nil by Mouth" regime as part of my cancer treatment. I wound up feeding myself through a tube that went into my stomach. A couple of consequences was that my stomach shrank and I lost 11 kilos in 2 months. Due to other side effects of the treatment I was given, I am still restricted to mainly puree'd foods that are soft, easily chewed and swallowed.
    For those of you that have not had dietary changes forced on you by circumstances, remember not to ley your taste buds do your thinking for you. You should eat to live, not live to eat. Obesity for most people is self inflicted ( the way lung cancer is for may of us,)
    If you want to over stress you knee joints and wind up needing canes, Zimmer frames, mobility scooters or wheel chairs to get around, that is your business. For many people, (but not all,) that is the reward you get for gluttony.
    Eat wisely and eat well. Thus endeth the lesson.
    9th Jan 2015
    Hi Wally, sorry you were forced to a diet because a illness. And I wish I could follow your advices. I´m a vegan compulsory eater...I love food so much and sometime I think, as you put it, that I live to eat.

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