By jbluethmann at The Pulse – Health and Wellness Resource Center.
With Lent in full swing, many are fasting, giving up a guilty pleasure like chocolate or simply making the decision to live healthier. Weight loss can be beneficial for so many reasons not the least of which is cardiovascular health and less risk for chronic diseases like diabetes. But experts remind us time and again that healthy gradual weight loss is more likely to keep the pounds off than quick dramatic weight loss often experienced by those on fad diets.
Healthy weight loss resources abound across the Internet. Some reputable sites with information for sticking to a healthy weight loss plan follow.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Weight Center provides rich information on healthy weight loss strategies. It includes information on the following topics:
- Assessing your weight and calculating your Body Mass Index
- Balancing calories
- Preventing weight gain
- Improving your eating habits
- Healthy eating for a healthy weight
- Physical activity for healthy weight
The American Diabetes Association is another outlet with helpful online tips for healthy weight loss. Included on its website is information in the following areas:
The American Heart Association (AHA) also focuses on healthy weight loss strategies providing recommendations on its website for healthy weight loss strategies. From its website, you can access AHA publications on the following topics:
On its website the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides useful information on making your calories count by using the nutrition facts label on food and beverages.