Weight Loss and Nutrition Helpers

Let’s face it, weight loss, fitness and healthy lifestyle changes are more fun and easier to stick with if we have support. Having a living, breathing person is irreplaceable. However, it is an added bonus if they can provide delicious recipe ideas; keep track of your calories in and calories out; tell you the percentage of calories from fat, carbs, and protein; constantly provide you with inspirational words and motivation; inform you of the healthiest fast food and sit down locations and what to eat at each; as well as tell you which products are best for your overall health and which may be your 10 percent for the day! I have yet to find this individual, so for the time being here are some smart phone apps books, and websites that can help you along your journey. These tools help hold you accountable and by taking the information from these sources and using it to your advantage, it will help you stay on track.
General Nutrition
  • LoseIt! iPhone app (personal weight loss tracking system – calories in vs. calories out)
  • Daily Plate (Livestrong) app and website
  • Sparkpeople.com
  • Daily Burn app
  • Fat Secret website and app
  • Calorieking.com (weight loss program as well as a resource to look up nutritional values of several foods)
  • Healthydiningfinder.com (locate the healthiest eating out options in the neighborhood)
  • Shopwell.com and app (compare packaged items to see which is the most healthful)
  • Nutritiondata.com (nutrition values of foods as well as a personalized tracking)
  • Shelflifeadvice.com (food safety, storage, spoilage and shelf life information)
  • Whfoods.com (World’s Healthiest Foods)


  • Read It Before You Eat It (Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN) – decoding food labels
  • Volumetrics Eating Plan (Dr. Barbara Rolls) – nutrient dense, low calorie eating plan
  • Intuitive Eating (Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD) – behavior modification and making peace with food
  • Shrink Yourself (Dr. Roger Gould) – emotional eating
*Also check out Emily’s recent post HERE

Vegetarian Resources

  • Vrg.org (Vegetarian Resource Group)
  • Veganhealth.org
  • Happycow.net (Veg restaurant guide)
  • Vegnews.com
  • Vegetariantimes.com
  • Cok.net (free Vegetarian Restaurant guides for various cities)
Sports Nutrition

  • Nancyclarkrd.com
  • Acsm.org (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Scandpg.org (American Dietetic Association Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group)
For 100 More Fabulous iPhone Aps for your Health and Fitness, click HERE (Don’t let this overwhelm you. Find one that works for you and stick with it!)
Please feel free comment if you are looking for any particular resource that is not listed and we will help you find a credible one! Or, is there one we are missing that has helped you?
Krista Haynes, R.D.