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Diet Websites for Moms: After that second cocktail, I care so much less about weight.

By Melissa Summers

Like I said last week, if it weren’t for the kids, I’d be absolutely fine skipping right over Christmas this year. But the kids, they are fond of this little holiday so I’ll perform all my duties. Still, let’s not talk about Christmas anymore.
I like to start my New Year’s Resolutions in December, it somehow makes me feel less likely to fail than doing the traditional January 1st resolution. It’s fun being at the gym in December when no one else is bothering to worry about exercise in all the holiday rush and then in early January, you can’t get a treadmill, not even the one without a water bottle holder. But watch, by February you’ve got run of the treadmills again…even the one with the TV.
I know you’re thinking ‘I’m too busy this month!’ ‘There’s so much to indulge in!’ Last year I decided to start a new fitness routine in December figuring if I could make time for it as Christmas loomed over my head, I’d be able to make time for it when the holidays were over. I was (mostly) right.
I suggest, if you want to lose weight, eat healthier and get active in the new year, you start thinking about it now. You don’t have to be perfect, just start incorporating some of your new habits into your life, a ramp up to the new year. I’ve collected some sites to get you started.
diettelevision.jpgDiet Television offers a free ‘Diet Finder’ tool to help you find the diet that works best for you based on several criteria you determine. Each diet is reviewed by other dieters who share what they liked and didn’t like about the diet. It’s then reviewed by Diet Television’s nutritionists, in a straightforward manner. I’m not a fan of dieting in general but my ears perked up when I saw the Martini Diet, I like martinis and losing weight. Of course the nutritionist sort of set me straight on that. “This plan aims to create dieters who are completely self-absorbed and spend their time shopping instead of eating…” and “….These suggestions do little but encourage disordered eating behaviors.” This is a straighforward site to start your search for the weight loss plan which will work best for you, even if it’s not the Martini Diet.
hungry_girl.jpgHungry Girl is the diet/food website of Lisa who is not a professional nutritionist, just someone who loves food and wants to enjoy it while still fitting in her pants. In the process she’s collected lots of diet tips, food news, reviews and low(er) fat recipes and she’s happy to share them with you. As a plus, if you like Weight Watchers and the point system, Hungry Girl offers recipes with the points already calculated for you. Nice.
diet-blog.gifDiet-Blog reviews diet books, diet food delivery services and ready made grocery store diet offerings. The site filters “…the best of diet news and advice – and combin[es] it with real-world application and opinion.” Site owner Jim Foster also offers compelling critical looks at issues surrounding the diet industry, weight loss and body image.
Of course, I might be the only one who likes this slow ramp up approach to life changes, reading, preparing and considering my options for a few weeks. I’ve wanted to sell my house and move somewhere new for over a year. Even though we weren’t ready I’ve been searching real estate ads for about two years. Your results may vary.

Melissa Summers
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Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

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