If you’re like many people, you could use some support while working towards a health or weight management goal. However, also like many people, you’re probably incredibly busy. The idea of attending yet another meeting or group or session may have you seeing red. Thankfully, with the ever-expanding reach of the internet, there are now several online programs that provide a wealth of virtual support that you can access from the comfort of your own home.
Whether you are looking for an online program to access from your computer or an app that can be used on your smartphone, there are a plethora of weight loss and weight management programs to choose from. In the table below, EN provides the ‘scoop’ on several well-known sites and a few you might not have heard about yet. The information on this table is far from all-inclusive but hopefully it may give you some ideas of what is out there.
Our recommendation? Read through our list and then do your own research to find your best fit before joining. Equally important, be sure to talk with your physician before beginning any new weight loss program or regimen.
—Kristen N. Smith, PhD, RDN