The Food and Nutrition Information Center, of the USDA, recommends the following sources for information on weight management.
Aim for a Healthy Weight. Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/aim_hwt.htm
Drawing the Line on Calories, Carbs, and Fats. Web: http://www.advantagediets.com/drawingtheline.htm
Active at Any Size. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/active.htm
Better Health and You: Tips for Adults. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/better_health.htm
Improving Your Health: Tips for African-American Men and Women. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/improving.htm
Just Enough For You: About Food Portions Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/just_enough.htm
Physical Activity and Weight Control. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/physical.htm
Energize Yourself & Your Family Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/energize.htm
Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really Know? Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/myths.htm
Weight Loss for Life. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/for_life.htm
Aim for a Healthy Weight. Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/patmats.htm
Belly Fat in Men: What You Need to Know. Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/belly-fat/MC00054
Belly Fat In Women: How to Keep It Off. Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/belly-fat/WO00128
Diet & Nutrition. Web: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1200010
Energy Density and Weight Loss: Feel Full on Fewer Calories. Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/NU00195
How Can I Manage My Weight? Web: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3004970
Losing Weight: Start By Counting Calories. Web: http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2002/102_fat.html
Eating Healthy Starts With Healthy Food Shopping. Web. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/shop.htm
Eating Healthy When Dining Out. Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/dine_out.htm
Eating Healthy With Ethnic Food. Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/eth_dine.htm
Fat Matters, But Calories Count. Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/cal_cnt.htm
Shape Up! Web: http://shapeup.org/shape/index_shape.php
Weight Gain After Menopause. Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=HQ01076&printpage=true
What You Should Know Before You Start a Weight Loss Plan. Web: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/food/improve/788.html
America On the Move. Web: http://aom.americaonthemove.org. Allows users to track physical activity and dietary progress.
BMI – Body Mass Index. Web: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/index.htm. Calculates BMI.
Cyberkitchen Shape Up. Web: http://www.shapeup.org/atmstd/kitchen/page0.php.
Healthy Body Calculator Ask the Dietitian Web: http://www.dietitian.com/calcbody.php.
Healthy Dining Finder. Web: http://www.healthydiningfinder.com.
How Active Are You? Web: http://www.cspinet.org/nah/09_03/calorie_calc.html.
Interactive Menu Planner. Web:. http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/menuplanner/menu.cgi.
Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management. Web: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~ear/hwm/labelman.html.
Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Too. Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/NU00595.
MyPyramid.gov. Web: http://www.mypyramid.gov.
Portion Distortion. web: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/.
SmallStep.gov. Web: http://www.smallstep.gov/.
Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much Do You Really Know? Web: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/pubs/myths/index.htm
Finding a Weight Loss Program that Works for You The Partnership for Healthy Weight Management Web. http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/health/hea05.pdf
Ask the Dietitian: Nutrition Information on the Internet. Web: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/askdietician/ask7_01.aspx
Facts for Consumers: Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads. Web: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/health/hea03.shtm
Making Good Decisions About the Diet: Weight Loss is Not Weight Maintenance. Web: http://www.ccjm.org/content/69/11/864.full.pdf+html
Quick-Weight-Loss or Fad Diets. Web: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4584
Bariatric Surgery for Severe Obesity. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/gastric.htm
Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/prescription.htm
Very Low-calorie Diets. Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/low_calorie.htm
Gastric Bypass Surgery: What Can You Expect? Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass/HQ01465
High Protein Diets. Web. http://184.108.40.206/presenter.jhtml?identifier=11234
Over-the-Counter Weight-loss Pills: Do They Work? Web:
Weight-loss Drugs: Can a Prescription Help You Lose Weight? Web: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss-drugs/WT00013
Weight-loss Options: Bariatric Surgery. Web: http://www.obesityaction.org/weightlossoptions/bariatricsurgery.php
Weight-loss Options: Physician-supervised Weight-loss. Web:
Weight Loss Surgery. Web.
Helping Your Child: Tips for Parents Web: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/child.htm
Understanding Child Obesity Obesity. Webt: http://www.obesityaction.org/educationaltools/brochures/uoseries/understandingchildhoodobesity.php
Eat Smart, Play Hard Web: http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhard/
Is Dieting OK for Kids? Web:
Obesity in Children. Web: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesityinchildren.html
Tips for Parents – Ideas to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight. Web:: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/healthyweight/children/index.htm
Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition. Web: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/
Your Child’s Weight: Help Your Child with Successful Weight Management. Web: http://www.bcm.edu/news/packages/childsweight.cfm
“365 Days of Healthy Eating From the American Dietetic Association,” by Roberta Duyff.
“American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide” by Roberta Duyff.
“The Calorie Counter” by Annette Natow.
“The Complete Food Counter” by Annette Natow.
“Dieting for Dummies” by Jane Kirby.
“Dr. Jo’s Dining Lean: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Not at Home” by Joanne Lichten.
“Eating On the Run” by Evelyn Tribole.
“Eat Out, Eat Right: The Guide to Healthier Restaurant Eating” by Hope Warshaw.
“Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works” by Evelyn Tribole.
“Joy’s LIFE Diet: Four Steps to Thin Forever” by Joy Bauer.
“Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for Everybody” by Donald Hensrud.
“Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think” by Brian Wansink.
“Real Solutions Weight Loss Workbook” by Toni Piechota.
“Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life” by Ellie Krieger.
“So What Can I Eat?!: How to Make Sense of the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Make Them Your Own” by Elisa Zied.
“The Step Diet Book: Count Steps, Not Calories, to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever” by James Hill, John Peters and Bonnie Jortberg
“Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success From People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off” by Anne Fletcher.
“The Volumetrics Eating Plan: Techniques and Recipes for Feeling Full on Fewer Calories” by Barbara Rolls.
“The Way To Eat” by David Katz and Maura Gonzalez.
“The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: How to Make the Decisions that Could Save Your Life” by Louis Flancbaum Deborah Flancbaum and Erica Manfred,
“Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies” by Marina Kurian, Barbara Thompson and Brian K. Davidson
“The Doctor's Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: How to Make the Decisions that Could Save Your Life,” by Louis Flancbaum, Deborah Flancbaum, and Erica Manfred.
“If Your Child Is Overweight: A Guide for Parents” by Sharon M. Kosharek
“I'm, Like, So Fat! Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World”
“Overcoming Childhood Obesity” by Colleen Thompson, and Ellen L. Shanley
“A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Roadmap to Health” by Sandra Hassink
“Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming” by Ellyn Satter,