#10 Health Magazine's "Lose Weight" Section

Inspiration plus ways to improve your diet today

What’s Useful About Health Magazine's Lose Weight Section

For women focusing on losing weight and dieting, the lose weight section has features focused on getting results.

  • 12 “Unhealthy” Foods Nutritionists Eat. Coffee, bacon and eggs are included on the list.
  • 13 Women Who’ve Lost 100+ Pounds. You get the gist of how each woman lost over 100 pounds. Inspiring.
  • Healthify Your Fridge. I never thought of this before. Kind of like how stores put the milk in the back so you walk through everything else first, you can arrange your fridge so that healthy items are up front and center.
  • How To Burn Calories At Home. If you can’t go to the gym, rather than skipping a workout, here are some convenient alternatives to let you get the workout in anyway. Celeb trainer.
  • 25 Ways To Cut 500 Calories A Day. 500 calories a day equals 10 pounds in 5 weeks. These are little “hacks” to your day that all add up. Example: walking around while on the phone burns 350 calories per day.
  • Lose 8 Pounds in 2 Weeks. This one is popular. This features meals to target 1,350 calories per day. Add the workouts, and you can lose 8 pounds in 2 weeks.

#9 Eating Well's feature "7-Day Diet Meal Plan to Lose Weight: 1,200 Calories"

Seven 1,200 calorie days of nutritionally balanced meals to change your eating patterns for life

Helpful and specific, with just the basics

Eating Well focuses, as the title suggests, on food that’s good for you. The Diet & Health section has diet information targeted towards many specific topics, such as cholesterol, gluten-free, blood pressure, and many more.

The 7-Day Diet Meal Plan

Very straightforward. One page, one day. If a dish is listed, click on it to see the recipe. Very helpful. I could easily see this feature used one its own or to provide variety to another meal and exercise plan.

#8 Women's Fitness UK

A List of Diet Plans

A bit sparse and random but provides ideas

Here we have a list of dieting plans and resources. I wasn’t blown away immediately by the list, I must say. Here are some examples:

  • 5:2 diet plan: 500-calorie meals
  • Low carb diet
  • Jennifer Lopez diet
  • Drop a dress size!

“5:2 diet plan: 500-calorie meals” lays out what you eat on two days of the week, for three weeks – which I found fairly basic, but who knows? - like this.

Breakfast: A tangerine. Porridge (40g oats) and blueberries (145g).
Dinner: Chicken stir-fry (one chicken fillet, handful sugar snap peas, 100g cabbage, 2 carrots, ginger, coriander, garlic, soy sauce)

#7 Tesco UK Diets

Complete diet plan in 4 easy steps - for a price

A wizard asks you questions to walk you through for steps.

  1. Do an assessment to create a diet profile based on gender, age, and other specifics.
  2. Click on your main goal among seven listed, e.g., I want to lose baby weight.
  3. Select health options and dietary requirements
  4. Get your shopping list!

This all looks specific, well designed, and great – until you get to the monthly membership options screen.

So for around 12 pounds, you can sign up for a monthly membership.  I didn’t sign up for the service, so not sure how well it works in the end.

#6 Women's Day Smart Eating Made Easy

Easy and convenient pick lists streamline dieting

Each meal has its own section – breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, substitutions

I gotta say, there’s not a whole lot to this, but it struck me as easy, healthy, and useful. You don’t need a lot of planning to “just do it.” It looks like you wake up and open the breakfast page, pick one of the breakfasts, and eat it. Move to lunch (hopefully after a reasonable interval.)

#5 Helpguide's Healthy Eating

Kind of like a dieting "how to" guide

This is more like an article of helpful tips for dieters

 What can I say, this appears to be helpful – especially if you’re just getting into the topic of dieting. Sage advice such as starting slow, small changes, moderation. Stuff we think we already know so ignore, yet don’t follow the advice and continue in our cycle of failure. Read and learn.

#4 Dr. Oz's 7-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan

This diet targeted to fight hypertension is claimed to be highly popular with health professionals (3 years in a row!)

This plan has two phases: Phase 1, and Phase 2

Phase 1 gets you on track and used to eating healthier foods. Phase 2 puts you at the next level for a healthier life.

This is very short, simple, and specific. To the point. I would give this a shot.

#3 US News Health's Best Diets

Lists and reviews of best diets in different categories

Side-by-side reviews of the most popular diets

This is certainly worth giving a look over. We have several lists of diet categories, including

  • Best diets overall (DASH diet wins first place)
  • Best weight-loss diets
  • Best diabetes diets
  • Best heart-healthy diets
  • Best commercial plan diets
  • Best diets for healthy eating
  • Easiest diets to follow
  • Best plant-based diets

Each category ranks the best diets in that category according to a scorecard that features objective data on the pros and cons of each diet.

#2 WebMD

Weight loss system from a respected health authority

The WebMD Food and Fitness Planner 

WebMD planner allows you to enter in your specifics and get going. Set your goals, track your progress, and enter your foods.

It looks like this is a good system for tracking what you’re eating and how you’re exercising, but it doesn’t seem to prescribe specific foods or meals. This would be useful once you’ve decided what diet and exercise program you like.

#1 Women's Health Six Week Weight Loss Plan

If you just want to just "Go!"

Specific meals, recipes, and shopping lists + workouts

A complete package to take action and start eating better beginning with your next trip to the grocery store. A possible downside is you might not like one of the meals, but you could mix and match to suit your needs.