The following resources can provide inspiration and guidance for people trying to lose weight and keep it off.
NATIONAL WEIGHT CONTROL REGISTRY
This national study tracks over 5,000 people who have lost significant weight and kept it off for long periods. The Web site is a comprehensive, noncommercial resource for reading inspiring real-life stories as well as research findings.
GREEN MOUNTAIN AT FOX RUN
This weight-loss retreat is exclusively for women and focuses on a lifestyle, nondiet approach. Specialized wellness programs are offered three times a year. The Web site has information on nutrition, fitness, and women’s health.
JOSLIN’S WHY WAIT PROGRAM
A one-of-a-kind program created expressly to address the weight-management needs of people with Type 2 diabetes, Why WAIT is a 13-week program offered several times per year at the Joslin Clinic in Boston.
This database provides calorie, fat, and carbohydrate information on commonly eaten foods and meals from popular restaurants across the United States. It also serves as a comprehensive guide for healthy eating approaches to weight and diabetes management.