Lose Weight in 2007: 25 helpful links and reference tools

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Diet Before and After Photos (Inspiring!)
One, Two, Three, Four, Five

How Many Calories am I Burning?
Calorie Calculator

BMI Chart

Diet and Fitness Tracking Sites
The Daily Plate

Great reference, but even better forums for dieters. Best place to chat about weight loss.

How Many Calories in this Food? (Calorie King)
Excellent reference.

The “Cost” of a Cookie (MSNBC)
To burn off the calories in one gingerbread cookie, you will have to swim 18 minutes. The martini and party mix will take 47 minutes on the bike.

Exercise = Weight Loss, Except When it Doesn’t (NY Times)
On one hand, you may have heard that exercise is not very useful for knocking off extra pounds, though it helps to maintain weight. Or you may have heard that only weight-bearing exercise — like jogging or brisk walking — can help you lose those unwanted pounds, while activities like swimming and cycling are not helpful as far as weight goes. At other times you may have wondered why, after you took up activities that were supposed to burn 500 calories a day, you failed to lose that pound a week.

Top 10 Tips to Lose Weight without Losing Your Mind
Water, Water, Water. We all know how important water is to our body. It helps flush your system and makes you feel full.
Men Join the Migration to the Spa (NY Times)
“About half of our customers are now men,” said Marika Olsen, a spokeswoman for the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa in Aventura, Fla. The cost for a week ranges from about $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the room and the season. In the past, many men attended only when prodded by their wives. “Now we are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of men who are coming on their own,” Ms. Olsen said.
A Guy reviews diet foods.
50 Weight Loss Tips
Start reading labels. I know it sucks, but you have to do it – and there’s no way to avoid this tip. If you don’t know what you’re putting in your mouth, you’re flying blind.
Glass Size can Affect How Much you Drink (Cornell Univ)
Beware of the shape of glass you use. It could contribute to you drinking much more than you think.