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20 Amazing Weight Loss Blogs We Love – ♥

20 blogs we love

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The weight loss industry is chock full of people blogging, posting, and tweeting about dieting, weight loss, health, and nutrition. I mean there is A LOT of information out there.

So, how do you know who to read?

Who to Believe?

Who will make you laugh? Make you cry?

Who will inspire you?

We have scoured the net to find these people. They don’t have to be the most popular, have the most “followers”, or any other nonsensical numbers. They are people we love.

We love the message they are putting out.

We are moved by their take on life, love, and the pursuit of health.

Please check them out and give them a high five if you like them.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 20 Amazing Weight Loss Blogs We Love ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  • Dr. Marlowe’s Weight Loss Institute Blog

Dr. Thomas Marlowe

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Author: Dr. Thomas Marlowe

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As a child, Dr. Marlowe wore “husky” jeans which were still too tight. Dr. Marlowe continued to gain weight until his wake-up call in medical school. His friend said, “I would never see you as a doctor, because you’re fat. I don’t need a hypocrite telling me how to be healthy.”

And so Dr. Marlowe began his own weight loss journey.

Why We Love It:

Dr. Marlowe has an incredible success record with helping people lose weight and change their lives. Obviously, his medical background is a tremendous benefit to his clients and blog readers.

More importantly, Dr. Marlowe has been there and lost the weight himself, he knows the struggles and the triumph of success.

  • Skinny Emmie

Skinny Emmie

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Author: Emily (Emmie)

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Skinny Emmie documents the good, bad, and ugly of going from morbidly obese to healthy:

With over 113 pounds shed so far, I cover the gamut of physical and emotional challenges that I’ve encountered from a very personal perspective. I also blog about plus size fashion as it’s a personal passion and is one of the keys to making me feel my best in my own skin.

Apologies in advance for excessive mentions of glitter, dresses, running, the gym, and Starbucks.

Why We Love It:

Emily is out there. I mean out there as in she is putting it all out in her blog – her success, her fun, her style, her attitude. You just have to love her honesty and style. I mean, check out her weight-loss-progress page and you can see what I mean. This girl is not afraid to show and tell it like it really is.

  • A la Corinne

Corinne

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Author: Corinne

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I am Corinne and I am a 21 years old girl living in Canada! This blog is about weight loss, lifestyle and travel! I adore writing and taking pictures of food (because it’s so easy and so delicious, duh). Join me and let’s get healthy together!

I used to be fat, real fat, so this blog talks about weight loss, health and fitness.

It’s also about travelling, because I love to travel. I backpacked Central America and now I am living in Budapest.

Sometimes, I talk about boys and my life in general, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to read embarrassing stories.

Why We Love It:

The vibrancy of youth. Corinne just buzzes with energy. She did it on her own, well, with lots of help from her friend Virginie.

She brings health through the eyes of youth and can even sing and play you a song on her guitar (she is a terrific guitar player).

  • My Journey To Fit

Shelley

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Author: Shelley

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My name is Shelley and I am a 49-year-old mother of two sons (ages 25 and 23).

I started this blog on the same day that I started what I believe will be my final diet – May 14, 2008. That day, I weighed 256 pounds, which isn’t a good look on most women, much less someone who is only 5′ 1 1/2″ tall!

The reason I decided to blog about my weight-loss journey was so I could look back and see how hard I’d worked to get the weight off.

Why We Love It:

Loves pancakes, big needles and chunky yarn (knitting that is), and the community of people she has put together over at her blog. Another honest approach to health and weight loss. Shelley is an avid runner and is pretty inspiring to watch.

  • The Weight Loss Counter Revolution

Dr. Thomas Marlowe

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Author: Dr. Daniel Grove

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Daniel Grove, M.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is board certified in general internal medicine and pulmonology.

He originally sought to make a pamphlet to help educate his patients about their weight in a way that brief office visits allow. He became frustrated with the lack of information and outright falsehoods that are everywhere. Soon, he was prompted to conduct more research and the result is his book, The Weight Loss Counter Revolution.

Why We Love It:

Dr. Grove is a beacon of truth in the weight loss industry. This is from his book and tells you more about him that I could ever…

The skyrocketing numbers of overweight Americans is rapidly creating the greatest epidemic of our times. Endless fad diets, quick fixes, and nonsense cures have fooled many well-meaning people who are desperate to improve their health. Ultimately, they all fail because they lure their victims into believing in quick fixes and snake oil cures. The is the response to all the misinformation and half-truths. Using real evidence from scientific journals and medical textbooks, this book simplifies the mystery of your weight. You’ll learn how the fat in your gut affects the arteries in your heart. You’ll understand why some people struggle with their weight while others stay thin without trying. You’ll be given the only real weight loss solution that is backed by decades of real evidence and real science. Ignorance will no longer be an obstacle. You’ve tried every other weight loss fad that touts itself as a “revolution”. You know they all fail eventually. The counter-revolution is here.

  • Pleasurable Weight Loss With Jena

Jena La Flamme

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Author: Jena La Flamme

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Before an eventual breakthrough that set me on my current path, I struggled for a decade with a very painful relationship with food and my body. I ate compulsively and binged, or deprived myself of food altogether.

It was a time when I was still binging on peanut butter by the jarful and eating chocolate chip cookies in family size quantities!

The Pleasurable Weight Loss approach, be it through workshops, webinars, products or private coaching sessions, was created for women who are excited about losing weight, without handing their life over to the food police. This means not living your life in disgust with your body, in terror of food, or lamenting weight loss as a burden and uphill battle.

Why We Love It:

Bundle of energy. You can feel it when you get to Jena’s site. She just vibrates with life and you can tell that she has a true passion for pleasure (lucky lady). Her philosophy about long term gains can only be achieved when it isn’t a battle every day is a common sense and refreshing take on weight loss and health.

Go watch her video series, “The Feminine Strategies for Weight Loss.” and see what we mean.

  • Brooklyn Fit Chick

Margo Donohue

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Author: Margo Donohue

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An optimist/smart-ass who wants to get the whole world in shape.

Interests: Music, travel, food, wine, movies, books, cycling, fitness, arts, gossip, healthy living, and knowing way too much about shows on Bravo TV.

Why We Love It:

Margo does us a huge favor by going through the latest and best magazines and giving us the cliff notes and summary of all the good stuff. Now, if you are a magazine aficionado, you will still want to grab a cup of tea and sit down with the full magazines, but if you are overloaded and short on time (like most of us) this is a great place to go to get the “skinny” in all the best mags.

She also has a great YouTube channel and posts some pretty funny vlogs.

  • Healthy Girl’s Kitchen

Wendy

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Author: Wendy Solganik

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Hello. My name is Wendy.

I am a compulsive eater.

An emotional eater.

An OVER eater. But more important than any of that is my burning desire to help other over eaters find peace with food, because I know it is possible with a plant-based diet free of processed food. I don’t have to remind anyone of what an epidemic obesity is in America. The health of our nation, physically, financially and emotionally, are in severe jeopardy.

Why We Love It:

Thoughtful. Every time we read Wendy’s blog she just strikes us as thoughtful. Her commitment to a plant based lifestyle is commendable. The best example we could show you of this is her popular post “When Carnivores Are Coming for a Visit”.

Go read it and see if you don’t think so too.

  • Wheat Belly Blog

Dr. William Davis

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Author: Dr. William Davis

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Dr. William Davis, cardiologist and seeker-of-truth in health.

That’s me, Dr. William Davis, cardiologist and seeker-of-truth in health. Over 80% of the people I meet today are pre-diabetic or diabetic. In an effort to reduce blood sugar, I asked patients to remove all wheat products from their diet based on the simple fact that, with few exceptions, foods made of wheat flour raise blood sugar higher than nearly all other foods. Yes, that’s true for even whole grains. More than table sugar, more than a Snickers bar. Organic, multigrain, sprouted–it makes no difference.

Why We Love It:

Dr. Davis is getting an important message out. The entire world’s culture is dependent on wheat and grain products.

We do not provide medical advice here, but Dr. Davis sure presents a compelling case for getting rid of the wheat in your life. We have, albeit not entirely, cut wheat from our diet and feel much better because of it. Try not eating wheat for several days and then have a little bit. You can immediately feel your body react to the food.

Pretty amazing and something we are working towards.

Check out his book and you might want to sign up for his great service, Track Your Plaque

  • Lynn’s Weigh

Lynn Haraldson

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Author: Lynn Haraldson

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On January 1, 2005, at about 300 pounds, I stopped eating so much and started paying attention to what I was putting in my mouth.

I am those women.

I’ve trekked up and down the scale between 128 and 300 pounds for the last 30 years, spending a total of five years dieting, 20 years gaining, and four years hanging around some goal weight that seemed like the right scale number at the time.

I hope you’ll find something useful in my words, perhaps some inspiration or just a kindred spirit. Whatever you take from Lynn’s Weigh, I hope it helps you in your own journey.

Why We Love It:

When I first came across Lynn’s blog, I almost wrote her a note that she has a typo throughout her blog, in the title, pages, even her FaceBook page.

Duh, then it dawned on me, it is Lynn’s Weigh, like Lynn’s WAY! Sometimes it takes a little while with me.

But, it does illustrate her passion for writing, and she is good at it. Her stories are personal, honest, and we find them very inspiring. Just read her post about ass self-esteem to see what I mean :)

  • Man Meets Scale

David Kirchhoff

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Author: David Kirchhoff

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DAVID KIRCHHOFF is the President and CEO of Weight Watchers International, Inc., overseeing a network of service providers around the world who help 1.3 million people in its meetings each week.

Men rarely talk about their experiences with weight loss, so I thought that would be an interesting angle. I was at my heaviest at 242 lbs, age 33.

Why We Love It:

If there is one person who resides in the center of the weight loss world, it would be David. As CEO of Weight Watchers International he gets to hear and see more success and failure than probably anyone on this list. That gives him a very unique insight into the most common and the most uncommon aspects of loosing weight.

In addition, he too, wears his heart on his sleeve and is completely open and honest about his own struggles with weight.

I particularly like the fact that it is from a man’s perspective as well. Too often weight loss is seen mostly through the eyes of women. The challenges that men face are equally as difficult and interesting to read about.

  • Sparkly & Slimming…. A Weight Loss Blog

Samantha

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Author: Samantha

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I’m *Samantha – a 30-yr old from Boston who is working on leading a healthy and happy life while losing weight.

At my heaviest I was 424 pounds (Jan 2010). I am currently right around 310. I have tried a million weight-loss plans (including 90 go rounds with WW) until finally realizing the best plan for me was counting calories, recording and tracking everything I eat (on MyFitnessPal) and finding an exercise program I love.

I will be posting about my nutrition findings, exercise encounters and all the funny (or introspective) life lessons I learn during this journey.

I’m 100% no-bullshit – and I am hoping that by putting this our on the interwebz I can help stay on track!

Enjoy reading – send me any comments/questions/concerns/complaints – I’m always willing to listen!

Why We Love It:

100% No BS.

That is exactly what I want to see in a weight loss blog. I want to read the real emotions, the real joy, the real pain. Not what is expected but what really is.

Samantha delivers.

Go read her Fat Memories to see what I mean.

  • Fit To The Finish

Diane Carbonell

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Author: Diane Carbonell

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Diane Carbonell, author of 150 Pounds Gone Forever, is an advocate for healthy weight loss after having lost over 150 pounds.

A mom to seven children, Diane lived as a morbidly obese 300-pound woman for 10 long years before taking charge of her health. In 1998, she reached her goal weight and has maintained her weight ever since. During the past years in weight maintenance, Diane has experienced four more pregnancies, an adoption reunion, and several state-to-state moves.

Diane’s message to you is this: “No matter where you are today, you can be somewhere else tomorrow. You can lose any amount of weight that you need to, if you will only take the first step.”

Why We Love It:

7 children. More than 150 pounds. 5 Star author on Amazon. Diane is a walking, talking example that no matter your circumstances, you can change your life, dramatically, and permanently.

Not only did she loose an amazing amount of weight, she has kept it off and created an entire business around her success.

That is someone who we will celebrate all day long (and into the night).

Diane rocks!

  • The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser

Sean Anderson

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Author: Sean Anderson

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Four years after embarking on a mission to lose 275 pounds, and nearly two years since hitting goal, Sean spends much of his time writing and speaking about his experiences. This blog isn’t updated daily like it was for the first 22 months, but the archives are all there and ready for you to read and possibly relate to the mental and physical dynamics explored along the way.

Sean micro-blogs almost daily on facebook and twitter.

Why We Love It:

“Once you’ve reached a point of truth so deep into recovery, it’s simply impossible to forget”

Sean has taken on a great responsibility. After his dramatic weight loss he wrote a book and continues to pen this amazing blog. This places a great burden on his shoulders that he carries with gratitude.

See, his success is spreading. He wrote a book Transformation Road (www.transformationroad.com), hosts a radio show, and does speaking engagements. More and more people are hearing his inspiring message and he in turn is helping these people.

Sean is awesome.

  • Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit

Jack Sh*t

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Author: Jack Sh*t

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Come and listen to a story ’bout a man named Jack, Who never quit eating ‘cept to stop and have a snack. Then one day he was standing on his scale, And he realized he’d really let his body go to hell. (Obesity that is, back fat, Texas toast)

Well the first thing you know old Jack he made a vow, He’d ratchet up the exercise and slow down on the chow.

He wanted to get his weight back to where it oughta be, So he loaded up his stuff and he moved to Bloggery. (Google Blogger that is, writing posts, makin’ jokes)

Well now it’s time to say hello to Jack and all his sh*t As he chronicles his adventures on his journey to get fit. You’re all invited back each day to this locality, To have a heaping helping of health and hilarity. (Jack Sh*t, Gettin’ Fit, that is.)

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

Why We Love It:

First, this blog isn’t for the easily offended and sensitive people. Jack tells it like it is. A straight shooter. A damn funny one too.

Second, and poor timing on our part, he is taking a bit of a break from his site as of Feb 18, 2013. Maybe with enough encouragement we can get him back (hint hint).

Still, if you want a good laugh, and some sensible views on gettin fit, then by all means, enjoy Jack.

  • Baby Weight My Fat Ass

Michel

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Author: Michel

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My name is Michel and I’m married to a Geek, and have 2 daughters the youngest who has Autism and is nonverbal.

Why do I call the blog Baby Weight My Fat Ass?

Well my baby is over 3 years old now and the left over weight from my pregnancy can no longer be called Baby Weight. Just being honest here. I am honest about my struggles with losing weight, my injuries and just life in general.

Why We Love It:

Can you tell there is a theme to our favorite blogs?

Honesty. Sincerity. A dose of humor doesn’t hurt either.

Michel is a pretty inspirational woman. She could have all sorts of excuses, but she doesn’t. She is out there making it happen and running circles around everyone else (literally).

Michel gives you an intimate glimpse into her life and leaves you inspired to go out and get running too.

  • Ok, just one more beer…

Suzi Storm

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Author: Suzi Storm

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I was almost 95 pounds heavier. I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror anymore and see the person who I knew I was. Life slapped me in the face that day and gave me a much needed wake up call and guess what? I woke up! I decided that it was time to take my life back! I needed to do it for me. I decided that I hadn’t come this far for nothing and that it was time to love MYSELF first, above and beyond everyone and everything. I was a strong woman and nothing…no health or life challenges were going to hold me back from becoming the person I *wanted* to become…the person I was destined to be! That was 2008.

Here I am in 2011….I have lost over 100 pounds. 101 to be exact. I have become a runner. And not just any runner, a marathon runner. I am running my first full marathon this fall. I am a beautiful woman who loves what I see in the mirror. I am a role model for those who have fallen in the same shoes I once lived in.

I am now Generation UCAN and my UCAN moment was the moment I decided ‘I CAN’ change my life. Say hello to the new and improved Suzi Storm. (I was always there, just now, even better) Like their tagline says, ‘Today’s Nutrition. Tomorrow’s champions’. So dead-on. I am a champion!! I fought my fight and WON.

I believe in myself inside and out! I lead a healthy life I love and I now walk out the door with a new bounce in my step and determination like never before. At the end of the day…
if I can, UCAN.

Why We Love It:

Without having to mention my own affinity to beer and thus my natural attraction to Suzi’s blog, Suzi is simply a pretty awesome person to have on board your own weight train.

Suzi, like all of us, has her fair share of struggles. At least she is honest with us and gives us an opportunity to share in her trials and joys.

Go read her blog.

She is a great girl.

  • Double Chin Diary

Alyssa Curran

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Author: Alyssa Curran

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Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Alyssa. I’m 27 years old, I’m married to an awesome guy, I live in LA, and I work full-time as a social media specialist. I love food, cooking and writing. I’m also a second year grad student at Cal State Northridge, studying to get my MA in Mass Media Communication. I have two kitties, Lucia and Leo. Tweet me @lyssacurran or leave a comment – I’d love to hear from you! Anyways, let’s get on to the good stuff!

What the #@!* is the Double Chin Diary? And why does it have such a weird name? The Double Chin Diary is my virtual journal of my struggles to lose weight while navigating a world filled with delicious food.

Why We Love It:

I think Alyssa has the right attitude.

It may not be fun, but you can sure have fun with it.

Alyssa pokes a little fun at herself, whether her little “ba-donk-a-donk” in her trunk or her curly hair, and while doing so reminds us that all the pain we experience about our bodies and weight loss doesn’t have to hurt so much. You can smile, have fun, and still lose weight.

Go, give her a visit and grab a giggle while you are there.

  • Healthy Food For Living

Lauren

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Author: Lauren

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I am a 29 year old living outside of Boston with my wonderful husband, playful dog, and cuddly cat. I have degrees in both psychology and guidance counseling, and have worked in a variety of school settings.

I strive to find a balance between the two basic food philosophies of “eat to live” and “live to eat“. I believe that food should be (and is!) one of the great pleasures of leading a healthy lifestyle.

My enjoyment of preparing and eating healthy food burgeoned during my graduate school years, when I started to prepare homemade meals. I found myself drawn to the eating habits instilled in me by my health-conscious parents; gravitating towards unprocessed foods and cooking with fresh ingredients. I became enthralled with The Food Network, subscribed to a handful of recipe catalogues, and scooped up a wide variety of cookbooks. My goal was to make food that was simultaneously wholesome and delicious.

Why We Love It:

Lauren’s blog is one of our “go-to” sites for food ideas. Let’s face it, weight loss is about food and making healthy choices and Lauren gives us amazing dishes to choose from.

She isn’t Paleo, or any other type of foodie, just good clean healthy food. If you cannot find something here to make your mouth water and fill your belly you simply are not looking.

  • Eat, Love, Live, Thrive

Corinne Dobbas

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Author: Corinne Dobbas

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I believe that optimal health starts with the activity that you do every day—eat. That the food we put into our bodies should fuel and nourish instead of deprive and weigh down. More importantly, that every individual has the power to reach and maintain a state of optimal wellness.

But, it’s more than just about food. It’s about living your best life, loving yourself, discovering what brings you true happiness, and thriving in the world that’s around you. You have the power to create the best, healthiest, and happiest you there is.

It’s my job to help you find that “best” you.

Why We Love It:

Eat. Love. Live. Thrive.

4 words that pretty much sum it up. Corinne is another of our “go-to” sites for her recipes, her advice, and her great videos. Not all bloggers use video, but we certainly love the ones that do. I always find that it is much more personal when the author includes personal videos (yes, we are working on it here too).

  • ZenHabits

Leo Babauta

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Author: Leo Babauta

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Leo Babauta is a simplicity blogger & author. He created Zen Habits, a Top 25 blog (according to TIME magazine) with 260,000 subscribers, mnmlist.com, and the best-selling books focus, The Power of Less, and Zen To Done.

He started Zen Habits to chronicle and share what he’s learned while changing a number of habits:

Quit smoking (on Nov. 18, 2005).
Became a runner.
Ran several marathons and triathlons.
Began waking early.
Became organized and productive.
Began eating healthier
Became a vegetarian.
Tripled his income.
Wrote a novel and a non-fiction book.
Eliminated his debt.
Simplified his life.
Lost weight (more than 50 pounds).
Wrote several best-selling ebooks.
Started a successful Top 25 blog.
Started a second blog for writers and bloggers.
Created a leading blog on minimalism.
Gave up his car, and is now car-free.

Why We Love It:

What does it tell you when you go to Leo’s site and the next thing you know an hour has slipped by?

From his exceptional minimalist design, to his razor sharp insight into what is really important, Leo is known pretty far and wide. His blog isn’t about weight loss per se, although he does define himself with his weight loss, it is a case of saving the best for last.

Balance.

I wanted to include his blog in this list as it will act as your anchor for all the rest in your life.

Read

Breathe

There ya go. My Top 20 Weight Loss Blogs for 2013 (so far).

If you have favorites that are not on this list, please share them in the comments below. Let us see if we can make this a super weight loss blog list!

Comments

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    you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

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  4. Great article and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to employ some professional writers? Thx :)

    • If you’re asking about a job, I’d love to conduct an interview. :-D Currently all blogs, emails, and Instagram posts are written by yours truly but I would love some help to put out even more amazing research. For writers looking to get jobs, I’d get in touch with AWAI. There’s also a community of writers and employers making a difference in the world, and getting compensated to do so, on ODesk. Best of luck to you.

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