Choosing an Online Weight Loss Program
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Our busy lives can make it hard to attend in person weight loss programs. Luckily, there are some great online options. Read on to find out what these programs have to offer and how to choose one.
Online weight loss programs offer many benefits. Here are some common features:
Things to Look For in a Program
You may now be wondering how to go about choosing a program. Here are some features you should look for:
Lastly, you will want to talk to your doctor about the program you plan to use. Make sure that it will work given any other health problems you may have.
American Obesity Association
Eat Right—Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Public Health Agency of Canada
Choosing a safe and successful weight-loss program. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/choosing-a-safe-successful-weight-loss-program. Accessed November 3, 2021.
Diets for weight loss. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/management/diets-for-weight-loss. Accessed November 3, 2021.
Last reviewed November 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board
Last Updated: 11/3/2021
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.
All rights reserved.