WIN! Weight Loss Resources membership – DG 10th Birthday Sell Out Day 6

The Dietgirl 10th Birthday Sell Out The prize: One lucky winner will receive three months membership to Weight Loss Resources.

Available to readers from: UK only.

It may seem odd to offer mindful eating gear one day and a weight loss website membership the next. But as I've said before, I'm not a card-carrying member of any method, regime or philosophy. I find it more helpful to experiment with different things and nick the bits that work for me. Read on and I'll explain πŸ™‚

What the heck is it?
Weight Loss Resources is a set of online tools that can help you bust some lard. Features include:

  • The biggest UK food database
  • Food diary and analysis tools
  • Calorie requirements calculator
  • Goal setting facilities
  • Monitoring of weight, body fat and BMI
  • Reports and charts on weight and nutrition
  • Add your own recipes and automatically calculate nutritional information
  • Exercise activity database
  • Members forum
  • Mobile-friendly version of the site so you can update on the go

Weight Loss Resources Why I dig it
Despite the interest in mindfulness I've kept my Weight Loss Resources membership. I find the no-nonense, non-shouty site to be very useful. While my food diary is the shared Google spreadsheet these days, I still like to enter my food on WLR now and then just to see how the combo of planning tasty meals and paying attention to hunger levels is balancing out. It's been really encouraging to see that the numbers add up to a slow, steady weight loss. It's giving me the confidence to keep on trusting myself.

I also wanted to offer this prize because I know people out there are in different stages of a Gettin' Healthy journey. If you are confused about nutrition and have no idea what is in the food you're currently eating, I reckon keeping a food diary is great way to get started. Sometimes seeing the numbers can help you make changes – for example if you see that one of your favourite foods has a gazillion grams of fat, you could change the portion size or find a different recipe. The trick is to view the numbers as data and feedback, and try not to get obsessive.

The WLR site has a simple, clean design and is easy to use. To get started you enter your height and weight, decide how much you want to lose each week (from 0.5 -2 pounds) and it tells you how many calories a day to eat. It also tallies up carbs, protein, fat, fibre and sodium. You can get as much or as little involved in the rest of the site has you like – potter your way through the articles or dive into the community forum. A very helpful site for UK folks.

There is one three-month Weight Loss Resources membership to be won. Leave a comment below to enter! UK residents only. Entries close Monday 31 January 2011 at 12PM GMT. Winners will be drawn at random. Click here to view terms and conditions of the Sell Out.

Edit: Apologies to any RSS readers, I accidentally put six months membership when I first wrote the post then realised it was three. Still a kickarse prize though! πŸ™‚

25 thoughts on “WIN! Weight Loss Resources membership – DG 10th Birthday Sell Out Day 6

  1. I was using Spark People when I lived in the Us, but the problem with it is it doesn’t have British food or metric measurements, so I’d love to try this out!

  2. This would be great. I’m trying to track what I’m eating, but at the moment it’s mostly me not eating all day, then pigging at night. This appeals to the nerdy list maker in me. xx

  3. These prices are amazing Shanua! Thanks for giving us the chance to win them!

    This looks like another fab resource, and i will definitely be looking at this after you’ve drawn the winners!

  4. Would this explain why it takes a year of gym and diet and concentration to lose 1 miserable stone and 2 weeks of Christmas to get it back

  5. Have trialled this and found it really worked for me. Having a few months of free access would be really helpful. Thank you!

  6. Hi Shauna
    Have been reading your posts for ages! Your an inspiration. Would really love this prize! Lol takecare n hope all goes well for u.

  7. This is bad in a way, as I’m going to wait to see if I win before I re-sign up. Their new mobile site is awesome for the iPhone – the reason I left last time I joined was they didn’t have an app…

  8. Ahh, I would LOVE to win this one! I’ve been getting fed up of not being able to find many Brit foods on most other food tracking sites, so something like this would be perfect. Thank you for hosting this brilliant contest! xo

  9. 3 months free to Weight Loss Resources would be awesome – I’m a current member (and have been for 2 months) and it’s very suited to very geeky nature πŸ™‚

  10. Ahhhh, I’d love this! I’m a member anyway but it’d really help ease the purse strings! Love the pimping, and happy 10 years lovely! xx

  11. ooh, must stop lurking and enter competition…looks like a good resource…i’d love to win this xx

  12. This must be a sign!

    Five days ago I signed up for a two-week trial for a similar website. Today I entered my training data and just now, when I wanted to check something, I get the message that they’ve ceased trading with immediate effect!

    So I came back here what that website you’re using was called again and I see this competition! Funny that … πŸ˜‰

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