What You Should Know
Fatsecret is a website dedicated to those in the throes of weight loss. The site provides online support through member forums, diet challenges and information about various diet programs. There are also diaries available to account for the calories consumed in your diet and the calories burned during your exercise time so you can track your progress. The website is free to join, although registration is required to gain access to the entire site. Once you are logged in, you are free to browse and converse with other dieters to your heart’s content.
We are pleased to see that this online support system is free of charge, although it appears to be a bit slim on the amount of information that is provided. We are particularly concerned with the lack of information regarding exercise and weight loss supplements, since these are two important components of any successful weight loss program. Fatsecret seems to primarily focus on food and current diet fads to alert dieters to the ins and outs of calorie intake. But this does not paint the entire picture of what a successful weight loss program will look like.
Those who register on the Fatsecret website will be able to chat with other dieters, sharing diet secrets and offerin online support to help each other stick with the diet until weight loss goals are met.
While we are happy to see such an online support system in place, we do not believe that this is all that is required for successful weight loss. Dieters also need to stick with a daily exercise regimen that offers abundant health benefits on top of dropped pounds. Many also find that an effective weight loss supplement gives them the edge they need to control cravings and rev up for the required exercise. Fatsecret doesn’t appear to promote either one.
Membership into Fatsecret.com is completely free of charge and members can participate in the online forums and collect information for as long as they like. We would like to point out that this sort of online support and education will require some time, which is a precious commodity for many dieters today.
- Fatsecret is free to all who sign up.
- The ongoing support may help some dieters stick to their weight loss program.
- Little information is provided about how to begin a fitness program.
- We found no information about effective weight loss supplements.
- The website appears to be a bit thin in practical information.
Support is a key component to a successful weight loss program, which is why Fatsecret may be a website to consider. However, support is not the only factor in dropping pounds. We prefer to see programs that incorporate daily exercise and an effective weight loss supplement with diet and support for the best results. Fatsecret may be a good concept, but it cannot stand alone as a weight loss tool.