Diet Assistance Programs

Finding a diet that works for you may take time. You may need to explore several before finding a plan (or a combination of plans) that will work best with your lifestyle. We’ve compiled information about popular free and members-only diet assistance programs that can support your efforts to achieve your weight loss goals.

Free Resources

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Driving Healthy Tracker Download

Not sure what to track? No problem! We’ve created a simple food and activity tracker based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. You can look up individual foods to see or compare their nutritional value, find recommendations for what and how much you should eat, compare your food choices to these recommendations and to your nutrient needs, and assess personal physical activities and identify ways to improve. Find recommendations for what and how much you should eat.  SuperTracker also provides you with personalized daily food plans.

Lose It! uses proven principles of weight loss (tracking and peer support) to help people manage their weight and improve their health. Originally created for the iPhone in 2008 (and downloaded by more than 5 million people), Lose It! is now also available on the Web.

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity.

SparkPeople’s mission is to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals and lead healthier lives. They offer nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free, while other sites charge their members for similar services.

Membership-Required Resources

Jenny Craig is a program is designed to help you manage your weight by creating a healthy relationship with food, building a fun, active lifestyle and developing a balanced approach to living.

Nutrisystem is a comprehensive weight loss program based on quality foods and a nutritionally balanced meal plan. Individualized counseling is the core of their commitment that customers always have the privacy, support and knowledge needed to reach their goal weight.

Tops Club Inc. is a low-cost, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss support and success, TOPS has helped millions of people live healthier lives.

Weight Watchers is an integrated approach to weight loss that combines smarter eating, healthy habits, exercise, and a supportive environment. The Points Plus program is based on the latest nutritional science and factors in the way your body processes food.