Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 30, 2000 · Page 31
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 31

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, January 30, 2000
Page 31
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Lose weight online S ITTING AT a computer can help you stay slim — really. Researchers at the University of Vermont put dieters on a 15- week weight-loss program. Those who used the Internet to get support from other dieters, lost 3.5 pounds more than those who didn't seek a support group. The best weight-loss sites around: Need a weight-loss buddy? How about three? Sisters Suzanne, Jennifer and Amy share their real-life efforts to firm up and slim down. • Enter your exercise schedule and meal plans into this online calendar and you'll get charts and graphs showing your progress. • Prevention's site features a yearlong plan to keep you fit and trim, backed by dozens of can't-fail weight-loss tactics and advice from fitness and nutrition editors. • The USDA's food-composition database lets you type in a food to find out its fat, calories, vitamins. • The Mayo Clinic's nutrition section is a wealth of weight-loss tips. A virtual cookbook shows how to fix old favorites with a healthy twist. « Stop at this American Dietetic Association site to check the tip of the day and read nutrition news. « 6,000 people inspired by Oprah Winfrey's book Make the Connection trade encouragement. • This no-nonsense site offers chat groups and bulletin boards, but its most important service is directions to other sites via links, ca USA WEEKEND-Jan. 28-30,2000 13 choices o Maw with « suggested retail

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