Today's Links on dieting online: calorie quiz, behavioral weight loss

CALORIE COUNTING POP QUIZ ~ INTERACTIVE WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP ~ RESEARCH YOUR DIET ONLINE ~ PUT DOWN THE CELLPHONE AND EXERCISE

"TODAY'S LINKS" September 21, 2006

“Today’s Links” is an eclectic round up pointing to noteworthy news and worthy analysis from all around the World Wide Web.

TODAY'S LINKS September 21, 2006 FOCUS ON ONLINE DIETING: Interactive Calorie Counting Pop Quiz, Behavioral Weight Loss Research Trial, Researching Diets Online and Did You Catch...

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HOW MANY CALORIES IN THAT BAGEL?

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Interactive Quiz

Portion Distortion! Do You Know How Food Portions Have Changed in 20 Years?

Anyone eating on the run or at restaurants has probably noticed that food portions have gotten larger. Some portions are called "super size," while others have simply grown in size and provide enough food for at least two people. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight.

To see if you know how today's portions compare to the portions available 20 years ago, quiz yourself...You will also learn about the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions.

A bagel 20 years ago was 3 inches in diameter and had 140 calories. How many calories do you think are in today's bagel?

ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT? DO YOU USE THE INTERNET?

University of Arkansa Medical Sciences wants to hear from you:

If you answered yes, then you may be eligible for an exciting new weight loss research program.
This research examines whether online or in person programs are the best to help overweight adults make lifestyle changes to their eating and exercise habits so that they can lose weight...

i am Ready and Empowered to Actively Change my Health: A Behavioral Weight Loss Program

comScore: 60% OF CONSUMERS RESEARCHING WEIGHT LOSS USE THE INTERNET

comScore Pharmaceutical Solutions today released an analysis of consumers' use of the Internet as a resource for researching weight loss information. According to the study, 60 percent of weight loss researchers now utilize the Internet to find condition-specific information, including options for healthy eating/ nutrition, and details on specific weight loss programs and diets. Additionally, more than half (53 percent) report visiting a Web site specifically for information on weight loss drugs.

AND DID YOU CATCH…

In "Are you too wired? Eight sure signs you need to disconnect!" I present a handy quiz to see if you need to unplug, chill, exercise...:

I noted in “Cellphones vs. Sex: the latest dilemma” that being always-on is not always a good thing, especially when it comes to your sex life!...MORE

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