For the past decade we've been providing simple, straight-forward weight management advice.
We've received some great emails from people looking for simple solutions to weight loss.
Here are some of the best ones. Despite all the amazing tools, apps, and services out there - some people respond to simple clear guidance.
This is an outstanding website with lots of great information. I lucked upon finding your website by trying to figure out this weigh loss resolution thing (for myself) before the New Year hits. Your website really has me motivated, though I only need to lose about 15 pounds. It has everything on your site to get me started in the right direction and I appreciate so very MUCH!!! :)
-- Sharon (Nov 2013)
I started dieting at the beginning of June...just a few months ago. I've been using your calorie calculator to determine how much I should be eating. As of yesterday, I hit the 60 pound weight loss mark. Thanks very much for all the helpful information on your site!
-- Jeremy (September 2013)
I calculated my calorie intake according to your website. I lost a healthy 4 kg in 30 days keeping track of my calorie intake and checking on carbs and fats. Your zig zag calorie cycle is great. It gives freedom to eat more on specific day. I get all my information relating to calories in food from your site. Great website for people who want to lose weight in a healthy way.
-- Amandeep (September 2013)
Your website is awesome!! I am a 21 year old 5'2 female, and at 140lbs - I was overweight!! I gained this weight with comfort eating after meeting my boyfriend over 3 years ago, before this I had been 117lbs on average! I don't enjoy gym style exercise or crappy diets - so I checked out your website in Feb. 2013 and began counting! I now weigh 118lbs and am still in a losing progress. I can't believe how much energy I've regained! I now enjoy walking! This website is brilliant, I haven't been this weight in years! Thank you very much!
-- Alicia (June 2013)
I just wanted to let you know how much your site has helped me over the past 6 months.. From late November last year to present I have used this calculator to help me lose weight. In total so far I have lost 50 pounds, I went from a size 14 to now a size 6-8 .... I have gained so much more confidence in myself and believe in my self image a lot more! I am a totally happy, revived and strong person who doesn't hide away in the background anymore, thank you so much!! I would recommend this to absolutely anyone and everyone, the results are truly amazing.!
-- Saskia (June 2013)
I am down 40+ lbs since January and have used your site as a guide. I recommend it all the time. Thanks!
-- Dean (May 2013)
I just wanted to drop you a quick note on my progress. A year ago, I weighed 250 lbs and had a body fat of about 34 or 35%. Thanks to the excellent advice on your website, I am now 179lbs and 16.6% fat. I still have some work left to do on my body so I have adjusted my goals, but all it took was good portion control and regular exercise. I've gone from being barely able to exercise for 20 minutes last April to trying to get prepared to do a 5k run this June. Thank you very much for your efforts on the website.
-- Larry (March 2013)
We were having a weight loss competition at work. I really needed to lose some weight, so I entered. Using this site not only helped me during this competition, but it helped me understand how to keep the weight off. With a strict diet and a whole lot of exercise, I lost 34lbs. in six weeks. This the best most helpful site for free that I've found. I just wanted to say thanks.
-- Dennis (February 2013)
Using the website's Calorie Calculator, I've lost 26lbs over just 1.5 months. The results speak for themselves.
-- Karl (September 2012)
The calorie calculator and other resources have been so helpful. I have lost 22lbs so far since I began using this site 8 weeks ago. I can't afford a nutritionist or a personal trainer, so I am so grateful that this is available. Thank You for helping me on my way to a healthier happier life.
Valerie (August 2012)
I can't tell you how amazing your site is, though I know you've already been told that plenty of times, but IT IS!! So helpful and obviously extremely accurate. Just so you know, I only added daily exercise into my weight loss plan a couple months ago - the majority of my weight loss until that point had been simply by calorie counting according to your fat loss calorie estimation! I am so happy to be in my normal/healthy weight range again, can't say thanks enough. Take care.
Rebecca (June 2012)
Last January (of 2011) me, my mom, and my sister decided we were gonna make a pact and lose weight together. I found this website and it helped us out tremendously. My sister reached her goal, my mom has lost over half of her goal so far and I am 10 lbs away from mine. We are still going head strong either maintaining or still using the Fat loss. This is an amazing website to lead and guide you in the right direction. You do not have to starve or give up your favorite foods to lose weight. Thank you sooo much for providing the wonderful website to help us get and stay on the right path!
Angela (January 2012)
Hi, I just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant weight loss resource, I have taken advice from your site and by counting calories I have gone from 239.5 kilos in January this year to 170 kilos. My father has also gone from 120 kilos to 107.5. Still a long way to go for me, but I just wanted to thank you for your help, it can be really difficult to find good food facts.
Julie (October 2011)
I have been a trainer and nutritional consultant for the past 18 yrs. Your website is excellent. I have not really come across any other that is as complete as yours. The body fat analyses along with complete breakdown of macro-nutrients is exactly the way it should be. That is how I break it down for my clients, therefore I will be using your site in the future. Saves me the time of doing the math. I will use your site for the classes I teach as well. Great tools and info, thanks!
Joseph Cox- Excel 180 Fitness (August 2011)
I have lost over 100 lbs using your website! Couldn't be any more appreciative. Now whenever somebody asks me how I did it, I tell them about your website. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Mike (April 2011)
I have been an "advocate" for freedieting.com since May of 2009 when I started using it to count my calories. I started on May 1st, 2009. I weighed 174 and had a BMI of 33.6. Through using your website to count my calories and going to the gym 3-5 times per week, by August 28th, 2010 (my wedding day) I lost 49 pounds and obtained a BMI of 18. When I first started trying on wedding dresses, I was trying on 16's. The dress I wore on my wedding day was a size 6! (And too big!) My body went through an AMAZING transformation and my success has been life changing not only for myself, but also to the people whom I have promoted your sight to as well! (I love telling people about freedieting.com, even complete strangers!) I cannot thank you enough for providing me one of the two most important tools for me to successfully lose weight for the 1st time in my life! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Mandie (February 2011)
I wanted to let you know that I lost a total of 65+ pounds using primarily your website's calorie calculator Maintenance Calorie Level, as a reference. I maintained my roughly 2050 calorie level a majority of days and my weight dropped over a year to my ideal weight range. I've achieved my ideal weight of 146-152 pounds which I've maintained going on 5+ months with no sign of increase, even through the holidays. Thank you!
David (January 2011)
I have lost 75 lbs. since 1/1/10--from 222 to 147--and still going! Your calculators have been instrumental in helping me continually tweak and adjust my caloric intake. Specifically, the nutrient calculators. At 180, I hit a plateau and found that just cutting calories was no longer sufficient. I had to start paying attention to the nutrient balance of my meals. I've found no other online calculators as useful and in depth as yours. Thanks!
Jen (January 2011)
I was once 180 and lost 45 pound on my own, that was in 03, ever since then I've yoyo'd from 135-155, I found this website last summer, my weight was once again at 155. I started doing a calorie journal, with working out and doing the zig zag calorie intake, I'm proud to say I'm now 125 and only 10lbs away in reaching my goal. Thank you so very much for this wonderful website.
Run Run Girl (July 2010)
I weighed 374 January 18th, 2010. I now weigh 317. I want to say thank you for insight, good tips and being here. See yah when I hit the terrific twos :-D.
Cheri. (June 2010)
Five months ago i weighed 91KG and now I'm down to 76kg and staying there. Thanks to your site i was able to put together a simple diet plan consisting of simple foods that was easy to follow,i lost 15 KG in two months and I'm healthier than i have ever been. More over i have come to realize that people eat far more than they need to. Now i eat and exercise efficiently. i will never ever go back to being fat. I cannot believe how many people out there are opting for surgery / dieting pills etc. weight loss is not a science, It boils down to simple common sense and the will to work at it.
- Peter June 2010
Just a little note to thank you for creating such a wonderful site. Since having my son 6 months ago I have been trying everything to lose the extra pounds that I had gained and even going to the gym did not work. I knew it was my eating habits but had no idea how to change it to help lose weight, thanks to the calorie counter on your site I can now see the portions that I should be eating daily. I am 29 , 5'4" and 145 pounds and so far have lost a total of 6 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I am hoping to lose about 15 more and am now confident I can do it because of your site.
Thanks Again Helen Miramichi, NB (May 2010)
I have finally found something that works!!! Counting calories works for me and your website has made me very smart on the subject. I now know that I don't have to starve myself to lose weight. Now I understand when people say you can eat what you want and lose weight, you just have to be informed about portion control and serving sizes. I have lost 11 lbs so far, and the weight is just dropping off. I feel great, and I don't feel deprived! thank you so much. - Monique (April 2010)
Terry April 2010
I just wanted to say thanks for the site. I have lost 75 lbs in the last 9 months I was consistently losing 12 lbs a month but have since plateaued at a good spot I am 33, 6 foot 2 inches and am currently 180lbs I was 255lbs. and this was my first attempt at weight control. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels were really high and are now normal.
I really like your sites unbiased, both sides of the story approach. I appreciate all the articles and calculators too!
Gary Evans (June 2009)
"is such an awesome find! i have tried searching for these kind of answers....and haven't found yours til now. what a blessing to have it so clear and easy to use, especially the calculators! thanks for making it
so easy to start my own personalized weight loss program!
- Windey (Nov. 2008)
"I just wanted to thank you for the daily intake calorie calculator you
provide on your website. By using this calculator, and increasing my daily
activity, I have safely lost 40 lbs, and still going strong! I tell
everyone I know who wants to lose weight, that this is the way to do it.
Thank you again!
Sue H "
"easy to use website, thank you. i am a professional boxer who has been able
to calmly, safely and effectively loose 40lbs by following instruction and
resources on your website. the producers of this website deserve a medal.
Andrew (July 2008)
"I just wanted to thank you for the daily intake calorie calculator you provide on your website. By using this calculator, and increasing my daily activity, I have safely lost 40 lbs, and still going strong!
I tell everyone I know who wants to lose weight, that this is the way to do it. Thank you again!"
SH (June 2008)
I just want to drop a message to send a note of GREAT ABUNDANT GOOGLE of APPRECIATION for the information provided on this site. I've found it extremely informative and it even helped me achieve my weight loss goal COMFORTABALY & COST EFFECTIVELY (FREE).
For me it was the "Daily Calorie Needs" calculator combined with the "Calories in Food" information which helped me the MOST. I don't think it's common knowledge to do what it really takes to loss FAT and this did it for me. I really like the fact that the site is very HONEST about what it truly take to lose weight.
Nhan (Mar 08).
Just a note of thanks. I found your website last summer when I started my program. I thought I could pay someone like jenny craig, or weight watchers, or i could do some research and do it myself. So thanks for your help, and advice. I started in July at 159 lbs. and now i am 137 lbs. I am yet to reach my ideal weight of 129 to 135 lbs. It is true for me, the last 5 lbs. is the hardest to loose. So I am on your site looking for tips, and work outs, and diet plans. I am hanging in there some days, and hangin tough other days.
Thanks again, Suzette (Mar 2008)
I just wanted to thank you so much for maintaining this wonderful website. Your calculators and tips helped me break through a plateau and reach my weight loss goals.
- Laura (August 2007).
I am so glad to have found your web site. It has been a great tool for me. It is very straight forward and supplies information I haven't seen anywhere else. I love your calculator feature... makes the diet process a "no - brainer." Thank you for your wonderful site!!
- Susan L (May 2007).
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for having the best diet website on the web! I have been trying to lose that extra ten pounds for months. Your zig zag calorie cycle helped me do that! Thank you so much for helping me get over that plateau!- J.H. August 2006
I thought I would be on the computer for about 10 minutes, but found myself viewing your site for hours on end.
I just want you to know that this is the best diet website I have ever came across. It's incredible I found everything that I wanted to look up on a single site.
A lot of the things I read were brutally honest, but they needed to be heard - I loved it! Not like it means much, but I just want to thank the people that worked on this site because I found it very helpful! Have a good day. =) - J.C. Apr. 06
I just wanted to say: "thank you" for offering a wonderful, encouraging, simple to use site. Keep up the good work! - Curtis, Apr. 06.
I just found your site..., it was a good site for me. Anyway, as I said, I came across your site. I think it's terrific=). I have placed it on my favorites considering I'm an habitual dieter, hopefully not for long tho, I'm looking for that lifestyle change moment. I think it's coming soon. haha
Keep up the good work. - Angie
"Thank you for your wonderful website freedieting.com.
It's been so freakin' helpful during this painful
starting process to losing weight. It's nice to know
not everyone is trying to make a buck off people who
just want to be healthy!
Thanks Again!" - V.