I have been eating 1200 calories a day with 10 to 12 fat grams each day.

I would appreciate your advice on the following matter. Since I began my weight loss program five weeks ago, I have been consuming 1200 calories a day. I exercise for about 10 minutes daily on a cardio-glide machine. My problem is my fat intake. I think I'm taking in too few fat grams. The foods...

Is it good to have mushrooms when I have a cholesterol level of about 254?

Is it good to have mushrooms when I have a cholesterol level of about 254? I would be very obliged if you could kindly advise me on that. I am on a very strict diet now. My initial cholesterol LDL was about 268 and I have been able to lower it to 254. Please...

My mother is losing weight because of emphysema. Who can give me a meal plan for my mother?

Can you just try to help me or put me in touch with someone who can advise me to give me a meal plan for my mother who is losing weight because of emphysema? She is 70 years old, takes Prednisone and Atrovent, on 24-hour oxygen. Her rib cage and knees caps are protruding...

How do you determine the saturated fat in broiling as opposed to other methods of cooking?

Because of high cholesterol and high triglycerides, I am trying to stick to a diet that is low in saturated fat. The other night I cooked 1/2 chicken breast. The nutrition book that I have shows that breast to have 250 calories and 3.86 grams of saturated fat. Unfortunately, the book does not tell...

I’m having problems getting to sleep at night. Is dinner coffee keeping me awake.

I'm having problems getting to sleep at night. I'm worried that my dinner coffee may be keeping me awake. How much coffee is too much at night? Caffeine only takes 15 to 20 minutes to get into your blood and the caffeine effect lasts up to 10 hours. If you have problems falling asleep at...

My big problem is cola. I am totally addicted and get headaches when I try to avoid it.

Just did the Healthy Body Calculator®. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. My question is I'm overweight, I don't eat too much. I try to buy everything lite. My big problem is cola. I am totally addicted and get headaches when I try to avoid it. I've been told to try diet...

I lost weight on HELP diet and now weight has crept up again.

I had followed the HELP diet on this site several years ago for over a year and it had helped me to successfully lose 75 pounds!!!! I want to do it again, as the weight has been slowly creeping back up over the last few years. I did have one question, however, on some of...

I do notice the swelling when my hands are down at my side. No the swelling does not occur while I am sleeping

Thank you for responding so quickly. The answers to some of your questions: I do notice the swelling when my hands are down at my side. No the swelling does not occur while I am sleeping it usually occurs around 7:00 P.M. or 8:00 P.M.. I don't like Asian foods and I do...

My husband is on blood thinners after angioplasty surgery. Is there a difference in Romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce?

Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. In the discharge papers I had to look for the info that I found. Also I saw what they sent him on his hospital tray for meals. All the other information I got, I searched the Internet. It was so difficult due to the fact...

What makes someone who has high blood pressure for their sugar to be up one day and then the next day their sugar may bottom out?

I also would like to know what it is that will make someone who has high blood pressure for their sugar to be up one day and then the next day their sugar may bottom out on them? If your food intake is regulated correctly by diabetes medication (pills or injected insulin), you shouldn't be...

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