Several years ago, I weighed more than 200 pounds, but I started running and went on a 1500 calorie / day diet and got down to 125 pounds that I comfortably maintained. However, after an ITB injury sidelined my running and I got married, the weight started creeping back up. I lasted on the Atkins diet for 36 hours. Weight Watchers was a little more successful, but I always regained what I lost with them.

    I visited your site a few weeks ago, used your Healthy Body Calculator, and started journaling my meals and snacks. Since then, I’ve lost 7 pounds and I’m eating more now than I was before. I’m also feeling healthier, eating healthier and can allow myself a treat once or twice a week without succumbing to self-recriminations.

    I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for this calculator and the information you provide. I wish there was some way of getting the message out to people that fad diets may seem easy, but they are doomed to fail. Whereas your method is not nearly as complicated as some think and much more successful than whatever weight loss miracle diet the media are touting this week. Thanks.