I needed to lose weight because I was eating very badly.

First, thank you for the most helpful website I have found on the Internet. In a nutshell, I needed to lose weight because, to put it bluntly, I was eating very badly. Daily trips to MickyD's. I hurt my feet in Tae Kwon Do and was letting them heal (I should have warmed up). I...

I start an exercise program, stick to it for 2 months, see results, but want more.

For the most part, I am an active person. I switch back and forth from aerobics, walking, running, dance, weightlifting, and swimming. The problems I have run into this summer were poor air quality, that caused breathing problems, sore hips or knees and feet after walking or running and lack of motivation. I always start...

What would happen if I ate the exact amount of calories to maintain my goal weight?

Does the excess weight an overweight person have the need to be supported? I am currently overweight going to Weight Watchers and do not understand what would happen if I ate the exact amount of calories to maintain my goal weight. I understand I am eating a little less than that, but what if...

Since food labels show how many grams of sugar in a serving, how can I know what a good goal should be?

Hi. I'm trying to cut down on the number of sugars I eat. Since food labels typically show how many grams of sugar are in a serving, how can I know what a good "goal" should be? I'd like to record how many grams I eat now and then compare it to how many grams...

Friends I sit with at lunch started eating 100 to 200 calorie lunches. Is a call for attention?

Recently, my best friend was diagnosed with anorexia. After that, the friends I sit with at lunch started eating 100 to 200 calorie lunches. This was a huge change from the normal meals I'd seen them eat. Is this just a passing call for attention? Wow, that's interesting, but not surprising. Are all your friend's...

I have a girlfriend who is 5 feet 2 inches and 86 pounds. Does she have anorexia?

I have a girlfriend who is 5 feet 2 inches and 86 pounds. Does she have anorexia? She thinks she can still pinch the fat on her stomach. All she eats is candy. Your friend meets 3 of the criteria for anorexia. Her appropriate weight is 101 to 136 pounds. Anyone who has lost 22%...

I knew about the laxative recall so am thinking about taking water pills to fight the bloat.

I knew about the laxative recall. For awhile some of the laxatives were not on the market. I won't be going back to Renfrew. There is something about going back to a place where I spent 9 weeks back in 1992. The reason for the 105 is to fit back into pre-Renfrew pants. I looked...

Why do so many weight loss diets now push exercise?

Why do so many weight loss diets now push exercise? I really don't mind exercising, but I just seem to forget after a while. What can I do to get into the exercise habit and why is it important? Research has found that exercise, when combined with a calorie-controlled eating plan, helps increase the amount...

I am desperate need of a weight loss and exercise program.

I'm in desperate need of a weight loss and exercise program. Could you help? First, use the Healthy Body Calculator® to see how many calories and fat grams you need to lose 1 or 2-pounds per week. Then use My Plate or diabetic exchanges to plan meals. If you want some help implementing this, I...

I would like to use the Healthy Body Calculator to attain a normal weight.

I really would like to use the Healthy Body Calculator® and get some feedback to help me attain a normal weight. Being 5 feet 5 inches and 110 pounds I am pretty sure that this is not a normal weight to have. I am also somewhat anorexic. For example, if you put a large...

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