If I am eating healthy and working out, why am I not losing weight?

If a person is eating healthy and working out... what is the reason that they might not be losing weight? Your weight is determined by the calories in the food you eat minus the calories your body expends keeping itself running plus activities and exercise. In order to lose 1 pound per week, you must...

What foods should we eat before and after exercising?

We were wondering what foods we should eat before and after exercising? A variety of the 6 food groups from the My Plate would be OK to eat 2 to 4 hours before exercising. High fat or high sugar foods would not be recommended nor would a large meal be a good idea. A mixed...

I am a very active man in his 20’s yet I’m having trouble with the fat on my sides.

I am a very active man in his 20's yet I'm having trouble with the fat on my sides. I must admit I'm not that careful with my dieting, but I'm not entirely careless. I have been running lately and it seems that helps with burning the fat. I feel like I could lose...

I would like to know if swimming is a good exercise to lose weight?

Hello, I am 5 feet 2 inches and weigh 130 pounds. I have lost 10 pounds this year. I workout 3 times a week and swim twice a week. I would like to know if swimming if a good exercise to lose weight. Thank you. Congrats on the weight loss! Swimming has enabled you to lose...

Where can I find a dietitian who works in health clubs or fitness in my area?

I am looking for a dietitian who works in health clubs or fitness. Where can I find one in my area? If you are looking for a dietitian with expertise in exercise go to Find a Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionist (SCAN) and click on your state on the map of the U.S. You can...

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...

Is there a dietary program with exercise that will help me lose weight and tone my body?

I am aware that you have no idea who I am, but this morning I was on the Women's Sport & Fitness page and I got your link. I have many questions that hopefully you can give me some answers. I completed the Healthy Body Calculator® and it provided me with information regarding what my...

I started working out and would like to know what I can do to maximize gaining weight?

I am 22 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh only 125 pounds. I recently started working out and would like to know what I can do to my diet to maximize my efforts in gaining weight. My body fat is about 9% and I would like to maintain this level. Your normal...

Should I eat less food at dinner?

I run 4 times a week for 2 miles per day and train at a tennis academy. In the morning I eat oatmeal with skim milk, a banana, and a piece of toast. For lunch, I usually eat some low-fat yogurt with water and a power bar. For dinner, I eat vegetables, rice, and...

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...