I try to eat healthy, but I need a diet plan that sticks.

I have been walking every day for over a year. I recently increased my exercise, in addition to the walking (about 2 miles a day), to also biking 3 times a week and lifting some weights. I try to eat healthily, but I think that I just need a diet plan to stick to. I...

Why do I feel hungry when I’m exercising, but when I go home, I’m not hungry?

Why do I feel hungry when I'm exercising, but when I go home, I'm not hungry anymore? Moderate exercise by itself does not increase your appetite unless you have exercised too hard where you don't have enough oxygen to carry on a conversation or are on a quick weight loss diet which has depleted your...

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...

I filled out your calculator and with the nutritional results it provided, how do I split them up?

I went and filled out the Healthy Body Calculator® that you created. The information it provided was very helpful, but I do have another question. Given the nutritional results it provided for me, how do I split them up throughout the day? Do I measure what I should have for each meal that will provide...

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 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...

What foods would you recommend to eat following a strenuous workout?

What foods would you recommend to eat following a strenuous workout to aid the body in recovery? Mostly water as it helps replace fluid lost in sweat. While working out, you should be drinking 1 cup every hour unless you are sweating in a hot environment. Then you need to drink more and may need...

I am having surgery in a week and was wondering what kind of easy exercises can be done in bed?

Hi. I am having surgery in a week and I was wondering what kind of easy exercises can be done in bed or with little abdominal use. I am having an ovarian cyst removed and will not be able to really exercise aerobically for a while. Thanks. I would recommend you ask your surgeon this...

What exercise is the most effective to flatten the stomach?

What is the most effective exercise to flatten the stomach? Sit-ups, leg lifts, and side bends are some exercises that strengthen stomach muscles. However, spot exercising may not produce the results you desire. If you belong to a health club, ask to talk to an exercise physiologist or certified trainer. The best plan is to...

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...

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