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...

Are fat burners a waste of money?

Your site is very informative and helpful. Are fat burners a waste of money? Thanks for your reply. Yes. Save your money to buy healthy foods using My Plate as a basis and start a daily exercise program. You don't need to buy any special foods, supplements, or liquid diets to lose weight.  Otherwise when you...

I’ve read some convincing ads about starch blockers. Do they work and can I eat all the starch I want?

I've read some pretty convincing ads about starch blockers. Do they really work and can I really eat all the starch I want? No. I had thought we had heard the last of the starch blocker issue when the FDA banned them. Starch blockers do not prevent you from absorbing starch and do not live...

What do you think about Instant Breakfast? Will it help me lose weight?

What do you think about Instant Breakfast? Will it help my weight loss? PS I don't like breakfast. No, just drinking Instant Breakfast will not assure you of losing weight. Your weight loss depends on a day's total calories in the food you eat and total calories you expend through physical activities.  Think of your...

I started taking a nutritional drink mix called Balance 40-30-30.

I am a 34-year-old female who started taking a nutritional drink mix two weeks ago called Balance 40-30-30. A week later, I noticed that the tips of my fingers are wrinkling as if I had been in the water for a long time. It varies from finger to finger and hasn't gone away. I...

Everyone who has been on a diet knows they will gain weight as soon as they go back to their old way of eating.

I have read a few or your question and answers. You asked a couple of times "What are they going to eat when they get off of the high protein diet? Well, after having talked to my own doctor (who I thought was nuts for telling me to eat protein) it's not just a...

I started to take MetRx which contains aspartame.

For the past two weeks, I have started to take MetRx. A couple of my friends have brought up the fact that it contains aspartame which supposedly kills brain cells and has not been approved by the FDA. I take this mix twice a day and the difference I have noticed is that I...

I am wondering if you have a diet for cleansing?

I was wondering if you have diet plans for a cleansing diet. I am looking for one that lasts no more than a week or a few days. I am aware of the health risks concerning a long-term diet plan but am looking for a short-term plan. Thanks for your help. Cleanse diets have become...

What is your opinion on vegan, dairy-free and 5:2 diets?

I'm a year 9 student from St Patrick's College in Tasmania, Australia. I am researching diets for one of my classes as my final assignment. I would like your opinion on the following diets, vegan, dairy-free and the 5:2 diet. I would like to know how effective and sustainable you think they are, whether...

I would like to find more about week long liquid or fruit diets.

On the Jewish day of atonement and my friends and I endured the annual 24 hours fast with ease. One of the topics of our conversation was fasting for health and cleansing purposes. I would like to find more information about week-long liquid diets and/or fruit diets that would be safe to practice while...