What is your opinion about support groups? I belong to TOPS which is modeled after AA.

What is your opinion about support groups? I belong to an organization called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) which is modeled after AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). It is non-profit and promotes no special diet - just group support. I found that this is the only way to control my eating and it is like Weight...

What amount of carbohydrates I should be consuming each day for weight loss?

I've read the questions submitted by other readers and I've realized that I am going to sound very stupid and woefully ignorant but here goes. I have been trying to find out what amount of carbohydrates I should be consuming each day to assist my efforts at weight loss. I am a 50-year-old female....

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...

Are there foods that melt off fat?

How do you melt off fat? Are there foods that do it? Is it a combination of vegetables? You can't "melt off" fat. There is not any food or combination of foods that specifically help burn body fat. A variety of vegetables will improve your consumption of vitamins, minerals, and fiber but will do nothing...

My friend heard of a natural appetite suppressant drug from India called Sintramax.

I am trying to help out a friend of mine. He has heard of a natural appetite suppressant drug from India called"Sintramax" (sp?). I was wondering if you have ever heard of it and what you may know about it? If not, do you know where I might go to find out on the...

I am trying to lose weight and your website helped me know how much to lose.

I went to your page because I am trying to lose weight. Your website helped me know how much to lose. Now is the hard part TO LOSE IT. I hope I can. Thanks. Thanks for your feedback. Eat less (but not less than 1200 calories) and exercise at least 60 minutes a day, enough...

I am working with a patient who has reached a plateau with her weight loss.

I am working with a patient who seems to have reached a plateau with her weight loss. Based on her reported food intake and exercise expenditure, I'm at a loss for her plateau. She has done very well with me and I believe her food records to be accurate based on past weeks and...

Is peanut butter fattening?

Is peanut butter fattening? It seems that whenever I eat it I gain weight. No, peanut butter by itself is not fattening and one of my favorite foods. It does have some peanut oil in it which is a healthy oil and some protein. One tablespoon of peanut butter is comparable to the calorie content...

I followed the calories calculated for me and have gained 5 pounds.

I have faithfully followed the calorie counts calculated by your Healthy Body Calculator® for the past 1 1/2 months and I have gained 5 pounds. I had asked your calculator to calculate how many calories I needed to lose 2 pounds a week. I have been extremely careful about what I have been eating...

For weight loss, I drink 1 1/2 to 2 liters of water a day and lost six pounds in two weeks.

I recently started a weight loss program and have changed my eating habits within 3 weeks time. I drink 2 sometimes 1 1/2 liters of water a day, mostly chicken, and veggies. I lost 6 pounds the first two weeks when I checked in with my nutritionist. Is this too much weight? I am...

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