I am on the Jenny Craig program, it’s expensive, and my weight loss is too slow.

I am currently on the Jenny Craig program. It's getting a little expensive and my weight loss is too slow. How can I speed up? I am using Nordic Track, but yet am losing only a pound a week and spend about $80.00 on Jenny Craig food. Your program should be designed to lose only...

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....

What is a safe calorie amount for a man and woman to lose weight?

What is a safe calorie amount for a man and woman to be on to lose weight? Thanks It depends on height, weight and amount of calories they eat now. Neither men or women should not eat less than 1200 calories a day to prevent loss of lean muscle tissue. Please try the Healthy Body...

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...

Does eating a diet high in complex carbohydrates, a good idea for obese folks?

For several years, I have read that it is desirable to eat a diet high in complex carbohydrates from bread, pasta, potatoes and such, but recently read an article that appears to indicate that for obese folks like myself (female, 5 feet 3 inches, 247 pounds) this might not be such a good idea....

How many grams of sugar I should stay below each day?

I need help. I have been trying to eat healthier, but it doesn't seem to be doing a whole lot. Could you tell me about how many grams of sugar I should stay below each day? Some of the foods I eat say non-fat but have 30 grams of sugar in them and I...

Can you give me some tips to losing weight?

Can you give me some tips for losing weight? Ten Changes You Can Make to Lose Weight * Appetizer reading Ten Simple Healthy Eating Habits. Set realistic goals - You didn't put on extra weight overnight so it is equally unrealistic to take it off quickly. Record a goal that you can reach in one...

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 lost weight, but as soon as the diet was over I had not learned how to eat right so I gained all the weight back plus some.

Thank you so much for writing me back! That is very nice of you. I really could use a healthy lifestyles counselor, but first of all, I am poor, albeit not starving, college student and I can't afford one (when I looked for one, they cost $300-500). Two, I would not know how to go...

I don’t know if I should follow up on two diet authors Dean Ornish and Cliff Sheats.

I not sure what is the best strategy for me in losing weight. I'm 255 pounds and 5 feet 8 inches. Right now I don't know if I should follow up on 2 diet authors that interest me. These are Dean Ornish and Cliff Sheats. Ornish deals with more a low-fat vegetarian diet with...

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