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...

It’s time for a HELP diet reboot.

Thank you for your reply!!! You are correct. I stuck with the HELP diet for several years, but as time went by, several of my good habits started being forgotten. Now, it seems, I'm doing nothing but eating frozen pizzas and other carb and/or protein heavy foods. So, it's time for a reboot. The thing I...

From a MD nutritionist, I had hoped for a more progressive approach to obesity than drug therapy.

I am 40 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 267 pounds. I have been extremely overweight since youth and have made many weight loss efforts. One particularly "effective" diet was a high protein/low carbohydrate diet. Ten years ago, I lost 120 pounds in about 14 months but it took less than...

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...

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 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...

Can stress cause a person to gain weight?

Can stress cause a person to gain weight? I have maintained a 50-pound weight loss for 20 years, but it's a continual battle. I have hypoglycemia--am a vegetarian (for 26 years) and exercise regularly. I am 43 years old, recently changed job to one that is very stressful. I eat about 750 to 1000...

I recently lost 35 pounds and would like to start eating a more balanced diet.

I've recently lost 35 pounds on a 60-gram protein and 30-gram carbohydrate (daily) diet. I am quite satisfied with the results, but now I would like to start eating a more balanced diet. How much weight should I expect to gain on the high carbohydrate, low-fat diet that's recommended by the RDA? Currently, I...

Your calculator says I’m overweight after losing 60 pounds yet am where my doctor says I should be.

I just filled out your Healthy Body Calculator® form and have a problem. You say I'm overweight, even though I have lost 60 pounds in the past year and am right where my doctor says I should be! I'm confused. How can both of you say different things? I've run into this several times...

How many calories would I have to burn to lose 1 pound a week?

I searched your Q&A. If I keep my eating habits close to where they are now, how many calories would I have to burn to lose 1 pound a week? For example, if an exercise burns 600 calories, how many hours would I have to work to lose 1 pound. One pound due to...