I don’t like vegetables and I’m not crazy about water while mostly eat fast food and junk food.

First of all, I would like to say thank you for such an informative site. I have read almost every question and answer currently listed. Now for my questions. I am female, 5 feet 5 inches and weigh 190 pounds. I used to work out a lot and I know that some of my weight...

When I’m trying to lose weight, I couldn’t have more than 30 grams of fat a day.

I found your website from "3 fat chicks on a diet". Ask the Dietitian® website is so informational I didn't know anything like this even existed. Thank you! First of all, I'm 33 years old, 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 290 pounds. I know I need to lose weight, so I have made my...

Are there specific foods that I can improve to get my metabolism going again?

I was wondering if you had any nutrition tips as far as what a good balance of food choices would be. I am a 41-year-old female and take testosterone injections every 3 weeks to maintain balance. I have high blood pressure for which I take medication and currently weigh 223 pounds. I have lost weight...

We have been eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day for 2 months and have lost less than 5 pounds.

We have tried your Healthy Body Calculator that tells us we can eat about 1700 to 1900 calories a day and still lose 2 pounds a week. We have been eating 1,200 to 1,500 a day for 2 months and have only lost less than 5 pounds. We exercise every day! We drink 72 to...

What would happen if I ate the exact amount of calories to maintain my goal weight?

Does the excess weight an overweight person have the need to be supported? I am currently overweight going to Weight Watchers and do not understand what would happen if I ate the exact amount of calories to maintain my goal weight. I understand I am eating a little less than that, but what if...

My mother is overweight and have no idea what to tell her to help.

I am writing to you because I have a little problem. My mother is overweight, even though she does activities and eats well (most of the time). I have no idea what to tell her that would help her out. This has been going on for a long time and I would really like...

Is there software that will convert recipes into the dietary exchanges so that I can modify recipes?

My wife would like to follow the Weight Watchers Program which she has used before. She claims it is the only program that will work for her. I enjoy preparing our meals and would like her to feel comfortable eating what I prepare. Is there software out there that will convert regular recipes into...

I’d like to know more about “The maximum weight loss currently recommended is two pounds per week”.

Thanks so much for you Ask the Dietitian® page. The sections on weight loss have been particularly interesting to me. I do have a question, though! Although you touch on this a bit in your Overweight page, I'd like to know more about the statement "The maximum weight loss currently recommended is 2-pounds per week....

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...

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is a medical diagnosis that describes a condition where you weigh 20% more than the maximum you should for your age and gender. Obesity is a risk for getting diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obese kids are more likely to be obese adults. For instance, if you are 10-year old girl...

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