Research indicates that women 5 feet 5 inches should weight 119 pounds. Upsetting to me.

I heard on the news and have been watching my newsgroups about the latest and "greatest" research indicating that women 5 feet 5 inches should weigh 119 pounds. The research claims that the weight standards published currently are far too "lenient". This is extremely upsetting to me. I am 5 feet 5 inches and...

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...

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...

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...

I want to lose weight on a low calorie diet.

I really appreciate the time and effort you will take to answer my questions. However, I did look through your website and other websites, yet I couldn’t find an answer to my question. I believe my inquiry is a bit of a complex but I will try to explain it as well as I can,...

I’m 230 pounds and interested in joining the Optifast program.

I'm 230 pounds, 5 feet 8 inches and I'm interested in joining the "Optifast" program. My only problem is that I hear that it's very costly. ($300 initial fee; $120 per week ) I live in New York City and I was wondering if all the participating doctors charge the same rate? How would...

What is a healthy way to lose weight and gain energy too?

What is a healthy way to lose weight and gain energy too? A combination of less food and daily exercise is the best plan for slow weight loss that supports the energy (fuel) your body needs to function. Eat a variety of food from all food groups - meat, dairy, starches & whole grains, vegetables,...

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...

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 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...