I want to lose weight. and am looking for a food plan.

I am a 22-year-old female that weighs 175 pounds and am 5 feet 5 inches tall. I am currently active for 1 hour a day, 4 days a week jazzercise class. I desperately want to lose weight. According to your Healthy Body Calculator®, I am very obese. What I am looking for is a food plan. I am unsure of what to eat in order to lose weight. But I would also like something that I can live with for the rest of my life. Please, if you can help mail me back.

Re-do the Healthy Body Calculator®, but select to lose 1 or 2 pounds per week. Your Nutrition Facts will adjust to include weight loss, but won’t go lower than 1200 calories. You can also adjust the percent fat, protein or carbohydrate.

Next, click the button on the calculator results page for “do you need a healthy eating plan” which will transfer your physical data to HELP Healthy Eating For Life Plan®. HELP will create a personalized eating plan by considering your food preferences for milk or not, meat or not, beans or not, and snacks or not. Your healthy eating plan is linked to a small food database from which you can plan menus and a shopping list.

After every 10-pound weight loss, re-do the Healthy Body Calculator® to get a new weight loss Calorie Goal and re-do HELP to get a revised eating plan. When you reach your goal weight, re-do the Healthy Body Calculator® to get a weight maintenance Calorie Goal and HELP to get a weight maintenance eating plan. You can eat healthily and maintain your weight for life. There is no need to buy any special foods or supplements to lose weight.

Also, I would suggest you contact a Registered Dietitian who can plan a personalized meal plan that includes your likes and dislikes as well as your lifestyle. There are no bad foods, just healthier ones to eat regularly. Keep up the exercise as it increases your metabolism for up to 15 hours after exercise and helps maintain your muscles, which burn more calories than body fat does.