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 best diet food?

What is the best type of diet food wise? Thank you. Don't waste your money buying diet foods other than sugar-free carbonated beverages IF you drink them or have diabetes. Diet foods are not as satisfying as regular foods and you will eat more of them anyway. Eating a variety of lean meats, whole grains, fat-free...

If I am eating healthy and working out, why am I not losing weight?

If a person is eating healthy and working out... what is the reason that they might not be losing weight? Your weight is determined by the calories in the food you eat minus the calories your body expends keeping itself running plus activities and exercise. In order to lose 1 pound per week, you must...

I achieved a goal weight of 135 pounds on Weight Watchers, have put 30 pounds back on and then some.

I am trying to get in shape thru exercise, diet, and lifestyle. In 1987, I had achieved a goal weight of 135 pounds on the Weight Watchers program. Over the course of the last 10 years, I have put the 30 pounds back on and then some, (currently 181 pounds.). I have had 5 friends...

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,...

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...

What can I do to lose excess weight?

I'm 5 feet 4 inches and weigh 149 pounds, am I overweight? If so what can I do to lose the excess weight? To determine your healthy weight range, I would also need your gender and age. If you are over 18, you can use the Healthy Body Calculator®. If you are younger, try the...

Five days ago I started on Slim Fast as a substitute for just one meal a day.

Five days ago I started on Slim Fast as a substitute for just 1 meal a day. I drink it in place of lunch and eat a light breakfast, a sensible dinner, with no desserts and low-fat cooking. I've already lost 5 pounds. I've started "lap-walking" at our local mall, too. Yesterday I noticed a...

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...

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...

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