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...

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...

I am 45 pounds overweight. Should I track calories or fat grams?

I have heard many different opinions as to what to go by when trying to lose weight. I am about 45 pounds overweight and have finally started trying to lose some of it. Some people have told me to go by the number of calories in a product as to whether it is healthy...

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 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...

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...

For weight loss, I drink 1 1/2 to 2 liters of water a day and lost six pounds in two weeks.

I recently started a weight loss program and have changed my eating habits within 3 weeks time. I drink 2 sometimes 1 1/2 liters of water a day, mostly chicken, and veggies. I lost 6 pounds the first two weeks when I checked in with my nutritionist. Is this too much weight? I am...

I have a food allergy, overweight, kidney disease, and spine issues. Is there any help for me?

I've had help in the past from a dietitian before the thyroid doctor decided that she didn't need one anymore. However, in the interest of being concise, I have a food allergy list (kills me dead), nightshades (all of them) -tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant) banana, cantaloupes, watermelon, kiwi, and mango. I'm about 90 pounds overweight...

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....

I need to lose about 100 pounds. Do you have a dietitian you could recommend?

I just wanted to thank you for the Healthy Body profile. I just thought that was the neatest! Do you have a dietitian you could recommend in Memphis, TN? I need to lose about 100 pounds! Thanks again! Thanks for the feedback. Makes the time I spent designing the Healthy Body Calculator® worthwhile. Go to the...