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 recently lost 35 pounds and would like to start eating a more balanced diet.

I've recently lost 35 pounds on a 60-gram protein and 30-gram carbohydrate (daily) diet. I am quite satisfied with the results, but now I would like to start eating a more balanced diet. How much weight should I expect to gain on the high carbohydrate, low-fat diet that's recommended by the RDA? Currently, I...

I lost 12 to 14 pounds walking a lot.

I seem to be able to eat anything and not gain weight. I lost 12 to 14 pounds slowly over about 4 months. What interests me now is that I don't have to watch what I eat now. I had been walking a lot while I was losing weight, but since the cold weather,...

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...

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 am overweight and need a 1200 calorie diet.

I am overweight and a need 1200 calorie diet. Please send a copy to me. Weight loss eating plans are not a one size fits all. I would highly recommend you contact a Registered Dietitian for assistance. In the meantime, try my HELP Healthy Eating For Life Plan® for a personalized eating plan based on...

I am trying to lose weight and your website helped me know how much to lose.

I went to your page because I am trying to lose weight. Your website helped me know how much to lose. Now is the hard part TO LOSE IT. I hope I can. Thanks. Thanks for your feedback. Eat less (but not less than 1200 calories) and exercise at least 60 minutes a day, enough...

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...

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...

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...

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