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...

What is obesity?

What is obesity? Obesity is a medical diagnosis that describes a condition where you weigh 20% more than the maximum you should for your age and gender. Obesity is a risk for getting diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. Obese kids are more likely to be obese adults. For instance, if you are 10-year old girl...

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 lost weight, but as soon as the diet was over I had not learned how to eat right so I gained all the weight back plus some.

Thank you so much for writing me back! That is very nice of you. I really could use a healthy lifestyles counselor, but first of all, I am poor, albeit not starving, college student and I can't afford one (when I looked for one, they cost $300-500). Two, I would not know how to go...

How many grams of sugar I should stay below each day?

I need help. I have been trying to eat healthier, but it doesn't seem to be doing a whole lot. Could you tell me about how many grams of sugar I should stay below each day? Some of the foods I eat say non-fat but have 30 grams of sugar in them and I...

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...

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...

I am desperate need of a weight loss and exercise program.

I'm in desperate need of a weight loss and exercise program. Could you help? First, use the Healthy Body Calculator® to see how many calories and fat grams you need to lose 1 or 2-pounds per week. Then use My Plate or diabetic exchanges to plan meals. If you want some help implementing this, I...

Do you have any ideas how I can lose lose the big hips and thighs?

I am a 22-year-old. Do you have any ideas on how I can lose some weight and lose the big hips and thighs? First, find out what you should weigh and eat with the Healthy Body Calculator®. With physical exercise, you can strengthen the underlying muscles. While spot reducing is not possible, you can lose...

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...

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