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 am doing a research paper on weight loss alternatives.

I am currently a first-year dietetics student and I am doing a research paper on weight loss alternatives. My research paper also includes doing a display board with a purpose, hypothesis, procedure, results, and conclusion. I am focusing on Gastroplasty and Phen Phen and what their nutritional effects are, but being that they are...

I need to lose about 20 pounds and decided to do it sensibly.

I started an exercise program approximately 2 months ago. At that time, I started walking about 1.5 miles a day 5 days a week and using a health rider 10 minutes a day, 3 to 5 days a week. I also began limiting my fat intake, eating more fruits and vegetables and less junk...

I lost weight on HELP diet and now weight has crept up again.

I had followed the HELP diet on this site several years ago for over a year and it had helped me to successfully lose 75 pounds!!!! I want to do it again, as the weight has been slowly creeping back up over the last few years. I did have one question, however, on some of...

Does eating a diet high in complex carbohydrates, a good idea for obese folks?

For several years, I have read that it is desirable to eat a diet high in complex carbohydrates from bread, pasta, potatoes and such, but recently read an article that appears to indicate that for obese folks like myself (female, 5 feet 3 inches, 247 pounds) this might not be such a good idea....

I am working with a patient who has reached a plateau with her weight loss.

I am working with a patient who seems to have reached a plateau with her weight loss. Based on her reported food intake and exercise expenditure, I'm at a loss for her plateau. She has done very well with me and I believe her food records to be accurate based on past weeks and...

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...

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...

For an over weight young person, what is the best way to loose weight?

For an overweight young person, what is the best way to lose weight? What can help? Depends on your age. Any weight loss by someone younger than 18 years of age should be under the guidance of a doctor. Weight loss in teens and children can negatively impact their future height so it is usually...

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...

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