My friend heard of a natural appetite suppressant drug from India called Sintramax.

I am trying to help out a friend of mine. He has heard of a natural appetite suppressant drug from India called"Sintramax" (sp?). I was wondering if you have ever heard of it and what you may know about it? If not, do you know where I might go to find out on the...

Your calculator says I’m overweight after losing 60 pounds yet am where my doctor says I should be.

I just filled out your Healthy Body Calculator® form and have a problem. You say I'm overweight, even though I have lost 60 pounds in the past year and am right where my doctor says I should be! I'm confused. How can both of you say different things? I've run into this several times...

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 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...

What is your opinion about support groups? I belong to TOPS which is modeled after AA.

What is your opinion about support groups? I belong to an organization called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) which is modeled after AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). It is non-profit and promotes no special diet - just group support. I found that this is the only way to control my eating and it is like Weight...

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...

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...

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...

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