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 have been trying to lose weight and can’t stand veggies or fruit.

I have been trying to lose weight ever since the 4th grade and am now 22 years old. Last time I had it checked my body fat was 27%, but I know I have gained weight since then. The main problem with all of this is that I don't eat veggies. I can't stand...

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...

My mother is over 100 pounds overweight and she lost her will to try to lose again.

My mother, 53 years old, is over 100 pounds overweight. She has dieted on every 'plan' on the market, almost all her life. She has in the past lost all the weight and reached her goal weight, only to gain all of it and more within a year or so. My big concern is...

My brother is trying a liquid diet and this seems very dangerous to me.

My question is about the amount that a person needs a day in protein. My brother is trying a liquid diet. I told him that he needs not only vitamins and minerals but also a certain amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. I was especially concerned about protein and how overall his calorie intake...

I don’t know if I should follow up on two diet authors Dean Ornish and Cliff Sheats.

I not sure what is the best strategy for me in losing weight. I'm 255 pounds and 5 feet 8 inches. Right now I don't know if I should follow up on 2 diet authors that interest me. These are Dean Ornish and Cliff Sheats. Ornish deals with more a low-fat vegetarian diet with...

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....

Research indicates that women 5 feet 5 inches should weight 119 pounds. Upsetting to me.

I heard on the news and have been watching my newsgroups about the latest and "greatest" research indicating that women 5 feet 5 inches should weigh 119 pounds. The research claims that the weight standards published currently are far too "lenient". This is extremely upsetting to me. I am 5 feet 5 inches and...

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...

With long history of back injury, I have been advised to get my weight down.

I am a 57-year-old Australian man of 5 feet 10 inches weighing 105 kilograms (231 pounds). I have a long history of back injury with problems at L5 to L4 and now a new condition with L5 to S1 disk almost non-existent. I also have a narrowing at C6 from a broken neck. Don't...

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