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...

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....

Is there software that will convert recipes into the dietary exchanges so that I can modify recipes?

My wife would like to follow the Weight Watchers Program which she has used before. She claims it is the only program that will work for her. I enjoy preparing our meals and would like her to feel comfortable eating what I prepare. Is there software out there that will convert regular recipes into...

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...

When I’m trying to lose weight, I couldn’t have more than 30 grams of fat a day.

I found your website from "3 fat chicks on a diet". Ask the Dietitian® website is so informational I didn't know anything like this even existed. Thank you! First of all, I'm 33 years old, 5 feet 6 inches and weigh 290 pounds. I know I need to lose weight, so I have made my...

Is peanut butter fattening?

Is peanut butter fattening? It seems that whenever I eat it I gain weight. No, peanut butter by itself is not fattening and one of my favorite foods. It does have some peanut oil in it which is a healthy oil and some protein. One tablespoon of peanut butter is comparable to the calorie content...

I followed the calories calculated for me and have gained 5 pounds.

I have faithfully followed the calorie counts calculated by your Healthy Body Calculator® for the past 1 1/2 months and I have gained 5 pounds. I had asked your calculator to calculate how many calories I needed to lose 2 pounds a week. I have been extremely careful about what I have been eating...

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 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 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...

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