What would happen if I ate the exact amount of calories to maintain my goal weight?

Does the excess weight an overweight person have the need to be supported? I am currently overweight going to Weight Watchers and do not understand what would happen if I ate the exact amount of calories to maintain my goal weight. I understand I am eating a little less than that, but what if...

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...

For weight loss, I drink 1 1/2 to 2 liters of water a day and lost six pounds in two weeks.

I recently started a weight loss program and have changed my eating habits within 3 weeks time. I drink 2 sometimes 1 1/2 liters of water a day, mostly chicken, and veggies. I lost 6 pounds the first two weeks when I checked in with my nutritionist. Is this too much weight? I am...

What suggestions do you have for helping me stick to this New Year’s Eve diet?

Every New Year's Eve I start a new diet. What suggestions do you have for helping me stick to this year's diet? Congratulations on your New Year's resolution to lose weight. Try the following suggestions. Work on incorporating as many of them as you can deal with at one time. Don't try to do all...

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,...

Are there foods that melt off fat?

How do you melt off fat? Are there foods that do it? Is it a combination of vegetables? You can't "melt off" fat. There is not any food or combination of foods that specifically help burn body fat. A variety of vegetables will improve your consumption of vitamins, minerals, and fiber but will do nothing...

I started on Weight Watchers diet and only lost 1 3/4 pounds.

I started on Weight Watchers diet. The first week I only lost 1 3/4 pounds and my friend, who is also on the diet lost 3 pounds. She's 2 inches shorter than I am but weighs more. The second week, I didn't lose anything and she lost 2 pounds. I'm really disgusted because I've...

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...

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