Does grapefruit, orange juice, or apple cider burn off fat?

Does grapefruit, orange juice or apple cider burn off fat? No, Grapefruit, orange juice, and apple cider do not burn off fat whether they are eaten alone, in between meals, or with a meal. Citrus juices are slightly acidic in nature but are much less acidic than the hydrochloric acid secreted by your stomach (pH of...

I started taking a nutritional drink mix called Balance 40-30-30.

I am a 34-year-old female who started taking a nutritional drink mix two weeks ago called Balance 40-30-30. A week later, I noticed that the tips of my fingers are wrinkling as if I had been in the water for a long time. It varies from finger to finger and hasn't gone away. I...

Today is not a good a day. I met with my therapist and we got into some touchy areas.

Thanks for returning my message. Today is not a good a day for me. I met with my therapist and we got into some touchy areas. Then I came home, cut myself with a razor blade, ate some pizza then purged, then I took some laxatives. I know a food is good for me,...

Is it better to workout in the morning, afternoon, or night to increase metabolism?

I was wondering, how can a person increase their metabolism? Is it better to workout in the morning, afternoon or night? Current research hasn't proven that exercise time of day affects metabolism, so exercise when it fits into your schedule 30 minutes, 5 times per week. Just exercise! Exercising within a few hours of sleep may...

How many calories are there in calcium?

I am preparing the food chart for my father-in-law for which I have protein, carbohydrates, fats, and calcium. I have got that 1 gram produces 9 calories of fat, 4 calories of carbohydrate, 4 calories of protein but I could not find anywhere how many calories are there in 1 milligram of calcium which...

We have been eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day for 2 months and have lost less than 5 pounds.

We have tried your Healthy Body Calculator that tells us we can eat about 1700 to 1900 calories a day and still lose 2 pounds a week. We have been eating 1,200 to 1,500 a day for 2 months and have only lost less than 5 pounds. We exercise every day! We drink 72 to...

Does the US Dietary Guidelines call for less than 10% of calories from sugar mean sucrose, naturally occurring sugars or all sugars?

Does the US Dietary Guidelines in calling for no more than 10% of calories from sugar mean a) added sucrose, b) sucrose, added or naturally occurring, or c) all simple sugars (fructose, glucose, lactose, sucrose, etc.)? Do you also know whether sugars on the food label refers to added sucrose or to sucrose (whether or...

I told my parents about my bulimia. What can I do to make them understand?

I am 18 and I have been bulimic for the past 2 years. I just recently told my parents about my condition. They seemed concerned and said they would try to find me help. Lately, anytime I bring the subject up my parents ignore me or act like I am a hypochondriac. I know...

Could you give me ideas about which nutrition analysis software to use?

I've noticed that you refer several times (on your website) to nutrition analysis software. I was wondering if you could give me any ideas concerning this. I have one that is pretty old and outdated (very limited products). Can you suggest any specific ones or companies or anything? I'd appreciate it. Since 1989, I have...

I read your answer, but I still won’t give up the laxatives yet.

I read your answer, but I still won't give up the laxatives yet. I used to be addicted to drugs and this is the same feeling I have toward the laxatives. I have become dependent upon them for my peace of mind. Last night stomach pains woke me up. I drank some skim milk...

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