What do you think about Instant Breakfast? Will it help me lose weight?

What do you think about Instant Breakfast? Will it help my weight loss? PS I don't like breakfast. No, just drinking Instant Breakfast will not assure you of losing weight. Your weight loss depends on a day's total calories in the food you eat and total calories you expend through physical activities.  Think of your...

I am a very active man in his 20’s yet I’m having trouble with the fat on my sides.

I am a very active man in his 20's yet I'm having trouble with the fat on my sides. I must admit I'm not that careful with my dieting, but I'm not entirely careless. I have been running lately and it seems that helps with burning the fat. I feel like I could lose...

Do I count calories or calories from fat?

Do I count calories or calories from fat? Depends on why you are counting. Counting total calories is helpful to maintain body weight. Counting fat is helpful to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. It might be easier to keep track of the grams of fat you eat each day. To determine how many grams...

What is bulimia? Is it the same as anorexia? Can a person have both?

What is bulimia? Is it the same as anorexia? Can a person have both? Bulimia is characterized by binge eating, which is eating a lot of food in a short period of time (usually less than two hours). Ninety percent of the time, a person with bulimia follows this with vomiting to rid herself/himself of...

What is anorexia? Is it the same as bulimia? Can a person have both?

What is anorexia and is it the same as bulimia? Can a person have both? Anorexia is characterized by self-imposed starvation, a loss of 15% to 25% of usual body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, laxative abuse, excessive exercising, a distorted perception of body image, and an absence of a menstrual cycle. The...

How many calories does the average alcoholic beverage have?

I have a question regarding alcohol, calories and weight gain. How many calories does the average alcoholic beverage have? And, is it typical for drinkers (depending on amount) to gain or lose weight? Thanks so much. Alcohol has been found to stimulate the appetite and 1 drink before meals have been prescribed for adults with...

I’ve tried protein powders to gain weight and they didn’t work.

I want to gain weight. I'm 5 feet 10 inches and 180 pounds. I would like to get up to 190 pounds. I've tried protein powders and they didn't work. So now I'm trying yoga and yogurt. I work out a lot doing weight lifting and am really athletic. You do not need to gain...

How much sugar is in a sucker?

How much sugar is in a sucker? The size of suckers vary, but in a clear, hard candy sucker, there should be about 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar (4 to 8 grams). Are your brushing your teeth after eating a sucker? Sweet sticky sugars like suckers or candy adhere to tooth enamel. The bacteria in...

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...

I’m taking a diet product called Omni Trim which is supposed to curb your appetite and speed up your metabolism.

I recently started taking a diet product called Omni Trim. Have you heard of it? Is it supposed to curb your appetite and speed up your metabolism? Thank you. Since I don't know which one of the many Omnitrim products you are using, I'll tell you about a few of them. According to the Omnitrim...

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