In the last month, I have been exercising, taking pills, laxatives, throwing up, and doing all kinds of crazy things.

Hi, I'm a 16-year-old student in Guatemala. I need to tell someone about my eating disorder and I spotted your site in my research. Well, I have been bulimic for a time now. Sometimes I used to throw up, but that was a long time ago. Then I started to exercise compulsively etc. In...

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 have an employee who exercises at lunch and after work.

I have an office manager who started working for me less than 3 months ago. Right off the bat, she started taking 1 1/2 to 2-hour lunches so she could run. This is after she worked out in the morning for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Then she leaves promptly at 5:55 P.M....

It’s time for a HELP diet reboot.

Thank you for your reply!!! You are correct. I stuck with the HELP diet for several years, but as time went by, several of my good habits started being forgotten. Now, it seems, I'm doing nothing but eating frozen pizzas and other carb and/or protein heavy foods. So, it's time for a reboot. The thing I...

Is there a way that I can find out how many calories I eat?

Just like the next person, I'm concerned about how many calories I eat. Unfortunately, I don't really know how many I'm getting. Is there a way that I can find out? You can take several approaches depending on how much time you want to spend. First, you need to write down everything you eat or drink....

What foods would you recommend to eat following a strenuous workout?

What foods would you recommend to eat following a strenuous workout to aid the body in recovery? Mostly water as it helps replace fluid lost in sweat. While working out, you should be drinking 1 cup every hour unless you are sweating in a hot environment. Then you need to drink more and may need...

I start an exercise program, stick to it for 2 months, see results, but want more.

For the most part, I am an active person. I switch back and forth from aerobics, walking, running, dance, weightlifting, and swimming. The problems I have run into this summer were poor air quality, that caused breathing problems, sore hips or knees and feet after walking or running and lack of motivation. I always start...

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