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Five days ago I started on Slim Fast as a substitute for just one meal a day. Answer We have been eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day for 2 months and have only lost less than 5 pounds. Answer I need to lose about 100 pounds. do you have a dietitian you could recommend? Answer Your Healthy Body Calculator® says I'm overweight even though I have lost 60 pounds in the past year and am right where my doctor says I should be. Answer I am doing a research paper on weight loss alternatives. Answer If I keep my eating habits close to where they are now, how many calories would I have to burn to lose 1 pound a week? Answer When I'm trying to lose weight, I though I couldn't have more than 30 grams of fat a day. Answer Is there software out there that will convert regular recipes into the dietary exchange terms so that I can modify and / or change the recipes Answer I have followed the calorie counts calculated for me and have gained 5 pounds. I must have either calculated wrong or I have some sort of metabolism problem. Answer I had a daughter three yeas ago. I gained about 6o pounds while pregnant. I just can't seem to lose the last 20. Answer I have been on a diet. I have lost 93 pounds. I am eating a low fat diet and have stopped eating all meat. Is this healthy? Answer I am working with a patient who seems to have reached a plateau with her weight loss. Answer I am trying to get in shape. I had achieved a goal weight of 135 pounds on the Weight Watchers program. I have put 30 pounds back on and then some. Answer I am trying to lose weight. Your site helped me kow how much to lose. Answer What is obesity? Answer Can stress cause a person to gain weight? Answer I lost weight, but as soon as the diet was over, I had not learned how to eat right so I went back to my old habits and gained all the weight back plus some. Answer I have been trying to eat healthier, Could you tell me about how many grams of sugar I should stay below each day? How much bread is too much? Answer I am currently on the Jenny Craig program. It's getting a little expensive and my weight loss is too slow. How can I speed up? Answer I am designing a new healthier eating plan which is impeded by the fact that I don't like vegetables and I'm not crazy about water. I eat mostly fast food and junk food. Answer I am desparate need of a weight loss exercise program. Could you help? Answer Do you hae any ideas how I can lose some weight and lose the big hips / thighs? Answer I desparately want to lose weight. I am looking for a food plan. I am unsure of what to eat in order to lose weight. Answer I recently lost 35 pounds. Now I would like to start eating a more balanced diet. Answer I have been trying to lose weight. The main problem is that I don't eat veggies. I can't stand them. The same goes for fruits. Answer My friend has heard of a natural appetite supressant drug from India called Sintramax. Have you ever heard of it? Answer My mother is over 100 pounds overweight. My big concern is her health. She has lost her will to try again. Answer My question is about the amount that a person needs a day in protein. My brother is trying a liquid diet. This seems very dangerous to me. How can I get more information? Answer I'm not sure what is the best strategy for me on losing weight. I don't know if I should follow up on two diet authors Dean Ornish and Cliff Sheats. Answer I have read to eat a diet high in complex carbohydrates, but recently read an article that for obese folks like myself this might not be such a good idea. Answer The latest and greatest research indicates that women 5 feet 5 inches should weight 119 pounds. This is extremely upsetting to me. What do you think? Answer I really need to lose about 20 pounds and decided to do it sensible. But due to the results I've been having, one of those crash diets is looking better. Answer I have a long history of back injury. I have been advised to get my weight down. How should I start? Answer I'd like to know more about the statement "The maximum weight loss currently recommended is two pounds per week". Answer My mother is overweight. I have no idea what to tell her that would help her out. Answer Have you heard of the American Medical Association endorsed 3 day diet? Answer I am about 45 pounds overweight What exactly should I go by and what are some good numbers to go by? Answer I have been extremely overweight since youth. From a medical college nutritionist, I had hoped for a more progressive approach to obesity that included drug therapy. Answer I have a friend who is becoming quadriplegic. She'd like some advice on diet. Any ideas? Answer I'm 230 pounds and interested in joining the Optifast program. I hear that it's very costly. Answer I am 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.
- Can you give me some tips to losing weight? Answer
- Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to lose weight? Answer
- I have been trying to find out what amount of carbohydrates I should be consuming each day to assist my efforts at weight loss Answer
- What is a safe calorie amount for a man and woman to be on to lose weight? Answer
- How many calories should I be consuming a day for my height and size in order to lose some weight? Answer
- I am overweight and need a 1200 claorie diet. Answer
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- What can I do to lose the excess weight? Answer
- Tell me a little about glucagon and how or if it relates to weight loss. Answer
Answer What is your opinion about support groups? I belong to TOPS which is modeled after AA. Answer I recently started a weight loss program. I drink two sometimes one and a half liters of water a day. I lost six pounds in the first two weeks. Is this too much weight? Answer Every new Year's Eve, I start a new diet. What suggestions do you have for heping me stick to this year's diet? Answer I seem to be able to eat anything and not gain weight. I lost 12 - 14 pounds walking a lot. I don't have to watch what I eat now since I have not been walking. Answer How do you melt off fat? Are there foods that do it? Answer I started on Weight Watchers diet. I only lost 1 3/4 pounds and my friend who is also on the diet lost three pounds. I am really disgusted because I've stuck to their diet. Answer Is peanut butter fattening? Answer I'm a 42 year old male and fighting a weight battle. How long should it take me to lose 30 pounds? Answer I can lose weight on a low carbohydrate diet. Can you tell me how many grams of carbohydrate are in a glass of orange juice? Answer
Can you give me some tips to losing weight?
Ten Changes You Can Make to Lose Weight
Spread your calories around - Divide your calorie goal by the number of meals (at least three) so that you eat about the same amount of calories at each meal. If meals are more than 500 calories, save some calories for snacks between meals. Make sure you eat at least 1200 calories each day or you will lose muscle. Diet foods not required - Eat regular foods rather than the "sugar free", "lite" or "fat free" versions (except soda beverages and milk) because the calories in these "diet" foods still count towards your total calories each day. Diet foods are usually not as satisfying or filling so you may eat more of them. Drink fat free or skim milk so you can add some fat at meals. If you only drink 1% milk, then cut added fat in half at meals. If you drink 2% (low fat) milk, then don't add any fat to food at meals. Eat the basic food groups at meals - lean meat, legumes, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Then add one or two servings of whole grains or starches each meal to reach your calorie goal. Include eight ounces of milk and one serving of whole grains, fruits and vegetables at each meal to provide carbohydrate fuel for your brain and muscles. You need at least 100 grams of carbohydrate each day. Drastic changes not recommended - The plan you follow to lose weight should be built on the how you eat now modified by these ten changes. A weight loss plan should be a plan you can follow for a lifetime by making small changes in the portion sizes you eat once you reach your goal weight so that you can maintain a healthy weight. Try the Healthy Body Calculator to calculate your basal calorie needs (don't include activity) at your current weight and your goal weight. There may be as little as a 10 calorie increase per day for each pound of body weight you gain over a year. Portion control - Control meal portions to a piece of lean meat as big as the back of your hand from your knuckles to where your wrist bends and as thick as your little finger or about the size of a deck of cards. Other foods like whole grains, vegetables and fruits can be portioned to 2 heaping serving tablespoons or approximately Ѕ cup each per meal. Measure how many ounces are in your beverage glass or mug so that you pour 4 or 8 ounces portions. Cook it yourself - Bake, broil or steam food rather than frying. Consider cooking from scratch more often so you know what is in the food you eat. Some fat is OK - Limit added fat to 1 teaspoon (margarine or mayonnaise or oil) or 1 tablespoon of salad dressing per meal if this doesn't exceed your calorie goal. You can choose to put margarine on your potato or salad dressing on your salad, but not both. To limit salad dressing and make it go farther, serve your salad dressing on the side of your salad and then dip your fork in the dressing before spearing each mouthfulof salad. Sugar is not evil - You just can't afford the calories. Sugar only contains carbohydrate so use an artificial sweetener in beverages or drink sugar-free soda in reasonable amounts. Alcohol in moderation - Alcoholic beverages are just as empty of nutrients as sugar, but your liver processes them like fat. If you drink, limit yourself to one drink per day (12 ounce beer or 4 ounces wine or 1 Ѕ ounces distilled liquor) and then only add fat to one meal that day. Have your cake too? - Probably not. Desserts are mostly fat and sugar which will put you over your calorie goal for the day.
- Set realistic goals - You didn't put on extra weight overnight so it is equally unrealistic to take it off quickly. Record a goal that you can reach in one month that is 4 to 8 pounds less than you weigh now. Set a goal you know you can achieve.
Where can I find a dietitian who works with people who want to lose weight?
The Weight Management dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association specializes in working with people who want to lose weight to keep it off. You can find a dietitian at the American Dietetic Association. Include your zip code or city / state and the type of service you want (individual consultation) with expertise in childhood obesity, healthy eating / meal planning, metabolic measurements or weight control.
I've read the questions submitted by other readers and I've realized that I am going to sound very stupid and woefully ignorant but here goes. I have been trying to find out what amount of carbohydrates I should be consuming each day to assist my efforts at weight loss. I am a 50 year old female. Also, I love vegetables but how do I calculate the amount of carbs in fresh vegetables? Thank you so much.
Not a stupid question at all.
Check it out yourself with the Healthy Body Calculator. You can even adjust the percent of calories you want from carbohydrate foods.
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