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Weight Loss Plan to Lose 100 Lbs
Can you recommend a weight loss program for someone who is 100 lbs overweight and has been unsuccessful many times?
Is Sugar Alcohol Sugar?
I recently noticed on some energy bars that they promoted zero sugar but upon inspection the nutritional facts included sugar alcohols. What is sugar alcohol and does it count as sugar?
Where to Start in Losing Weight?
I am 51 years old and weigh 256 lbs. I have several medical problems, including knee pain. I also sit all day in my job and my long commute. I want to lose weight - where do I start?
Principles of Healthy Eating
How can I keep myself from always wanting something sweet? Why does it seem like "healthy" foods don’t fill me up, but non-healthy foods do? Solution?
Should I Lose Weight Before I Get Pregnant?
What are the risks of having a baby when you’re overweight? I need to lose weight, but I’m worried I’ll never have a baby if I hold off until I’ve lost weight.
Health Benefits of Stevia vs. Sugar?
Is Stevia real sugar or is it a substitute? Sometimes I feel weak and shaky after being off sugar for a few days, and when I start using it again,I feel fine. Could I start using Stevia instead of sugar? Are there any real health benefits in doing this?
Eating Well While Losing Weight
My daughter and I are vegans. We are knowledgeable and eat a very healthy diet. She is about 40 lbs overweight and I need to lose 10 lbs. She has significantly reduced her food quantity, but it’s hard to get nutrition and diet at the same time. Any tips?
How Does BMI Relate to Overall Health?
I’m 54, eat well and exercise five times per week. Yet my BMI is 27, which translates as obese. Is a BMI of 27 really that indicative of my overall health?
Belly Fat in Men
Why do men put weight on at their stomachs? My husband tries to lose weight, but his belly is very slow to go down. He doesn't drink alcohol. Do you have any suggestions on how he can lose this belly fat?
The Health Benefits of Goji Berries
What are goji berries and what are their health benefits? Can they promote weight loss?
Does Being Overweight Increase Migraine Episodes?
I’m a woman (45) who gets frequent migraines. I’m also about 40 pounds overweight. I read somewhere that being overweight might actually increase the number of migraines that I get. Is this true, and would losing weight help?
Type 2 Diabetes and Normal Weight?
Is type 2 diabetes always associated with being overweight, or do you see it in people at healthy weights as well?
Low or Complex Carbohydrate Diet?
Is low carbohydrate or complex carbohydrate the best diet nutritionally?
Liposuction and belly fat risks
If I get liposuction to get rid of my belly fat, will I reduce the health risks associated with being "apple" shaped?
Healthy Snack Choices
What are good snacks to eat throughout the day? Also - I don't like the taste of water. What can I substitute?
Physical Fitness vs. Body Weight
My goal next year is to improve my overall health. Can you tell me if I should focus more on lowering my weight, as I’m a few pounds heavier than I should be, or concentrate more on exercising?
Natural ways to lower blood pressure?
I’m a 41-year-old woman who exercises regularly and eats healthy food. High cholesterol and high blood pressure run in my family. My blood pressure is borderline high. Are there natural ways to lower blood pressure without medications?
Aerobic vs. Resistance Exercise
Experts say not to skip meals because it slows metabolism down. We are also advised to exercise to burn fat. Now they say you can’t just do aerobics, you need resistance training. I’m training with weights and all I'm doing is getting bigger.
Menopause and Belly Fat
I'm a very active pre-menopausal 50-year-old who eats right and works out four to six times a week. Why in the world can I not lose my belly cellulite and build more muscle? I'm ready to quit everything and just get fat and eat junk food!
Decreasing Belly Fat: Do Protein Shakes Work?
To reduce belly fat, I have read about diets that include using plant based protein shakes or smoothies that are supposed to “melt away” belly fat. Is there any truth to this?
Metabolism and Weight Loss
I have successfully lost weight this year (almost 60 pounds), but now the scale won't move anymore. It is like my metabolism has acclimated to the diet. what can I do?
Low Calorie and Healthy Snacks
I exercise hard in the early evening and eat dinner after that. Each night at around 9:30, I'm ravenous. What is a good snack that will actually satiate the hunger without calorically unraveling the hard work of my work out?
Lactose Intolerance: Am I lactose intolerant?
I'm 56 and in very good health. My eating habits are normal, but I get bloated frequently. Can you give me some information on what may cause this and how to prevent it?
Healthy Calorie Intake to Lose Weight
How do I compute my basic healthy calorie intake? What are some basic facts about how many calories a person needs to burn to lose weight?
Overweight and Healthy?
Can a person be overweight and still be in good health?
Lap Band Surgery: How many calories a day?
I recently had the lap band surgery and I have lost 65 pounds but I am getting discouraged because my weight seems to have stopped there. How many calories should I have a day? I am limited to about a cup of food three times a day.
Smoothies: Are they healthy?
Are commercial smoothies healthy?
Weight Loss Plateau
My body seems to have found its favorite weight and its hard to budge it from there. Do people have a normal weight for their body, despite media pressure to be thinner or heavier?
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