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Artificial Sweeteners And Weight Gain 
I have read several articles that say diet sodas cause you to crave sugar, thus making you fat. Do all artificial sweeteners do this? It's mostly …

Can I achieve weight loss while taking tegratol and insulin? 
I have been on these medications since I was 7 to treat my epilepsy and type 1 diabetes. The side affects of both these drugs is weight gain. When …

How can I drop one or two jean sizes in a short amount of time? 
I'm 13 years old, 5'3, and I'm extremely active doing competitive and intense sports every day of the week for over 2 hours. I eat 2 meals a day on non …

water loss or fat. 
when on a diet, and reducing heavy carbs, bread,pasta, rice, potatoes etc. i find that i frequent the loo to pass water maybe 15 times a day. i do …

Night Work 
How does the eating plan for waking night workers differ from days? Since starting nights my weight has risen drastically. Any helpful advice would be …

Am I really under-eating and can't lose? 
I have recently turned 40 and am trying to "fine tune" by body a bit. My primary goal is to be healthy and avoid my family's history of diabetes. Mostly …

Calories needed for weight loss (Goal weight 70kg) 
My current weight is 80kg, height 175cm and my age 35years. I would like to know how much calories I need daily to lose 10kg and reach my goal weight of …

Menopause and weight loss 
I am 55 years old. I am very active as I have a dog walking business. I eat very well balanced meals and moderate portions. I have packed on 10 pounds …

I don't think my metabolism exists 
I need help, please. I'm 25 years old and just had a baby in Oct. I'm no longer breastfeeding and am looking to take off the 50 lbs I'm still carrying …

Reduction of stomach fat layer 
I want to know why I don’t lose weight even though I eat less. I have even tried those protein crash-diets some people suggest, but did not see any noteworthy …

PCOS(poly cystic ovarian syndrome) 
DOES poly cystic ovarian syndrome cause weight gain? Because it is a estrogenic condition I think it may influence fat production. I am a medical …

Protein diet 
I have a question about a high protein diet. I have been trying the high protein diet for two weeks now and I intend to lose at least 50 pounds. …

Varying calories 
I have been trying to lose weight, following a calorie restricted diet of around 1500 calories a day. I seem to have hit a wall. I don't want to …

Two Problem Body Areas: Too Little Butt, Too Much Gut! 
I have a long twofold question. I would have asked separately but since the body parts are interrelated so might the questions be so I'm asking them together …

Total calorie intake vs. individual food items we eat 
Even though I look bit chubby, I have a more or less OK BMR (basal metabolic rate). I have been following reasonable measures on diet aspect since few …

I just want to shed a few pounds. 
I need to shed some pounds, and it's a problem for me. I'm not really heavy at all, but I have just a little bit of flab on my stomach. And it just …

What am I doing wrong?? 
I have been working out for about 3 1/2 weeks now. I have had a desk job and since I started working there 3 years ago, and I have gained 15 pounds. …

FAT PERCENTAGE AND MUSCLE INCREASE 
I am exercising now, and my trainer gave me a really strict routine, which I follow every day. Last week I went to check with the Doctor, and he …

Weight control and Menopause 
I started menopause about two years ago. Since then I have found it almost impossible to lose weight. I waited almost a year before I began hormone …

Does drinking water really help? 
I have heard so many conflicting facts about drinking water and weight loss. I have heard that the body can't distinguish between hunger and thirst so …

About carbohydrates and face fats 
I was wondering if it is really true that i should avoid eating a lot of rice because it is high in carbohydrates? Because My friends were always saying …

weight loss after 40 
How i can lose weight with all my health problems such as high blood pressure?

Weight loss after giving birth? 
I gave birth 10 weeks ago, although I already lost the 20 pounds I gained during my pregnancy, I'd love to loose more weight. Before getting pregnant …

Belly fat problem 
I am from India and 24 years old. I have problem of belly fat. I don't go to gym but I do walk early in the morning for 2-3 kilometer. But I am not getting …

Diet change needed? 
I recently graduated from college and have moved back home. While away at school last semester, I rarely worked out. I’m trying hard to get back into …

Diet routines, exercise and weight loss 
I have in the past struggled to maintain a decent weight, I was at my heaviest about 16 stone, and only being 5'6 it looked worse, I am lucky enough to …

water 
I have just begun to increase my water intake as I have heard this is a simple way in which you can lose weight, however I haven?t seen any results yet …

Diets and weaker immune system? 
Hello, I have been dieting for the past 6 months and I have lost about two stones, (note: a stone is about 14 pounds or about 6 kilograms -- editor) …

Weight loss and pregnancy 
I have been on a diet for about a year now trying to lose 15 lbs. I have cut my calories down to 1200 per day and I walk 90 mins a week. My question …

After the easy pounds come off... 
I recently just started a dieting and workout regimen. I reduced my calorie intake to about 1500 a day and ride my bicycle at least 5 miles on most days. …

Motivation 
When I was younger, it was somewhat easy for me to stick to a plan. 15 years later, I'm having trouble staying motivated, and sticking with an exercise …

The Protein Dilemma 
What are some thoughts on proteins and how they work well not only in an everyday diet but also for weight-loss? What would you recommend the daily …

Lose Fat, Gain Muscle, or Both 
I am looking to get involved in amateur boxing. Currently I weight about 235 lbs and am in bad shape compared to 2 years ago. When I was in high …

After-Baby Fat 
I recently had a baby and now three months later I am still jiggly in the middle. I have tried walking for at least an hour every day, but I am just not …

College 
I'm a college student and want to find an easy short daily workout so I don't gain weight.

Spot Reduction 
I've been doing a lot of research, on the web and other sources, on how to get fit and I have found some discrepancy on the idea of spot reduction. Meaning …

How to lose weight when working so much 
I'm a 5'11 girl who weighs 200 pounds. I'm 28, and have a successful career keeping me working 60+ hours a week. My goal is to fit into a size 4 but …

Do you want to lose weight? 
I am a 24 years old female with weight problems. However so far I have lost 40 pounds in about a year on and off. I could have lost more but I always …

BMI question 
I have a problem ascertaining my BMI. The more I workout, I lose inches but I end up gaining weight due to muscle mass. According to the BMI charts, …

BMI says I'm overweight 
I have been losing inches through exercise but I am still at the same body weight - so BMI says that I am overweight even though my clothes fit much better …

Is Herbalife Safe? 
Can Herbalife help me? I am 10 kgs overweight. I have tried gymming to shed this excess flab but to no avail. I went on an all-fruit diet and could …

Losing Babyweight While Nursing 
I had a baby 5 months ago, and am breastfeeding. I have lost 40 pounds simply by eating right and making sure to be active throughout the day. For …

Wheelchair and weight loss 
I am wheelchair bound (due to Muscular Dystrophy) I have limited movement and watch what I eat. I have tried diet pills, Nutri System among other things. …

Exercise, but No Results. 
I am 22 years old. I was very active in High School and College. I got married and started putting on weight. I do not know what I do differently. …

Elliptical Machine 
I started working out a month ago and I have been using the Elliptical Machine three times a week for about 30 to 45minutes. With this workout, I haven't …

Low carb 
I worked in the fitness industry for 5 years as a manager of health clubs and as a apex personal trainer and now have out of the industry for about 2 years. …

How long should I wait? 
I know that I didn't get overweight overnight and I shouldn't expect to slim back down overnight, but I would like quick results. Right now I am trying …

Jumpstarting weight loss 
Back in 1997/98 I lost a lot of weight, I used the original metabolife 356 and had incredible success with it, when that was pulled from the markets because …

Losing weight after pregnancy 
Hello, what is a good way to lose weight after pregnancy? My wife Laura is sad because she lost too few weight after she gave birth to our little girl. …

Weight Loss Products 
I tried many things without good results. I am searching for best weight loss products till now. I tried many weight loss products like some drinks, …

Time vs. difficulty on treadmill workout 
I've been told that in order for me to lose weight, I need to work out approx. 200 minutes a week. I have a treadmill and wonder if it's better to …

Atkins Diet 
Me and my husband have done the Atkins diet and we have lost about forty pounds each. We love the results however once we go back to adding carbs …

Exercise is not working. What's wrong? 
I have been exercising regular for 10 weeks, 1 hour per day with interval workouts every other day. My weight was dropping 1-2 pounds per week. …

It was easy the first time around.... 
In 2003, I lost a large amount of weight by eating a reduced calorie diet and walking 30 minutes every morning. Since then, I've gained most of the weight …

How Much Exercise? 
I walk about seven to ten miles every day (unless the weather is really bad). I have done this for about four years now. While I'm not on a diet, I would …

Fat on Belly ? 
All my life I have been struggling to lose weight till I found some proper books on dieting! However I can't get rid of the last fat on my belly and …

Help!! 
Hello, I have so many questions and have tried so many things. I always wanted to give one of those weight loss pills a try but some say the weight …

I can't cook 
I am a horrible cook, and as a result find myself eating a lot of processed foods. What suggestions can you give me in regards to changing my diet …

Need Ideas for Exercising with an Injury 
I have always been a healthy weight until I hurt my foot and stopped walking as much. Now I've gained 15 pounds in the last 4 months. What is a good …

Feeling full without eating. 
I don't care what or how little I eat, I always feel like I ate a huge meal. My stomach growls when I'm hungry, It growls while I'm eating, I growls …

get me back in shape 
I am a 45 yr old mother of three and never really had a weight problem before . I use to work 40 -50 hrs a week and have now been a stay at who is caring …

Overweight after pregnancy 
During my pregnancy I gained too much weight. I guess that's easy to do. After the delivery my doctor gave me a stomach belt to help reduce my belly. …

Getting Pulled In By The Weight Control Industry 
I have a question: Why do you think people get so easily pulled in by the weight control industry? Note from Dr. Dan Why are people who want …

Help me! 
I am nearly 15 years old. I am small, have big boobs and a belly but have a skinny legs. How can i get a flat stomach without making my boobs look weird?! …

Is it okay to take phentermine and proactol at the same time? 
Is it okay to take phentermine and proactol at the same time with proper exercise and diet? I plan on taking proactol for about 3 months and phentermine …

Obesity In Teenager 
I AM 14 YEARS OLD AND MY WEIGHT IS 85KG. WHAT SHALL I DO TO REDUCE MY WEIGHT? Note from Dr. Dan It's a good time for you to start thinking about …

South Beach diet - losing weight but very slowly 
I am 29years old male, 188cm height and 95kg when I started the South Beach diet. It has been already nearly 2 months since I am on SB. Currently I …

2 Years With 20 Pound Weight Gain 
Is it OK to have gained 20 pounds in the course of two years? Note from Dr. Dan Lenore, Well, there are lot's of different ways of looking …

Don't understand this weight gain 
I have been running for 2 weeks and doing some light lifting, but I am gaining weight istead of losing it. What is going on? Note from Dr. Dan …

Carbs and Calories 
One question: How many carbs are allowed on a 1200 cal diet? Note from Dr. Dan First, you have to realize that there is not too much of anything …

What is my goal weight? 
I need to know what my goal weight is. I am 5' 7½". pear shaped. Small boned at the top and big boned at the hips. My age is 61. Note from Dr. …

Help!!! On A Four Month Plateau 
I am desperate to lose more weight and have been on a plateau for about four months now. I am 36 years old and over the last year have lost 50 pounds. …

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