Yes, there is definately an error in the calorie intake calculator. It calculated that i need 2646 calories to maintain my weight, but this is off. For me to maintain my weight would be 2141. I'm not sure whats wrong with that calculation but it definately isn't right
03/12/2010 - 12:05am
Great question about the daily calorie calculation. This is a formula used in many clinical weight loss trials. It assumes that the person using the equation is sedentary. If you're an active person and you're finding that your calculated result (say 1200 calories) is too low, bump it up gradually to one that feels satisfying to you. The point is NOT to starve yourself. Most people will lose weight on a 1500 calorie diet, some on an even higher caloric level. The best gauge for whether you're at the right level is how satisfied you feel (you shouldn't be hungry all day!) and whether you're losing weight. If you're losing weight on 1800 a day and you feel great, stick with that. The calculation is just a suggested starting point. Good luck! --Nicci Micco, M.S., Deputy Editor of Nutrition
03/15/2010 - 9:09am
This article was actually extremely helpful.
03/24/2010 - 8:42pm
A balanced diet made up of all food groups is the most important part of healthy meal plans. Thanks for sharing these!
04/02/2010 - 6:10pm
I was inspired to diet by the recipes I saw here. I can't follow the daily meal menus exactly, but I choose something out of the breakfasts, then something out of the lunches, and the same for dinner. There are some foods we just can't eat, but this has been a great learning tool for me and I have been inspired to actually lose some weight. I have had weight problems my entire life and now I am retired and I am determined to take some of this weight off so I can have a healthy, longer, and comfortable life. It has also taught me some great things about cooking!
04/24/2010 - 2:03pm
I love the Eating Well recipes. There are 2 suggestions I would add to the meal plans. First, it would be nice to have an index listing all the recipes. And, second, it would be helpful to have a shopping list reference. I find it very time consuming to go to day 1, look at the menu, the recipes, write down the ingredients to buy...and, then, go to day 2, repeat, and so forth for 28 days. I think the format could be easier and more time-efficient to use.
04/25/2010 - 11:43am
I am on day 3 of the 1200 calorie 28 day diet plan and I'm in heaven. Wow! Heaven and diet in the same sentence! My only suggestion would be to add a message board to this site so we can communicate with others who are following these diet plans and ask questions of the experts as well.
05/13/2010 - 3:57pm
I am a single mother with three kids, as well as a full time student. It is not impossible to follow this plan. Being healthy is time consuming, but well worth the invested time. I love this eating plan! My kids have been introduced to new and exciting flavors and dishes.