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My grandson is 8 years old and weighs 170 lbs. Can you tell what would be a good diet to lose some of that weight?

I applaud you for wanting what is best for your grandson and wanting to help him be healthy.  It is extremely important to remember that what often works for adults does not work, and can actually be harmful, for children.  Children are growing and have different nutrition needs to help them grow, learn and for their bodies to develop correctly.  It is important not to put children on a "diet" (restrict lots of foods or calories) or put them on supplements.

I am a new mom with belly problems. I want to increase my metabolism and want a diet to follow on a daily basis. I exercise. Can I skip meals??

Good for you for wanting to take control of your health!  Your metabolism and nutritional needs change after giving birth.  Good nutrition and plenty of fluid is important to supply your body with enough energy to care for yourself and your new baby.  Since your body is changing and your energy needs are higher than normal, I do not recommend skipping meals.  Here are some quick tips to good nutrition you may find helpful:

I am a diabetic, and I am looking for a meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thank you for your question and congratulations for being proactive about your health! Unfortunately, I cannot give medical nutrition advice on the internet. I recommend that you talk to your doctor about your specific health needs and ask to be referred to a registered dietitian to develop an individualized meal plan. They will consider your existing condition(s) and any medication you may be taking when developing a plan.

I have lost 43 pounds, but now I am at a level where I find it hard to lose the other 40 pounds. Is it really necessary to eat three meals a day and will I gain weight if 3 meals are necessary?

Congratulations on your dedication and your weight loss! That is quite an achievement to celebrate!

It is not necessary to eat three meals a day. The three meals a day is part of our culture here in the United States. There are many cultures around the world that eat multiple small meals a day rather than a few large meals a day. Stay focused on what you eat, rather than the number of meals. Here are a few tips that may be helpful: