All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Anastacia Sampson - Nutritional Medicine and Iridology ExpertVital Health Zone is proud to announce Anastacia Sampson , who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Anastacia Sampson has a private practice and is available for consultation in a number of ways.

Anastacia Sampson will answer your nutrition-related questions here.

Q: I am a 70 1/2 year old woman and am on a diet of 1200 calories a day. (since 05/07/15)  

I went from 220 to 194 pounds but now I am at a stand still.

I am hungry  a lot and try to drink water stop my hunger, but it does not always work. I drink about 72 ounces or more a day. 

Am I trying to cut too many calories or what?  According to the chart I am suppose to eat about 1850-1900 a day but i want to lose about 30 more pounds.


Fruits and vegetablesA: Thank you for your email to Vital Health Zone.

As you have not provided your past or current weight as well as height, I cannot give more precise advise. It is possible that your body is not receiving enough nutrients on such a calorie restricted diet. I highly recommend that you get some supplements and eat as many whole foods as possible. Remember vitamins and minerals help us burn calories.

My advice is to be more concerned about the quality of the food you are eating. Are you eating enough fresh vegetables and fruit? Do you eat a good balanced intake of healthy fats? Your body may be trying to conserve every calorie you eat as you are eating an extremely low calorie diet.

As I said I do not have enough information to guide you further. Feel free to email if you would like more detailed assistance.

I wish you all the best and the team at Vital Health Zone is here for you anytime should you require further assistance in your quest for greater health.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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