Successful Slimming

Dear Slimming…

Jyl Steinback, best-selling author of the Fat Free Living cookbooks & a speaker for the American Heart Association, answers your tough diet questions

Q Why Doesn’t My Hubby Like Me Slim?

I have tried to lose weight for years with little or no success. Then a few months ago I made a determined effort and the weight just dropped off. Thankfully, I now find it quite easy to stick to a low-fat diet.

I feel great but my husband hates the new me. He sneers all the time and moans that I’ve become a diet bore. I’m so hurt, especially as I feel so much more sexy and loving toward him. He, by the way is slightly overweight, but I adore him. Any ideas what I can do?

A Jyl Replies:

Your husband’s reaction is not unusual

Don’t try to push your new attitude onto your husband

Q Why won’t my pals let me stop drinking?

I’m at college and while I’m careful about what I eat, I’ve put weight on by going out to bars all the time. What can I do?

A Jyl Replies:

Alcohol contains Empty calories

Q Must I quit my job to lose weight?

Help! I’m 30 years old, 5-feet-6 inches, weigh 200 pounds and am really desperate to lose weight, but I find it virtually impossible to follow a calorie-controlled diet because of my job. I’m a saleswoman and I spend all week traveling and entertaining clients. There’s so much temptation. Can you help me?

A Jyl Replies:

Change your thinking