My girlfriend and I have stopped eating like crap and have been trying to eat very healthy to shed the pounds we've both put on in the past few months of fast food and inactivity. I'll try to keep this simple and to the point. How we used to eat: Breakfast sometimes, consisting of sugary cereal or buttered toast, possibly some fruit. Bring some lunch to work, a sandwich or some leftovers to heat up. Dinner was our one big meal of the day, usually something really bad like chicken fettucine alfredo, or pizza, or fast food, or something like that. We'd both eat nearly all our daily calories after we got home from work, about an hour before bed - terrible, I know. How we eat now: Oatmeal with sliced banana and/or an omelette (couple yolk, couple whites, chopped spinach and pieces of turkey sausage) for breakfast, fish oil, glucosamine, and multi vitamin. Peanut butter sandwich and/or some fruit, maybe a whey protein fruit smoothie, or cottage cheese, or yogurt, or a spinach and lettuce salad with italian dressing, or pita wrap with chicken, or tuna salad made with light miracle whip (one tablespoon for every can), pickles and avacodo. Something like that for a snack. Lunch is usually the same as the snack above. Another snack, one of the above yet again. Dinner, extra lean beef tacos with homemade guacomole on corn tortillas fried in olive oil, or chicken breast and basmati rice, or stir fry vegetables and chicken with basmati rice, or whole wheat pasta and pesto sauce, or salmon brushed with olive oil and seasoned with pepper and garlic. One of the above. Usually fruit and cottage cheese a couple hours before bed. Lots of water (2 liters+) throughout the day. Both of us exercise at least 2x a week (swimming, boxing, playing frisbee). In about 3 weeks I've lost 6 pounds, I seem to be dropping weight at an optimal rate. However, my girlfriend has not dropped or gained a single pound overall. She has plateaud right from the beginning. I'm here hoping someone can tell me why, and what to do about it. She is incredibly weak, can't do a single pushup, has very low lean muscle mass. My fear is that because of this, she has too low of a resting metabolic rate. I'm afraid to drop our caloric intake much more, we're already taking in significantly less than we used to. She's not gaining weight anymore, which is good, but I'm surprised to see she hasn't lost any at all either. Any ideas from you health nuts? More exercise? More protein? Less calories? Should she hit the weights and hit em hard? What can we do? If I didn't provide enough information, let me know what would help you figure this one out. I hate to see how discouraged she is to write her weight down every day and see it's the exact same give or take half a pound, and to see me steadily losing weight when we're both eating the same. In fact, she actually eats a little bit less than me, usually having smaller portions for breakfast and dinner.