For strong bones, look for calcium rich foods such as milk, yogurt, artichoke hearts, broccoli cheese and almonds. Spread these out throughout the day (your body does not absorb large amounts of calcium) Calcium rich foods listed here
This is my second day at 1,000 calories and the scales seem to be flickering in the right direction. I haven't been exercising since I dropped to 1,000 calories a day (or using my pedometer). I'll go back to 1,200 next week and begin exercising again. Jennifer at Weight Loss Journey brought up a comment (see comments for August 2) she mentioned adding calories (up to 1,400). This has worked for me in the past but I know the problem I have had lately has been too much snacking and I felt cutting back would help. The thing is, you have to keep changing - what you eat, your calorie intake and type of exercise, and as Jennifer says "Find what works right for your body." Thanks for the advice Jennifer.