A: Oh, man. I've been starving myself for days now, and I haven't lost an ounce.
B: Are you trying to lose weight?
A: Yeah, my friend is getting married next month, and I'm supposed to be a bridesmaid. I have to fit into my dress and look nice for her wedding, but I haven't lost any weight. Look at these love handles.
B: You don't have to starve yourself to lose weight. I think that's where you're going wrong.
A: Why? If I eat less, then my body will start eating away at my fat reserves right?
B: Not really. You should try to not eat foods high in calories, salts or saturated fats. Stay away from oily food and artificial flavors.
A: So you're saying that I should eat, but I should just watch what I eat?
B: Yes. You can also try to reduce your intake of carbohydrates and foods that are high in cholesterol. You can have steamed veggies or increase your protein intake found in chicken or fish.
A: If I do all this, do you think I can lose twenty pounds in four weeks?
B: Don't count on it.
She's starving herself to try to lose weight.
I'm starving. When is dinner?
Some people starve themselves in order to lose weight, but it is unhealthy for the body.
I'm going on a diet to lose weight.
I lost my weight by regular exercise.
put on weight
I've been putting on weight recently.
My stuff don't fit into these bags.
This method can fit into many simliar problems like this.
She looked beautiful on her wedding day.
Some men prefer a girl with love handles to a girl who is skinny.
high/low in calories
Before my friend buys any packaged food from the grocery store, she always checks the amount of calories on the food label.
I cna't believe that there are 250 calories in this chocolate bar and 1000 calories in this muffin. I thought muffins were healthy.
I didn't know why I was gainning so much weight until my friend told me that milkshakes were high in calories. I had been drinking one milkshake a day.
单一不饱和脂肪（found in olives and nuts, which does not encourage the harmful development of cholesterol.）
多不饱和脂肪（found in seeds and vegetable oils, which does not encourage the harmful development of cholesterol.）
反式脂肪（a type of fat produced when oils are changed by a chemical process into solids. Trans fats are believed to encourage the harmful development of cholesterol.）
胆固醇（exist in the fat, tissues, and blood of all animals. Too much cholesterol in a person's blood can cause heart disease.）
Saturated fat can increase risks for heart disease and some cancers.
My doctor told me that I need to cut down on eating fried foods in order to improve my cholesterol.
Do you have high cholesterol?
（found in meat, fish, some vegetables..）
Fish contains a lot of protein.
Don't eat too much high-protein food.
Don't count on it.
If you're just hoping to make a fortune in the stock market, don't count on it.
Don't count on him to help us.
We can't just sit here and count on others.