1. 2 months 2. 15 pounds 3. Eat 5 times a day 4. No. Julie thinks Barbara doesn't need to go on a diet
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Step 3: Show Conversation Dialog A: "Hi Barbara. Have you lost weight?" B: "Hi Julie. Yeah. I've been on a diet for a couple of months now." A: "Wow. You look great." B: "Thanks for noticing." A: "What type of diet were you on?" B: "I joined a health club and my trainer gave me tips on eating. With a combination of eating better and exercising, I managed to lose 15 pounds in 2 months." A: "That's amazing. What tips did your trainer give you?" B: "Mostly on how to exercise, but the best advice I got was changing my eating habits. Instead of eating 3 times a day, she told me to eat 5 times a day." A: "That doesn't make sense. If you eat more, than how do you lose weight?" B: "Actually, I'm eating the same amount. I eat 5 smaller meals a day. Basically, it naturally speeds up the metabolism and helps to burn fat at a faster rate." A: "That makes sense. I'm going to try that." B: "You don't need to lose weight." A: "I have a little gut I have been trying to get rid of." B: "Ah... but remember to incorporate a little exercise into your diet." A: "Thanks for the advice." B: "No problem."