I really need to lose 20 pounds, and I'm psyching myself out before I even start. Help. [more inside]
What does non-disordered eating look like (and think like)? If you consider yourself to have no hangups about eating, and you are a healthy weight, what is your eating decision process like? [more inside]
What are your favorite blogs about farm-to-table, food system, and healthful food news? (NOT looking for recipes) [more inside]
Fire cider (basically apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic and hot pepper) is suddenly all the rage as a homeopathic panacea. Are there any actual science-based studies that validate any of its claims?
So as part of my (New) New Year's Resolution, I'm going to be doing the Men's Fitness 7% Body Fat Nutrition Plan. It's a more involved nutrition plan than I've done before, and it involves six meals a day, four of which I'll have to bring with me to the office. I'll be doing a ton of advance prep, of course, but how do my fellow office drones/fitness geeks on mefi organize and prep and store their food when they're going to the office every day and have to deal with four or five meals before going home? [more inside]
Of late I have a hunger for something tasty and perhaps sweet an hour or 2 after dinner and nearing the time I all go to bed. Tell me some of your favorite ways to satisfy that in a healthy way please. I can't eat chocolate.
What to do for an elderly, sick, underweight dog who won't eat his prescription food? [more inside]
I'm working on making a few changes to the way I cook to emphasize vegetables and grains, and minimize the animal products which I totally love but need to cut back on. However, non-dairy substitutes are not always automatically healthier than the dairy option. I need your help playing a fabulous game: whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiich ingredient is healthier? [more inside]
Imagine a 50-year-old, 5'4", 300-pound woman with no diabetes or other medical condition. She suddenly has no access to food, but plenty of water. What symptoms might she have after one day, two days, a week, etc.? [more inside]
What are your favorite healthy plant-inclusive dinners that you actually get excited to shop for, cook, and eat? I'm looking less for "I put onions in my sauteed spinach" or "I cook lentils into a flavorless gruel," and more for something like "I roast chicken with garbanzos and cherry tomatoes, then serve it with a smokey yogurt sauce." [more inside]
I am in a weird phase of my life where I want to change some things. I have always been a rather antisocial person and for the first time ever I am dying to get out and be social. I am also wondering where I will end up and what my goals in life truly are. I also want to get healthier, eat better, be more productive. Truth is, I don't know where to start? [more inside]
I'm going on two months of frequent nausea. Sometimes I throw up, most times I don't. Otherwise I generally feel fine (no fatigue, headaches, other pain aside from my possible endometriosis, sniffles, fever or anything else). I've been to my GP. [more inside]
I am looking for sources of reliable, science-based information about food / exercise / medication / etc during pregnancy. [more inside]
I am lost on how to proceed with my life/diet. Because #1 - There are many positives to eating strict #2 - There are many negatives to eating strict. [more inside]
Hi! What is as easy to throw together as a PBJ sandwich, but healthier? You can answer the question without reading what's below if you want! I eat most things, though functionally I am vegetarian at home. [more inside]
Been exercising for a few months now. Lost 20 lbs. Suddenly hungry all the time, and also really tired. What is going on?! [more inside]
This year I made a resolution for healthier living and have been successful so far. Overcame a lot of bad habits compared to where I started. But I'm going on a cruise with a group of friends next month. From what I've been told it's going to be an around the clock buffet. I'm planning on using the gym but don't know how to deal with all of the food. I'm not going to be on the alcoholic drinks package and figure I can enjoy dinner that way. Breakfast and lunch are a free for all though. Any ideas for what my best options would be so I don't gain 15 by the end of the week.
There will be a 12-14 hour train ride tomorrow, during daylight hours in America, for two adults. What should we pack to take with us to eat that is small and healthy?No cooler will be taken. We can visit a grocery store today. There is no local Trader Joe's.
I live with a group of friends and we all take it in turns to cook dinner one day of the night, which usually consists of lasagne, pasta, rice etc. I am wondering if I could lose weight if I ate low carb for breakfast and lunch, and then ate dinner that is prepared by my housemates? [more inside]
I am starting a new corporate job in the city next week after working in a casual semi-rural office for the past 2 years, where I could make toast for breakfast whenever I felt like it. I can't eat within the first hour of waking up so am looking for some great breakfast smoothies/drinks I can make that I can drink on the train to work that will actually fill me up until lunch time. [more inside]
YANMD, but do I have IBS? How do I cope? [more inside]
Has anyone tried raw food lifestyle? Are there affordable raw food teachers/classes in new york? [more inside]
Are pomegranate seeds safe for my 8 year old daughter to eat? [more inside]
I love food, but eating makes me feel terrible. What can I do about it? [more inside]
Can you help me brainstorm some great titles for a fitness blog? The focus is eating healthy for time-pressed people. Details inside. [more inside]
I need tips on bodybuilding(specifically bulking up) while going to college full time and working part time. I live on my own and have no cooking experience. [more inside]
What is the healthiest cooking oil ? [more inside]
I am looking for some tips on how to eat healthy while going on holiday. [more inside]
What can I eat that's bland as hell and healthy as hell? [more inside]
How can I be better at making a connection between what I eat and how I feel? [more inside]
My wife loves baking cakes, but I'd really like her to stop. What other things could she cook that meet her requirements and mine? [more inside]
What's wrong with mechanically separated meat (MSM)? [more inside]
How to start exercise and other daily routines when super fatigued, sleepy, spacey, sad, but otherwise "healthy"? [more inside]
Precedents/ideas for molding agriculture, food/cooking, health, and psychology together into a meaningful, practical career? [more inside]
I am a nutritional newbie - I never took any classes on the subject, I'm a lifelong selective eater, and what little I know has been memorized, mostly in the last two months. I'm in need of some specific schooling on my current peculiar weight-loss situation. [more inside]
Peanut butter or lunch meat? [more inside]
What do preteen girls need to know about healthy foods (and eating, and health and body image more generally) and how do I explore these ideas with a bunch of them? [more inside]
Documentaries similar to 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead', 'Super Size Me', etc. [more inside]
My husband is overweight. I'm not at the end of my rope, but it's getting closer. Advice, any advice is welcome, even if you tell me I'm being unreasonable. SS details inside. [more inside]
Do multigrain hot cereal mixes have a nutritional advantage over single whole grains (i.e. oatmeal)? [more inside]
4 days of the runs, I don't have a doctor and this doesn't seem severe enough for the ER. But it hurts so please help! [more inside]
I am currently visiting in the upper east side of NYC and fighting off a cold that is going to ruin the rest of my time here. The one thing that almost always works for me is Echinaforce --the brand is A.Vogel. Places like gnc don't carry it. Mefites of New York, where can I buy Vogel's Echinaforce in your wonderful city?
I know someone who has been quite healthy for 20 years on a diet of nothing but plain spaghetti and chocolate milk (and occasionally meat once every few weeks). He has been to doctors and dentists and has no health problems or vitamin deficiencies, has perfectly straight teeth and no cavities. How is this possible?! [more inside]
I'm taking a medication that slows down my metabolism whilst ramping up my hunger. What are some foods I can eat to lessen potential weight gain? [more inside]
Please hope me become a master of fruits, vegetables and possibly juice! [more inside]
What is the most efficient and effective way to wash produce when my tap water is unsafe (microbes/heavy metals)? I live in China, and cook a lot. [more inside]
People who often eat meat filter: Did I just eat a raw sausage? [more inside]
Are there any studies (links) out there that compare the fast food of today with that of fast food from 10, 20, or even 30 years ago? I was discussing this issue with a friend and we were wondering whether or not a McDonald's Big Mac in 2011 is worse than a Big Mac from 1980. Any studies or links need not be limited to just McDonalds or the Big Mac, though it would settle our argument.
Recommend versions of my favorite foods, or alternatives to them, that are healthful, low-calorie, and nonetheless tasty. [more inside]