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Your snack ideas, please!

With the help of a dietitian, I've been doing quite well in my effort to eat healthier and lose some weight. However, I need some more snack ideas before I get too bored of what I've got! [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Helping a teen keep weight loss momentum going...

Help me support my teen daughter with her health efforts... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jul 10, 2014 - 27 answers

Help me change my (already healthy) diet - for better joint health

I eat pretty well, but I eat mostly the same stuff every day. Recently, my joints have started cracking a bit, and I'm wondering if mixing up my diet would help bring different nutrients to the body's hard workin' part. I'm 40, male, physically active, and am usually pursuing some kind of bodywork or therapy like Active Release Technique to keep everything cooperating. I have pretty good nutrition, but I want to mix it up. I'm open to supplements, too, but lean towards evidence-based suggestions that won't break the bank. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jun 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Nutritional Value in Unripe Rasberries or Other Berries

Is there any nutritional value in unripe berries, such as raspberries or blackberries? Is there any negative health consequences for consuming any unripe berries? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Jun 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Those with Postcholecystectomy Syndrome - Coping, Eating, Vitamins, Etc?

I'm likely to have my gallbladder removed in upcoming months, and I have a few questions for those who ended up with a temporary or longer-lasting intolerance to fatty foods. (And I wonder if any of you ever had it improve your digestion -- excluding the no-doubt wonderful absence of attacks?) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 7, 2014 - 18 answers

Fat-Free/Low-Fat Suggestions for Post-Gallbladder Removal Recovery?

I think my gallbladder’s coming out in the months to come. I seek guidance about fat-free/low-fat foods that would be safe to eat afterwards -- any advice appreciated, but I would find non-cooking options (frozen foods/delivery/restaurant) particularly useful. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Is it unhealthy to have cream for breakfast?

Basically, that's it. Sometimes I don't have time to eat breakfast, so I drink some 10% cream to tide me over. It's got some fat and protein making it relatively filling, and way less sugar than meal replacement drinks or fruit smoothies or juice. But when people see me do it, they freak out about how unhealthy it is. Is it really? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Jan 14, 2014 - 45 answers

Where can I find up to date, quantitative studies on diet and exercise?

It's a new year and there have been a lot of articles about diet, nutrition and exercise around the internet lately. Most seem to be based on hearsay, personal anecdotes or scientific studies of extremely small samples - as do most Google results when I try to search for a current 'scientific consensus' on what a healthy diet and exercise program looks like. Can any one point me towards an evidence backed report that covers these topics and is accessible to a layman?
posted by jonrob on Jan 3, 2014 - 14 answers

I'm stuck and not sure how to do life.

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]
posted by learninguntilidie on Dec 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Book recommendation for cycling nutrition

Book recommendation for cycling nutrition: looking for something that details on and off the bike nutrition and cites studies and the physiology of what's happening when you ride/train. Something that seriously discusses supplementation, but steers clear of the hard stuff. I am an avid, but amateur, cyclist that wants something readable but not totally dumbed down.
posted by blueplasticfish on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Sequential Eating, Metabolism, and Digestion

I was researching sequential eating and would like some advice, here are my thoughts and questions: It seems that it takes (on average) 2-4 hours for foods or beverages to leave the stomach. I was wanting to eat/drink something specific every two hours. I have 8 hours to sleep every night, and I like to eat right before sleep as well. This leaves me with 16 hours in a wakened state. Or, 9 segments of eating/drinking. (I drink water right when I wake up) On the basis of sequential eating, what are some useful tips/advice I could keep in consideration while putting together snacks of 1-3 things? It's looking like 4 meals a day, 5 drinks a day, alternating every two hours. OR, what I would rather prefer, is eating 9 meals a day (fruit in the morning with my water), and drinking 6oz of water every hour on the dot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

End-to-end nutrition book

I would like to finally find a routine I can follow to eat healthy during the week and I am looking for book recommendations. Unfortunately, most nutrition/cooking books are very one-sided (only contain recipes, only discuss cooking skills, or only nutrition theory) and very biased towards some radical approach (vegatarian/vegan, very low-carb, very high-protein etc.). I am looking for the opposite - ideally a single book for learning about nutrition, cooking and planning your groceries and cooking so all the good advice is actually actionable considering having a 40-hour workweek; also without going into any dietetic extremes and based on sound science and actual practice. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by jarekr on Jan 27, 2013 - 17 answers

Why am I losing gums around my teeth so rapidly if my dental health is good?

Why am I losing gums around my teeth so rapidly if my dental health is good? [more inside]
posted by wanderingchord on Dec 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Seeking supplements for a dog that only eats human food.

Seeking supplements for a dog that only eats human food. [more inside]
posted by dottiechang on Oct 14, 2012 - 14 answers

Square Meal: Blandest Foods?

What can I eat that's bland as hell and healthy as hell? [more inside]
posted by defmute on May 24, 2012 - 37 answers

I'm too anxious and tired from overthinking how to do this to go to grad school.

Precedents/ideas for molding agriculture, food/cooking, health, and psychology together into a meaningful, practical career? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun on Mar 26, 2012 - 11 answers

School me, please, for I am ignorant.

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]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Do multigrain hot cereal mixes have a nutritional advantage?

Do multigrain hot cereal mixes have a nutritional advantage over single whole grains (i.e. oatmeal)? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Dec 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Powerfoods and vitamins?

Easiest ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 17, 2011 - 19 answers

You won't get your drugs if you don't eat your vegetables...

What are the likely health effects of not eating vegetables? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Jul 8, 2011 - 54 answers

Switching to the good stuff

Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 22, 2011 - 24 answers

Is enteric-coated fish oil better utilized by the body?

Aside from preventing fishy burps, is there any significant nutritional advantage to taking enteric-coated fish oil supplements over their non-enteric coated counterpart? I’ve seen ads claim that the enteric coating helps to preserve the fish oil from stomach acid and bile until it reaches the small intestine - is there any scientific basis to this? Generally speaking, will the body utilize one better than the other?
posted by invisible ink on Jun 9, 2011 - 2 answers

30 Days to a Better Me!

What five things do you recommend a person do to make themselves healthier, slimmer and overall a better person in 30 days? [more inside]
posted by adverb on May 12, 2011 - 37 answers

Health, Healing, and Nutrition resources for the average human

Please help me find good sources for health, healing, and nutrition information online. [more inside]
posted by Neekee on Feb 6, 2011 - 7 answers

SALAD is NOT what I'm looking for

I'm thinking about doing a diet/nutrition experiment on myself where I cut out foods that are known to cause serious health issues (disease and/or allergic reactions). What resources can best help me with this? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Nov 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, but mostly sugar. Is that what little girls die of?

How bad is it, really, to have a sugar addiction? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Help me find a good vitamin?

My doctor wants me to take a multivitamin for my slight anemia. Help me pick one please? [more inside]
posted by quirks on Nov 17, 2010 - 21 answers

What do skinny people eat?

What do skinny people eat? I really wanted to understand the relationship thin/healthy people have with food. [more inside]
posted by happywhite on Nov 1, 2010 - 81 answers

Raw food lifestyle with a family (and a budget)... help!

My wife and I have decided we'd like to make some fairly big changes to our eating habits. We eat relatively healthy as it is, but we'd like to set a goal of eating at least 51% "raw foods". We're a bit overwhelmed and would love some recommendations for recipe books, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Oct 12, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I become a fitness and nutrition "expert"?

How do I become a fitness and nutrition "expert"? [more inside]
posted by gb77 on Jun 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Enough is Enough

Maintaining Current Weight vs. Gaining or Losing. How do I keep steady and not fluctuate? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Jun 16, 2010 - 6 answers

The 8 glasses seem half-empty to me

How can I get more comfortable with health science findings when they seem to be constantly shifting and/or contradicting one another? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on May 21, 2010 - 12 answers

My gut is not a calorimeter.

Prompted by this comment, I'm here to ask what the deal is with "calories" as a measure of "nutritional content" (whatever that means). I understand that the calorie value we see on food packaging is arrived at by burning the food in a calorimeter, and that this would be an effective measure of the total chemical energy in the substance. How well does this actually approximate the energy our body can put to use (mechanically, or for other biological processes)? Isn't this measure essentially useless for people trying to lose weight? Why do we put so much emphasis on it then? Are there some foods which have an astronomical number of calories which our digestive systems can do little with?
posted by phrontist on Mar 27, 2010 - 14 answers

What cornless catfood should I buy?

So, apparently corn is bad for cats but it's in all the foods I see in the store. Even at Wholefoods, all the brands have corn in it except for one. I haven't tried Petsmart yet, but I would like some ideas on what you guys use that don't contain corn. I don't mind ordering off the internet either.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 3, 2010 - 50 answers

Why do I always get so hungry late at night?

Why do I always get so hungry late at night? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me satisfy a sweet tooth on a low sugar/low carb diet!

Help me satisfy a sweet tooth on a low sugar/low carb diet! [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Jul 10, 2009 - 30 answers

Are there any safe workout supplements?

Are there any *safe* supplements I can take for added muscle gain/weight loss/etc? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jun 10, 2009 - 10 answers

Nutritious Water Additives?

Are there any good nutritional/metabolic water mixes out there for sedentary desk workers who are perhaps over-reliant on fast food? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Apr 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Do my crumbly nails indicate a problem?

Normally healthy and strong, my fingernails are now peeling, flaking, and crumbling a bit near the tips. Is this a sign I'm missing something in my diet? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Apr 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for a website to track daily water intake, fruit/veg eaten, mood, steps.

Looking for a website to track daily water intake, fruit/veg eaten, mood, steps. [more inside]
posted by jrholt on Apr 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Idle hands are eating a devils food cake

I have the opportunity to exercise in the morning, at lunch and in the evening. Does it matter if I do certain exercises in order? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Mar 29, 2009 - 8 answers

Food me.

Imagine you are an alien with a pet human. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Mar 22, 2009 - 16 answers

Explain my gain (weight) and my loss (motivation/sanity).

I gained 6 lbs. overnight. WTF! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2009 - 36 answers

What type of foods should I be eating in order to bulk up?

What type of foods should I be eating in order to bulk up? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Feb 11, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me stop being so OCD about my eating habits.

I've reached my goal weight. Now, please help me stay sane with diet and nutrition. Sorry this is long. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Is Juice Feasting for Real?

Who has experience on an extended juice feast? [more inside]
posted by hulahulagirl on Dec 3, 2008 - 18 answers

Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How

How can I lose weight, not through dieting, but through acquiring good and non-punitive habits? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 11, 2008 - 25 answers

Yes, I cook for my dog. How can I do it better?

I'd like nutritional advice for homemade dog food and maybe treats, using easy-to-find ingredients. I haven't been able to find high quality commercial dog food where I live, so I make most of her food myself, but I would like to make her homemade food as healthy as I possibly can with the resources I have, which are somewhat limited. Current routine, and many(!) more details inside. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 1, 2008 - 12 answers

I eat badly and I need to stop.

Help me make better choices, food-wise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 - 38 answers

Is Vitamin Water Good For Me?

Is Vitamin Water actually good for me, or am I fooling myself? [more inside]
posted by Locative on Sep 15, 2008 - 31 answers

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