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That Clean ...Risky?! Chew

I need to get more fit. Part of it has to be done by controlling my intake. I've had success in the distant past with gum. But now I'm worried about the non-sugar sweeteners that most use - sorbitol and xylitol. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on May 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Have I ruined my metabolism? If so, how would I get it back?

I have recently entered a fairly strict diet and workout regimen. I feel like it is healthy, but am worried about the damage I may have done to my body and metabolism. Help me decide on my next steps. [more inside]
posted by Shadax on Apr 2, 2014 - 24 answers

You are what you eat...

What is my daily food intake missing? Critiques please! [more inside]
posted by Caskeum on Jan 31, 2014 - 16 answers

Intermittent Fasting Schedule

Looking for recommendations or suggestions on how to continue intermittent fasting with my schedule and my desire to keep going to the gym 5 times a week. Also looking for help with doing intermittent fasting properly. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Sep 21, 2013 - 3 answers

I want to want to look good

A few years ago I was on a great weight loss path, and then it stopped when disaster struck... but the gist of it is a big part of my motivation was the SO I had at the time. So how do I get motivated for me? I want to lose weight, but not enough to overcome my self-imposed obstacles. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette Fantoche on Sep 6, 2013 - 8 answers

extreme hunger weightloss edition

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]
posted by raztaj on Jun 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Low carb until dinner to lose weight?

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]
posted by lovisa91 on Apr 8, 2013 - 14 answers

Too much noise in my data

Putting on the math signal: calling the statistics-literate. Trying to change my weight/body composition and track progress in a useful way, but I'm having trouble separating normal daily variation from actual real change. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Sep 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Eating healthily on holiday

I am looking for some tips on how to eat healthy while going on holiday. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jul 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

Finding the one (BMI calculator that is)

A while ago, I saw this great BMI calculator that had accompanying picture of simulating body which, through a slider (?) could change from "fat" to "muscular". I found that I could reproduce fairly accurately the shape of my body (including the dreaded fat bulges...) with it and found it much more useful to see what I should target for. Unfortunately I can't find it again amongst the morass ... Surely AskMeFi sleuths can find it!
posted by aroberge on Apr 13, 2012 - 3 answers

What's the best route to weight loss at the gym?

So, I've joined a gym. Now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Lose weight fast!

I need to lose a bunch of weight by next Tuesday morning. How can I do it? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Mar 21, 2012 - 46 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

A red fish in a tank of blue fish

How can I stick to eating healthy and exercising in a household full of sedentary people who practically live off junk food? [more inside]
posted by never nice on Feb 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the (weight loss) plateau...

Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

I must, I must, I must decrease my gut.

I would like suggestions for a long term plan of diet and exercise to help me lose a significant amount of weight while keeping my spirits up for the long haul. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 17 answers

I'd Like to Become a Fruit and Vegetable Expert

Please hope me become a master of fruits, vegetables and possibly juice! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 27, 2011 - 15 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

Losing Motivation with weight loss.

I've been working out and seeing progress but everything seems to be like taking 2 steps forward and then 1 step back, making it hard for me right now to keep up the motivation. Just trying to figure out if I am doing anything wrong or if something could help. [more inside]
posted by loser8008 on May 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Diet Pill Abuse

What are the health risks of taking a "cleansing" product like Acai Super Cleanse for too long? Details... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 16 answers

Lighten my wallet, lighten me.

What should I spend $100 by the end of the year to help me lose weight? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Dec 22, 2010 - 37 answers

How can I really change my lifestyle and overcome my weight and body image issues?

How can I really change my lifestyle and overcome my weight and body image issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 40 answers

Remind me how to eat

I've been skipping meals. Help me knock it off and be healthy. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Sep 25, 2010 - 36 answers

How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime?

How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Puff, puff, OWWWWWWW

All my life I've had this problem when doing any sort of cardio activity: my throat can stand my breathing for about 15 seconds before it starts to burn like hell. I've tried breathing differently, asking for medical advice, drinking various beverages before/during/after working out... nothing. It's happened when I've been in better shape and when I'm a lazy slob. So I avoid cardio, which I have always desperately needed. How can I overcome this and work out pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

I think food and me need some time apart...

I'm a chubby guy with a chronic sweet tooth, and a problem with overeating. Will fasting actually do anything for me? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jul 14, 2009 - 32 answers

Help me, O Exercise Gurus.

Burning calories while exercising: how important is how much effort you put into it? Does difficulty enter the equation, or is it all time and distance? [more inside]
posted by canadia on Jul 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me build an exercise routine.

General advice in the area of finding my exercise/fitness niche? Good, structured DVDs or programs to try? [more inside]
posted by so_gracefully on May 8, 2009 - 12 answers

The horror, the horror of weight loss

I can't stand calorie-counting (the meticulousness, worrying whenever I'm eating at a friend's house or having a business meeting at a restaurant), but I'm also awful with keeping portions (and hunger) in check. What the hell is wrong with me? Am I doomed to stay overweight until I can break one of these idiotic habits? Any tips to help make it easier? [more inside]
posted by Franklin76 on Apr 19, 2009 - 51 answers

How do you know when you are at a healthy weight?

How do you know when you are at a healthy weight? [more inside]
posted by seppyk on Apr 1, 2009 - 24 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

Weight loss plateau normal?

I lost thirty pounds since September by calorie control (about three months), but I haven’t lost any weight in the last two to three weeks. I’ve heard that weight loss plateaus are normal, but what is the best way to continue my weight loss? [more inside]
posted by paulg on Dec 21, 2008 - 27 answers

Share your slow carb recipes

Give us your slow carb recipes! [more inside]
posted by sid on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

How does a 19 year old couch potato lose 50 pounds?

Ok I’m an overweight college student here. I’m a male coming in at 6’2” weighing 275 pounds. I want to lose 30 in 30. Ideally I want to shed 50 pounds and get down to 225 lbs, which is what I was back in highschool. [more inside]
posted by BoldStepDesign on Dec 9, 2008 - 54 answers

How can I stay on this diet?

How can I stay motivated on a very long term diet/exercise/weight loss routine, and eventually convert it to lifetime maintenance? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Seeking recommendations for US health spa

Can you recommend a health spa in the US for a one-week getaway, especially one you've been to personally? [more inside]
posted by Daily Alice on Oct 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me lose the apples and pears - why do I have trouble losing weight?

Help me lose the apples and pears - why do I have trouble losing weight? [more inside]
posted by wingless_angel on Oct 7, 2008 - 17 answers

Free online fitness planning?

Free online fitness planning? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on May 23, 2008 - 6 answers

How to deal with mental side of weightloss?

Got the losing weight part down, help me do the magic mental work [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2008 - 24 answers

On antidepressants. Need to lose weight. How to get started?

I'm taking SSRIs. I've experienced significant weight gain while on them and am now trying to work it off. How to get started? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Changing your life starting with health and weight loss

Looking for resources and/or your experience with changing your life, stress and it's effects on the body and health, and overall health/taking care of yourself (especially weight loss)... What helped you to be successful? [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Dec 7, 2007 - 8 answers

How to transform my husband for <$1000?

I want to give my husband the gift of a complete physical transformation for Christmas, on a pretty tight budget. Ideas and resources would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Dec 1, 2007 - 20 answers

Should you lose weight without eating health?

Does what you eat really matter for weight loss, or is it simply a numbers game? [more inside]
posted by tomorama on Sep 3, 2007 - 47 answers

Finding a weight loss community that doesn't drive me batty...

I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jun 29, 2007 - 26 answers

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle (i.e. not hardcore body-building). Plus, what is happening when your muscles are getting stronger and harder, but you've been running on a calorie deficit and losing weight? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 20, 2007 - 12 answers

How to avoid the forward pitched feeling on my bike?

Yet another BikeFilter question, but the high concentration of cyclists here compels me to ask. Should I keep using my current bike for commuting, modify it, or get something else, to avoid that pitched-forward, numb-hands feeling? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Jun 1, 2007 - 26 answers

Desperate to set up an effective weight loss strategy

I badly need some help / advice on getting my weight under control. I get mixed messages everywhere I turn, but I feel like I don't have time to play around anymore. I'm completely desperate to get myself to do something and stick with it so I can at least get from "obese" to "overweight" if not to "normal". [more inside]
posted by catfood on May 29, 2007 - 51 answers

Why, this isn't an input/output problem at all

Why aren't I losing weight? I'm doing everything right (aren't I?). Extensive explanation of weight-loss methods inside, so this is a doozy. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Apr 9, 2007 - 38 answers

Back to the gym with a bad back

Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

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