What's the best way to count calories when you're cooking food from scratch? How do you count calories? [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]
How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
What restaurant foods seem/sound healthy, but are actually shockingly unhealthy? [more inside]
Mum is trying to count calories in her recipes. Is there a free, online resource where she can look up nutritional information using British names for things (eg mince and courgettes, not ground beef and zucchini) and get the results in calories per 100g (not per 'medium item' or per 2/3 cup)? [more inside]
Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
Nutrition filter: I have read a lot of articles about how if you consume less than 1200 calories your body goes into "starvation mode." I have read other articles that claim it is just a myth. Anyone have any sense of the truth of this? Thank for your help!
Are restaurants breaking the law by not providing nutritional information, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
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?
I'm trying to lose weight inside the normal BMI range. Am I eating too little? [more inside]
How can I estimate the nutritional values for homemade yogurt? [more inside]
If I ate 1lb of fat each day for a week would I gain more weight than if I'd eaten 1lb of celery each day for a week, and if so why.
I'm looking for a website or perhaps a printed book that gives typical nutritional values for a large variety of Japanese foods. [more inside]
Question about nutrition information - For products like pickles and olives, which are usually packaged in jars with brine, does the total sodium content listed on the facts (amount per serving x number of servings) include the amount in the liquid? [more inside]
I've recorded my weight and the number of calories I've eaten each day for the past 6 months. I want to use to data to figure out the maximum number of calories I can eat each day without gaining weight. Any ideas on how to do this with statistics? [more inside]
Based on calories alone and ignoring any other nutritional deficiencies, could I gain weight off of drinking just soda and nothing else? [more inside]
Now that chestnuts are in season, I've been buying sacks of freshly roasted Chinese chestnuts almost every week and eating them like crazy. Problem is, I cannot locate nutritional information in a format that's easy to understand. For example, I don't have a food scale, yet almost every listing I find on Google has one serving of chestnuts as 100 grams. Also, how do I know if the nutritional info is referring to nuts still in their shell, or the actual nutmeats? Thanks to everyone in advance.
Nutrition label says food has 5 grams of fat, 3 of them are saturated. There is no other information. Would the other fat be trans, polyunsaturated, or monounsaturated? [more inside]
How many calories does a plus-sized woman need during pregnancy? [more inside]
Is there a human equivalent to premium cat food? That is to say, a single form of synthetic food that will serve all hunger and nutritional needs? If not, why not? [more inside]
I keep hearing that while you're trying to lose weight, you should be careful not to UNDEReat. True? [more inside]
Calories and Nutrients: How do they measure them? [the fat's inside] [more inside]