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What do you feed a queasy stomach with pre-diabetes?

My doctor asked me to try the South Beach Diet to help my pre-diabetes. I'm about to take an antibiotic that makes most people queasy or worse, and I'm wondering what to eat if I start feeling bad. Normally, such as when I get the flu, I stick to the BRAT diet of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. I can't eat any of those now without protein with them and only the whole grain versions of rice and toast. And when I'm nauseated things with flavor or fat like meat, stir fry, and salad are really unappealing. So South beach followers or diabetics/pre-diabetics -- what do you eat when you're feeling sick?
posted by Margalo Epps on Aug 6, 2013 - 19 answers

What was this study where people ate gray mush vs. colorful food?

Somewhere in the last two to five years, I read about a study where a group of women (I believe the women were Asian, possibly Vietnamese or Thai) were given meals that were: (1) either beautifully and colorfully presented, or (2) pureed into a gray mush. The meals had exactly the same nutritional content, but the women receiving the colorful meal absorbed more nutrients. But I can't find any articles or the study itself. I've been Googling up a storm and still nothin'. Anyone remember this, or articles about this? Help me please?
posted by amoeba on Jul 10, 2013 - 2 answers

What food will give me the most energy with the least cooking?

I'm making a concerted effort to ramp up my exercise, on my bike and at the gym, but it's leaving me exhausted - probably because I have a lousy diet. I'm not an enthusiastic cook, and on the go a lot, so I'm looking for alternatives to full meals. What can I add to my diet that will be good for me, support an exercise-ful lifestyle, but is still rudimentary, and can be prepared in batches then consumed in chunks? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Jul 7, 2013 - 35 answers

Potassium Prevarications?

FDA recommends 4700mg of potassium intake per day. That translates to appr. 11 bananas or 5 unpeeled potatos, to pick two common and beloved examples among potassium-richest foods. Various other foods (dairy, nuts/seeds, fruit) also offer up to a few hundred mg per serving. But how is anyone able to meet 4700mg without overeating, especially those who are active and lose potassium through exercise/sweat? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Jun 29, 2013 - 12 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

Weight Watchers PointsPlus Fail?

WeightWatchers has ceased to work. What are my non-surgical options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2013 - 31 answers

Help me interpret my elimination(ish) diet results

I suspect my diet is causing me chronic health problems. How can I confirm this and fix it without health insurance? Semi-elimination diet results inside - please help me interpret my observations. [more inside]
posted by Vatican Cameos on Mar 18, 2013 - 20 answers

Supplements and friends

What to do in the face of a friend's exhortations to take nutritional supplements? [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister on Mar 10, 2013 - 35 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

I'll Grind Their Cereals-and-Grains to Make My Bread!

Quick question for the food science-y folks out there: lately, I've been pulverizing a lot of my baking ingredients in the spice grinder before using them in recipes (oat bran, wheat bran, wild rice, wheat germ, buckwheat groats, etc.). Does reducing these ingredients to a fine powder change any of their caloric/nutritional properties? Obviously, they'll be denser and more caloric cup-for-cup, and I'd imagine they'll have a higher glycemic load (not that I especially care about that). But does super-fine fiber still ACT like fiber in the body? Is super-fine buckwheat just as healthy as the un-pulverized stuff? I like the finer texture of powdered ingredients, but if I'm making them less-healthy, I'll suck it up and leave 'em whole.
posted by julthumbscrew on Feb 8, 2013 - 3 answers

another weight loss question

In which I ask questions about optimizing minor weight loss (and maintaining weight loss); Very low calorie diets and exercise; Set points and starvation; Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Feb 8, 2013 - 16 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

How to use up peanut butter?

I have a bunch of peanut butter that I need to use up, but I'm running out of ideas. I would particularly appreciate recipe ideas that I can use in meals, though all I can ever really think of is perhaps Thai-style chicken/noodles, or PB&J sandwiches, or fruit with peanut butter dip. I know there's also stuff like peanut butter cookies and other baking goodies, but I'm trying to avoid sugar-bombing my diet too badly. Please help me with ideas!
posted by macsigler on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

Can I give my cat Sustagen?

Can I give my cat Sustagen? [more inside]
posted by mule on Jan 3, 2013 - 6 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

General principles for maintaining weight while traveling globally

Help me figure out a way to eat healthily, without gaining weight, while traveling on work, across climates, geography, cuisines and hotels. Gained 7lbs/3kg in just the past 2 weeks of travel for work. [more inside]
posted by infini on Dec 10, 2012 - 44 answers

Raw buttermilk vs. raw whole milk

Anybody know how the nutritional profile of REAL pastured buttermilk compares to that of fresh pastured whole milk? I'm talking about the stuff that's actually a byproduct of the butter making process... Not the thick, cultured stuff you would buy in a grocery store. [more inside]
posted by lmpatte2 on Nov 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Good resources for nutrition information

I feel awful. Please share your resources for reasonable, safe and sane information about nutrition. [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Oct 29, 2012 - 18 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

I'd rather starve!

How can I make my healthy meals taste less, well...healthy? [more inside]
posted by dynamiiiite on Sep 27, 2012 - 31 answers

Insulin, sugar and the food pyramid

Our sugar and carbohydrate consumption causes our bodies to store the glucose as fat. Why does the food pyramid tell us to eat more of that food? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Sep 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days?

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days? I lift heavy weights at the gym three times a week with no problems, I get enough sleep, I eat very healthily (but perhaps my intake is low on carbs like bread, pasta or rice). But every now and then, when I do a sustained cardio type exercise for about an hour or a little more (playing a sport, taking occasional breaks for water, etc), I start to feel fatigued before everyone else does, then I feel extremely sick to the point of having to sit down, not wanting to move. In extreme cases, I've been unwell for more than two entire days after. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Aug 5, 2012 - 20 answers

Nutrition intro

I know next to nothing about nutrition. Help! [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jul 31, 2012 - 15 answers

How healthy is my seemingly healthy soup diet?

Just how healthy is my Chunky Campell's Vegetable soup? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Jul 18, 2012 - 23 answers

I invited strep throat to dinner, but he just won't eat!

Seems likely I have strep throat. I went to the doctor and they did rapid testing but it came back negative, now they're making a culture to make sure. This will take two days, but since I have all the symptoms of strep (and lack many of tonsillitis), I'd be willing to guess I have strep throat. They haven't put me on antibiotics yet, so it looks like I'm staying sick for a while. What can I eat to keep myself healthy and happy until I know more? [more inside]
posted by Strass on Jul 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Get thee behind me, refined sugar! Come forth, fruit!

I know fruit is delicious and good for you. But how to make my brain believe it and eat it more? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jun 29, 2012 - 37 answers

what websites/apps for tracking the nutrition of my actual diet?

Nutrition website/app filter: I want to track the nutritional values of what I actually eat in relation to accepted norms of good health. I've used this website: http://​www.​myfoodrecord​.com/​mainnat.html, which sorta does what I want, but I'm left feeling there's probably something better out there these days. [more inside]
posted by 5Q7 on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

It's not easy, drinkin' greens.

Seeking "green powder" type supplement to add into my usual protein shakes. Can't be too nasty tasting, like the "green powder plus" I just gave away.
posted by Kalatraz on Jun 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Expensive Coconut Flour Going to Waste!

I got suckered into buying coconut flour; now I'm moving in four weeks and want to use it up. What can I make with this stuff? [more inside]
posted by thelastcamel on May 27, 2012 - 8 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

Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities?

Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Just tell me what to eat so I don't have to think about it.

What's the best/easiest way to increase my protein intake when eating is difficult for various complicated reasons? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Apr 30, 2012 - 29 answers

Midlife fitness tarpit.

Current fitness and nutrition regime counterproductive - help. If you had this happen to you and have worked around it, I'd like to hear about it. [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Apr 15, 2012 - 22 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

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. Hm. Anything smaller, maybe?

Have horses grown in size since the Middle Ages/Renaissance? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Which protein powder is right for me?

Protein powders, help me navigate the vast selection. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Feb 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Nutrition information databases?

Nutrition databases for processed food products? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 4, 2012 - 4 answers

How do you transform into an athlete?

How do people take fitness to the next level? How do you become an athlete? I need tips on reducing body fat % and becoming really, really strong, and I need perspective on the kind of effort I should be putting in. [more inside]
posted by carmel on Feb 3, 2012 - 26 answers

Explain to me why I'm right (or wrong)

Nutrition Filter: A&W Teen burger vs. Subway Club. Similar-ish nutritional information but the Subway Club is a better choice in terms of health.... right? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jan 18, 2012 - 21 answers

What Are We Really Counting?

How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Help a teenager design a nutrition/exercise plan

Please help a teenager come up with an exercise/nutritional regimen. [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jan 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Cut the juice loose--give me a substitute!

Is there a substitute drink that contains nutritional benefits similar to orange juice (vitamin C, folic acid, possibly calcium) without the high sugar or artificial sweeteners? [more inside]
posted by Fuego on Jan 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Red wine - cureall or other?

Nutrition related query re the benefits of red wine -if any. Boring details within. [more inside]
posted by Wrick on Jan 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Option other than Ensure

Please recommend high-calorie, high nutrition options/meal replacements for a person who has difficulty swallowing. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Dec 21, 2011 - 22 answers

What exercise & nutrition regimens really work?

Truths about working out and nutrition? [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Dec 16, 2011 - 22 answers

Is there any evidence that our ancestors actually were healthier than we are now?

Is there any evidence that our ancestors actually were healthier than we are now? [more inside]
posted by cairdeas on Dec 9, 2011 - 47 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

Mitigating nutritional impacts of long term PPI use

Hey, nutrition experts: I need some advice about taking vitamins and supplements with proton pump inhibitors. [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Nov 5, 2011 - 2 answers

But it's a salad!

What restaurant foods seem/sound healthy, but are actually shockingly unhealthy? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Oct 13, 2011 - 40 answers

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