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]
Have horses grown in size since the Middle Ages/Renaissance? [more inside]
Protein powders, help me navigate the vast selection. [more inside]
Nutrition databases for processed food products? [more inside]
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]
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]
How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
Please help a teenager come up with an exercise/nutritional regimen. [more inside]
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]
Nutrition related query re the benefits of red wine -if any. Boring details within. [more inside]
Please recommend high-calorie, high nutrition options/meal replacements for a person who has difficulty swallowing. [more inside]
Truths about working out and nutrition? [more inside]
Is there any evidence that our ancestors actually were healthier than we are now? [more inside]
Do multigrain hot cereal mixes have a nutritional advantage over single whole grains (i.e. oatmeal)? [more inside]
Hey, nutrition experts: I need some advice about taking vitamins and supplements with proton pump inhibitors. [more inside]
What restaurant foods seem/sound healthy, but are actually shockingly unhealthy? [more inside]
I am a junk food eating endurance athlete looking for books and other resources to inspire me change my diet and eating habits. [more inside]
I'm trying to find the number of food products that are sold in the U.S. that contain high fructose corn syrup. I've done some preliminary searches and have found some lists, but I've come up dry when trying to find actual numbers. I'd like a reliable source that I can cite, but I'll take almost anything at this point. I am at a university and have access to a large number of subscription database resources, so I'll keep looking. But I thought metafilter might be able to help out here.
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]
Please tell me everything you know about the ViSalus Science Program. [more inside]
"Cell Food." Really? [more inside]
Help me eat more yogurt! I only like certain foods with yogurt. What else might I like? [more inside]
So, I'm vegetarian and I can't cook due to multiple disabilities. Does the following food meet all my nutritional needs? If not, what other no-cook foods could I add in? [more inside]
I know the scientific hows and whys of losing weight. Please hack my brain to get it back in the right head space. [more inside]
Easiest ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet? [more inside]
Diet question: What's the secret to increasing exercise, eating less, and feeling satisfied (not hungry)?
weight loss filter: how do you balance an increase in exercise (calorie burn) with a decrease of calorie intake without feeling really hungry all the time? [more inside]
What are the likely health effects of not eating vegetables? [more inside]
Apart from its overdose potential, is there anything wrong with using potassium chloride to supplement my daily potassium intake? [more inside]
A friend of mine is looking for someone (ideally a professional someone) to help deal with her 6-year-old son's eating issues. What sorts of professionals are best suited to addressing this sort of thing? Is she likely to find what she is looking for locally (she lives in central California)? [more inside]
Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
I've looked on the iTunes store for a glycemic index iPad app and the five or six I looked through all got horrible reviews. Do you use a GI app, and if so, which do you like? Both paid and free are fine. I'd also be open to other food tracking apps if they are really great. It should be compatible with a low carb / paleo type diet. Thanks.
Rice > pasta/bread? [more inside]
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?
What are your packing and predeparture tips for making light-moderate backpacking trips more enjoyable and less painful and exhausting? [more inside]
Tips for generating personal consistency? You're going to fall out of the saddle in life, and you're going to have to get back on. How do you make that getting-back-on process easier? Example problems inside. [more inside]
Couple nutrition-related questions concerning fruit smoothies. [more inside]
VegetarianDietFilter: Please help me stock my fridge with pre-cooked and/or raw meals and meal components for a vegetarian trying to kick processed/junk foods ... and who doesn't like tofu, seitan, or hummus. [more inside]
What five things do you recommend a person do to make themselves healthier, slimmer and overall a better person in 30 days? [more inside]
'Second Career' snowflake considering going back to school to become a nutritionist/dietitian . . . would love advice! [more inside]
Hello! We are getting a Maltese puppy (12 weeks old) soon and I want to give him the best dog food there is. I've heard about Blue Buffalo, Science Diet and Wellness. [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!
Careers related to nutrition/diet that don't involve working with people as clients/patients? [more inside]
Wondering about using 20garms of Whey in the morning for my "am" food. Will it help me lose weight or expand the benefit of my exercise or does it only make you bulk up? [more inside]
Please suggest names for a healthy living website... [more inside]
I once read that Einstein had several outfits exactly the same, so he didn't waste time figuring out what to wear. Has anyone done this with food; specifically, figuring out exactly what to eat over the course of a week to provide exactly the right amounts of all the proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, etc. that the body needs? If so, is this menu available? [more inside]
Is there a scientific consensus—ideally based on controlled, peer-reviewed, longitudinal, independently replicated studies—that an organic diet is healthier than a non-organic diet? [more inside]
Why aren't I losing weight anymore, despite meticulously tracking my calorie intake and exercising? [more inside]
I'm looking for the recipe for "Instant Mouse" from The New Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier. Is it kosher to not buy the book, but ask for the recipe? I did used to own it...
What are the best Android apps for nutrition-diet-exercise? Just got my first Android phone (love it!) and am looking for the apps of my dreams.
I would like a good, no bs, book on vegan nutrition. [more inside]