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Help me find a nutritionist in Chicago?

I need to create a new way of eating; I'd like to hear from people who have found a nutritionist or a doctor in Chicago who they like and trust. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Special Diet Cat Food

Is there somewhere online where I can compare the nutritional value of cat foods? Something similar to the "Nutritional Information" label on packaged human foods? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Jun 9, 2010 - 8 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

No veggies = sleepy student?

Help me help my roommate not be so tired all the time/ eat healthier. [more inside]
posted by Iggley on Apr 9, 2010 - 27 answers

How can I avoid getting tired while lifting weights?

How can I avoid getting tired while lifting weights? [more inside]
posted by fatty magoo on Apr 7, 2010 - 21 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

Luckily, I enjoy quinoa and kale...

EndoFilter: Have you followed an Endometriosis Diet? Did radical changes to your diet mitigate your symptoms? [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on Mar 23, 2010 - 15 answers

No GORP for me.

Can you suggest unprocessed or minimally processed foods for hiking day trips (approx. 12 hours) and three-day backpacking trips? The catch: no refined carbohydrates. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Why Am I Eating Like a Girl?

I'm trying to lose weight inside the normal BMI range. Am I eating too little? [more inside]
posted by Orchestra on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Good books for gardening?

What are some good introductory gardening, botany/plant biology, herb/herbal medicine, or nutrition books? [more inside]
posted by hannahelastic on Feb 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Nutritionally complete beverages for IBD?

Elemental diets/ enteral feeding/Liquid nutrition for IBD: any recommended brands or recipes you can share? What has worked for you when your body won't let you eat solid food? Bonus points for low cost, Ensure is expensive! [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Feb 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Pragmatic guide to choosing nutritious foods at the grocery store

Pragmatic guide to choosing nutritious foods at the grocery store [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Feb 17, 2010 - 37 answers

So one of those Egg Council creeps got to you too, huh?

Is there actually a link between eating eggs and having high choleterol? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Feb 8, 2010 - 19 answers

Nutrition Software

I'm in search of nutrition software that tracks more than calories, fat, and carbs. [more inside]
posted by TwisterSister on Jan 19, 2010 - 14 answers

I would buy your cheese if I was certain I could eat it...

Most lactose intolerant people can consume small amounts of lactose without becoming ill. So why do the nutritional labels on food and drink not list the amount of lactose the product contains? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jan 17, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I estimate the nutritional values for homemade yogurt?

How can I estimate the nutritional values for homemade yogurt? [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on Jan 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Why is fruit so much more nutritious than candy, when both are mostly sugar?

Why is fruit so much more nutritious than candy, when both are mostly sugar? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jan 10, 2010 - 45 answers

Salad Economics

What common salad bar items provide the best ratio of weight versus nutrient value for optimal cost-effectiveness? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 8, 2010 - 20 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

How to lose weight when veggies are mostly off limits?

Looking for dieting help given several dietary restrictions. I have Crohn's disease and cannot comfortably eat most veggies and fruits. Also, does dieting automatically mean I need to be hungry all the time? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Dec 22, 2009 - 21 answers

[ Nutrition-Filter ] Evaluate this 24 year-old guy's current diet!

[ Nutrition-Filter ] Evaluate this 24 year-old guy's current diet! [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on Dec 18, 2009 - 32 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

Am I considered a stoner if I eat hemp seed?

If I consume dietary hemp seed, will the THC show up on a drug test? [more inside]
posted by torquemaniac on Oct 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Can I fuel my human body off just SPIZ (nutrition drink), water, and the occasional "recreational" meal?

Has anyone ever attempted or documented using a "nutritionally complete" drink such as SPIZ that has all your daily values over a long period of time? [more inside]
posted by mikee on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

poor quality goji berries?

I bought some dried goji berries from my local asian market. They taste/look/smell similar to every other dried goji berry I've tried. However, according to the nutrition information on the package, they are different from other goji berries... [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Oct 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me recover from an intense workout!

What do you eat/drink (in addition to water) after a workout to help you recover more quickly? I keep reading suggestions that chocolate milk is the perfect recovery beverage, but I'm lactose intolerant and the idea of drinking straight milk makes my blood run cold. [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Sep 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Better nutrition ideas while in Mexico.

Better nutrition ideas while in Mexico. Have been here a month, on work. May stay another. Problem is, I tend to eat little, cook less; (male, 58, thin) and the heat and difficulty of getting fresh food compounds the situation. Is there a supplement or vitamin I could find in the health stores here that would help w/ weight and energy? and what should I be looking for?
posted by ebesan on Sep 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me design a simple nutrition calculator for a restaurant website.

How do I create a simple nutrition calculator for a restaurant website? [more inside]
posted by einarorn on Sep 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Researching African-American nutrition

Good resources for researching African-American attitudes towards and perceptions of nutrition? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Aug 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Which would make me fatter 10lb of fat, or 10lb of celery.

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.
posted by zeoslap on Jul 30, 2009 - 47 answers

need more fewd

Help me eat better / more often... [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Jul 29, 2009 - 10 answers

How to help someone who won't help themself

How do I deal with a spouse who is overweight and unhappy about it? He has been in this situation for 10 years. I’ve tried to be supportive, but I’m getting tired of hearing him complain and not seeing him do anything concrete to get results. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2009 - 33 answers

Nutrition books for my favorite ballerina?

What books/websites about nutrition would you recommend for a serious ballet student in her teens? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Bean and rice diet healthy?

I was thinking of going on a strictly bean and rice diet. Is this healthy for me?
posted by branvan on Jul 21, 2009 - 26 answers

How do you practice moderation when it comes to fatty or sugary foods?

How do you practice moderation when it comes to fatty or sugary foods? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Jul 13, 2009 - 28 answers

How to travel and volunteer for a very first timer?

My current volunteering gig is standing still, how do I search for a new one and be able to travel? [more inside]
posted by pixxie on Jul 12, 2009 - 6 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

Help me find graphs of nutrition and health/height

Where can I find visuals (graphs or ?) that show the relationship between height and nutrition? [more inside]
posted by peter_meta_kbd on Jun 17, 2009 - 8 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

How can I change my diet to reduce acne?

Can you personally recommend a nutrition regimen that reduces acne breakouts? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on May 24, 2009 - 26 answers

Why is there no protein-fortified beer?

Looking for vegetarian high-protein food ideas. More restrictions inside, but in summary: everything that has lots of protein is gross! [more inside]
posted by dame on May 19, 2009 - 48 answers

You Are What You Eat. I Eat Diplomas.

I'd like to get a certification in nutrition. Is Registered Dietitian (RD) the only well accepted credential? [more inside]
posted by 26.2 on May 17, 2009 - 6 answers

One potato, Two potato, Three potato, Four!

If I had ½ cup of sweet potato and ½ cup of potato, boiled and mashed (w/ 1 tablespoon of full cream/fat milk) with 1 cup of frozen vegetable (peas, corn, carrot) for dinner what type of nutritional value would it hold? [more inside]
posted by latch24 on May 13, 2009 - 14 answers

My desk at work needs a hammock.

Energy.. I need it. How do I keep my energy levels high while keeping calories low and working out hard? [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou on May 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Red Bull gives you more than wings, apparently.

Why do B-complex vitamins and zinc enhance orgasm? [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy on Apr 29, 2009 - 11 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

I feel like I'm absolutely terrible at cooking. How can I become better at it?

I feel like I'm absolutely terrible at cooking. How can I become better at it? I think my lack of recipes/ideas is what's killing me. I just stick to spaghetti and frozen dinners because I'm not sure what else to do. If I had things to make I'm sure I'd eventually become better at it. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 22, 2009 - 50 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

Where can I look up calorie information for typical Japanese foods?

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]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

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