What are some (at least slightly) healthy alternatives to muffins, pudding, cupcakes and chocolate? Everybody I know favours savoury -- but I favour the sweet stuff! My attempts to eat well eventually derail because while I have lots of healthy savoury options, I've got no healthy sweet options. [more inside]
I've started eating raw cacao beans and I really like them. Are the nutritional claims true? [more inside]
Please help me find a diet/nutrition plan that takes into account my lack of a kitchen. [more inside]
Maximizing the benefits of my late-night bike rides....? I like to go out for a vigorous (to me) bike ride late at night (around 1am). I can do about 30km in 55 minutes or so. However, I'm at a loss as to how to ensure that I'm reaping the most benefit from my effort. [more inside]
How do I figure out how nutritious my meals are? [more inside]
Recommendations for a Vitamin B-Complex supplement that won't make me want to vomit? [more inside]
How do I main a healthy lifestyle while traveling for work? [more inside]
Favorite books or websites dealing with good muscle-building nutrition? [more inside]
Looking for a diet regimen recommendation, like a daily meal guide (also, vegetarian). [more inside]
Post-partum vegetarian healthy food help. [more inside]
I am 37, 5'9", 185 & just had a minor heart attack. Diagnosis: diffuse coronary disease. I swim several times a week, and eat well. But I have questions about my new diet, the one that will help me lose 30 - 50 lbs in 2 years, as my cardiologist wants. [more inside]
TMI about digestive tract, papyrophagy inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for software or a service that allows me to plan balanced meals that are free of acid reflux triggers. [more inside]
I eat oatmeal for breakfast pretty much every day. Help me build a bowl that is as jam-packed with nutrition as possible, while still tasty. [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with Sunrider nutritional products? We have friends who tell positive, though anecdotal, stories about their physical effects. I know about MLMs, and have no intention of making a business. I'm just wondering if it is worth buying this stuff, or is there equivalent in our little, rural health food store. We are healthy people with a good diet, not looking for miracle cures.
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.
What should i consume immediately after a work-out ? If i'm not a fan of powdered protein ? [more inside]
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]
In my family we've always said that if you have an intense craving for a food that you don't normally eat, it's because your body really needs something in it (and that all efforts should be made to acquire said food-- this has led to some funny stories). Following this (seeming) logic, I am curious if any nutritionists understand why I get insanely intense cravings (only about once every 6 weeks or so) for egg salad sandwiches. Because, you see, eggs normally make me really nauseated. Scrambled especially (I basically can't eat them, for whatever reason). But when I need egg salad BAD, it's literally the only food that appeals to me in the entire world. (And it's ALWAYS egg salad-- I don't have too many other of these sudden cravings.) It doesn't even need to be good egg salad. It can even be warm (yuck). But nothing else seems to fill the need. Any idea what might be in it that my body is so sorely missing? This is perplexing, since I have the cravings again tonight.
I am in my third trimester of pregnancy - from the moment I knew I was pregnant, I cut out artificial sweeteners (in addition to other things) from my diet. [more inside]
What the best formula for Calcium supplements? [more inside]
Which cruciferous vegetables should I eat? [more inside]
Is running 3+ miles 4 or more times a week hurting my muscle mass gains? I'm alternating jump rope in 1-2x a week with it for 30 minute sessions. [more inside]
I need software that will track my nutritional intake. It would track calories, carbs, protean, fats and keep them in a date base for reference. It should have a good sized date base of foods already in it and be able to have new ones added. This is for a pre-intel Mac preferably, or online if need by. Free or cheap would make me happy. [more inside]
How much sugar do I consume every year without my knowledge? [more inside]
So I've got some sort of rheumatoid condition. My mentor has suggested I go to a macrobiotic nutritionist to get them to come up with the right meal plan for me. Maybe even make it. Is there someone who does this in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Is there any benefit to not mixing fruit and cereals? My sister-in-law is seeing an iridologist, who claims this is a no-no. Has anyone heard this from a credible source? [more inside]
What is the best multivitamin for men 35-40 years old?
Need to find a peer-reviewed journal available online, right now, that can provide me with an article (case study!) that it no more than 3 years old, about childhood nutrition, specifically obesity, for free. [more inside]
What's a good 6 AM, pre-swim liquid breakfast? [more inside]
In a can of Reddi Wip Fat Free, which claims to contain 40 servings at 5 calories each, are there really just 200 calories in the whole can? (In other words, are they allowed to round down the exact serving size and/or number of calories, when the serving size is so tiny?) If not, what's the max number of calories that could actually be in there, and is there any way I can find out that true exact number?
I'm trying to find out how naturally thin people eat, so I can see if I can model some of my new habits after them. I'm also very curious (as someone with dysfunctional eating habits) just what is "normal" to some people. So...are you naturally thin/average in terms of weight? What is your typical day like in terms of meals and snacks? [more inside]
LiquidNutritionfilter: I know a little about sports nutrition, and a little about parenteral nutrition. Is there a nutritionally complete liquid that healthy people can drink such that the only other necessary is water? If not, what liquid comes closest to being The One Food? If it's not commercially available, what's the closest to it you can buy? [more inside]
How can I get my toddler to drink milk? [more inside]
Ingestible supplements for long distance running that are safe, effective, and not intrinsically disgusting? [more inside]
Interesting poems that A) are related to foods or eating in some way, B) would take less than two minutes to read out loud, and C) are in the public domain (or are otherwise available for non-commercial use without seeking permission)?
Can anyone recommend a recipe nutrition figure-outer? [more inside]
Please point me in the direction of a website that explains in simple terms exactly what food labels are talking about. [more inside]
Foodies of AskMe, help me with a food-substitution puzzle-- specifically, Tater Tots. (Any other healthy substitution suggestions also welcome). [more inside]
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]
How likely is it to switch the eating patterns of a sister pair of 1 year old cats without them becoming overweight? [more inside]
I get very moody if I don't eat in the morning. If I don't eat until 3-4pm I get headaches, drowsiness and feel nauseous.. I think I've always had this. Since I usually eat enough it doesn't really bother me. I'm 21, male, and a vegetarian. What do I have?
Help me prepare a nutritious menu plan for someone who's going to a 5-day Burning Man type campout. [more inside]
How many calories does a plus-sized woman need during pregnancy? [more inside]
How much sugar is too much for a toddler? [more inside]
Protein bars: Best low-fat high-protein recipes? I'm trying to cut out spending money on Luna, Balance, and Clif Builder bars, but all the recipes I can find have about as much fat as protein, and certainly don't make the minimum 30-30-40 grade. Yes, even the Alton Brown one. Alternatively, recommend pescotarian, easily portable high-protein food sources (cottage cheese isn't portable enough). [more inside]
I have a fast metabolism and I want to give myself enough fuel to put on muscle with weight training. What should I eat from a nutrition standpoint? There's too much diet fad noise out there... [more inside]
How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell? [more inside]
I have a friend/roommate with some interesting dietary restrictions. Any help? [more inside]