Why do I find a very low calorie diet easier than moderately low calorie diet? [more inside]
posted by whoaali
on Nov 6, 2013 -
I'm trying to lose weight, again. One thing I perpetually struggle with is the impulse to snack, especially in the afternoon and evening. I'm trying to distract myself from snacking with new and exciting calorie free beverages, and I'm stuck in a rut. I love Diet Coke, but am trying to reduce my intake of chemical sweeteners. Plain water is obvious, and seltzer with citrus is only a little less so. I've experimented with cold brewing green tea, and I like that, but I am looking for more creative ideas. What are your favorite ZERO CALORIE beverages? I am really not interested in anything that involves any form of sugar. Ideally your idea does not involve artificial sweetener, but if it's an enchanting concoction that REQUIRES aspartame or sucralose, I'm down. I am in the U.S., if that matters, and you may assume I can procure just about any ingredient/beverage within reason. I'm interested in product recommendations as well as recipes, and note that I'm fine with a moderate level of fiddliness, as a project recipe that ends in calorie free indulgence will keep me away from the chips and ice cream for MINUTES AT A TIME. :)
posted by little mouth
on Sep 18, 2013 -
Okay, I'm looking for websites or books that have recipes that are 20-30 minutes and have calorie information. I found a lot of quick recipe books but they often don't have calorie information. Looking for recommendations.
posted by bananafish
on Jan 9, 2013 -
I always hear that the traditionally heavy US diet ( or any " traditional" cuisine, really ) was developed for people working long hard hours of manual labor, farm work, etc., so what did the people who had sedentary, less active jobs eat? What were the historical diets of people who didn't haul lumber through the woods or dig ditches, but recorded numbers or did accounting or translated documents?
posted by The Whelk
on Jun 22, 2012 -
Looking for recipes that are low to very low calorie, filling and full of volume, made with whole foods and whole ingredients, gluten and grain free, and lower carb if possible. Thank you so much! I love really spicy stuff too.
posted by skjønn
on Nov 28, 2011 -
I have decided to try to kick-start my severely stalled weight loss by seriously cutting back carbs. Obstacle: I am now have a paid gig as a food writer/restaurant reviewer and I'll be ordering three course meals in restaurants once or twice a week, in addition to attending various restaurant openings and general food-related events. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jun 30, 2011 -
Recommend versions of my favorite foods, or alternatives to them, that are healthful, low-calorie, and nonetheless tasty. [more inside]
posted by foursentences
on Jun 9, 2011 -
I have a little packet of ten kalamata olives in approximately two tablespoons (as a conservative estimate) of herby oil , and the nutrition info claims the whole packet contains 180 kcal. This leads to the question, how is calorie count estimated for food packaged in a calorific medium such as oil when most of the oil is usually left in the jar or drained off? [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on May 3, 2011 -
Friend is trying to cut costs in her budget.
Does anyone know a website that's as comprehensive and easy-to-use as MyFoodDiary.com
, but doesn't cost $9 a month? [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Apr 28, 2011 -
I have a usb barcode scanner. I'd like to know if there is some kind of web application (or a program that I can download) whereby I scan the barcode of a particular food item and the nutritional information is retrieved. In particular, I'm interested in this so I can keep track of my calorie intake. I've done some searching and found a few iphone apps. However, I don't have an iphone (or any kind of cell phone), so these don't really work for me.
posted by Proginoskes
on Apr 26, 2011 -
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 -
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]
posted by captain cosine
on Mar 21, 2009 -
Does draught Guinness really have less calories than skimmed milk? Wikipedia seems to think so but is that right, and can you help me understand why? Thank you :)
posted by fingerbang
on Oct 29, 2006 -