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Calories in, calories out

Help me figure out how to think about my calorie intake. Should I view it in terms of the net or the gross? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Nov 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me understand my body and weight loss.

I weigh myself every weekday at work on the same scale (an electronic medical-grade scale they use for patients at the hospital where I work) and at the same time of day. I have noticed that when I go off my diet for a few days and my weight creeps up, that that excess weight falls off again when I return to my diet much more quickly than the weight I've been carrying for awhile. Why? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Jul 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Why is this almond milk different?

I am traveling in Europe and have found unsweetened almond milk here with very different nutritional information than I find in the US. Help me figure out what's diffferent, or if one country just has the wrong information. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Jun 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Fitbit snowflake: which one will work for me?

It's that time of year again when the REI dividend is in the air, and I am thinking about a Fitbit (though if a Jawbone is really what I want, persuade me). Criteria that are making this difficult inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Mar 29, 2014 - 13 answers

I want to eat a lot. How should I work out?

What kind of exercise regimen can I get into that will allow me to/require me to eat a lot? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2014 - 21 answers

Why am I not losing weight?

YANMD but should I see one? Seemingly unable to lose weight with diet and exercise. Details within. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Feb 2, 2014 - 40 answers

What's the better weight-loss strategy, Weight Watchers or MyFitnessPal?

I'm currently on a campaign against the 20 pounds I've put on over the last 2 years (stress eating, sedentary lifestyle, post-30 metabolism drop, you name it). I hear great things about Weight Watchers, but my buddy also introduced me to the MyFitnessPal app, which is free. Weight watchers is all about "points" (carbs, fat, fiber, protein), while the app focuses exclusively on calories in, calories out. Which is better, for weight loss? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Calorie counting app for iphone that doesn't require weight input

I'm searching for a calorie counting app that doesn't require me to enter my weight to use it. This rules out myfitnesspal and lose it. I've downloaded and deleted a dozen apps because every single one won't let me bypass the "weight" screen. It seems like it really shouldn't be so hard to just track calories/nutrients/vitamins without doing it for weight loss. Can anyone suggest an app that does what I want?
posted by Violet Hour on Oct 9, 2013 - 17 answers

3 stacked dice = One serving of cheese

Like many modern US Americans, I've come to realize that I have a VERY inflated idea about what a "normal" portion size is. I need to get my head right, so that this is normal, not this. I want to be one of those people who gets nauseous at the very idea of eating too much food, and I want every tip/trick/mental hack/and idea in the book to do it! Tiny portion eaters of metafilter, please show me the way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2013 - 43 answers

Calorie counting for fresh food cooking

What's the best way to count calories when you're cooking food from scratch? How do you count calories? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 9, 2013 - 27 answers

Interesting foods to pack in the calories?

I need 3000 to 3500 calories a day to maintain my current (healthy) weight. Currently, I eat like a normal person, plus a full-sized bag of chips. This keeps my weight stable, but is obviously not ideal. Sometimes I have a fourth meal instead. I also eat a lot of peanuts. I love cooking and eating, but I'm kind of annoyed by this. It's feeling a bit like a chore. Ideas for foods / meals that are high calorie and healthy?
posted by Nothing on Jul 17, 2013 - 21 answers

What's a good calorie counting app to pair with a FitBit?

For my birthday I treated myself to a Fitbit One, and I'd like to try counting calories for a while, mostly for funsies, although I do have a few KGs to lose (I'm still in a healthy BMI, but want to halt any weight gain before it gets out of control). Trouble is I don't tend to eat packaged foods. What's a good option? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Apr 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Is ice skating really that good an exercise for the beginner?

Everything I am reading about ice skating raves about what a wonderful workout it is and how you will develop a core-o'steel and burn no end of calories! How true is that, really, for the beginner? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Mar 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Math not adding up. Why am I not losing a lot of weight?

Mid-twenties male, eating extremely healthily, exercising very well, very happy with his setup here. But very curious why the pounds wouldn't just be falling off now, when they were at a maintenance level when I had the reverse habits as recently as a few months ago. (Or even any weight loss at all.) [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Mar 1, 2013 - 27 answers

Making the Great Canned Food Switch

Trying to figure out how much we really need to feed our cats. Hoping someone here can help because I've read everything and it sounds slightly as if I would be preparing my cats for careers as foie gras geese. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Nov 25, 2012 - 19 answers

The simple weight loss spreadsheet that eludes me...

This simple weight loss/calorie defect spreadsheet from years ago eludes me...hivemind, help! [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Oct 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Calories ingested

Do I get all the calories from everything I eat? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Jul 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Calories burnt while cycling

Can anyone recommend a reliable webtool to calculate calories burnt while cycling? [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Jun 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Why am I losing weight when I'm eating more?

Why am I continuing to lose weight when I've been increasing my caloric intake, and haven't changed my exercise habits at all. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jun 10, 2012 - 13 answers

iPhone App that tracks Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories?

Is there an iPhone App that tracks ALL of the following aspects of health: Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories (aka food consumption)? There's plenty of apps that track 2 or 3 of these things, but is there one that tracks ALL of them?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Is my metabolism really this sluggish?

Does the Nike Fuel Band calculate total calories burned or calories over basal metabolic rate? I have a hard time believing that, at 6:44 PM, I have only burned 376 calories since 12 AM. [more inside]
posted by Punctual on Apr 18, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Tasty tex-mex for under 650 calories

The 650 calorie Tex-Mex meal - how to do it? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker on Feb 23, 2012 - 20 answers

But I'm still on the 2.5 lb barbell weights...

I am a small yet active female. How many calories should I eat in a day? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Feb 14, 2012 - 15 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

Best time to work out?

When is the best time of day for an individual to exercise (i.e. early morning, midday or evening) and what factors make that specific time the best time? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 18, 2011 - 10 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

Doesn't seem right, but it's working

I've found a successful routine for losing weight, but I'm confused about my calorie requirements seemingly being much lower than everyone else's. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 12, 2011 - 31 answers

Is there a free online resource for British calorie counters?

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]
posted by nowonmai on Sep 5, 2011 - 11 answers

How does this thing work?

Counting calories/exercise: Am I doing this right? [more inside]
posted by loveyhowell on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

What to eat?

I'm eating a certain number of calories per day and using My Fitness Pal to track my food. If, for example, I have most of my day's menu planned but have a certain number of calories, fat grams, protein grams, and carb grams I need to eat to meet my daily targets, is there a website that will tell me which foods fit those criteria? Like a calorie database in reverse, I guess. Does that exist?
posted by trillian on Aug 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Weight losers: Foods that minimize calories after drinking?

What foods do you eat to keep yourself feeling full or satiated before or after a high-calorie, low nutrition activity such as drinking? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

is this a healthy calorie deficit for this exercise plan?

Question regarding maximum calorie deficit, BMR and calories burned calculation in relation to my exercise plan. [more inside]
posted by chinabound on Jul 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Switching to the good stuff

Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 22, 2011 - 24 answers

2 x food = 2 x calorie intake?

fatfi: if you eat twice as much, do you take in twice the number of calories? Or does your body begin to ignore food or process it differently once you pass a certain threshold?
posted by omnigut on Jun 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Foot Pounds to Calories

There are plenty of charts that show calories burned from running. But is figuring calories burned lifting weights this simple? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on May 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Calories of Rice And Beans?

How many calories (ballpark) would there be in this bowl of rice and bean?s [more inside]
posted by Spurious on May 8, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I convert an existing GPS track to an estimate of calories burned?

How do I convert an existing GPS track to an estimate of calories burned? [more inside]
posted by mvd on May 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Does your body go into starvation mode?

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!
posted by Equiprimordial on Apr 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Free alternative to MyFoodDiary.com?

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 - 17 answers

Nom Nom Ow!

Is my diet triggering migraines? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Apr 19, 2011 - 25 answers

Why do you lose weight when you go overseas and feel hungrier and fatter in the US?

When I go overseas from the US, I almost inevitably lose weight. When I return to the US, my appetite increases a lot and I gain weight. Anyone know why this happens? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 15, 2011 - 47 answers

What's the current best-in-class calorie-tracking website?

What's the current best-in-class calorie-tracking website? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Feb 3, 2011 - 16 answers

If I'm limiting my carbs to 20-30 a day, how much should I factor in my overall calorie intake?

DietFilter! I want to lose 15-20 pounds by this autumn. If I'm limiting my carbs to 20-30 a day, how much should I factor in my overall calorie intake? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jan 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Nautilus TreadClimber - yay or nay?

Is the Nautilus Treadclimber at my gym REALLY as awesome at burning calories as it says it is? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Jan 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Are restuarants illegally keeping calories a secret?

Are restaurants breaking the law by not providing nutritional information, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Where are my zero-calorie butters, creams, lards, oils, and fats?

We have very effective artificial sweeteners that give the flavour of sugary foods without the calories. Why have we been so much less successful at creating the taste of fatty foods without the calories? Where are my zero-calorie butters, creams, lards, oils, and fats? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Oct 28, 2010 - 15 answers

calorie carryover

Is there a calorie counter app for the iPhone that adjusts your daily calorie allotment to account for what you (over)ate yesterday? [more inside]
posted by january on Sep 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Energy used when cycling hills vs flats

How does a bike ride on flat terrain compare with going up a hill and back down, in terms of energy use, exertion, etc.? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Jun 1, 2010 - 13 answers

When will I drop pounds and not just inches?

I'm losing inches, but not so many pounds. How long til the weight drops? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 18 answers

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