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Real Live Permanent Weight Loss?

Are you a MeFite who has finally succeeded in keeping weight off, after more than one try? I successfully lost 10 pounds in 2015, and have in the last year, put ALL OF IT back on. What should I do differently this time? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Dec 3, 2016 - 38 answers

Need guidance on sticking to a serious news and social media diet

Another question inspired by recent events: I need a major break from the bad news, negativity, doom and gloom projections, etc. How do I stick to a life diet that doesn't include the the 24-hour news cycle and social media? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Nov 9, 2016 - 8 answers

Eat the right thing

What specifically do you tell yourself to successfully override food or alcohol (or other) cravings, drives towards emotional eating, temptation, etc.? [more inside]
posted by flourpot on Nov 2, 2016 - 45 answers

Why do so many lactose intolerant people continue to eat dairy?

Although I have almost entirely adjusted to the lactose intolerant lifestyle over the last few months, it never ceases to amaze me that lactose intolerance is supposed to be the default, yet dairy is such a permanent fixture of the American diet! There's cheese and/or milk in nearly everything. My question to is: why do so many lactose intolerant people continue to eat dairy? [more inside]
posted by Delia on Oct 29, 2016 - 60 answers

Name my blog: weightloss + health issues + healthy cooking

Help name my blog! It's going to be about my weightloss journey and healthy lifestyle choices, etc. More details inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Game-ify my health

I am looking for a health/fitness app to use to encourage some needed lifestyle changes. I want it to be fun, set challenges, track food, and be competitive among a small group of friends. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 7, 2016 - 2 answers

Is this a food allergy? If not, what is it?

A few years ago, while I was writing about drinks, I started experiencing some … symptoms within an hour or so of getting home. As a courtesy I will describe them after the jump. [more inside]
posted by fedward on Oct 5, 2016 - 15 answers

Where can I find trustworthy nutrition and diet information?

I'm currently participating in the "Whole Life Challenge" which has me eating a paleo-ish diet for 2 months. I've been surprised by how quickly I've acclimated to it. It's gotten me interested in understanding more about nutrition. I'm particularly interested in actual facts regarding "paleo eating" and what nutritionists/doctors actually think of as a healthy diet these days. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo on Oct 5, 2016 - 13 answers

5:2 Diet with a Thyroid Condition?

Why am I GAINING?! [more inside]
posted by ChickenBear on Sep 27, 2016 - 15 answers

Eating out on a low FODMAP diet in Portland, OR?

My folks are in town this weekend and Mom is on a low FODMAP diet (the strict version). Looking for recommendations for restaurants (any area of Portland) that will have options for her to choose from, and that are good at helping out people with unusual food allergies. [more inside]
posted by finding.perdita on Sep 19, 2016 - 8 answers

I'm morbidly obese. Where do I start?

I’m in terrible physical shape. I've written a long explanation of my situation and a short question inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2016 - 79 answers

FictionFilter: what are the consequences of an all-fish diet?

I'm writing a piece of fiction in which the characters' diet consists entirely of fish. Ocean-caught fish if it matters, but it's not set in a specific time or place so let's say that pollution does not affect the fish. What would be the consequences of an all-fish diet? [more inside]
posted by dysh on Sep 11, 2016 - 13 answers

Good cookbooks for healthy eating

I am looking for a good cookbook that emphasizes fresh vegetables and fruits and contains mix and match meal plans with rough caloric amounts for each meal. [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Aug 22, 2016 - 4 answers

'Twas the Best of Candies - Uh, No, 'Twas the WORST of Candies

Crappy nostalgia-filter! Trying to remember the name these weird, powdery little diet candy tablets that were briefly sold during the 1990s. They were profoundly strange and I've never seen anything like them before or since. Everything I can remember under the fold. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Help me deal with an irrational loathing for a healthy thing

A few years ago, I had One Of Those relationships, and ended up with an irrational distaste for health smoothies/shakes, among other baggage I am mostly successfully recovering from. Anyone have any approaches to convincing myself to like a thing that reminds me of a really dark place in my life, because it's good for me? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 9, 2016 - 16 answers

How did I lose weight?

How did I lose weight? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Jun 22, 2016 - 71 answers

Mindful snacks for a busy person

I've started seeing a dietitian who has recommended a mindful approach to food and eating as part of my ongoing progress towards health. I'm a busy student and freelancer who is about 50/50 at home or rushing about town to uni, meetings, jobs and shows, but I love cooking: I'd really like to have some mindful snacks that I can have at home or carry in my bag on busy days. What do you recommend, Mefites? [Special snowflakes inside, produced and packed in Australia] [more inside]
posted by prismatic7 on Jun 1, 2016 - 11 answers

How to lose 3 lbs

How do you lose fat when you only have a tiny amount to lose? [more inside]
posted by yawper on May 18, 2016 - 23 answers

Just the nutritious facts, ma'am.

I'm looking for the best book (or other source) on nutrition. Not a diet book. Not anything with an opinion (to the extent that's possible). I just would like to read a book that describes what's going on with our bodies and the foods and nutrients we put into them. How exactly are the major nutrients metabolized? In what order over what time period? What are the functions of the various amino acids? What do the various vitamins and minerals do? And so forth. I just want to know what's going on, because I can't read a thousand diet and exercise books all pushing some points over others. I have a technical background, so I can handle and appreciate decently-complex explanations of biochemistry and the like. In fact, I like that stuff. Just as long as it starts at the beginning and builds up to that. So just, the cold, hard, comprehensive facts on nutrition, please. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on May 17, 2016 - 14 answers

Help me get my food budget under control

My food budget has always been higher than I'd like due to the fact that I eat a lot, and generally eat very healthy. Lately, though, it's been spiraling out of control. I'm looking for suggestions on how to stop blowing money on expensive things I can't afford, as well as how to generally get things under control given my very specific dietary needs (would-be ethical vegan who doesn't process starches well). [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on May 12, 2016 - 24 answers

Alcohol intolerance: seriously? Has anyone experienced this?

I have been on a journey since October to figure out what the hell is wrong with my body. [more inside]
posted by uncannyslacks on May 6, 2016 - 23 answers

Help me gain weight in a healthy, sustainable way

I have a lot of problems trying to maintain or gain weight. I know, many people wish they had my problem, but it's been a longstanding issue. I've always felt like I was too skinny. I'm 6' and I've never been over 147 lb in my life. I'm currently 140. I know I should get more calories in, but I rarely have enough of an appetite to eat enough healthy food to gain in any real noticeable way. I'm not sure if I should be taking something extra like protein powder. I've also started running, so I've started to see a bit of weight loss there that I'd like to avoid. I think I should be closer to 150-155, but I don't know how to get there without eating crap or gaining it all in my gut. Suggestions? Oh and I'm in my 40s if that means anything.
posted by theNonsuch on Apr 25, 2016 - 26 answers

Ideas for recipes and resturants when on a restrictive diet

My niece has been having some GI issues and has just been put on a restrictive diet. She is at my house this weekend and I am looking for some recipes and possible restaurants that would have a lot of options for her this weekend and going forward? Cuisines that don't tend to utilize these elements? websites with recipes for people on restricted diets? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Apr 22, 2016 - 17 answers

Given the Taubes/Lustig view on sugar, why not use dextrose everywhere?

If we assume the (increasingly accepted) view that sugar, in any decent quantity, is a highly unhealthy thing to eat, and that the main culprit is actually fructose, is there any good reason to not aggressively replace sugar or HFCS with dextrose? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Apr 7, 2016 - 10 answers

Person in fragile health needs recommendations!

Asking for a friend: What are some gentle activities and general advice for a substantially overweight fortyish man in weak health who needs to turn things around? He has not received good support from doctors and his job does not permit him to take time off during clinic hours in any case. See inside! [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Apr 6, 2016 - 19 answers

Getting rid of a middle aged beer belly

I'm a fit 51 year old bloke but I can't ever seem to shift my beer belly. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema on Apr 6, 2016 - 30 answers

Resources and suggestions for a low-carb diet

I'm a late-30s female interested in trying a low-carb diet. I'm kind of intimidated by the wealth of information out there, some of it contradictory, and I don't know what to trust. Looking for suggestions of best practices. [more inside]
posted by fluffysocksarenice on Mar 17, 2016 - 21 answers

Will raising our child on a vegetarian diet put her at a disadvantage?

My partner has been involved in a somewhat casual debate on Facebook between herself and another friend who is from a scientific background about whether the fact that a carnivorous diet is best for raising a newborn or not. We'd like to gather some scientific evidence to get to the bottom of this the best we can. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Mar 16, 2016 - 16 answers

Just how specific does calorie counting need to be?

For the 2,112th time, I have started tracking calories in a food journal and I have some questions about accuracy. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 13, 2016 - 21 answers

Food-Positive, Body-Positive, Meditative Nutrition/Diet Advice

Can you point me to some good resources for developing a better diet, given my particular situation and my very persnickety preferences regarding tone? [more inside]
posted by meese on Mar 4, 2016 - 19 answers

Best snacks to buy in bulk on Amazon?

Bonus points for diet-friendly but all snacks welcome. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Mar 1, 2016 - 9 answers

Reliable nutritional/dietary info on lard, please?

Over the last year, I've incorporated home-rendered lard into my cooking and baking. But I'm not entirely sure, from a nutritional/dietary standpoint, what I'm doing. Do you have reputable sources on lard's pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Feb 26, 2016 - 10 answers

Health effects of kefir and/or yogurt?

I'm interested in the short-term and/or long-term effects of eating fermented dairy products. I would be especially interested to know how kefir (or yogurt) affects the GI tract, the microflora balance, metabolism, weight, etc. [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Feb 25, 2016 - 6 answers

Tips for getting my ferritin up?

I’m a 31-year-old iron-deficient menstruating lady. My doctor would like my ferritin level to increase before my husband and I try to conceive. However, iron supplements make me feel awful (not just for digestive reasons). Details inside. [more inside]
posted by bananacabana on Feb 25, 2016 - 21 answers

Help me upgrade my vegetarian diet for pregnancy

I am trying to upgrade the nutritional content of my vegetarian diet for potential pregnancy. Looking for any suggestions to improve my current habits. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Feb 25, 2016 - 24 answers

Are the health effects of poor eating during young adulthood reversible?

I recently rewatched Supersize Me a documentary which goes into the deleterious effects fast food has on the human body. The short-term changes in (director and star) Morgan's physical and mental well-being were readily apparent, but then I got to wondering about the long-term effects. Medical experts of MeFi: Assuming someone like Morgan eats fast food for years as a young adult then switches to a healthy diet, what long term complications would he notice later in life? Are these side-effects reversible? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Feb 23, 2016 - 11 answers

Maybe my scale's broken?

I have weight to lose, but my body won't respond to anything I try. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by blerghamot on Feb 19, 2016 - 36 answers

My Fitness Frenemy

I have started and quit My Fitness Pal so many times, but this time I am determined to make it work for me. Please help me use it without so much aggravation! Questions inside... [more inside]
posted by carlypennylane on Jan 24, 2016 - 13 answers

Cooking for a less-than-adventurous dieter

How do I start cooking healthy for a family that isn't used to kale and quinoa? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Jan 11, 2016 - 45 answers

If I didn't need food to live, I probably wouldn't eat

I do not like to cook or prepare food. It's a character flaw, I realize, but for whatever reason I don't like to spend time on food. This leads to me eating out a lot, just because it's simple. I'm looking for foods that are healthy, filling, but also have the lowest prep time possible. Non-perishables would be a plus. I'm also fairly active, so high energy foods would be good as well. Am I asking too much, or are there foods that fit the bill?
posted by holmesian on Jan 6, 2016 - 44 answers

Upgrade my bean bowl and noodle soup! (No sugar and salt edition)

I've been trying a no sugar/complex carbohydrates diet by dumping vegetables and canned salmon together with beans in a bowl, or dumping vegetables and canned salmon together with shirataki noodles in a bowl and then pouring in hot water. This gets old, fast. What are some ways to simply upgrade the taste of my meals, without added sugar, simple carbohydrates, or too much added salt? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jan 5, 2016 - 21 answers

Simple online calorie diary that let's me just add numbers?

I'd like an online calorie diary that is simple, let's me just add the calorie numbers that I already know for a meal instead of making me search for each item. And then keep track of how I am meeting pre-determined goals. [more inside]
posted by cda on Dec 31, 2015 - 9 answers

Six months of health coach + Power of Habit = superwoman?

My Christmas present to myself is six months of a health coach who is also a registered dietitian. I recently fell in love with The Power of Habit. I would like suggestions on how to maximize the next six months to build healthy habits that will net real health and fitness changes now and stick with me over the years. [more inside]
posted by instamatic on Dec 30, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me develop the patience to get fit.

I am a 45 year old man who needs to lose 60 pounds. I have come to terms with this. I need to quit drinking, eat less processed food (I'm a vegetarian, but still), and exercise. I used to be an athlete. I was a distance runner a decade ago before letting myself go. I have a game plan for diet and exercise, but I need advice on one aspect of the process. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 27, 2015 - 17 answers

Fat vs. Sugar

Which is worse in my diet? I know there are volumes of material on this subject (that's part of the problem) and that managing both of these is important. But which should I pay most attention to? Does fat really not make you fat (as the low-carb people say) or are both horrible? [more inside]
posted by tunewell on Dec 11, 2015 - 23 answers

Going from "improvisational cook" to "calorie counting."

I do all of the cooking in our house. Most of the time I'm just throwing meals together with what's on sale or in the fridge rather than following A Recipe, and I'd like to keep working that way if possible. My partner wants to start counting calories, and I want to start providing her with useful data. I think I get the basic idea of how to make this work (weigh stuff before you put it in the pot, write down amounts, do math) but I'd love any specific tips or tricks from people who have made this transition themselves.
posted by nebulawindphone on Dec 9, 2015 - 24 answers

How to reorient my exercise regimen (and diet) toward fat loss?

Hi- I'm trying to figure out how to change up my exercise routine and diet to work on fat loss, as opposed to an emphasis on building strength. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Nov 28, 2015 - 14 answers

What sort of diet/exercise should I do to look better?

I'm interested in looking more attractive for myself and my partner. In particular, I'd like to improve definition and increase size of my arms, chest and abs. What specific exercises and dietary changes will best achieve this? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Nov 28, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me find some good food to eat with these disparate restrictions

Due to a newly diagnosed medical condition I have been given a list of food restrictions that has slashed the kinds of food I can eat by...a lot. I'm out of ideas, help! [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Nov 24, 2015 - 34 answers

Diet for elderly post-surgery weight gain

My father (in his 80s) has just finished a series of joint-related surgeries. His appetite has been diminishing for years, but between the surgeries and some problems with his meds -- now resolved -- he was nauseated for a period and his weight plummeted. He's got his appetite back, more or less, but we can't seem to put weight back on. YANOD, but his doctor's advice is appetite and med-related, and we'd like to know what foods (or meals?) would be best for sustained, healthy weight gain. Thank you!
posted by Stevia Agave on Nov 13, 2015 - 15 answers

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