My new FitBit reveals that I'm burning a lot more calories than I thought I was, despite the fact that after tracking my eating habits for two months, I've failed to lose any weight. WHY? [more inside]
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]
What kind of exercise regimen can I get into that will allow me to/require me to eat a lot? [more inside]
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?
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]
This simple weight loss/calorie defect spreadsheet from years ago eludes me...hivemind, help! [more inside]
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]
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]
How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
What restaurant foods seem/sound healthy, but are actually shockingly unhealthy? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
Is my diet triggering migraines? [more inside]
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]
Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else? [more inside]
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]
I've recorded my weight and the number of calories I've eaten each day for the past 6 months. I want to use to data to figure out the maximum number of calories I can eat each day without gaining weight. Any ideas on how to do this with statistics? [more inside]
Many MeFites are curious about metabolism, and so am I. I am particularly curious about metabolic rate testing: its accuracy, the experience, and whether it's worthwhile for me. [more inside]
Based on calories alone and ignoring any other nutritional deficiencies, could I gain weight off of drinking just soda and nothing else? [more inside]
Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle (i.e. not hardcore body-building). Plus, what is happening when your muscles are getting stronger and harder, but you've been running on a calorie deficit and losing weight? [more inside]
I'd love to know how many calories one burns during sign language interpreting - I think this might interest a lot of interpreters, actually. [more inside]
I'm giving blood today. I'm eating 1200 calories per day in an effort to lose a few pounds. Should I eat more to make up for the calories "burned" during donation?
I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions?? [more inside]
How low in calories can a diet get and still be considered healthy? [more inside]
Help, I just ate 5,000 calories! Normally I keep to a strict diet, but every once and a while I go a little crazy. I've always heard that the occasional binge won't cause any weight gain. Can anyone explain the science behind this idea? I've always believed "calories in, calories out".
I'm going to Vegas next week, and I want to stay sinless in Sin City. Specifically, I'm trying not to over eat (I'm not on Atkins or anything -- just counting calories). I'll be staying at the Luxor for seven days, and I won't have a car. I'm going to stock up on protein bars. What other strategies do you recommend? Is there actually ANYWHERE on (or near) the strip where on can get a healthy meal?
Reading, watching TV, and surfing the web. All three of these involve equal levels of inactivity -- so why is it that I only think of TV watchers and computer users as "at risk" for sedentary-lifestyle health issues, but not avid readers? Why is it that I feel like I'm burning more calories when I'm curled up with a book than when I'm clicking with my mouse?
How do you accurately limit calories when exercising a whole lot? [more inside] [more inside]