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Anti-inflammatory diet: do's and don'ts?

I'd like to make adjustments to my diet in an effort to overcome my chronic joint inflammation and poor circulation. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Aug 9, 2014 - 18 answers

Abandoning a gluten-free diet

A close relative is following a gluten-free diet. It's been two years and she feels the same as she did when she started. She's starting to think that maybe she's *not* gluten intolerant after all and got caught up in the hype. Have you or anyone close to you abandoned a GF diet? Did you/then wean back on or go all-in? [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on Jul 27, 2014 - 30 answers

Your snack ideas, please!

With the help of a dietitian, I've been doing quite well in my effort to eat healthier and lose some weight. However, I need some more snack ideas before I get too bored of what I've got! [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jul 17, 2014 - 17 answers

Helping a teen keep weight loss momentum going...

Help me support my teen daughter with her health efforts... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Jul 10, 2014 - 27 answers

Help me change my (already healthy) diet - for better joint health

I eat pretty well, but I eat mostly the same stuff every day. Recently, my joints have started cracking a bit, and I'm wondering if mixing up my diet would help bring different nutrients to the body's hard workin' part. I'm 40, male, physically active, and am usually pursuing some kind of bodywork or therapy like Active Release Technique to keep everything cooperating. I have pretty good nutrition, but I want to mix it up. I'm open to supplements, too, but lean towards evidence-based suggestions that won't break the bank. [more inside]
posted by 4midori on Jun 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Best magazines for diabetics with a low-carb philosophy

Looking for diabetes management magazine with a low-carb or controlled-carb diet. My family member was relatively recently diagnosed and is not getting great diet education. [more inside]
posted by emkelley on Jun 3, 2014 - 5 answers

At my wit's end, weight-wise. Please help.

I've struggled with my weight all of my adult life. Now I'm 34 and I feel like I'm at my wit's end. I just can't bring myself to fix my diet. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2014 - 30 answers

Online micronutrient requirement calculator?

I need an online calculator that will allow me to enter everything my child eats for the day (or week, if possible) and return a list of micronutrients her diet is deficient in, along with suggestions for foods that are particularly rich in those micronutrients. All the data I need is in self.com but collating it into the format I'm after is too time consuming to do on a regular basis, and I don't want to re-invent the wheel if I don't need to. I've searched, obviously, but the Googles, they do nothing! [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Apr 24, 2014 - 4 answers

I want to hack the (currently non-existent) vegetable part of my diet.

I have a question regarding nutrition and vegetable intake that the internet has so far been unable to answer. I need an Idiot's Guide to eating the fewest amount of vegetables possible while still getting what vegetables have to offer. Are you willing and able to guide this idiot? [more inside]
posted by Poppa Bear on Mar 3, 2014 - 34 answers

Is it safe to cut fruits out of your diet for the rest of your life?

I'm currently a 23-year-old with rapidly deteriorating teeth. I had braces from 2005-2008, which compromised my ability to clean thoroughly (I recall spending around 45 minutes twice a day cleaning and brushing my teeth, yet apparently that wasn't enough to prevent decay). So, when I had my braces taken off in 2008, I was left with a whole bunch of cavities that needed to be filled -- mostly around the back teeth/molars. [more inside]
posted by vanizorc on Jan 27, 2014 - 30 answers

Where can I find up to date, quantitative studies on diet and exercise?

It's a new year and there have been a lot of articles about diet, nutrition and exercise around the internet lately. Most seem to be based on hearsay, personal anecdotes or scientific studies of extremely small samples - as do most Google results when I try to search for a current 'scientific consensus' on what a healthy diet and exercise program looks like. Can any one point me towards an evidence backed report that covers these topics and is accessible to a layman?
posted by jonrob on Jan 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Nutrition and health aspects of white versus wheat bread

Most people have heard the mantra that wheat bread is "good" but white bread is bad. However, virtually all commercial wheat breads contain added sugars in some form (molasses, etc.) while it is possible to obtain commercial white breads with zero added sugars (e.g. scali or Italian bread) and sugar is meant to be "bad" for us, contributing to cancer, obesity and diabetes. From a scientific or evidence standpoint, how do the relative merits of sugarless white and whole wheat breads stack up assuming one buys the best quality option from each category?
posted by mintchip on Oct 14, 2013 - 16 answers

What do you feed a queasy stomach with pre-diabetes?

My doctor asked me to try the South Beach Diet to help my pre-diabetes. I'm about to take an antibiotic that makes most people queasy or worse, and I'm wondering what to eat if I start feeling bad. Normally, such as when I get the flu, I stick to the BRAT diet of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. I can't eat any of those now without protein with them and only the whole grain versions of rice and toast. And when I'm nauseated things with flavor or fat like meat, stir fry, and salad are really unappealing. So South beach followers or diabetics/pre-diabetics -- what do you eat when you're feeling sick?
posted by Margalo Epps on Aug 6, 2013 - 19 answers

Potassium Prevarications?

FDA recommends 4700mg of potassium intake per day. That translates to appr. 11 bananas or 5 unpeeled potatos, to pick two common and beloved examples among potassium-richest foods. Various other foods (dairy, nuts/seeds, fruit) also offer up to a few hundred mg per serving. But how is anyone able to meet 4700mg without overeating, especially those who are active and lose potassium through exercise/sweat? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Jun 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Weight Watchers PointsPlus Fail?

WeightWatchers has ceased to work. What are my non-surgical options. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2013 - 31 answers

Help me interpret my elimination(ish) diet results

I suspect my diet is causing me chronic health problems. How can I confirm this and fix it without health insurance? Semi-elimination diet results inside - please help me interpret my observations. [more inside]
posted by Vatican Cameos on Mar 18, 2013 - 20 answers

Sequential Eating, Metabolism, and Digestion

I was researching sequential eating and would like some advice, here are my thoughts and questions: It seems that it takes (on average) 2-4 hours for foods or beverages to leave the stomach. I was wanting to eat/drink something specific every two hours. I have 8 hours to sleep every night, and I like to eat right before sleep as well. This leaves me with 16 hours in a wakened state. Or, 9 segments of eating/drinking. (I drink water right when I wake up) On the basis of sequential eating, what are some useful tips/advice I could keep in consideration while putting together snacks of 1-3 things? It's looking like 4 meals a day, 5 drinks a day, alternating every two hours. OR, what I would rather prefer, is eating 9 meals a day (fruit in the morning with my water), and drinking 6oz of water every hour on the dot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

another weight loss question

In which I ask questions about optimizing minor weight loss (and maintaining weight loss); Very low calorie diets and exercise; Set points and starvation; Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Feb 8, 2013 - 16 answers

General principles for maintaining weight while traveling globally

Help me figure out a way to eat healthily, without gaining weight, while traveling on work, across climates, geography, cuisines and hotels. Gained 7lbs/3kg in just the past 2 weeks of travel for work. [more inside]
posted by infini on Dec 10, 2012 - 44 answers

Insulin, sugar and the food pyramid

Our sugar and carbohydrate consumption causes our bodies to store the glucose as fat. Why does the food pyramid tell us to eat more of that food? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Sep 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Square Meal: Blandest Foods?

What can I eat that's bland as hell and healthy as hell? [more inside]
posted by defmute on May 24, 2012 - 37 answers

Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities?

Can two days of changed diet significantly affect my running capabilities? [more inside]
posted by tippiedog on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Just tell me what to eat so I don't have to think about it.

What's the best/easiest way to increase my protein intake when eating is difficult for various complicated reasons? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Apr 30, 2012 - 29 answers

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

Which protein powder is right for me?

Protein powders, help me navigate the vast selection. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Feb 8, 2012 - 11 answers

How do you transform into an athlete?

How do people take fitness to the next level? How do you become an athlete? I need tips on reducing body fat % and becoming really, really strong, and I need perspective on the kind of effort I should be putting in. [more inside]
posted by carmel on Feb 3, 2012 - 26 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

Cut the juice loose--give me a substitute!

Is there a substitute drink that contains nutritional benefits similar to orange juice (vitamin C, folic acid, possibly calcium) without the high sugar or artificial sweeteners? [more inside]
posted by Fuego on Jan 3, 2012 - 15 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

Can you help a junk food loving athlete change her diet?

I am a junk food eating endurance athlete looking for books and other resources to inspire me change my diet and eating habits. [more inside]
posted by Gadgetie on Oct 10, 2011 - 5 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

My body wants to be thinner. My brain? Not so much.

I know the scientific hows and whys of losing weight. Please hack my brain to get it back in the right head space. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jul 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Powerfoods and vitamins?

Easiest ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 17, 2011 - 19 answers

Diet question: What's the secret to increasing exercise, eating less, and feeling satisfied (not hungry)?

weight loss filter: how do you balance an increase in exercise (calorie burn) with a decrease of calorie intake without feeling really hungry all the time? [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Jul 12, 2011 - 31 answers

please help balance & broaden my veggie teen's diet

VegetarianDietFilter: Please help me stock my fridge with pre-cooked and/or raw meals and meal components for a vegetarian trying to kick processed/junk foods ... and who doesn't like tofu, seitan, or hummus. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on May 23, 2011 - 29 answers

30 Days to a Better Me!

What five things do you recommend a person do to make themselves healthier, slimmer and overall a better person in 30 days? [more inside]
posted by adverb on May 12, 2011 - 37 answers

Is organic food really better for you?

Is there a scientific consensus—ideally based on controlled, peer-reviewed, longitudinal, independently replicated studies—that an organic diet is healthier than a non-organic diet? [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on Apr 21, 2011 - 22 answers

Plateauing after 7 pounds? Not fair!

Why aren't I losing weight anymore, despite meticulously tracking my calorie intake and exercising? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Apr 19, 2011 - 69 answers

Best fitness/nutrition apps for Android?

What are the best Android apps for nutrition-diet-exercise? Just got my first Android phone (love it!) and am looking for the apps of my dreams.
posted by supercoollady on Apr 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Sugar, spice, and everything nice, but mostly sugar. Is that what little girls die of?

How bad is it, really, to have a sugar addiction? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 22, 2010 - 34 answers

Is there a web site that can help me analyze my diet?

Is there an online nutrition calculator that will let me input what I'm eating and provide an analysis? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Nov 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Raw food lifestyle with a family (and a budget)... help!

My wife and I have decided we'd like to make some fairly big changes to our eating habits. We eat relatively healthy as it is, but we'd like to set a goal of eating at least 51% "raw foods". We're a bit overwhelmed and would love some recommendations for recipe books, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Oct 12, 2010 - 16 answers

What are Hot and Dry Foods?

What are hot and dry foods? I heard somewhere these are good for memory and people living the north western hemisphere. This is from Chinese methodology.
posted by alshain on Sep 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Nutritional recipe calculator and meal planning software for Mac

Seeking recommendations for recipe calculator, nutrition analysis, and meal planning software for Mac. Snowflakeness inside. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on Aug 20, 2010 - 8 answers

How to find a good nutritionist in Morgantown WV?

How to find a good nutritionist in Morgantown WV? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Jul 26, 2010 - 4 answers

But... but... but... it has eyes!

I've been vegetarian for 10 years, but I think it's time to make the switch to pescetarian. I need some help with the details. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 12, 2010 - 40 answers

Help me find a nutritionist in Chicago?

I need to create a new way of eating; I'd like to hear from people who have found a nutritionist or a doctor in Chicago who they like and trust. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jun 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Luckily, I enjoy quinoa and kale...

EndoFilter: Have you followed an Endometriosis Diet? Did radical changes to your diet mitigate your symptoms? [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on Mar 23, 2010 - 15 answers

No GORP for me.

Can you suggest unprocessed or minimally processed foods for hiking day trips (approx. 12 hours) and three-day backpacking trips? The catch: no refined carbohydrates. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 19, 2010 - 15 answers

So one of those Egg Council creeps got to you too, huh?

Is there actually a link between eating eggs and having high choleterol? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Feb 8, 2010 - 19 answers

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