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30-something lady still eating like my 80's latchkey kid self

Resolution time! I grew up eating junk food. Lots of it. My fruit/veggie intake is minimal to non-existent. Though my BMI is in the healthy range, I know I can't possibly be healthy with decades of this diet. Where do I even start to relearn how to eat? [more inside]
posted by sixtyten on Dec 31, 2013 - 33 answers

I could take or leave the cookie. This has NEVER happened before.

Why do I find a very low calorie diet easier than moderately low calorie diet? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Nov 6, 2013 - 6 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

Will it cause my body problems to stop drinking fruit juices?

Is it healthier to drink fruit juices or to avoid them? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Aug 13, 2013 - 26 answers

Bipolar II and diet

"Curing" bipolar II through diet (specifically, by giving up sugar, alcohol and caffeine). Is this BS? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jun 10, 2013 - 21 answers

Cutting out refined sugar

I cut out refined sugar for a week, and the results to my body have been rapid and dramatic. What could be metabolically going on here? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on May 28, 2013 - 30 answers

How can I get my aging father to stop eating like a picky child?

My dad is around 70 years old and has subsisted on a steady diet of shortbread cookies (those ones in the yellow box from the convenience store) and vanilla Ensure drinks for the past 2-3 years. How can we help him to help himself and eat real, nourishing food? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2013 - 33 answers

Coffee Recommendations?

Can anyone recommend a great brand of coffee that will aid me in drinking my coffee black rather than with cream and sugar? [more inside]
posted by incandissonance on Dec 15, 2012 - 41 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

SUGGGAAARRRRR, stop following me!

Be gone, processed sugars! But I need some help, please. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Mar 12, 2012 - 38 answers

Should I moderate my sweet tooth?

About 1/ week, I have a major sugar binge. It's always candy and never cake or other sweets. I usually end up eating more than a couple servings of candy in these binges. Now, I am a healthy weight, and my diet in every other way is balanced and healthy for the most part. I am wondering how bad of a health impact these sugar binges can have? Especially in the long term. I am in my mid-20's.
posted by Equiprimordial on Aug 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Is sugar withdrawal real and do I have it?

Is sugar withdrawal a real thing, and is it the reason for my odd symptoms? [more inside]
posted by NoiselessPenguin on Jun 8, 2011 - 11 answers

What is "sugar"?

What are ways to eliminate sugar from my diet? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Apr 15, 2011 - 39 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

Goodbye, sugar.

Help a baking fiend cut out refined sugar. [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Nov 16, 2010 - 18 answers

sugar-free, flour-free diet?

Do you have any experience with the sugar/flour-free diet esp. in relation to it aiding digestion problems? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Sugar binges only on weekend: okay or not okay?

I have a sugar addiction. So how much sugar is okay? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on Sep 30, 2010 - 32 answers

Safe, sane, long term low carb diet?

Practical, science-based, safe, sane "low carb" book that doesn't pull any punches? (If simply "Atkins," which one?) I'm looking for a book that is gung-ho, but still spells out what can go wrong and why: I'm three days in to a self-created low carb diet. All sorts of good stuff has happened, but all sorts of disconcerting stuff has happened, too. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Are berries good for you?

How healthy are cherries, raspberries and other berries to eat? Is there a significant downside to eating a lot of this type of fruit? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on May 1, 2010 - 22 answers

What's a reasonable amount of sugar to be consuming in a day?

What's a "healthy" or "Reasonable" amount of sugar for a healthy mid-20's male to be consuming daily? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Nov 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Sweet, sweet candy

What are some (at least slightly) healthy alternatives to muffins, pudding, cupcakes and chocolate? Everybody I know favours savoury -- but I favour the sweet stuff! My attempts to eat well eventually derail because while I have lots of healthy savoury options, I've got no healthy sweet options. [more inside]
posted by mjao on Sep 5, 2008 - 38 answers

I didn't poop this morning, therefore I shall OM NOM NOM all day long

Why do I crave sugar on days when I've had a lackluster/no bowel movement? [more inside]
posted by woebot on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Any tips for curbing my serious sugar addiction?

How do I curb my sugar addiction? It's getting serious. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Feb 17, 2008 - 27 answers

My anti-yeast infection diet makes me sleepy

I am on a no-sugar/very low-sugar diet to help combat a yeast infection. My diet consists of fish, a little bit of yogurt, good fats, and leafy greens and other non-starchy, non-sweet vegetables. Since I started it I crash every afternoon at exactly 2:00--right at the beginning of a class. How can I avoid this without resorting to coffee or high-glycemic foods? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2007 - 11 answers

sugar rush

I have been having bad reactions to candy and soda. Give me advice while I wait for my doctor's appointment! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2007 - 11 answers

How to cut down on dairy/wheat/sugar without losing weight?

I'm interested in reducing dairy, wheat and sugar from my diet. Any tips on how to do it without losing weight? [more inside]
posted by fizzyliftingdrink on Aug 25, 2006 - 19 answers

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