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Life changes for the... difficult brain.

I'm not happy with the way I look or feel. I haven't been for a long time. I'm severely overweight, have high blood pressure with a family history of heart disease and diabetes, wake up with back pain every morning, have zero energy if it doesn't come in the form of an energy drink or shot, and just generally look like hell. What can I do to lose over 80 lbs and get myself to a healthy BMI for a 24yo 5'8' male when my brain acts like it really, really just wants to have me die of a heart attack by 35? Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Aug 15, 2014 - 34 answers

Want to gain a little weight, but concerned about making dietary changes

I'd like to gain ~7-8 pounds to return to a weight that I find more comfortable for me - a weight I haven't been at since I was in college. I'm totally healthy, all blood work is normal, and I eat about average amounts for someone of my overall build and age (I'm a 27-year old female). I definitely still have an appetite and occasionally even eat quite a lot. I have a feeling my current weight is what my body is comfortable with right now, but I feel I don't quite look my best. The thing is, I know I would need to eat what most people would consider *excessive* amounts of calories to reach my goal. And I'm worried that if I upped my calories too much, I'd get used to overeating and eventually gain too much. Keeping in mind that I'm a healthy person, what should I do? Should I wait for my metabolism to slow down naturally and not even try gaining weight? [more inside]
posted by Tess on May 26, 2014 - 14 answers

Does this "magic" pill really work?

There is no shortage of diets for people who want to lose weight quickly: Atkins, the "Zone" diet, the Vegan diet, the Weight-Watchers diet, the Mediterranean diet, ... But there are countless articles and experts which seem to refute the "evidence" put forth by the creators of such diets. Question is, do you know whether the latest diet advertised by Dr. Oz (the " Garcinia Cambogia" extract-based diet) is safe / do you have any information on it? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Feb 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Low carb until dinner to lose weight?

I live with a group of friends and we all take it in turns to cook dinner one day of the night, which usually consists of lasagne, pasta, rice etc. I am wondering if I could lose weight if I ate low carb for breakfast and lunch, and then ate dinner that is prepared by my housemates? [more inside]
posted by lovisa91 on Apr 8, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me start losing weight again

So a couple months ago, I started dieting, and I ended up losing about 20 pounds. Which is great. I was hoping to lose about 20 more, but in spite of taking in fewer calories and exercising more, my weight loss seems to have basically stopped cold. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Feb 3, 2013 - 33 answers

If I'm so strong why are my kicks so weak?

Should I lose weight and muscle mass or just lose the fat? [more inside]
posted by mearls on Dec 18, 2012 - 9 answers

5 doughnuts later, I'm ready to admit that I've got a problem

Stress eating well on the way into binge eating. How do I stop it?! [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Dec 10, 2012 - 14 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

Help me gain weight.

Is it possible to healthily gain and keep on 20-30 lbs without (regimented) exercise and while being on a low-carbohydrate diet? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 19, 2012 - 35 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

Find me some motivation

I'm losing focus on my weight loss goals and I don't want to fall off the wagon. I have had to fight hard to lose what I have lost, and I do not want to back track. How do you get your head back in the game and really find the time to focus on it and prioritize it when your life has become extremely busy? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me define X and Y when Z equals ridiculously hot.

What exercise and diet will turn pretty-good-for-33 into ridiculous-in-a-good-way? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Aug 9, 2012 - 38 answers

How is the body's set point determined

What is the mechanism by which calories gained from eating unnatural foods, i.e. foods full of chemicals and preservatives, changes a person's appetite or metabolism, leading to weight gain? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on Jun 11, 2012 - 14 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

How can I diagnose or treat exhaustion without seeing a doctor?

How can I diagnose or treat exhaustion without seeing a doctor? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on Jun 9, 2012 - 25 answers

Make my meals less boring!

Need healthy food ideas with some specific criteria (food allergies, veg-aquarium). I've looked at all the other questions around this, and for one reason or another, they don't meet my needs. (Special snowflake, party of me!) [more inside]
posted by dotgirl on May 22, 2012 - 22 answers

I have a month to lose some weight without the help of cardio!

I have about a month to lose 5-10 lbs for an upcoming wedding that requires me to wear a dress that does not fit and cannot be altered. Normally I'd cut back on calories and just go running a lot, but I've been rendered unable to run or elliptical or bike due to an Achilles injury that I don't want to worsen. What dietary things and other workout things can I do during this time to ensure weight loss? In my twenties, no health problems, no dietary restrictions, reeeally need to fit into this god forsaken dress.
posted by blackcatcuriouser on May 2, 2012 - 42 answers

Easy-to-Make Protein Shakes?

How do I make it easier to make and drink protein shakes with a limited selection? Bonus points for protein powder recommendations and shake recipes. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Mar 30, 2012 - 13 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

Help me stop hoovering up the treats tray

I'm taking medication that makes me hungry all the time. Added to this, I work somewhere that often has sweets around and I have not very much willpower at all. How can I deal with the hunger in a way that doesn't lead to a sugar high? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 31, 2012 - 36 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

Of food and other demons

Food makes me happy, and as a result I eat a lot of it. Which I really need to change. Help me? Caution: this got long, for which apologies. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 21, 2011 - 38 answers

run run run/stuff my face stuff my face....

I'm back to exercising but my weight is at a standstill. What's worked for you? I'd love to lose 30 pounds. Also...any ideas for controlling your diet for someone who really enjoys the culture of food? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Sep 20, 2011 - 28 answers

What weight loss help is out there?

Weight loss help? I really need to lose weight but I lack the kind of support structure I think I need. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 28 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

What is the absolute fastest fat loss regimen?

What is the fastest way to lose fat? I am looking for the probably impractical ways that are too hard for most people to stick to. I imagine eating nothing and exercising a lot is even slower fat loss than eating 500 calories a day. So what would an optimal (fastest) fat loss regimen look like? (purely to satisfy my curiosity, not for practical or real use)
posted by crawltopslow on May 14, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I support my fiancee's weight loss efforts without being a "diet cop"?

How can I support my fiancee's weight loss efforts without being a "diet cop"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Get us off the couch!

I'm looking for personal trainer & weight loss coach recommendations in the Seattle area. Help me, please! [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Can I help my mom loose the weight?

My mother is obese. Can I help her? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Apr 30, 2011 - 24 answers

Nom Nom Ow!

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

How do naturally thin people eat?

Yet another Healthy Eating question! Naturally thin people (and people who've maintained significant weight loss for a long time): do you manage your meals/portions in such a way that you never are really concerned about how much you've eaten, OR, are you constantly compensating for eating too much or too calorically? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 5, 2011 - 52 answers

43% body fat. What the hell?

43% body fat. Am I about to drop dead, or is my scale wrong? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Feb 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Calories in and calories burned: is there a trick?

If it's as easy as move more and eat less, why aren't I losing weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 54 answers

Ideal body stats and how fast to attain them

I'm going to make 2011 the year I keep my New Year's resolution to lose weight. Can you help me figure out a realistic target/loss rate? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 22, 2010 - 21 answers

How to lose the most weight in 2 months for a contest?

Asking for a friend: I'm participating in a workplace version of "The Biggest Loser." What are some good ways for me to jump start my weight loss for the first check-in AND also see the greatest results in the 2-month contest period? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Nov 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Leptin doctor?

Can someone recommend a "leptin aware" doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Should i bother attempting the Dr Bernstein diet?

Have you done the Dr Bernstein diet? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Oct 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Antidepressant weight loss?

My fiancee, who is 5' 3" and used to weigh about 125 pounds, has recently lost her appetite and I'm starting to worry about her. In the past six months she has lost 10-15 pounds and is never hungry. Although she never ate much to begin with, I have noticed a big decline in how much she now eats. She also seems to be sleeping excessively and doesn't have much energy. I know that she recently started taking Celexa to treat anxiety, but could it really cause such drastic changes? Are there any alternatives that she could ask her doctor about?
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2010 - 17 answers

# # I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.

What books do you recommend for really learning about diet, nutrition and weight loss? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Aug 7, 2010 - 26 answers

DietFilter: How do I balance food and heavy exercise while still losing weight?

Can you help me diet while remaining extra-active? I lost lots of weight with mild exercise but now that I've stepped things up, I'm stuck... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Fitting in working, exercising and sleeping - if I eat after I can't sleep.

I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Getting sick of the slow burn...

Despite trying pretty hard, my weight's been staying at a flat line for the past solid month. What's up? [more inside]
posted by bookwo3107 on Jun 28, 2010 - 32 answers

Why do I keep gaining weight?

Why do I keep gaining weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 48 answers

How can I truly get back on the health wagon, once and for all?

What tips and tricks do you use to avoid falling off the diet wagon? [more inside]
posted by sonician on May 25, 2010 - 52 answers

Optimize my cardio, Hivemind Trainers

I've been fairly successful with my diet/exercise plan since mid March, but I know I could be doing better. Tips? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Weight a minute.

Please recommend a reliable and accessible book/website/other source of information about diet and exercise and the process of losing weight. Bonus points for information that is tailored for women. Please note: I just want facts, not an exhortation to follow this diet or that diet. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Weight loss challenge websites wanted

My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Yet Another DietFilter (I think this is a decent one.)

What are some great little diet and exercise tips and tricks to push weight loss and fitness progress over the edge? Not looking for a whole plan, just your favorite "diet hacks." [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Feb 25, 2010 - 63 answers

Can I gain more than a pound as a result of eating a pound?

Is it possible to gain more than a pound of body weight as a result of eating a pound of food? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Feb 23, 2010 - 44 answers

I'm smart and have my head on straight. So why can't I stop eating?

I'm smart and have my head on relatively straight. So why can't I stop eating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2009 - 30 answers

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