I am currently on the South Beach diet (Phase 1, one week into it, please do not reply if you are going to criticize). I am not following their meal plans because they are overly complicated and in many cases require ingredients that I can't get here in this small town. If you've got very simple filling recipes that would qualify for Phase 1 and 2 (please specify which), I would really appreciate hearing them! [more inside]
A friend of mine is looking to get back into eating healthier and asked me to pose this question to the hive mind: after about 15 years of very low vegetable intake, how safe is this switch to his health when he is already experiencing some health difficulties? His full explanation and [more inside]
How do I curb my sugar addiction? It's getting serious. [more inside]
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." "Breakfast improves your metabolism." "Breakfast makes you work, think and feel better." Okay, fine, you've convinced me to eat breakfast. But what time, smart guy? If I wake up at 6:00 AM and eat my first meal at 2:00 PM, that's still technically breakfast, but I'm pretty sure that's not what people are talking about. So, for optimal health benefits, how long after waking up should I eat?
I love Cauliflower! It's healthy and delicious! Help me find good ways to eat it! Right now, I've got one white and one golden head just waiting for adventure! Recipe suggestions?
What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
FructoseFilter: A dear friend has been diagnosed with fructose intolerance and cannot digest many foods the rest of us take for granted. Help me cook for him! [more inside]
I'm trying to eat less bread. What else can I use to contain sandwiches? [more inside]
How do I stop eating when I'm not hungry? [more inside]
I want to lose 5 pounds in two weeks. What do I have to do? Is it possible? [more inside]
What should i consume immediately after a work-out ? If i'm not a fan of powdered protein ? [more inside]
I’ve been pondering becoming a vegetarian for quite sometime. This is more or less for ethical reasons but I suppose converting may also have an added health benefit. I’m in college and my diet is horrible. At 6 foot 180 pounds I’m not over weight, but I’m most certainly not very healthy with this type of diet. My current diet consists of mostly processed foods like hotdogs, chicken patties with fast food thrown into the mix 1-2 times a week. I’m ready for a change though and I’m looking for suggestions. [more inside]
Please help me make my legs not disgusting. [more inside]
One serving of lentils has only ~120 calories, 0 grams of fat, 10g of protein (20% of daily recommended amount), and 11g of fiber (44% of daily recommended amount). What are other superfoods with similarly high levels of protein and fiber, and low levels of carbs, fat, and calories?
Net carbs question: In the UK, where fibre is listed separately from carbohydrate on food packaging, does the concept of net carbs still apply? [more inside]
What diet is right for me, and how do I stick to it? [more inside]
In my family we've always said that if you have an intense craving for a food that you don't normally eat, it's because your body really needs something in it (and that all efforts should be made to acquire said food-- this has led to some funny stories). Following this (seeming) logic, I am curious if any nutritionists understand why I get insanely intense cravings (only about once every 6 weeks or so) for egg salad sandwiches. Because, you see, eggs normally make me really nauseated. Scrambled especially (I basically can't eat them, for whatever reason). But when I need egg salad BAD, it's literally the only food that appeals to me in the entire world. (And it's ALWAYS egg salad-- I don't have too many other of these sudden cravings.) It doesn't even need to be good egg salad. It can even be warm (yuck). But nothing else seems to fill the need. Any idea what might be in it that my body is so sorely missing? This is perplexing, since I have the cravings again tonight.
stop me from fattening up for the winter. [more inside]
High-protein vegetarian diet -- am I the first to try this? [more inside]
Does the Sneaky Veggies tactic work for adults? I'm a big time picky eater. [more inside]
How can I temporarily boost my blood iron levels for the next 24 hours? [more inside]
Cardio isn't doing it for me. The diet change is working verrry slowly, but I want to lose 10 pounds. Problem is, I can't lift anything heavier than 15 pounds, so is weight training even an option? [more inside]
Which food do you credit most for your weight loss? [more inside]
My boyfriend is an avowed vegetarian, almost vegan. Out of respect for him (and the desire to live healthier), I have switched to an almost completely vegetarian diet. Now I've gained weight... why? [more inside]
I gained a lot of weight after going on birth control pills & antidepressants. Will going off these make it easier to lose this weight? [more inside]
Thoughts on weight gain calorie shakes? Are they healthy? [more inside]
I'm trying to find out how naturally thin people eat, so I can see if I can model some of my new habits after them. I'm also very curious (as someone with dysfunctional eating habits) just what is "normal" to some people. So...are you naturally thin/average in terms of weight? What is your typical day like in terms of meals and snacks? [more inside]
LiquidNutritionfilter: I know a little about sports nutrition, and a little about parenteral nutrition. Is there a nutritionally complete liquid that healthy people can drink such that the only other necessary is water? If not, what liquid comes closest to being The One Food? If it's not commercially available, what's the closest to it you can buy? [more inside]
Please help me stick to my previous eating habits. [more inside]
I'm exhausted... how can I management my energy better during the day? What techniques can I experiment with? [more inside]
Calling all food chemists: what do walnuts, spinach, and scallops have in common, composition-wise? [more inside]
What is this crazy 'antivegan' diet I saw, and is there any science behind it? [more inside]
What the heck is in Actipril, and what is it used for? [more inside]
What has worked (in your personal experience) to raise your "good cholesterol" or HDL? [more inside]
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]
Hive mind: Help me kick my asthma's ass (if that's what the problem is), get off the puffer, and regain my energy! [more inside]
How do I tell how much casein (or dairy protein) is in a food product? [more inside]
[family squabble filter]: My brother is convinced that a human could survive by consuming nothing but blood from other humans. I want to prove him wrong without actually testing his theory. [more inside]
I swallowed. . .now I have an upset stomach. Is there a way of getting my boyfriend to change the way he tastes? [more inside]
Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal.
Please help me balance a busy schedule, heavy exercise, and dietary constraints by suggesting the perfect meal. [more inside]
why does all my food taste bad,and where can i find replacements which taste great? [more inside]
Please point me in the direction of a website that explains in simple terms exactly what food labels are talking about. [more inside]
I've decided to try the South Beach diet. What resources should I use? There seem to be a ton out there, what worked well for you? [more inside]
I often turn to food for relief when I get stressed. I'd like to find a better way and get more control over my diet. Any suggestions?
What can I add to my smoothies to get some bonus health benefits? [more inside]
Please help me determine whether I can, in a healthy manner, temporarily reduce my percentage body fat or water weight for a big event.
Please help me determine whether I can, in a healthy manner, temporarily reduce my percentage body fat or water weight for a big event. [more inside]
What's the most number of pounds a person can lose in two weeks? and how? [more inside]
My impulse towards giving myself instant gratification is ruining my life! How can I train myself to stop lunging for instant gratification and instead remind myself to consider what will be most gratifying in the long term? [more inside]
I'm not fat, I'm just kind of.. fat. Are these choices making me healthier? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions on where and how to keep a food log. I have a number of criteria that, I think will help me keep it up. 1. I'd like it to be online. 2. I'd like it to have some database of foods. 3. I'd like to it show trends, at least a weekly goal thingy. 4. I'd like to it to offer easy ways to update the log. 5. I'd pay for it. Free would be great, but ... I have a diet that I am already using that contains goals -- calories, carbs, protein, etc., -- all based on BMI and activity levels. A bonus question would be stories about how you managed to keep it up for yourself. :-)