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How do I avoid gaining weight and stay on a diet while on a cruise ship?

This year I made a resolution for healthier living and have been successful so far. Overcame a lot of bad habits compared to where I started. But I'm going on a cruise with a group of friends next month. From what I've been told it's going to be an around the clock buffet. I'm planning on using the gym but don't know how to deal with all of the food. I'm not going to be on the alcoholic drinks package and figure I can enjoy dinner that way. Breakfast and lunch are a free for all though. Any ideas for what my best options would be so I don't gain 15 by the end of the week.
posted by adapt on Jun 2, 2013 - 34 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

My demands are reasonable, my diet is ridiculous.

Over the last ten years, I've put on 10-15 pounds of pure, unadulterated fat. Giving up desert for the next ten years doesn't seem feasible, but my general food intake is fine. I was looking for a healthy but reasonably quick way to loose 10 pounds, and 4 Hour Body was recommended. After six weeks, I am at my exact starting weight. What am I missing, and where should I go from here? [more inside]
posted by aint broke on May 20, 2013 - 43 answers

What to bring home if not the bacon?

Help me cope with my live-in girlfriend's increasingly arbitrary diet [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2013 - 39 answers

How do you practice portion control in the real world, after dieting?

I've been doing Paleo for five weeks and have been losing weight at an okay rate - about five or six pounds down now. I'm doing about 90/10 which comes out to around two "cheat" meals in my estimation, though the cheats have been mostly pretty tame, some red wine, a few slices of pizza, half a tiny panna cotta. In either five weeks or when I hit my first goal weight, whichever comes first, I'm planning to ease out of Paleo somewhat, and eat more things, but also practice portion control. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on May 8, 2013 - 30 answers

Diet after diverticulitis

A couple of days ago, I got a CT scan looking for for diverticulitis, and later that day got a phone call telling me I had a positive diagnosis. It's being treated with drugs (I was actually already feeling improved by the time I got the diagnosis). Today I saw the PA who ordered the CT scan, basically so that she could tell me not to eat corn or seeds…ever. Now I'm wondering. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on May 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Is it safe to take a Multivitamin, Flax-seed Oil, Garden Veggies...

Is it safe to take the following supplements every day during big meals? Nature's Way 'Alive! Multivitamin' Flaxseed Oil Capsules (1000mg) Garden Veggies (Nature's Way) Milk Thistle and Hawthorne Berries Capsules Thanks!
posted by bostonhill on Apr 18, 2013 - 7 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

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

Best combination food/exercise log app?

iPhone user; I've experimented with exercise logging apps such as MapMyRide+, Cyclemeter and Fitocracy (most of my exercise is cycling-oriented, but I'm also looking at Kinect exercise games and, potentially, weightlifting). Is there a good combo app that logs both exercise and food intake? Or one site that could possibly accept input/imports from both? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Mar 27, 2013 - 16 answers

When re-heating your food is not an option

I've just started a new job that doesn't have a microwave (or an oven) in the kitchen, which is a big downer for me as I've always taken leftovers or other easily heated food for work lunches (and there isn't any other heating facilities close by that I can use). The thought of only being able to take cold salads or plain sandwiches for lunch isn't very appealing as I quite enjoy tucking into a spaghetti bolognaise or chicken schnitzel at lunchtime, and with winter approaching here in the southern hemisphere I live off hot, chunky soups during those months. Can anyone suggest any filling foods I can take for my lunch that don't need to be hot/warm to be delicious? Bonus points if they aren't too expensive or difficult to make in addition to dinner of a night.
posted by sunshine arakhan on Mar 23, 2013 - 29 answers

$500 or Less to a "Summer Body"

Stuck at a fitness plateau. Not weight loss - fat loss. I'm about 5-8% (not exactly sure; I only have inexact measurement options) below where I want to be, which is the 10% mark. Help me get to my goal or as close as possible by the summer (and stay there)! [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Mar 20, 2013 - 12 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

What's left to eat?

Caring for a sick relative, recently released from the hospital, in my home. He is on both a low-sodium and a low-potassium diet. Please help me with meal planning before I go crazy! [more inside]
posted by lgandme0717 on Mar 12, 2013 - 6 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

Recipe & shopping list app for Android

I'm looking for a convenient app for Android that will build a shopping list from a list of ingredients. [more inside]
posted by zixyer on Mar 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Did cavemen really grind almond flour?

I'm seeking your suggestions for easy, accessible, flexible paleo-ish meals. Snowflakes! [more inside]
posted by mibo on Mar 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Math not adding up. Why am I not losing a lot of weight?

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]
posted by dubadubowbow on Mar 1, 2013 - 27 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

How much can my body realistically change during a 5-month fitness plan?

The good news is, I have a summer job. The bad news is, I have to go into a swimming pool for it. In a bathing suit. Every day. Yikes! [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Feb 15, 2013 - 27 answers

What makes feces sticky?

What causes feces to sometimes leave excessive, difficult-to-remove residue on the perianal area or on toilet paper? What causes it not to leave any residue at all? Is it related entirely to macronutrient intake (fat, fibre, water)? Or are other factors involved? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 12, 2013 - 12 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

How on earth do you stick to a diet?

I'm looking to lose some weight and tone up, but I'm having a really hard time with the drastic diet changes that will be required. I think I have entirely the wrong attitude towards food in general. Snowflake inside [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 8, 2013 - 24 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

Atkins/low-carb diet as a vegetarian without eating soy protein?

I am looking for ideas on how to achieve an Atkins/low-carb diet without meat, soy, fish or eggs. Possible? [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover on Jan 27, 2013 - 32 answers

gimme shellter

Is eating peanut shells on a regular basis a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me pseudo-fast

Have you tried the 5:2 diet as discussed in this Metafilter thread? Did it work for you? Do you find it sustainable? [more inside]
posted by silly me on Jan 23, 2013 - 15 answers

Is there anything I can do to make my period more predictable?

I have always had a very irregular menstrual cycle. I am interested in learning about any natural ways to make it more regular. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jan 22, 2013 - 22 answers

How can I find out more about what Polish people eat?

Can you think of any good sources of information on Polish daily eating habits, dietary trends, frequently used ingredients and dishes etc.? Bonus question: how much overlap is there with other Eastern European countries? [more inside]
posted by sively on Jan 22, 2013 - 6 answers

How to take in a second cat who also eats special prescription food?

We have an old cat who eats special prescription food. We are thinking about taking in a friend's old cat who also eats special prescription food. Is there a convenient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Jan 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Diet changes after bowel/colo-rectal cancer, and what to do about it.

Looking for info from colo-rectal cancer survivors on what you've done to fix/deal with the diet change issues. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jan 13, 2013 - 11 answers

Dvds and Books on factory-farming to encourage me to give up dairy

Philosophically, I believe in eating a plant-based vegan diet. In practice, it has proven difficult, as we are so disconnected from the animals that we are consuming. The most difficult for me is giving up dairy. So HiveMind, please help me by recommending books and DVDs on modern -day factory farming , which will reconnect me with the animals I am consuming. I am hoping that by seeing their suffering I will be no longer be able to be complicate in their exploitation. I have Our Daily Bread on DVD, and have Earthlings on hold from the library. I see there is a series on Peta.org, called Meet Your Meat. But, I really want a DVD, I'm not trying to watch stuff on my computer. I have also seen the Got the Facts on Milk documentary, but I really what to have a visual connection between dairy cows and the production of milk, so that when I think of consuming dairy I have an image that would deter me from doing so.
posted by TRUELOTUS on Dec 21, 2012 - 20 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

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

Would you like meat or veg?

Hey Ask, I don't know whether to continue in my vegetarianism. Advice? [more inside]
posted by Philipschall on Dec 11, 2012 - 23 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

I always need to fart

I frequently feel gaseous. Help me with my digestive system. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2012 - 25 answers

What can I make for my widowed dad to eat who is on a salt restricted diet?

What can I cook my very old fashioned, CHF widowed dad? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Dec 6, 2012 - 23 answers

What do we want? TRANSFATS! When do we want 'em? NOW!

Why do I crave junk food so intensely? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 5, 2012 - 31 answers

How many grams of protein do I need per day? 114g, really?

How many grams of protein do I need per day? 114g, really? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Dec 5, 2012 - 32 answers

Less $, more food.

Filling, low carb snacks that are relatively price-sensible? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Dec 1, 2012 - 15 answers

All I wanted was a Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me.

Why do waitresses always assume I want diet soda? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2012 - 80 answers

Food for good moods

I think my diet is affecting my mood. What should I cook to perk up my mood? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Nov 25, 2012 - 10 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

What are the one liners or thoughts that you use to prevent you from eating that pastry or piece of candy?

What are the one liners or thoughts that you use to prevent you from eating that pastry or piece of candy? [more inside]
posted by sybarite09 on Oct 30, 2012 - 52 answers

The simple weight loss spreadsheet that eludes me...

This simple weight loss/calorie defect spreadsheet from years ago eludes me...hivemind, help! [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Oct 24, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I figure this all out?

My self esteem is at an all time low. I have a huge case of impostor syndrome. I feel like I half ass everything, this has got to stop, it's making my life miserable. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2012 - 27 answers

What keeps you motivated to stay healthy and fit?

What excites YOU about your regular diet/exercise routine? What motivational thoughts do you have that you believe are uniquely yours? [more inside]
posted by Th!nk on Sep 30, 2012 - 32 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

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