I'm 20, and have since at least Middle School been living off of graham crackers, peanut butter, and milk. Tell me what's wrong with my diet and how to fix it. [more inside]
Can a man survive eating only black beans and apples? [more inside]
Can high sodium intake be offset by drinking a lot of water? [more inside]
Protein powders, help me navigate the vast selection. [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out the healthiest carryout/delivery meals I can get for under $25. The catch is that I don't like salads very much, and prefer my vegetables to be chopped finely/covered in sauce/combined with other things. (See my username) I'm in Boston, but I'm also open to general suggestions of what sort of restaurants/items are more likely to be healthy options. [more inside]
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]
What's the best way to ease into unhealthy eating? My SO is joining the Navy. He is vegan and not just vegan, but a "I only eat whole foods" type and knows this just isn't going to happen once he goes in. [more inside]
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]
How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
I'm trying to keep my New Year's resolution by losing some weight. I find myself very snippy to my husband and friends, which is completely out of character for me. How can I lose this weight and still be civil to the people I love without being known as "The Grouch?"
Documentaries similar to 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead', 'Super Size Me', etc. [more inside]
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]
In my parents' Christmas card photo, I literally look like I'm wearing a fat suit. Help me get back on track to a healthy weight. Specific advice needed for a vegetarian diet. [more inside]
We have a couple days with my parents over the holidays. Mom is in chemo. Dad is caring for her. What are foods we can make and freeze that will tempt her appetite, tempt Dad's appetite, and give him a bit of a break from cooking and cleaning up? We suspect those are different foods in some cases. [more inside]
First child questions -- why doesn't my one year old like to eat? What to do about it? [more inside]
I have a BMI of a little over 26. What should I do? Should I accept myself as I am and keep eating healthy foods or should I keep trying to diet? I keep thinking about my weight and wish I could concentrate on more important things. I'm a female and am almost 40 years old. [more inside]
What is this "inflammation" of which they speak? Is it, you know, a real thing? [more inside]
I went on Prednisone for allergies and asthma, and within a few days my acne completely, miraculously disappeared. What does this mean about my acne/skin and inflammation, and can I achieve a similar effect through diet? [more inside]
Looking for recipes that are low to very low calorie, filling and full of volume, made with whole foods and whole ingredients, gluten and grain free, and lower carb if possible. Thank you so much! I love really spicy stuff too.
I'm trying to switch my older cat from a dry to a wet canned food diet, but every time I try she ends up with vomiting and diarrhea. Help! [more inside]
Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
How many eggs can I eat? I'm a vegetarian on the South Beach diet. I'm healthy and have never had issues with cholesterol. What I'm wondering is, how many eggs is a reasonable number to eat? I've been doing at least one a day, often two. Is that too many? Does the vegetarianism mitigate it? I really love eggs. But I do want my blood to continue to be able to fit through my veins...help me!
How do I get enough protein on a moderate weight-lifting regimen without spending lots of money on food? [more inside]
Next month I'm going on a two-week camping trip in New Zealand with Flying Kiwi, a tour company I've used before and enjoyed. My main gripe last time was the food: carbs, carbs, carbs all day long! Cereal and toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta and rice-based dinners most nights along with some beer and cider. I'm looking for easy protein-based alternatives that I can stash in my stuff and turn to whenever I need a break from the carb onslaught. [more inside]
If I've been lacking zinc in my diet, what else might I have been missing? I recently started taking zinc supplements, and within two days my erectile issues are gone (I'm a youngish guy, so it's a real relief). I thought I ate a balanced, healthy diet, so I'm surprised that I must have been lacking zinc. I am a vegetarian. If I was lacking zinc, are there other things I may have overlooked? Are there lifestyle/dietary choices that are associated with lack of zinc? [more inside]
How can I poop less frequently? [more inside]
Have you done a prepared-food / delivery diet? Did you like it? Do you know any local (San Francisco) places you would recommend over something national? Thanks!
What can I send for a kid's school lunch that doesn't need heating or refrigeration, has a super-fast prep time, and doesn't contain gluten, peanuts, or dairy? [more inside]
I would like suggestions for a long term plan of diet and exercise to help me lose a significant amount of weight while keeping my spirits up for the long haul. [more inside]
I'm obese and recently went on a new medication that's causing me massive weight loss. I can't handle the other side effects, so I'm unfortunately going to have to switch eventually. I'm looking for tips on how to maintain my lower weight once I'm off the drug, and hopefully lose some more. [more inside]
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]
OK, I'm desperate and I'm ready to try a low carb diet. What should my shopping list look like? [more inside]
Different foods and breastfeeding - looking for real evidence. [more inside]
My dog has cancer. Am I hurting him if I spoil the heck out of him the next few months? [more inside]
What restaurant foods seem/sound healthy, but are actually shockingly unhealthy? [more inside]
I've found a successful routine for losing weight, but I'm confused about my calorie requirements seemingly being much lower than everyone else's. [more inside]
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]
Trying to combat dehydration while on low carbohydrate diet. During ketosis, everything tastes terrible. Trying to keep up with water intake, but ketosis taste in my throat makes plain water terrible. Looking for further suggestions. [more inside]
Help me find a registered dietitian in NYC! I recently had my gallbladder out, and while I ate healthy before, I am looking to meet up with an RD who can help me modify my eating plans and advise me on how to eat now that I do not have a gallbladder! I have to admit I am a little paranoid about gaining weight, which is why I am looking to get a professional's opinion. [more inside]
How does an average Joe go about hiring a nutritionist/dietitian? (And can he even afford one?) [more inside]
I've just been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. What are your favorite diabetic-friendly foods/recipes? Any advice on keeping on track with my new diet? [more inside]
Central Texas heat: Canned sardines -- okay in the glove box of my pickup or will they go south or explode or ??? [more inside]
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]
I am freaking out because I think I might be underfeeding our recovering cat. [more inside]
Any recommendations for very easy low-carb ovo-lacto vegetarian snacks or meals other than egg dishes or tofu stir fries?
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]
For the next month or two, I need to tighten up my already very small budget. I'd like ideas for easy-to-cook meals that I can make very cheaply. Complications: chronic illness, restricted diet, and an ineffective air conditioner. [more inside]
I know someone who has been quite healthy for 20 years on a diet of nothing but plain spaghetti and chocolate milk (and occasionally meat once every few weeks). He has been to doctors and dentists and has no health problems or vitamin deficiencies, has perfectly straight teeth and no cavities. How is this possible?! [more inside]
How do I eat a low-carb diet that satiates me, doesn't make me lose weight and leaves my skin clear?
How do I eat a low-carb diet that satiates me, doesn't make me lose weight and leaves my skin clear? [more inside]
I'm eating a certain number of calories per day and using My Fitness Pal to track my food. If, for example, I have most of my day's menu planned but have a certain number of calories, fat grams, protein grams, and carb grams I need to eat to meet my daily targets, is there a website that will tell me which foods fit those criteria? Like a calorie database in reverse, I guess. Does that exist?