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?
So I have seen that the hive came up with some really good answers as far as WHAT to eat when the post-herbal munchies attack. But what (if anything) can PREVENT the munchies from happening at all? And while we're discussing that, perhaps someone can explain why they happen in the first place...
How long would you last eating only a teaspoon of honey per day? [more inside]
I'm taking a medication that slows down my metabolism whilst ramping up my hunger. What are some foods I can eat to lessen potential weight gain? [more inside]
What exactly is the Transformation Super Challenge? Chris Krueger has some interesting YouTube videos that claim to have a diet/exercise program that can work for anyone. However, the only way to find out about the program is to shell out $55 via his web site. In searching for any reviews of the program, I noticed that every link seems to go to a web page that he runs/owns. I can't find one single review that is not sponsored by Chris Krueger. Has anyone used this program, or can at least give a thumbnail sketch as to what it entails?
How can I trick myself into ordering food at a restaurant that is within my diet plan? [more inside]
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.
"Is This Healthy?" question #85,847,389. In an effort to start eating better, I've started to make my lunch salads for the week on Sunday nights. To stave off boredom from eating the same boring salad every day, day after day, week after week, I've collected a number of ingredients that keep my salads from making me shriek with horror. Tell me if I'm doing this wrong. [more inside]
Can I live healthily on one meal a day? [more inside]
I am on medication that kills my appetite. What should I eat? [more inside]
Weight loss help? I really need to lose weight but I lack the kind of support structure I think I need. [more inside]
Which foods are best for a person with herpes? Also, what about a specific act of sex? [more inside]
I need clever ideas to help someone with diabetes make better food choices. This person is supposed to be on a low carb diet. Catches: Obviously i can not force them to eat any certain thing. or deprive of food.
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]
Easiest ways to add vitamins and minerals to your diet? [more inside]
How do I make healthy, filling juice to have as my entire lunch every day? 400-500 calories with all the protein and such that I need from lunch. [more inside]
Diet question: What's the secret to increasing exercise, eating less, and feeling satisfied (not hungry)?
weight loss filter: how do you balance an increase in exercise (calorie burn) with a decrease of calorie intake without feeling really hungry all the time? [more inside]
What's the best value in pre-mixed protein/diet shakes? [more inside]
What foods do you eat to keep yourself feeling full or satiated before or after a high-calorie, low nutrition activity such as drinking? [more inside]
I have decided to try to kick-start my severely stalled weight loss by seriously cutting back carbs. Obstacle: I am now have a paid gig as a food writer/restaurant reviewer and I'll be ordering three course meals in restaurants once or twice a week, in addition to attending various restaurant openings and general food-related events. [more inside]
What cardio exercises/machines would you recommend to someone who really, really hates cardio? [more inside]
Tell me about your experiences with phentermine. [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with the hcg diet we're hearing more and more of? [more inside]
Recommend versions of my favorite foods, or alternatives to them, that are healthful, low-calorie, and nonetheless tasty. [more inside]
Is sugar withdrawal a real thing, and is it the reason for my odd symptoms? [more inside]
Looking for help starting and sticking to a low carb diet! [more inside]
I'm looking for an NPR segment or show that aired in the last year or so. In this story, the issues of diabetes and obesity on Native American reservations were discussed. [more inside]
Green poop. Reduced appetite. Am I dying? [more inside]
VegetarianDietFilter: Please help me stock my fridge with pre-cooked and/or raw meals and meal components for a vegetarian trying to kick processed/junk foods ... and who doesn't like tofu, seitan, or hummus. [more inside]
Looking for a female multi-vitamin? [more inside]
Recovered bulimic/anorexic trying to lose weight in a healthy way -- any Mefites been there, done that? [more inside]
Aaaaaaaaaargh! Doggy UTI! Please give me your advice for right now, and in the future. [more inside]
I've been working out and seeing progress but everything seems to be like taking 2 steps forward and then 1 step back, making it hard for me right now to keep up the motivation. Just trying to figure out if I am doing anything wrong or if something could help. [more inside]
Today, my SO went to the doctor about the stomach upset she's been experiencing over the last few weeks and was diagnosed with gastritis. Please help us deal. [more inside]
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)
Dear metafilter: I'd like to get your opinion about this eating plan. I'm a 5'6 36 year old woman and I need to lose 20lbs to have a normal BMI. I've been strength training 4 times a week for eight weeks. I've been trying to eat only whole foods and lots of vegetables since the beginning of the year but I've not lost any weight mostly because I will eat big fatty meals at a restaurant after being good all week. I also haven't been counting calories and even though i've been eating whole foods my snacks of hummus and cheese and crackers have probably had too many calories. The only exception to the whole foods has been chocolate from the office candy jar and diet soda, which I really need to quit. [more inside]
Has anyone in the New York (Brooklyn) area ever used a food delivery service for dieting? [more inside]
What five things do you recommend a person do to make themselves healthier, slimmer and overall a better person in 30 days? [more inside]
What methods have you successfully used to cut down or quit taking caffeine? [more inside]
My attempt at making a diet chocolate creme recipe resulted in tasty chocolate soup. Where did I go wrong? [more inside]