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Have I ruined my metabolism? If so, how would I get it back?

I have recently entered a fairly strict diet and workout regimen. I feel like it is healthy, but am worried about the damage I may have done to my body and metabolism. Help me decide on my next steps. [more inside]
posted by Shadax on Apr 2, 2014 - 24 answers

 

Appease the hunger monster

It's 5am, and I'm up because I'm hungry. [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Apr 1, 2014 - 24 answers

I want to want to look good

A few years ago I was on a great weight loss path, and then it stopped when disaster struck... but the gist of it is a big part of my motivation was the SO I had at the time. So how do I get motivated for me? I want to lose weight, but not enough to overcome my self-imposed obstacles. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette Fantoche on Sep 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Smallerize Me

Seeking recommendations for a diet book with lots of sample meal plans & recipes, some flexibility in food, inclusion of some carbs, and not a crazy amount of planning. [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

How to avoid weight gain on Lyrica?

How to avoid weight gain on Lyrica? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Sep 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

How to lose weight when you're already healthy?

How can I lose weight (10-15 lbs) when I'm already doing a lot of the "right" things? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on May 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Silly rabbit trix are for kids!!

What are some good healthy alternatives to help me wean myself off of sugary breakfast cereals? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Apr 9, 2012 - 42 answers

Help me put one cat on a diet without starving another! Staying sane would be nice too.

Please share your most brilliant advice on switching cats from free feeding to scheduled feeding in a multiple-cat household [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Nov 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for help with anti-dehydration drink while in ketosis

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]
posted by jpallan on Oct 7, 2011 - 21 answers

I'm sorry you're chubs...maybe have some cereal and a banana for breakfast instead of frozen pizza?

My overweight roommate is growing increasingly depressed about aforementioned extra weight. She makes poor eating choices. Should I say something? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 - 46 answers

What? Carrot sticks and cottage cheese for dinner AGAIN?

How do you diet as the primary cook for a family of non-dieters? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jul 22, 2011 - 22 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

Help with eating and guilt!

Dealing with cycles of binge eating....more inside [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 - 12 answers

If I'm limiting my carbs to 20-30 a day, how much should I factor in my overall calorie intake?

DietFilter! I want to lose 15-20 pounds by this autumn. If I'm limiting my carbs to 20-30 a day, how much should I factor in my overall calorie intake? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jan 28, 2011 - 31 answers

Do healthy Fritos exist?

What are some SALTY, low-fat snacks I can nosh on? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Nov 22, 2010 - 49 answers

Best diet to lose 10 lbs in one month?

For some unknown reason I've gained roughly 10 pounds in the last 1-2 months. I'd like to lose it for an event I'm going to at the end of October. I've never tried to diet before and I'm not sure what the most effective method is for short term loss. I will not be sustaining this diet for longer than a month. [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Sep 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Safe, sane, long term low carb diet?

Practical, science-based, safe, sane "low carb" book that doesn't pull any punches? (If simply "Atkins," which one?) I'm looking for a book that is gung-ho, but still spells out what can go wrong and why: I'm three days in to a self-created low carb diet. All sorts of good stuff has happened, but all sorts of disconcerting stuff has happened, too. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 27, 2010 - 21 answers

Size and Identity

I'm interested in characters that are confident, despite the fact that they are overweight. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jun 28, 2010 - 57 answers

Need recipes for a Weight Watchers meal plan...

I need some recommendations for tried and true Weight Watchers recipes so I can put together my own little plan. Hit me with your best 6 pt and 7 pt complete meals... [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Jan 31, 2010 - 6 answers

Are they too good to be true?

Have you used Apidexin pills for weight loss? Did you like or dislike it? Did it do anything? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

I went to sleep with a flat stomach and woke up with a muffin top

I am a 35 year old female who has all of a sudden developed a potbelly. What to do? I have no experience with dieting and little with exercise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2009 - 26 answers

How do I make my short, stumpy legs less stumpy?

What are some exercises I can do that *won't* strengthen my calves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Weight Question

When is the best time of day to weight yourself for the most accurate read? [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Sep 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Is a 14-year-old girl really fat if she can't fit into a size 10?

Is she fat? A question about a fictional British girl and whether or not she would actually be considered fat. [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Sep 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Picking a healthy weight after extreme weight loss

How do I know if I'm at a healthy weight, given some complications? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Becoming stronger while dieting: is it possible?

Becoming stronger while dieting: is it possible? My main focus right now is losing weight. I want to lose about 8-10 kilos of tummy fat, have already lost two of them by dieting and doing cardio. I also want to gain strength in my upper body but after five strength training sessions I have a feeling I am doing something wrong or it just might not be possible on the amount of food I am taking in right now. [more inside]
posted by dinkyday on Jan 28, 2009 - 20 answers

How does a 19 year old couch potato lose 50 pounds?

Ok I’m an overweight college student here. I’m a male coming in at 6’2” weighing 275 pounds. I want to lose 30 in 30. Ideally I want to shed 50 pounds and get down to 225 lbs, which is what I was back in highschool. [more inside]
posted by BoldStepDesign on Dec 9, 2008 - 54 answers

How much weight loss is too much?

How much weight loss is too much? [more inside]
posted by TypographicalError on Dec 3, 2008 - 18 answers

I'm hungry! Oh, wait ... I'm not. What's up with the fleeting hunger pangs?

Is it normal to have a hunger pang and then, a couple of minutes later, to not be hungry? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 15, 2008 - 12 answers

Shangri-la diet — have you tried it?

Further to this question from 2006, has anybody tried the Shangri-la diet in the two years since? Note I'm not looking for information or websites. Already got them. I'm looking for personal experience stories.
posted by deeper red on May 2, 2008 - 19 answers

Tour-de-France vs. quickie workouts: Which is better?

1 hour workout vs. 3 hour workout... which is more effective for weight loss and weight loss only? A friend and I are unable to agree. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Mar 19, 2008 - 23 answers

On antidepressants. Need to lose weight. How to get started?

I'm taking SSRIs. I've experienced significant weight gain while on them and am now trying to work it off. How to get started? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Net carbs - is fibre included in the UK?

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]
posted by deeper red on Jan 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Is there any way to repair a destroyed metabolism?

I destroyed my metabolism in my teens and early twenties through extreme dieting and now I'm overweight and nothing I do will take the weight off. [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Oct 18, 2007 - 35 answers

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]
posted by sequential on Jul 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Finding a weight loss community that doesn't drive me batty...

I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jun 29, 2007 - 26 answers

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle (i.e. not hardcore body-building). Plus, what is happening when your muscles are getting stronger and harder, but you've been running on a calorie deficit and losing weight? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Don't Want a Career as a Competitive Eater

How can I learn to slow down and enjoy what I'm eating? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 11, 2007 - 40 answers

Desperate to set up an effective weight loss strategy

I badly need some help / advice on getting my weight under control. I get mixed messages everywhere I turn, but I feel like I don't have time to play around anymore. I'm completely desperate to get myself to do something and stick with it so I can at least get from "obese" to "overweight" if not to "normal". [more inside]
posted by catfood on May 29, 2007 - 51 answers

Atkins rebound?

Is the Atkins diet worthwhile as a temporary diet for dropping about 10 lbs, or does this type of diet have a higher rate of rebound compared to the same weight loss from portion control, Weight Watchers, etc? I'm aware Atkins is intended to be a lifestyle change, but I tend to keep a constant weight just fine and simply want to take 'er down a notch.
posted by rolypolyman on Oct 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Best-ever slow-cooker recipes?

What are the most amazing low-fat slow-cooker recipes in the world? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jun 13, 2006 - 11 answers

Should I tell my girlfriend that I find her weight gain unattractive?

Is there any point in telling my girlfriend the truth about my feelings about her weight gain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2006 - 29 answers

Motivation lacking for weight loss...

I'm looking for some advice on how to stop waffling and finally make some significant changes with regards to my health & my weight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2006 - 29 answers

I hunger!

I need a safe, effective appetite suppressant. Before the "for the love of God, no" pile-on commences, please read the [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Jan 4, 2006 - 43 answers

Meal planning software for OSX?

Any recommendations for meal-planning software I can run on my iBook? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 1, 2006 - 2 answers

How much of a loser should I be?

How much should I weigh? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Dec 13, 2005 - 19 answers

Recommend an accurate and reliable scale for dieting purposes.

Looking for recommendations on an accurate and reliable (but affordable) scale for dieting purposes. The usual bathroom scales just don't seem to give consistent results. Any recommendations?
posted by oissubke on Mar 1, 2004 - 7 answers

Online weight loss resources?

As a follow-up to the many diet threads, can anyone recommend good online weight loss resources? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jca on Jan 19, 2004 - 6 answers

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