I (female) grew up in a house as the only girl with multiple brothers. My mother began putting me on diets at age 8, before I'd ever shown any signs of having weight issues. I was a normal 8 yr old girl, but not as scrawny as my brothers. From the diets she'd always put me on (this was the 80's, for cultural reference), it began a terrible cycle of me failing the diets and not ever being able to do enough to make her stop policing what I ate. I'm just now coming to the conclusion that I may never have had an issue with food / being overweight if my mom had not forced her insecurities on to me. Longer explanation included. Advice/perspective/fellow war stories appreciated. [more inside]
Buzzfeed published an extremely detailed "clean eating" plan the other day. Say what you will about so-called "clean eating", I don't really buy the idea of "detox" anyway. What I really liked was the level of detail included. I'd like to eat healthier and less processed food, but I need a lot of guidance. Most diet plans are general and include a few recipes here and there, but this plan was totally next level. Help me find similar plans. [more inside]
He has to limit salt. I have to limit cholesterol. We are both vegetarians. Where can we eat? Looking for both general restaurant ideas and Toronto-specific ones. [more inside]
What are strategies that I can implement to avoid constantly unhealthy food choice while visiting family [more inside]
How do you diet as the primary cook for a family of non-dieters? [more inside]
What are some primal/slow-carb/low-carb dishes I can find in restaurants in Istanbul, Turkey? [more inside]
# # I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.
What books do you recommend for really learning about diet, nutrition and weight loss? [more inside]
Has anyone ever used Medifast? If so what did you think? Results?
Am I doing phase 1 of the south beach diet correctly? [more inside]
Healthy snack ideas when you're up all night? [more inside]
I'm trying to lose weight inside the normal BMI range. Am I eating too little? [more inside]
Arthritis Filter: what are your preferred remedies for arthritis? What is detrimental to your arthritis? [more inside]
What was the name of this insane 1990's diet? [more inside]
My roommate claims a diet consisting of mostly fruit is OK as long as she keeps it low fat. Is there any science to back up this claim? [more inside]
I'm an apple, but I'd much rather be a banana. How can I get rid of my middle and reshape my body? [more inside]
What are some cooking and diet tips for an ovo-lacto carnivore? (No, that wasn't a typo.) [more inside]
I'm overweight, I have a fatty liver, and I've just been put on Xenical by the doctor. Just how hideous is this going to be...? [more inside]
Please help me find a diet/nutrition plan that takes into account my lack of a kitchen. [more inside]
Is there a fully customizable online diet that will take into consideration food allergies and dislikes? Should I just find a dietician? [more inside]
Cabbage soup diet? I've been on it for a two days, and I've lost two and a half pounds. What I'm wondering is how important is the soup recipe (precise ingredients) to the success of the diet — I've seen different variations on the net: some call for mushrooms, some don't; some specify green onions, others just say large onions; some include carrots, others don't. Have any of you tried variations on the soup and still had success? Or is the soup not really the point at all, but just cutting out carbohydrates, fats, etc.? I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences with this.
After I received the 'time to lose weight or else' talk from my Doctor, a co-worker suggested a healthy weight loss/lower our blood pressure competition. How best to compare the relative weight losses of a guy who only needs to drop 40 pounds (my co-worker, of course) and the guy who needs to drop the equivalent of a Backstreet Boy? (More inside, like the inside of a delicious Snickers Bar... mmm, Snickers....) [more inside]
A co-worker claims to have lost 4.5 pounds in the last six days on the South Beach Diet. This person goes on to claim that most people lose around 10 pounds in two weeks, then lose additional weight more slowly. So, is this possible? I think he is just losing water. But maybe I'm wrong--do these low-carb diets really, truly work? [more inside]