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]
How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
Why am I continuing to lose weight when I've been increasing my caloric intake, and haven't changed my exercise habits at all. [more inside]
If I, say, go on a very long run and burn enough calories to metabolize one ounce of fat, how does that weight leave my body? That is, do the products come out in my breath, pee, poop, or some combination? Everything I can find online is either too complicated or too simple to help me find an answer.
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]
Many MeFites are curious about metabolism, and so am I. I am particularly curious about metabolic rate testing: its accuracy, the experience, and whether it's worthwhile for me. [more inside]
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]
Slow metabolism and exercise. How do you combine the two? [more inside]
Sensible (numerical) weight loss plan, followed meticulously, seeming to not produce results after 16 weeks.
Sensible (numerical) weight loss plan, followed meticulously, seeming to not produce results after 16 weeks. I'm still maintaining it just as consistently, but I'm starting to feel discouraged and somewhat lost. Inside are four potential problems. Which do you think are holding me back? [more inside]
Why does my body only lose weight when I take a break from exercising? I exercise three weeks, take a week off and on the week off I lose weight. Why? [more inside]
In terms of boosting metabolism and promoting weight loss, should I eat breakfast before a morning jog or after? If after, immediately after or is an hour later ok? [more inside]
How can I lose weight? I'm entering a kickboxing tournament in July and I need to cut about 25 lbs... It's not going well. [more inside]
Does anyone have any tried and tested tactics for raising metabolism? (I know, I know...) [more inside]
Birth control and weight gain: will switching pills help? [more inside]
Does a normal body have to be in ketosis to burn fat? If your body is not producing ketones, does that mean that your body is not burning fat?
Reading, watching TV, and surfing the web. All three of these involve equal levels of inactivity -- so why is it that I only think of TV watchers and computer users as "at risk" for sedentary-lifestyle health issues, but not avid readers? Why is it that I feel like I'm burning more calories when I'm curled up with a book than when I'm clicking with my mouse?