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Realistically, is there anything else I can try before Metformin?

I've read all the other questions about Metformin, and most about PCOS, but I think this is a slightly new twist, so I hope you can help me. I know YANMD. I have already tried everything I can think of to manage without meds, and I'm wondering if any of you have other suggestions, or if I should just give in and start Metformin. [more inside]
posted by etranger on Dec 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Weightlifting for the mentally lazy

Please give me a simple weight training routine that is 1) simple 2) not overly time consuming 3) doesn't progress so fast that I punk out [more inside]
posted by latkes on Dec 2, 2014 - 15 answers

Getting into Shape

Does anyone have any suggestions for working out and dieting that has worked for them? Although I do not have any health problems (knock on wood), I would really like to get into shape. I typically use the elliptical at the health club and I enjoy running out side except I tend to get shin splints. Not sure whether anyone has any book recommendations that helped motivate them? I can't stand how I feel and look as of late, so I need to do something drastic. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
posted by nidora on May 11, 2014 - 24 answers

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

New questions about an old problem (belly fat)

Regarding diet/exercise, what would you think would be the most effective way to lose my belly beyond what I'm already doing? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Dec 20, 2013 - 25 answers

App for Body Weight Exercises?

I've just re-taken up running (well, walking still at this point) and I want to use my off days for basic strength training. Is there an app that will help with this? [more inside]
posted by China Grover on Aug 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Seeking info on nutrition/exercise routine for a Woman who wants to see more definition (and has so far failed at her attempts)

Please help a woman gain some muscle. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Oct 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Stop the Insanity

Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Sep 12, 2012 - 30 answers

Cardio/calorie blasters for upper-body?

As a woman, is there cardio I can do to help build strength and some bulk in my upper body? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Aug 18, 2012 - 18 answers

How is the body's set point determined

What is the mechanism by which calories gained from eating unnatural foods, i.e. foods full of chemicals and preservatives, changes a person's appetite or metabolism, leading to weight gain? [more inside]
posted by davisnot on Jun 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Why am I losing weight when I'm eating more?

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]
posted by trogdole on Jun 10, 2012 - 13 answers

I have a month to lose some weight without the help of cardio!

I have about a month to lose 5-10 lbs for an upcoming wedding that requires me to wear a dress that does not fit and cannot be altered. Normally I'd cut back on calories and just go running a lot, but I've been rendered unable to run or elliptical or bike due to an Achilles injury that I don't want to worsen. What dietary things and other workout things can I do during this time to ensure weight loss? In my twenties, no health problems, no dietary restrictions, reeeally need to fit into this god forsaken dress.
posted by blackcatcuriouser on May 2, 2012 - 42 answers

iPhone App that tracks Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories?

Is there an iPhone App that tracks ALL of the following aspects of health: Blood pressure, weight, Type II diabetes, exercise routines and calories (aka food consumption)? There's plenty of apps that track 2 or 3 of these things, but is there one that tracks ALL of them?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Lost in the Technogym

Help me design a strength-training workout with this Technogym equipment. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Apr 21, 2012 - 5 answers

How to improve health without focusing on weight?

I think I'm finally done with dieting and obsessing about the scale. But I do want to develop healthier habits, and I am very goal-oriented. What are good ways to do that without obsessing over the scale? [more inside]
posted by the essence of class and fanciness on Apr 12, 2012 - 46 answers

Owmyback

Do I need a a doctor, chiropractor, or morphine dealer? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Feb 24, 2012 - 20 answers

I'm afraid of people seeing me exercising-while-fat. Please help me get over myself.

I have trouble breaking through my mental block on the path to weight loss. How do I mentally adjust myself towards an exercise regime and stick to it? Special self-loathing snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jan 13, 2012 - 43 answers

Help me gain weight in a healthy/cheap manner

Please help me in my goal, which is to gain weight in a healthy way, and to do so as cheaply as possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 24 answers

How does this thing work?

Counting calories/exercise: Am I doing this right? [more inside]
posted by loveyhowell on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

Friend wants to do a fasting/exercise regime to lose 1-2 lbs a day. She's adamant about this, so what can she do to minimize the damage to her body during this time.

A good friend is attempting to do a fasting/exercise regime where her main goal is to lose 1-2 pounds per day for at least 2 weeks by not eating anything and doing a lot of cardio everyday. I have personally (and constantly) argued against this as it is clearly unhealthy but she seems to be set on doing this. What can I do or recommend so that she doesn't cause serious damage to her body? [more inside]
posted by CreativeUsername on Aug 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Excercise and eat less? Really, science?

I understand that losing weight and getting fit comes down to exercising and ingesting less calories, yet I still have difficulty accepting that there are no tricks. [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on Jul 19, 2011 - 59 answers

Long-Term Weight Loss: What Does It Feel Like?

If you've lost a considerable amount of weight, and kept it off for more than five years, I have a question for you: How do you feel? [more inside]
posted by lore on Jul 5, 2011 - 23 answers

Get us off the couch!

I'm looking for personal trainer & weight loss coach recommendations in the Seattle area. Help me, please! [more inside]
posted by azuresunday on Apr 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Can I help my mom loose the weight?

My mother is obese. Can I help her? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Apr 30, 2011 - 24 answers

What to expect way before you are expecting

I am not even pregnant yet, and I feel like my husband is already concerned about the state of my body after pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 - 57 answers

Limited time to lift, trying to multitask

How much do "micro intervals" help with strength training? What can I do to maximize my limited time to lift weights? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Apr 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Exercise makes you fat.

I started exercising and eating less, and I'm gaining weight. I highly doubt I'm building muscle. Is this going to stop eventually? [more inside]
posted by timory on Feb 17, 2011 - 51 answers

Calories in and calories burned: is there a trick?

If it's as easy as move more and eat less, why aren't I losing weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 54 answers

Ideal body stats and how fast to attain them

I'm going to make 2011 the year I keep my New Year's resolution to lose weight. Can you help me figure out a realistic target/loss rate? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 22, 2010 - 21 answers

How to lose the most weight in 2 months for a contest?

Asking for a friend: I'm participating in a workplace version of "The Biggest Loser." What are some good ways for me to jump start my weight loss for the first check-in AND also see the greatest results in the 2-month contest period? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Nov 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Begone, Belly

What exercise should I add to my daily workout which will show visible results to my stomach? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I lose this flab and keep my muscle

I've gained some muscle...and lots of fat. I need some help with losing the extra fat, keeping the muscle I have gained, and dealing with feeling lots heavier. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Baby you can have whatever you like

How much exercise do I need to get before I can eat whatever I want?! [more inside]
posted by Rocket26 on Aug 31, 2010 - 50 answers

DietFilter: How do I balance food and heavy exercise while still losing weight?

Can you help me diet while remaining extra-active? I lost lots of weight with mild exercise but now that I've stepped things up, I'm stuck... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Fitting in working, exercising and sleeping - if I eat after I can't sleep.

I've got a problem fitting in working, exercising and sleeping. Some activities are in the evening, and I eat after, then I can't sleep. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Why do I keep gaining weight?

Why do I keep gaining weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 48 answers

Optimize my cardio, Hivemind Trainers

I've been fairly successful with my diet/exercise plan since mid March, but I know I could be doing better. Tips? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 2, 2010 - 11 answers

When will I drop pounds and not just inches?

I'm losing inches, but not so many pounds. How long til the weight drops? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Weight a minute.

Please recommend a reliable and accessible book/website/other source of information about diet and exercise and the process of losing weight. Bonus points for information that is tailored for women. Please note: I just want facts, not an exhortation to follow this diet or that diet. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Yet Another DietFilter (I think this is a decent one.)

What are some great little diet and exercise tips and tricks to push weight loss and fitness progress over the edge? Not looking for a whole plan, just your favorite "diet hacks." [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Feb 25, 2010 - 63 answers

Good approach to non-serious weight lifting?

I'm want to cut back on my weight training, but I'm not sure how best to do it. Is there a good once-a-week casual approach to weight lifting? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 29, 2009 - 17 answers

Some weightlifting queries

How often should I lift weights? and when I do, how much weight should I lift to achieve my goals? [more inside]
posted by miraimatt on Dec 1, 2009 - 13 answers

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 to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple?

How to avoid gaining weight when you become a couple? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Body Weight Set Point

How to lose that stubborn, unwanted 5-7 pounds? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Rapid, safe fat loss tips?

I would like to lose a lot of fat in a short period of time. Help me do so safely and effectively! [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Apr 12, 2009 - 14 answers

How do you know when you are at a healthy weight?

How do you know when you are at a healthy weight? [more inside]
posted by seppyk on Apr 1, 2009 - 24 answers

My legs suck

Exercise options for a person with a history of compartment syndrome [more inside]
posted by kldickson on Feb 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Exercise Plan?

I have three days a week and approx. 1 hour 15min. I am about 30 lbs over weight but eating healthy. I know I need to do cardio and I like weights. Anybody have a workout plan that they can suggest for 3 times a week? (I hope to go 4 eventually but this is the time I have). The only exercises I cannot do are military presses do to a rotator cuff issue. So with this limited time and stretching thrown in, what is your advice/opinon? Feel free to share with me your workout program. I am in okay shape but still in the walking stages of cardio. I am rather strong but am not looking to get more muscular....rather to get lean, if possible. I would hire a trainer but cannot afford it at this time.
posted by snap_dragon on Oct 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Diet tips for increasing lean body mass

Recipe/diet suggestions for increasing muscular bodymass. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 23, 2008 - 14 answers

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