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Optimizing hormones for weight loss?

How can you, naturally or otherwise, optimize female hormones to help regain the metabolism and hormonal profile of someone in their teens or 20s? (And is this even possible or desirable?) [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 7, 2014 - 14 answers

"Customer of Size?"

Have you taken advantage of Southwest Airlines Customer of Size policy? Does it work like I think that it works? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2014 - 11 answers

"Do I look fat?" No... (yes!!)

My husband sometimes asks me, "Do I look fat?" The answer is yes, but I don't know how to say "yes." Should I tell him the truth? Here's the context: For several years he has been hitting the gym hard. 5x/week at Crossfit, and currently in training for his third marathon. He went from a skinny, twiggy guy to a mass of muscle. He looks great, feels great, is healthy (we are vegan but do drink lots of beer on the weekends)... but as his muscles have grown, his belly has, too. It's big and looks fatty, even though the rest of him is muscly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2014 - 34 answers

At my wit's end, weight-wise. Please help.

I've struggled with my weight all of my adult life. Now I'm 34 and I feel like I'm at my wit's end. I just can't bring myself to fix my diet. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2014 - 30 answers

Seeking Sludge Solutions

I have been trying to lose 5-10 pounds for three years. I have succeeded only in gaining 15. Clearly, I am either hopelessly incapable of dieting/exercising or it's physically impossible for me. As a last-ditch effort, I find myself wondering if I can just replace some or all of my meals with some kind of... nutritious slurry... without that being a detriment to my health. I feel embarrassed that I am seriously considering trying to subsist on a meal-replacing substance, but I feel a bit hopeless. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2014 - 18 answers

Those with Postcholecystectomy Syndrome - Coping, Eating, Vitamins, Etc?

I'm likely to have my gallbladder removed in upcoming months, and I have a few questions for those who ended up with a temporary or longer-lasting intolerance to fatty foods. (And I wonder if any of you ever had it improve your digestion -- excluding the no-doubt wonderful absence of attacks?) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 7, 2014 - 19 answers

Is it better to gobble or nibble?

Sweets, that is. From the person who just ate an entire bag of Easter chocolate (which doesn't bother me, it's a rare occurrence) - I'm curious. Is there any scientific reason why "bad" foods like fats or sweets are better consumed spread out over time rather than consumed all at once? Assuming the same quantity of total consumption. Google has no answers except "don't eat lots of sweets." [more inside]
posted by celtalitha on May 1, 2014 - 19 answers

Fat-Free/Low-Fat Suggestions for Post-Gallbladder Removal Recovery?

I think my gallbladder’s coming out in the months to come. I seek guidance about fat-free/low-fat foods that would be safe to eat afterwards -- any advice appreciated, but I would find non-cooking options (frozen foods/delivery/restaurant) particularly useful. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Ideas for handling liver fluke medication food requirement

I have a friend who has been diagnosed with liver flukes; the protocol for medication she is taking (twice per day) suggests that the medication is made optimal if accompanied by the ingestion of 40grams of fat. Yes, that's 40 grams of fat, twice per day, at two sittings. Having to ingest this much fat at one sitting is making her nauseous. She has tried various mixes of healthy vegetable fats mixed into salads but she's pretty miserable. She has a rather sensitive stomach; she also had her gallbladder removed some years ago. She is supposed to take the medication for a few more weeks. [more inside]
posted by Vibrissae on Mar 21, 2014 - 17 answers

Is it unhealthy to have cream for breakfast?

Basically, that's it. Sometimes I don't have time to eat breakfast, so I drink some 10% cream to tide me over. It's got some fat and protein making it relatively filling, and way less sugar than meal replacement drinks or fruit smoothies or juice. But when people see me do it, they freak out about how unhealthy it is. Is it really? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Jan 14, 2014 - 45 answers

Christmas goose problems!

I have a beautiful, just shot wild goose! Except I didn't expect to receive a wild rather than tame goose, and I have no bacon or other fat to cover it in. How can I cook this without turning it into leather? Help? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Dec 24, 2013 - 16 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

T-shirts for chubby, busty women?

I'm seeking the perfect black t-shirt. I'm also fat, short and busty. Where should I look? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 18, 2013 - 10 answers

Plus Size Style 101, USA Female Edition

Help me reinvent my style! I need fashion inspiration. I need shops that will outfit plus size me without breaking the bank. Difficulty level: tall, too! Bonus question: calf boots for big feet and fat calves. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Oct 22, 2013 - 43 answers

What's the better weight-loss strategy, Weight Watchers or MyFitnessPal?

I'm currently on a campaign against the 20 pounds I've put on over the last 2 years (stress eating, sedentary lifestyle, post-30 metabolism drop, you name it). I hear great things about Weight Watchers, but my buddy also introduced me to the MyFitnessPal app, which is free. Weight watchers is all about "points" (carbs, fat, fiber, protein), while the app focuses exclusively on calories in, calories out. Which is better, for weight loss? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Name That Fat Cat

So we just adopted this big girl from the Humane Society 2 days ago. We don't know anything about her past. She was abandoned there a week ago. She's HUGE. Big-boned, long, and FAT. She has 26 toes and weighs 25 pounds. She is thought to be about 4 years old.She sees our vet on Friday, and we expect she will be put on a reducing plan, but she will always be quite large. She's quick to purr, loves scritches on the butt, between the ears, and under the chin. We thought we had come up with the perfect name: Butter Buddha (or Buddha Belly), but have since gotten several excellent ideas--Refrigerator Purry, and Mrs. Butterworth. We are reconsidering her name. But we don't want to be too hasty in case another more perfect name is out there. Ideas?
posted by QuakerMel on Sep 11, 2013 - 89 answers

Another fat cat question

This is Pico, a wonderful cat with an incredible mustache. Pico is quite large and really needs to slim down. Help us help our 17 lb cat live happy and healthy and as forever as possible. Gratuituous cat pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by avocet on Sep 7, 2013 - 19 answers

How do you make a tasty fat ball?

At a teppanyaki restaurant in Okinawa the chef cut off the fatty tip of my steak and left it aside to render on the grill. He served it after the meal was finished, by that time it was black and about the size of a pea. It was the tastiest thing I've ever eaten. What is it called and how can I make it for myself? [more inside]
posted by Crashback on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Please help me find my new hairstyle

Help a girl have her mid-40s rebellion: I'm fat and I want short hair. I'm totally willing to break the "fat girls shouldn't have short hair" rule, but what I don't understand is what kind of style will work because my hair is naturally wavy in the "jew-fro" style. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2013 - 16 answers

Taking the meds that won't make you sick and kill you

Are you taking anti-psychotics or other crazy meds? Have you managed to get the weight gain under control or indeed back off again? Share your experiences! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I stop binge eating, especially in the evenings?

I am in my 30s and have recently developed binge eating habits, and would like your advice/suggestions on how to approach this, when already feeling overwhelmed with life. Medication info and other elaboration inside... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2013 - 21 answers

Tell me what you know about the livestock feed called Chop

I live in a central Pennsylvania village that's almost 200 years old called Linden Hall. It was in the cellar of a home in our village that one of my neighbors found a bunch of old feed bags from the mill that used to be powered by the creek that runs through here. One of those feed bags looked like this. It uses this term "Chop." So we began to wonder why, if Chop was a type of feed, why did it had a protein and fat content label? And why are there horses on the bag? Was this actually livestock feed, or something else? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 25, 2013 - 7 answers

So... Can I get one in my size?

Is there a motorcycle that's safe for me ride? If so, which one(s)? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Mar 29, 2013 - 9 answers

I'll pay someone to tell me what to buy, what to wear and how to wear it

I'm looking for information about working with a personal stylist or personal shopper, especially as a plus-size woman. Could I? Should I? [more inside]
posted by subbes on Mar 24, 2013 - 26 answers

Do not congratulate me. I'm just fat.

Where do I find clothes that fit and don't make me look pregnant? [more inside]
posted by bluemoonegg on Mar 12, 2013 - 15 answers

What makes feces sticky?

What causes feces to sometimes leave excessive, difficult-to-remove residue on the perianal area or on toilet paper? What causes it not to leave any residue at all? Is it related entirely to macronutrient intake (fat, fibre, water)? Or are other factors involved? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Feb 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Motivation for losing weight

I am grossly fat and very unhappy. I've already figured out how many calories I need to consume to lose weight and joined a gym and bought a scale (gross). I'm an emotional binge eater. How can I maintain my motivation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 61 answers

I got fat really fast. I'm short. Where to find clothes that fit, stat?

Best stores for short and plus sized gals? Comfortable yet young professional clothes, especially. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Nov 12, 2012 - 17 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

Insulin, sugar and the food pyramid

Our sugar and carbohydrate consumption causes our bodies to store the glucose as fat. Why does the food pyramid tell us to eat more of that food? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Sep 24, 2012 - 26 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

Dating, for a messed up obese guy

I was (am?) socially broken, and had (have?) crippled my self-confidence, as well as my body. Help me fix me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2012 - 31 answers

Top Gear Car Rental Edition

What is the best car (make/model) for me to rent? [more inside]
posted by zinon on Aug 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Tired of dr's and Fat.

Looking for suggestions to handle the medical proffesion constantly telling me that my only problem is that I am FAT. [more inside]
posted by Weeping Angel on Aug 23, 2012 - 40 answers

So, what do YOU fry your porkchops in?

What is the healthiest cooking oil ? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Aug 2, 2012 - 39 answers

What are these dear naked German gentleman doing?

Can any German history lovers tell we what these sweet old naked fat men are doing in this old postcard? [more inside]
posted by esereth on Jul 19, 2012 - 16 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

Why yes, it is another diet question!

Like every other person on earth, I'm intrigued by the idea of a low-carb diet for weight loss and generally feeling better on a daily basis. I've read lots of almost miraculous success stories, and since I need to lose ~20-25lbs and my standard low-calorie, fruits/vegetables/whole grains thing doesn't seem to work any more, of course I'm thinking I should at least try it. The problem is, most of those success stories include extreme euphoria over the opportunity to consume all that yummy fat and protein, but I mostly really dislike fat and and don't particularly love protein either. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Jun 21, 2012 - 25 answers

One Way or Another

How practical is airline travel for fat people? [more inside]
posted by zinon on May 16, 2012 - 34 answers

Excess skin after weight loss

I have finally lost most of the extra weight I gained for the past 20 years. What can I do to get rid of the flabby skin? [more inside]
posted by remi on May 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Personal shoppers: good idea or just more trauma?

What is it like using a Macy's personal shopper? Is that my best option? [more inside]
posted by summer sock on May 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Buy fat in Philly?

Where can I buy lard and/or beef tallow (to eat) in Philly? Italian Market, right? Is there a butcher you really like and trust that you can recommend? If I want to get some today, by what time do I have to get over there?
posted by zeek321 on Apr 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Where do body fat metabolism products go?

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.
posted by ftm on Apr 18, 2012 - 13 answers

One word: earphones

I have a lot of weight, eating, and body-image related issues that I am trying my best to overcome. It is going to be a long hard slog. I'm much better than I used to be, but one thing that makes me feel really bad is when colleagues and friends talk about dieting and working out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 30 answers

School me, please, for I am ignorant.

I am a nutritional newbie - I never took any classes on the subject, I'm a lifelong selective eater, and what little I know has been memorized, mostly in the last two months. I'm in need of some specific schooling on my current peculiar weight-loss situation. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Please help me reduce the saturated fat intake from my diet

(I know this will end up being quite lengthy), but the main question is to ask for some advice on how to reduce the amount of saturated fat in my diet. [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Feb 27, 2012 - 18 answers

this belly fat is stubborn!

What is the best way to get rid of belly fat, for a woman? Diet or exercise? What kind of exercise? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Feb 19, 2012 - 25 answers

Oh my weight!

How do I accept my weight and my body? (Snowflake-y details inside) [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Feb 5, 2012 - 27 answers

Camping While Fat

I need tips for hiking and camping from fat-identified and otherwise overweight folks only! FYI I am 5'6. Thanks!
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on Feb 2, 2012 - 25 answers

take the blue pill and be svelte or take the twinkie and stay fat

Do bariatric specialists use Wellbutrin specifically to stop the craving for foods to help weight loss? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jan 13, 2012 - 17 answers

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