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How can my 75-year-old mom gain weight?

My 75-year old mom has always been naturally thin, but for the last couple of years she's been underweight to an unhealthy level. She seems worse now. I'm not sure how much weight doctors want her to gain, but probably at least 10 pounds if not more. She's been trying to eat things to help (avocadoes, peanut butter, some protein shakes sometimes) but she says she has trouble digesting anything with a lot of fat. She's also vegetarian and often also vegan, though she eats dairy and eggs occasionally. What should she be eating?
posted by three_red_balloons on Jul 26, 2014 - 15 answers

Cheaper (than) Meat?

I took a hard look at my budget and I spend way too much on food and groceries. On a per meal basis, the bulk of my costs are for meat. I am an active individual, and I want to be able to get 20-30 grams of protein per meal. What are my options here to cut my costs and still get my protein? I already eat eggs for breakfast and sometimes dinner, but I can only take so many eggs.
posted by shotgunbooty on Jan 30, 2014 - 40 answers

I'm stuck and not sure how to do life.

I am lost on how to proceed with my life/diet. Because #1 - There are many positives to eating strict #2 - There are many negatives to eating strict. [more inside]
posted by learninguntilidie on Dec 17, 2013 - 20 answers

Rice and Beans

I'd like to start preparing my meals for the workweek in a batch on Sundays, to be refrigerated and microwaved as needed. I'm looking for a specific rice and bean-based recipe (type(s) of bean, optimal ratio of rice to beans, cooking time) that's cheap and nutritionally complete. That is to say, I'd like to be able to eat this for about half of my meals in a week and remain healthy.
posted by phrontist on Dec 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Spanish Nutrition 101

Looking for books in Spanish that cover the basics of food and nutrition. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Sep 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Just got a Vitamix! Now what?

I need two somewhat special snowflakey starter recipes for my new Vitamix blender. Is there a perfect smoothie recipe for me? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Sep 8, 2013 - 9 answers

What was this study where people ate gray mush vs. colorful food?

Somewhere in the last two to five years, I read about a study where a group of women (I believe the women were Asian, possibly Vietnamese or Thai) were given meals that were: (1) either beautifully and colorfully presented, or (2) pureed into a gray mush. The meals had exactly the same nutritional content, but the women receiving the colorful meal absorbed more nutrients. But I can't find any articles or the study itself. I've been Googling up a storm and still nothin'. Anyone remember this, or articles about this? Help me please?
posted by amoeba on Jul 10, 2013 - 2 answers

What food will give me the most energy with the least cooking?

I'm making a concerted effort to ramp up my exercise, on my bike and at the gym, but it's leaving me exhausted - probably because I have a lousy diet. I'm not an enthusiastic cook, and on the go a lot, so I'm looking for alternatives to full meals. What can I add to my diet that will be good for me, support an exercise-ful lifestyle, but is still rudimentary, and can be prepared in batches then consumed in chunks? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Jul 7, 2013 - 35 answers

How to use up peanut butter?

I have a bunch of peanut butter that I need to use up, but I'm running out of ideas. I would particularly appreciate recipe ideas that I can use in meals, though all I can ever really think of is perhaps Thai-style chicken/noodles, or PB&J sandwiches, or fruit with peanut butter dip. I know there's also stuff like peanut butter cookies and other baking goodies, but I'm trying to avoid sugar-bombing my diet too badly. Please help me with ideas!
posted by macsigler on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

Square Meal: Blandest Foods?

What can I eat that's bland as hell and healthy as hell? [more inside]
posted by defmute on May 24, 2012 - 37 answers

I'm too anxious and tired from overthinking how to do this to go to grad school.

Precedents/ideas for molding agriculture, food/cooking, health, and psychology together into a meaningful, practical career? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun on Mar 26, 2012 - 11 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

Which protein powder is right for me?

Protein powders, help me navigate the vast selection. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Feb 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Explain to me why I'm right (or wrong)

Nutrition Filter: A&W Teen burger vs. Subway Club. Similar-ish nutritional information but the Subway Club is a better choice in terms of health.... right? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jan 18, 2012 - 21 answers

What Are We Really Counting?

How do you measure how many calories are contained in food? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Do multigrain hot cereal mixes have a nutritional advantage?

Do multigrain hot cereal mixes have a nutritional advantage over single whole grains (i.e. oatmeal)? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Dec 4, 2011 - 7 answers

number of U.S. products containing HFCS

I'm trying to find the number of food products that are sold in the U.S. that contain high fructose corn syrup. I've done some preliminary searches and have found some lists, but I've come up dry when trying to find actual numbers. I'd like a reliable source that I can cite, but I'll take almost anything at this point. I am at a university and have access to a large number of subscription database resources, so I'll keep looking. But I thought metafilter might be able to help out here.
posted by pahool on Sep 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Cell Food. Really?

"Cell Food." Really? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Aug 8, 2011 - 10 answers

What should I eat with yogurt?

Help me eat more yogurt! I only like certain foods with yogurt. What else might I like? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Aug 5, 2011 - 46 answers

Does the following food meet all my nutritional needs?

So, I'm vegetarian and I can't cook due to multiple disabilities. Does the following food meet all my nutritional needs? If not, what other no-cook foods could I add in? [more inside]
posted by Sockpuppets 'R' Us on Jul 29, 2011 - 32 answers

Diet question: What's the secret to increasing exercise, eating less, and feeling satisfied (not hungry)?

weight loss filter: how do you balance an increase in exercise (calorie burn) with a decrease of calorie intake without feeling really hungry all the time? [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Jul 12, 2011 - 31 answers

Help Me Be Consistent, Or At Least Deal with Inconsistency Better

Tips for generating personal consistency? You're going to fall out of the saddle in life, and you're going to have to get back on. How do you make that getting-back-on process easier? Example problems inside. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Jun 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Should my puppy eat Blue Buffalo, Science Diet or Wellness?

Hello! We are getting a Maltese puppy (12 weeks old) soon and I want to give him the best dog food there is. I've heard about Blue Buffalo, Science Diet and Wellness. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on May 5, 2011 - 38 answers

What would Einstein eat?

I once read that Einstein had several outfits exactly the same, so he didn't waste time figuring out what to wear. Has anyone done this with food; specifically, figuring out exactly what to eat over the course of a week to provide exactly the right amounts of all the proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, etc. that the body needs? If so, is this menu available? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Apr 23, 2011 - 27 answers

Are restuarants illegally keeping calories a secret?

Are restaurants breaking the law by not providing nutritional information, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

SALAD is NOT what I'm looking for

I'm thinking about doing a diet/nutrition experiment on myself where I cut out foods that are known to cause serious health issues (disease and/or allergic reactions). What resources can best help me with this? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Nov 30, 2010 - 20 answers

greens for the lunch box

Lunchbox Green: Looking for simple veggie side dish recipes suitable for making weekly and packing to work. [more inside]
posted by chaff on Nov 7, 2010 - 25 answers

What do skinny people eat?

What do skinny people eat? I really wanted to understand the relationship thin/healthy people have with food. [more inside]
posted by happywhite on Nov 1, 2010 - 81 answers

human food for a human being

The wet organic cat food I give to my cat is highly nutritious. It is also homogenous and prepared in large quantities. Is there a human equivalent to this that I can prepare for myself? [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Oct 24, 2010 - 27 answers

Raw food lifestyle with a family (and a budget)... help!

My wife and I have decided we'd like to make some fairly big changes to our eating habits. We eat relatively healthy as it is, but we'd like to set a goal of eating at least 51% "raw foods". We're a bit overwhelmed and would love some recommendations for recipe books, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Oct 12, 2010 - 16 answers

What are Hot and Dry Foods?

What are hot and dry foods? I heard somewhere these are good for memory and people living the north western hemisphere. This is from Chinese methodology.
posted by alshain on Sep 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Somewhere in the middle... eating and exercise and being reasonable about it!

Help me reduce my anxiety about eating too little (when I'm eating enough) and getting my pre/post-workout nutrition EXACTLY right... [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Sep 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me eat better breakfasts.

What're your favorite breakfasts that are at least remotely healthy-ish? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 24, 2010 - 49 answers

But... but... but... it has eyes!

I've been vegetarian for 10 years, but I think it's time to make the switch to pescetarian. I need some help with the details. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 12, 2010 - 40 answers

Tell me what normal eating looks like.

I want to know what a "normal" person eats over the course of a day. What types of food, and how much. [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork on Jul 8, 2010 - 58 answers

Can I feed off of extremely basic elements?

If I get the calories and proportions right, can I live for a few months on just protein, complex carbohydrate, and fiber supplements along with multivitamins and shots of olive oil? [more inside]
posted by 5ean on Jul 5, 2010 - 20 answers

Most basic of foods for my lifetime

If had a limited choice of foods to eat daily from age thirty to ninety what would pack the most nutrition? Processed and packaged items are allowed in suggestions. [more inside]
posted by ayc200 on Jun 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Special Diet Cat Food

Is there somewhere online where I can compare the nutritional value of cat foods? Something similar to the "Nutritional Information" label on packaged human foods? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Jun 9, 2010 - 8 answers

No GORP for me.

Can you suggest unprocessed or minimally processed foods for hiking day trips (approx. 12 hours) and three-day backpacking trips? The catch: no refined carbohydrates. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Why do I always get so hungry late at night?

Why do I always get so hungry late at night? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Can I fuel my human body off just SPIZ (nutrition drink), water, and the occasional "recreational" meal?

Has anyone ever attempted or documented using a "nutritionally complete" drink such as SPIZ that has all your daily values over a long period of time? [more inside]
posted by mikee on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

need more fewd

Help me eat better / more often... [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Jul 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Nutrition books for my favorite ballerina?

What books/websites about nutrition would you recommend for a serious ballet student in her teens? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me satisfy a sweet tooth on a low sugar/low carb diet!

Help me satisfy a sweet tooth on a low sugar/low carb diet! [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Jul 10, 2009 - 30 answers

One potato, Two potato, Three potato, Four!

If I had ½ cup of sweet potato and ½ cup of potato, boiled and mashed (w/ 1 tablespoon of full cream/fat milk) with 1 cup of frozen vegetable (peas, corn, carrot) for dinner what type of nutritional value would it hold? [more inside]
posted by latch24 on May 13, 2009 - 14 answers

I feel like I'm absolutely terrible at cooking. How can I become better at it?

I feel like I'm absolutely terrible at cooking. How can I become better at it? I think my lack of recipes/ideas is what's killing me. I just stick to spaghetti and frozen dinners because I'm not sure what else to do. If I had things to make I'm sure I'd eventually become better at it. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 22, 2009 - 50 answers

Where can I look up calorie information for typical Japanese foods?

I'm looking for a website or perhaps a printed book that gives typical nutritional values for a large variety of Japanese foods. [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

How much stuff is in my food?

How much stuff, proportionally, is in my food? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Mar 15, 2009 - 21 answers

What disease do cats get from a lack of people food?

What risk does a cat take in not eating people food? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Feb 12, 2009 - 26 answers

What type of foods should I be eating in order to bulk up?

What type of foods should I be eating in order to bulk up? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Feb 11, 2009 - 22 answers

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