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Trying to make a change in my life, but I don't know where to start?

I am in a weird phase of my life where I want to change some things. I have always been a rather antisocial person and for the first time ever I am dying to get out and be social. I am also wondering where I will end up and what my goals in life truly are. I also want to get healthier, eat better, be more productive. Truth is, I don't know where to start? [more inside]
posted by Chelsaroo650 on Jul 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Simple simple tracking for a sickie

I need a way to track food eaten/physical symptoms/weight/ in some sort of printable format that also works with android phones. Every app I find focuses on weight loss or precise measurements of food or doesn't include symptoms. The chart should be a simple graph. Does this exist?
posted by kanata on Mar 14, 2014 - 6 answers

High Calorie : Mass ratio foods

What foods have the highest calorie:mass or calorie:weight ratios? [more inside]
posted by Neale on Jan 16, 2014 - 15 answers

I'm underweight. How do I stimulate my appetite?

I'm depressed and anxious and dropping weight like crazy (my highest weight ever is 108, I'm probably 90-95 now). How can I eat more when I don't feel like eating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2013 - 31 answers

How to support a relative post-bariatric surgery during the holidays?

I have a relative with some long-time food and weight issues who just underwent bariatric surgery. Making meals with her, cooking and eating out have always been kind of fraught. We'll be having a family Christmas holiday at her house and I'm worried that the heavy emphasis on food will be stressful. Any tips? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Oct 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I eat corn to gain some weight?

I am a 19 year old teenager, I weight about 63 kg (138 lbs) and my height is about 176 cm. I want to gain weight because I look a bit skinny. Though according to my BMI, I'm average. I was wondering whether eating corn alone everyday would increase my weight and benefit me at the same time. I surely don't want to gain weight going to McDonald's.
posted by Attozes on Jun 2, 2013 - 24 answers

Low carb until dinner to lose weight?

I live with a group of friends and we all take it in turns to cook dinner one day of the night, which usually consists of lasagne, pasta, rice etc. I am wondering if I could lose weight if I ate low carb for breakfast and lunch, and then ate dinner that is prepared by my housemates? [more inside]
posted by lovisa91 on Apr 8, 2013 - 14 answers

5 doughnuts later, I'm ready to admit that I've got a problem

Stress eating well on the way into binge eating. How do I stop it?! [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Dec 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me gain weight.

Is it possible to healthily gain and keep on 20-30 lbs without (regimented) exercise and while being on a low-carbohydrate diet? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 19, 2012 - 35 answers

How can I become more healthy and fit?

I've never eaten too healthy in my life. I feel like it's taking a toll on my body and my mood at a relatively young age. More details inside. (long and some things about my past) [more inside]
posted by Autumn89 on Oct 22, 2012 - 28 answers

What can I *add* to my life to help with my binge eating and/or desire to lose weight?

What can I *add* to my life to help with my binge eating and/or desire to lose weight? Additionally, what texts or exercises helped you work past bingeing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 - 26 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

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

Help me stop hoovering up the treats tray

I'm taking medication that makes me hungry all the time. Added to this, I work somewhere that often has sweets around and I have not very much willpower at all. How can I deal with the hunger in a way that doesn't lead to a sugar high? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 31, 2012 - 36 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

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

Chubby hubby, what to do?

My husband is overweight. I'm not at the end of my rope, but it's getting closer. Advice, any advice is welcome, even if you tell me I'm being unreasonable. SS details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 - 73 answers

Of food and other demons

Food makes me happy, and as a result I eat a lot of it. Which I really need to change. Help me? Caution: this got long, for which apologies. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 21, 2011 - 38 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

tired (of being) skinny

What can I eat to gain weight and have energy? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Mar 23, 2011 - 27 answers

traveling and maintaining weight

What are ways I can make sure I don't gain weight while not going to gym over a 2-week period? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jan 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Deflatio

My boyfriend is putting weight on. It doesn't bother me, but it bothers him. How can I help him change his habits without damaging his self-esteem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2010 - 19 answers

I need calorie dense portable food to take to school with me.

High calorie, highly portable, nutritious, delicious snacks? [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Oct 22, 2010 - 22 answers

Leptin doctor?

Can someone recommend a "leptin aware" doctor, nutritionist, or dietitian in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Oct 12, 2010 - 8 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

You are not my therapist but...

Internal drama filter: I am moderately successful and very grateful for my life as it is. I have an awesome marriage and a beautiful home. I made it out of a fairly seriously abusive childhood with a pretty decent perspective and ways of coping EXCEPT..... [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on May 5, 2010 - 23 answers

All I want for Christmas is...two butt cheeks

Ravenously hungry in the middle of the night, lazy, and bored with my known options. Also: eating plenty in the daylight. Bonus round: I'm poor. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Dec 17, 2009 - 20 answers

Lean and Mean

Help a skinny guy shape up! more after the jump! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jul 31, 2009 - 24 answers

active but still overeating...

Very obese woman. Gone from entirely sedentary to going to the gym 4 days a week over the past year. Lost inches but not a whole lot of weight considering my new level of activity. Problem lies in eating.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2009 - 55 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

How much food fits in a person?

How much food and waste can a person carry inside them, in terms of weight? In other words, if I weigh 195 lbs, how many of them could be attributed what I've ingested? [more inside]
posted by TSGlenn on May 12, 2009 - 10 answers

Is it possible to become vegetarian and gain weight at the same time?

I´ve recently discovered that my body "dislikes" red meat, this is, I become heavy and slow when eat this kind of food. Additionally, my doctor suggested that I should eat less meat since my kidneys are not working properly. One of my life goals is to become vegetarian (ovo-lacto kind to start), and I purchased some books on the subject, but none of them explains how to do so without putting your health in risk. Is there a comprehensive and safe guide to start being vegetarian? [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Jan 7, 2009 - 28 answers

Has anyone ever truly lost weight and kept it off?

What kind of hope is there for the average person to lose weight and keep it off when someone like Oprah who has personal trainers and personal nutritionists and personal chefs and personal minders and more money than God can't manage to do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 74 answers

Please tell me what to eat!

I make bad food decisions. I would like someone to tell me exactly what to eat for every meal, every day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2008 - 23 answers

What is a good daily diet for someone looking to get cut?

What is a good daily diet for someone looking to get cut? I like routines so I don't care if it's the same for most of the week. In fact I'd rather it be the same so I don't have to really think about it. [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on May 1, 2008 - 8 answers

3 BREAKFASTS = BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER?

If I eat three breakfasts and then don't eat for the rest of the day, is that the same thing as eating breakfast lunch and dinner? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 19, 2008 - 19 answers

i wanna bacon double chocolate butter cake in my tummy all winter long!

stop me from fattening up for the winter. [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme on Dec 9, 2007 - 23 answers

Don't Want a Career as a Competitive Eater

How can I learn to slow down and enjoy what I'm eating? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 11, 2007 - 40 answers

How did I lose weight by eating MORE and exercising LESS?

How did I lose weight by eating MORE and exercising LESS? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jul 24, 2006 - 25 answers

Help to separate the (whole) wheat from the chaff

I'm thoroughly baffled about how I should eat. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 21, 2006 - 11 answers

I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions??

I need to lose the weight I gained while I was pregnant ASAP, any suggestions?? [more inside]
posted by libelula on Feb 1, 2006 - 29 answers

How healthy is my diet?

How healthy is my diet? [more inside]
posted by brautigan on Sep 27, 2005 - 14 answers

Switching from losing weight to maintaining

The switch from losing weight to maintaining weight lost is difficult. Does the Metafilter community have any tips to adjust? [more inside]
posted by daviss on Sep 17, 2005 - 17 answers

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