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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

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

Does this "magic" pill really work?

There is no shortage of diets for people who want to lose weight quickly: Atkins, the "Zone" diet, the Vegan diet, the Weight-Watchers diet, the Mediterranean diet, ... But there are countless articles and experts which seem to refute the "evidence" put forth by the creators of such diets. Question is, do you know whether the latest diet advertised by Dr. Oz (the " Garcinia Cambogia" extract-based diet) is safe / do you have any information on it? [more inside]
posted by omar.a on Feb 13, 2014 - 11 answers

In sickness and in (better) health

My wedding is coming up in a few months and I want to find some small things I can do to reduce my spare tire before I walk down the aisle. [more inside]
posted by SeparateAccountForWeddingQuestions on Dec 20, 2013 - 14 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

If I'm so strong why are my kicks so weak?

Should I lose weight and muscle mass or just lose the fat? [more inside]
posted by mearls on Dec 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Find me some motivation

I'm losing focus on my weight loss goals and I don't want to fall off the wagon. I have had to fight hard to lose what I have lost, and I do not want to back track. How do you get your head back in the game and really find the time to focus on it and prioritize it when your life has become extremely busy? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 18, 2012 - 12 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

My boyfriend's family is upset he's dating someone obese. How do I deal with this hurt?

My boyfriend's family is "concerned" he's dating a Fatty (me, yay!) How do I deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2012 - 50 answers

How to have a healthy lifestyle in my relationship?

How can I create a healthy lifestyle in my relationship? Also, how can I support my boyfriend’s weight loss? Is this possible? We are in our mid-to-late-twenties, he is a few years older than I am. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 23 answers

If I tried really hard to get healthy, how successful will I be?

Let's say I'm a 5'5", 230lb female. Let's say tomorrow, I start eating very healthy and working out 4-5 times a week. How much can I expect to lose and what physical changes can I expect to see by the end of the year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2012 - 55 answers

How to maintain healthy weight after loss while temporarily immobile

Asking for a friend. 2 years ago she lost 8 stone in weight through diet and exercise. She has maintained for a year using WeightWatchers and walking at least 100 miles a month plus cross trainer three times a week and some weights and crunches. Now she must have a serious operation which will leave her immobile in hospital for 2 weeks, immobile at home for 6 weeks, then gradually regaining mobility. Serious immobility, think skin graft type immobility. On the lower half of her body. She is desperate not to gain weight but there is not much support from the NHS etc. Has anyone been in this situation and managed not to gain too much? [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Jun 6, 2012 - 26 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

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

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

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

How did you lower your blood pressure without medication?

How did you lower your blood pressure without medication? [more inside]
posted by picapica on Dec 23, 2011 - 30 answers

How do I lick this weight problem for good?

How do I break the gain/lose/gain cycle? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Weight and fat gain coming off Mercilon - need help sorting this out!

Been on Mercilon contraceptive pill for years. Have come off and almost immediately gained 2 kg (in 3 weeks) and when I weigh on my fat measuring scales my fat content has shot up. a) has anyone else had this on this particular Pill, b) do I have to work on the weight gain like you normall would (limit calories in, maximise calories out) or will it balance on its own. I was on a blood pressure pill while on the pill, thought it was that that was taking advantage of increasing my weight (my usual side effect on bp meds) so came off that and bp is fine. But weight still going up. Have seen this http://ask.metafilter.com/74594/How-long-does-it-take-for-the-hormones-to-leave-my-system but is not specific about this pill / how to get the weight off / the fat thing. Anonymous as a bit personal for me! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 4 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

How do naturally thin people eat?

Yet another Healthy Eating question! Naturally thin people (and people who've maintained significant weight loss for a long time): do you manage your meals/portions in such a way that you never are really concerned about how much you've eaten, OR, are you constantly compensating for eating too much or too calorically? [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Apr 5, 2011 - 52 answers

Am I doing this whole healthy thing right?

My lifestyle has gone through some major flux in the last couple of months and I need some advice/guidance/reassurance from others who are trying to be their healthiest every day. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 15, 2011 - 16 answers

What's the current best-in-class calorie-tracking website?

What's the current best-in-class calorie-tracking website? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Feb 3, 2011 - 16 answers

I don't know how to lose the weight again!

I lost a lot of weight (~90lbs) through hard work and subbornness, but for a handful of things that happened last year I have gained a little over 30lbs back. Help. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jan 3, 2011 - 11 answers

I'm Not Dr. House, But I Know Someone Who Is.

YANAD, but do you know of an excellent diagnostician in the Boston area (or you've had similar symptoms and you think you know a specialist)? [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Dec 18, 2010 - 4 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

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

How can I make sure that my cellulite doesn't get any worse?

How can I make sure that my cellulite doesn't get any worse? [more inside]
posted by 200burritos on Nov 22, 2010 - 11 answers

How can I really change my lifestyle and overcome my weight and body image issues?

How can I really change my lifestyle and overcome my weight and body image issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 40 answers

Being neither overweight, nor a girl, nor a parent, I'm totally out of my depth here.

ParentingFilter: best approach for dealing with childhood obesity? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Aug 18, 2010 - 39 answers

I want to be a brain in a jar

I’m feeling really devastated right now, and could use some solid, grounded advice. The big picture: last night I finally talked to my husband about why we weren’t having sex. Like, at all. Turns out it’s because I’m fat. How do I get over the pain of this revelation and what should I do about this mess I find myself in, emotionally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 116 answers

Enough is Enough

Maintaining Current Weight vs. Gaining or Losing. How do I keep steady and not fluctuate? [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Jun 16, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I truly get back on the health wagon, once and for all?

What tips and tricks do you use to avoid falling off the diet wagon? [more inside]
posted by sonician on May 25, 2010 - 52 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

Weight, genetics, and ratios. Or: Motivate me to drop some pounds

According to my waist-hip ratio, I am unattractive and will die of heart disease. How much will weight loss help? [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Apr 26, 2010 - 7 answers

How many pounds of muscle are needed to squat 200lbs?

For every pound of weight that I can squat, I have X pounds of muscle. What is the value of X? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Weight Question

When is the best time of day to weight yourself for the most accurate read? [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Sep 15, 2009 - 18 answers

Where can I get 2,4-DNP in Denver or by mail order?

Looking to buy 2,4-Dinitrophenol in Denver or good mail order company. Can't seem to find one that I recognize on the Internet and I don't trust just anyone. Any suggestions?
posted by CodeMonkey on Aug 3, 2009 - 5 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

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

Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How

How can I lose weight, not through dieting, but through acquiring good and non-punitive habits? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 11, 2008 - 25 answers

Why Is Obesity Help Often Excluded By Health Insurers?

Why do medical insurers treat obesity different than other vices? Not a GYOB (I've got one); I literally don't understand the facts of the situation. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2008 - 20 answers

Long weigh to go

Have you, or anyone you know personally, every lost more than 20kg in weight – and kept it off for five years or longer? And what was your / their key to long term maintenance of the new healthy weight? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Oct 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Set Point Blues

I have been trying, off-and-on, to lose five to ten pounds, or at least decrease my bodyfat percentage, but I've had no luck. I'm not overweight, but I would like to get back to the body weight I had ten years ago. [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Oct 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Gift guessing that involves height, weight, birth date, address?

Gift guessing filter: help me think of what this could be. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Aug 31, 2008 - 11 answers

my metabolism is broken

How can I get my metabolism back up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2008 - 33 answers

Abs Diet vs. Hacker's Diet: what's the truth?

Abs Diet vs. Hacker's Diet: what's the truth? I'm having a hard time figuring out how to lose weight because both claim to be "common sense" approaches (and they make sense upon reading), but they contradict greatly on large aspects. Also, a question about protein powders... [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Aug 4, 2008 - 36 answers

Fun with a purpose?

I like the mood and health benefits of exercise, but hate the inherent pointlessness of the activity. Short of going into construction work, what are some activities or hobbies that involve physical exertion, but to some other purposeful end? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 24, 2008 - 48 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

How do I get started using a treadmill?

How do I get started using a treadmill? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Apr 9, 2008 - 15 answers

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