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Trees: How Do They Work?

Tell me about the energy dynamics of non-deciduous alpine trees. How do saplings stay alive when continuously covered by snow all winter? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Nov 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Ice cold food & drinks and its effect on metabolism. If any.

Just wondering: Thinking about increasing waist-lines and the late 20th century penchant for iced drinks. If a load of ice cold liquid hits your stomach and lowers your core body temperature, presumably your metabolism has to compensate in some way. Is there any evidence of any long term impact to metabolism?
posted by marvin on Oct 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me understand the oddities of my metabolism and weight loss!

So, I been on a diet since the beginning of May (intermittent fasting - basically 4:3). Since that time, I've lost just under 10 pounds, which averages out to almost a pound a week. However the rate of weight loss has not been steady (I lost significant weight some weeks, and none others). Nor have I uniformly lost the weight off of my whole body (it has mostly come off my waist, when I was already hourglass shaped prior to beginning the diet). Why is this? (If relevant, I am a medium-sized woman in my late 20s.) [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Jul 15, 2014 - 14 answers

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

How much do you have to drink to get boozy breath or pores?

What's the bare minimum amount of alcohol that will show up on a person's breath and/or body scent? One drink? Enough that they'd be drunk? If someone shows up somewhere with a faint booze scent, is it possible that they had the "one glass of wine" as claimed, or is it a safe bet that it was much more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2014 - 18 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

Sequential Eating, Metabolism, and Digestion

I was researching sequential eating and would like some advice, here are my thoughts and questions: It seems that it takes (on average) 2-4 hours for foods or beverages to leave the stomach. I was wanting to eat/drink something specific every two hours. I have 8 hours to sleep every night, and I like to eat right before sleep as well. This leaves me with 16 hours in a wakened state. Or, 9 segments of eating/drinking. (I drink water right when I wake up) On the basis of sequential eating, what are some useful tips/advice I could keep in consideration while putting together snacks of 1-3 things? It's looking like 4 meals a day, 5 drinks a day, alternating every two hours. OR, what I would rather prefer, is eating 9 meals a day (fruit in the morning with my water), and drinking 6oz of water every hour on the dot. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me start losing weight again

So a couple months ago, I started dieting, and I ended up losing about 20 pounds. Which is great. I was hoping to lose about 20 more, but in spite of taking in fewer calories and exercising more, my weight loss seems to have basically stopped cold. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Feb 3, 2013 - 33 answers

Help me think through Lead in drinking water-- math, chemistry, biology

We're buying a house (still negotiating, hence the anonymity), and we have learned that the level of lead in the water is slightly above the expected range. Not knowing whether this is a big deal, I've tried to do some math to figure out whether being over the threshold is an object of legitimate concern (or whether the range is the fruit of a hyperactive regulatory state) and the process has led me to even more questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 - 14 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 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

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

Need moar food

What can I keep on hand to snack on, that will fill me up? And concurrently, what foods should I be eating that are most filling? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jan 18, 2012 - 30 answers

Why am I immune to speed?

Ritalin having no effect whatsoever, why? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Doesn't seem right, but it's working

I've found a successful routine for losing weight, but I'm confused about my calorie requirements seemingly being much lower than everyone else's. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 12, 2011 - 31 answers

Side effects: nausea, headaches, Prader-Willi syndrome...

I'm taking a medication that slows down my metabolism whilst ramping up my hunger. What are some foods I can eat to lessen potential weight gain? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 12, 2011 - 28 answers

Do SSRIs cause weight gain?

How do SSRIs cause weight gain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2010 - 15 answers

What you gonna do with all that brown adipose tissue? All that brown adipose tissue in your trunk?

Is there a way for me to tell how much brown adipose tissue I have? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Jun 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else?

Is alcohol metabolized like sugars? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Nov 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Apple body shape - is the news all bad?

What advantages are there to having an apple shape? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Aug 10, 2009 - 24 answers

Fasting, metabolism, and weight loss?

Fasting, metabolism, and weight loss? [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on Oct 4, 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

He ain't heavy, he's my brother...

Low Metabolism Filter: I am coming to the end of a very low calorie diet. I have been careful to be healthy about it, and I have lost 30 (!) lbs. What do I need to know so I don't put it all back on again? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Aug 12, 2008 - 7 answers

What's going on with my digestive system?

Why am I pooping SO MUCH all of a sudden? Diet, exercise, and general lifestyle have remained constant. Grossness inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2008 - 13 answers

Should I benchmark my body?

Many MeFites are curious about metabolism, and so am I. I am particularly curious about metabolic rate testing: its accuracy, the experience, and whether it's worthwhile for me. [more inside]
posted by catlet on Jul 22, 2008 - 7 answers

How is a steady-state weight calculated?

I am A years old, am H inches tall and I weigh W pounds. I burn a total of B calories per day on average (that's including exercise as well as just daily living and sleeping). I consume E calories per day. What would my steady-state weight be expected to be, and how long would it take to reach it?
posted by zaebiz on Jun 29, 2008 - 12 answers

How many calories should I eat in a day?

What is my metabolic rate? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Apr 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Help with my high-metabolism food shopping list

What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Feb 4, 2008 - 11 answers

I dump big.

There's no way to pretty it up, I dump big. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2007 - 36 answers

Is there any way to repair a destroyed metabolism?

I destroyed my metabolism in my teens and early twenties through extreme dieting and now I'm overweight and nothing I do will take the weight off. [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Oct 18, 2007 - 35 answers

[not a morning person-filter] how do you force yourself to go to bed when you're not tired and how do you get up when you are?

[not a morning person-filter] how do you force yourself to go to bed when you're not tired and how do you get up when you are? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 2, 2007 - 51 answers

Why, body, why?

What am I doing wrong? Either I've got the worst metabolism in the world, or my body *likes* being fat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2007 - 31 answers

Dealing with a slow metabolism

Slow metabolism and exercise. How do you combine the two? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on Jun 28, 2007 - 22 answers

Sensible (numerical) weight loss plan, followed meticulously, seeming to not produce results after 16 weeks.

Sensible (numerical) weight loss plan, followed meticulously, seeming to not produce results after 16 weeks. I'm still maintaining it just as consistently, but I'm starting to feel discouraged and somewhat lost. Inside are four potential problems. Which do you think are holding me back? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2007 - 41 answers

Why does my body only lose weight when I take a break from exercising?

Why does my body only lose weight when I take a break from exercising? I exercise three weeks, take a week off and on the week off I lose weight. Why? [more inside]
posted by zymurgy on May 21, 2007 - 23 answers

How can I bulk up with a fast metabolism?

I have a fast metabolism and I want to give myself enough fuel to put on muscle with weight training. What should I eat from a nutrition standpoint? There's too much diet fad noise out there... [more inside]
posted by baking soda on Apr 12, 2007 - 14 answers

Feel the burn! Then play fireman in the urinal.

Does "holding it in" burn extra calories? How much? [more inside]
posted by xiojason on Jan 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Does six meals a day + green tea work for weight loss?

Diet&Health: Will six small meals and green tea really help my metabolism and weight loss - and what's the deal with fiber? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Dec 12, 2006 - 16 answers

quicker buzz via diet soda and booze?

Someone suggested to me that rum and diet coke has more of an impact (metabolizes faster?) than rum and regular coke. Is this true, and if so why?
posted by rampy on Oct 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Science fair!

Help with a science fair project idea [more inside]
posted by sindas on Sep 11, 2006 - 17 answers

Breakfast before or after morning run?

In terms of boosting metabolism and promoting weight loss, should I eat breakfast before a morning jog or after? If after, immediately after or is an hour later ok? [more inside]
posted by Cranialtorque on Sep 7, 2006 - 38 answers

Quick: answer my question. HONK! Sorry. Too slow. You lose!

Why are there fast people and slow people? Why do different people have different paces? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 23, 2006 - 34 answers

Pins and Needles: Why?

What is the underlying physiological cause for paresthesia (tingling of the fingers) secondary to hyperventilation? Specifically, what metabolic or neurological process causes you to feel tingling in your fingers when you hyperventilate?
posted by scrump on Jun 30, 2006 - 2 answers

How do I stop loving food?

I can't stop eating and my metabolism has come to a screeching halt. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jun 28, 2006 - 37 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

How can I cut this weight?

How can I lose weight? I'm entering a kickboxing tournament in July and I need to cut about 25 lbs... It's not going well. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on May 9, 2006 - 20 answers

Is eating less making me cold?

Does not eating, or eating very little, affect body temperature? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Mar 19, 2006 - 18 answers

Metabolism-boosting tactics

Does anyone have any tried and tested tactics for raising metabolism? (I know, I know...) [more inside]
posted by ajp on Feb 16, 2006 - 12 answers

Will fasting metabolize "waste material" before healthy tissue?

"Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and travel instead into the intestines and into the bloodstream, where they circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants." [cite] Could this possibly be true? I know that eventually the body will start metabolizing itself, but is the process selective in its initial stages to only metabolize "waste matter" and not healthy tissue?
posted by Asef Jil on Oct 3, 2005 - 19 answers

Metabolic variation

How much variation is there in the metabolic efficiency of humans? [more inside]
posted by justkevin on Sep 30, 2005 - 8 answers

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