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Life changes for the... difficult brain.

I'm not happy with the way I look or feel. I haven't been for a long time. I'm severely overweight, have high blood pressure with a family history of heart disease and diabetes, wake up with back pain every morning, have zero energy if it doesn't come in the form of an energy drink or shot, and just generally look like hell. What can I do to lose over 80 lbs and get myself to a healthy BMI for a 24yo 5'8' male when my brain acts like it really, really just wants to have me die of a heart attack by 35? Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Aug 15, 2014 - 34 answers

Help me understand my body and weight loss.

I weigh myself every weekday at work on the same scale (an electronic medical-grade scale they use for patients at the hospital where I work) and at the same time of day. I have noticed that when I go off my diet for a few days and my weight creeps up, that that excess weight falls off again when I return to my diet much more quickly than the weight I've been carrying for awhile. Why? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Jul 2, 2014 - 10 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

The amazing CPAP weight loss plan?

CPAP users: Did you manage to lose weight after starting CPAP? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Jun 25, 2013 - 11 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

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

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

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

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

...tapeworms?

After stopping weightlifting, how much weight is it normal to lose? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Unhungry Bear

Old dog losing weight, can't get her to eat more volume; what can I safely add to her food to help her gain weight back? [more inside]
posted by galadriel on Sep 2, 2011 - 37 answers

What weight loss help is out there?

Weight loss help? I really need to lose weight but I lack the kind of support structure I think I need. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 28 answers

Why do I think I have the body I had 5 years ago?

Am I suffering from some sort of body dysmorphia? Or do I just have a slow-so-adjust sense of self? (yanmd/t/p) [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Jul 23, 2011 - 36 answers

My body wants to be thinner. My brain? Not so much.

I know the scientific hows and whys of losing weight. Please hack my brain to get it back in the right head space. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jul 19, 2011 - 21 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

43% body fat. What the hell?

43% body fat. Am I about to drop dead, or is my scale wrong? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Feb 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Exercise makes you fat.

I started exercising and eating less, and I'm gaining weight. I highly doubt I'm building muscle. Is this going to stop eventually? [more inside]
posted by timory on Feb 17, 2011 - 51 answers

How do I lose weight, when I am supposed to severely limit my walking and standing?

How do I lose weight, when I am supposed to severely limit my walking and standing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2010 - 48 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

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

How do I encourage my wife to lose weight...?

How do I encourage my wife to lose weight...? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2010 - 57 answers

# # I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets.

What books do you recommend for really learning about diet, nutrition and weight loss? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Aug 7, 2010 - 26 answers

Optimize my cardio, Hivemind Trainers

I've been fairly successful with my diet/exercise plan since mid March, but I know I could be doing better. Tips? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 2, 2010 - 11 answers

When will I drop pounds and not just inches?

I'm losing inches, but not so many pounds. How long til the weight drops? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 18 answers

Why Am I Eating Like a Girl?

I'm trying to lose weight inside the normal BMI range. Am I eating too little? [more inside]
posted by Orchestra on Mar 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Weight a minute.

Please recommend a reliable and accessible book/website/other source of information about diet and exercise and the process of losing weight. Bonus points for information that is tailored for women. Please note: I just want facts, not an exhortation to follow this diet or that diet. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Weight loss challenge websites wanted

My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

This fat lady ain't singin

Not my doctor filter: Help me come up with questions/ask for tests from my doctor. [more inside]
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet on Feb 3, 2010 - 24 answers

How to lose weight when meds pack on weight

I want to lose weight, but the drugs I take to manage my bipolar disease actually add weight. Do you have ideas on how I can lose weight? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 - 23 answers

How can I get myself to stop rationalizing bad behavior?

There are a lot of goals that I am working towards, that are easily within my reach if I just stick to some simple routine tasks. However, I always wind up sabotaging myself by making excuses for or rationalizing getting off track, and ignoring the reminders and cues I have created for myself to stay on track. How can I knock it off so I can reach my goals? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Nov 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Such thing as a reverse calorie counter?

I'm keeping a food log. It's the middle of the day. I know I have W calories remaining, X grams of Fat, Y grams of protein, and Z grams of carbs left. I'm wondering what are some typical meals I can eat for dinner, and an afternoon snack. Is there an online service that provides this type of info? [more inside]
posted by mdebruic on Nov 23, 2009 - 6 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

Picking a healthy weight after extreme weight loss

How do I know if I'm at a healthy weight, given some complications? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2009 - 14 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

Diet + Marriage = Halp!!!

We both need to lose weight... But I need some help figuring out how to successfully do it together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 23 answers

How much weight should I lose?

How do I figure out my ideal body weight? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Jan 19, 2009 - 17 answers

Virtual Weight Loss Images

Is there a website/web app that allows me to plug in different measurements I take of my body, then shows me an image of what I might look like at different body weights and/or physical conditions? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Jan 14, 2009 - 6 answers

How fat I am. Let me show you.

Can you suggest an online weight tracker that meets my requirements? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Sep 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Tour-de-France vs. quickie workouts: Which is better?

1 hour workout vs. 3 hour workout... which is more effective for weight loss and weight loss only? A friend and I are unable to agree. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Mar 19, 2008 - 23 answers

At the very least, I imagine that the people in these Before pictures actually look like the ones in the After pictures.

I'm looking for user-uploaded before, after, and in-progress fitness photos. I'm hoping that AskMeFi would be able to point me to some galleries or sites. [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Too little?

How much weight loss is too much? [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Oct 28, 2007 - 14 answers

Will going off of Paxil help me lose the weight I gained while on Paxil?

I gained a lot of weight after going on birth control pills & antidepressants. Will going off these make it easier to lose this weight? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Oct 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Finding a weight loss community that doesn't drive me batty...

I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jun 29, 2007 - 26 answers

Desperate to set up an effective weight loss strategy

I badly need some help / advice on getting my weight under control. I get mixed messages everywhere I turn, but I feel like I don't have time to play around anymore. I'm completely desperate to get myself to do something and stick with it so I can at least get from "obese" to "overweight" if not to "normal". [more inside]
posted by catfood on May 29, 2007 - 51 answers

Big appetite? Don't eat! (!?)

Why is it that when I barely eat anything during the first half of the day, my appetite remains almost nil through the evening? But when I have a sensible breakfast and small lunch, my appetite ramps up and up through the afternoon? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on May 26, 2007 - 14 answers

helathy food near grand central in nyc?

Where can I find inexpensive food to help me stay thin in the manhattan area? [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on May 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Why, this isn't an input/output problem at all

Why aren't I losing weight? I'm doing everything right (aren't I?). Extensive explanation of weight-loss methods inside, so this is a doozy. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Apr 9, 2007 - 38 answers

Hypothyroid or hypochondriac?

Is my thyroid underperforming, or am I just being a hypochondriac? My TSH level is 3.47 and my primary care physician thinks I'm fine. But I don't feel quite right. The endocrinologist is expensive and takes forever to get an appointment with. I just want to know if I'm wasting my time. [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Mar 30, 2007 - 13 answers

Weight Plateau. Please help me break it.

I eat right, I exercise, and yet my weight is a plateau. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Mar 29, 2007 - 31 answers

No-nonsense, serious weight loss community via mailing list?

I am looking for an e-mail mailing list in which weight loss is discussed. However, I'm looking for one with a very specific sort of attitude. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 answers

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