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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

How To Get A Before & After Weight Loss Testimonial Gig?

How do the weight-loss companies choose their before & after spokespersons/guinea pigs for their diet product testimonials? [more inside]
posted by citystalk on Sep 5, 2006 - 13 answers

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