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How can I help a morbidly obese person with an MR diagnosis set and achieve weight loss goals?

I am a Direct Support Provider working with an adult who is morbidly obese. She weighs over 500 lbs and is barely mobile. She says she would like to lose weight, but she seems unable to visualize herself doing so. What can I do to help her become more healthy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 - 19 answers

Should I eat more?

Am I doing damage to my body by eating below my estimated BMR? Is starvation mode a real thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me quantify my physical life.

Please hope me find the right tool(s) to monitor/log calorie expenditure, calorie consumption, heart rate, and sleep quality. [more inside]
posted by IndpMed on Feb 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Is running + yoga + swimming enough?

I want to lose weight and improve my running speed. Is running + yoga + swimming enough? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

take the blue pill and be svelte or take the twinkie and stay fat

Do bariatric specialists use Wellbutrin specifically to stop the craving for foods to help weight loss? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jan 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Zapping the fat away...is it really that easy?

Zerona uses a low-level laser which "penetrates the surface and emulsifies fat tissue." Zeltiq "uses cryolipolysis—or cold therapy—to freeze fat, thereby destroying the fat cells." Are they safe? [more inside]
posted by Nickel on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Losing weight as a vegetarian

In my parents' Christmas card photo, I literally look like I'm wearing a fat suit. Help me get back on track to a healthy weight. Specific advice needed for a vegetarian diet. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 28, 2011 - 36 answers

Can I eat?

YANMDoT, but I think I may be developing an eating disorder. Potentially triggering description inside. [more inside]
posted by corvus agitator on Dec 16, 2011 - 17 answers

...tapeworms?

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

Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the (weight loss) plateau...

Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Why can't I like my body?

Body dysmorphic disorder with no insurance, self diagnose before investing in a shrink? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 - 14 answers

Help me put one cat on a diet without starving another! Staying sane would be nice too.

Please share your most brilliant advice on switching cats from free feeding to scheduled feeding in a multiple-cat household [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Nov 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Portable protein for the picky

Inexpensive, low-carb, no-effort, portable protein supplement? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Oct 26, 2011 - 43 answers

I must, I must, I must decrease my gut.

I would like suggestions for a long term plan of diet and exercise to help me lose a significant amount of weight while keeping my spirits up for the long haul. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Keeping the weight off

I'm obese and recently went on a new medication that's causing me massive weight loss. I can't handle the other side effects, so I'm unfortunately going to have to switch eventually. I'm looking for tips on how to maintain my lower weight once I'm off the drug, and hopefully lose some more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Good bye, my delicious friends!

OK, I'm desperate and I'm ready to try a low carb diet. What should my shopping list look like? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Oct 20, 2011 - 48 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

Retail Workout

Are there any simple things I can do to burn off a few extra calories/tone up some muscles during my downtime at work without looking ridiculous? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Oct 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Is short term smoking worse than obesity?

Am I making excuses or is there a grain of logic behind smoking again to lose some weight? Details. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2011 - 28 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

Aroint thee, carbs!

Will switching to low-carb help quell my emotional eating issues? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Sep 1, 2011 - 29 answers

My head is telling me I don't need that brownie but my PMS does

What do you do to fight off junk food cravings during your period? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on Aug 1, 2011 - 24 answers

Thunder thighs begone!

I'm thinking about liposuction on my inner thighs and possibly knees and outer thighs as well. Any experiences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2011 - 8 answers

I'd Like to Become a Fruit and Vegetable Expert

Please hope me become a master of fruits, vegetables and possibly juice! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Jul 27, 2011 - 15 answers

She likes me fat, I like me fit.

How to cope with having an ideal body weight that is different from my SO's ideal of my body weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 - 21 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

help me lose weight on a diet of restaurant food

Weightloss filter: I want to lose weight. I eat 2 meals/day at the restaurant where I wait tables. I've gained 15 lbs in the year I've been there. But I can't...stop..eating.. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jul 9, 2011 - 33 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

is this a healthy calorie deficit for this exercise plan?

Question regarding maximum calorie deficit, BMR and calories burned calculation in relation to my exercise plan. [more inside]
posted by chinabound on Jul 4, 2011 - 11 answers

losing weight while writing about and reviewing food

I have decided to try to kick-start my severely stalled weight loss by seriously cutting back carbs. Obstacle: I am now have a paid gig as a food writer/restaurant reviewer and I'll be ordering three course meals in restaurants once or twice a week, in addition to attending various restaurant openings and general food-related events. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Jun 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Off, damned fat!

What cardio exercises/machines would you recommend to someone who really, really hates cardio? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 45 answers

Switching to the good stuff

Should I quit beer and switch entirely to whiskey? For health reasons? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jun 22, 2011 - 24 answers

Phentermine for long-term weight loss?

Tell me about your experiences with phentermine. [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 21, 2011 - 24 answers

How can I feel better when I'm feeling overwhelmed?

How do I keep my chin up when I’m feeling overwhelmed in every part of my life? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Jun 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Failing at low carbing.

Looking for help starting and sticking to a low carb diet! [more inside]
posted by canadia on Jun 6, 2011 - 36 answers

Hangry

Weight management therapist's exercise bringing out a lot of anger. How should I deal? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 1, 2011 - 37 answers

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How to make myself GREAT in 6 weeks? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on May 24, 2011 - 53 answers

Losing Motivation with weight loss.

I've been working out and seeing progress but everything seems to be like taking 2 steps forward and then 1 step back, making it hard for me right now to keep up the motivation. Just trying to figure out if I am doing anything wrong or if something could help. [more inside]
posted by loser8008 on May 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Come on over for dinner, Big Brother.

I'm looking for a weight loss program with more accountability than Weight Watchers. [more inside]
posted by apparently on May 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Give me your tiny noms.

I want your mealplans - your SMALL mealplans. Bonus points if they're brown bag, weightloss and special snowflake friendly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Plateauing after 7 pounds? Not fair!

Why aren't I losing weight anymore, despite meticulously tracking my calorie intake and exercising? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Apr 19, 2011 - 69 answers

Snarky, sane, smart and down-to-earth weight loss support?

I want a weight loss community for people like me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2011 - 26 answers

Looking for Weight Loss Spa/Retreat in Ontario

Can anybody recommend a weight-loss focused spa/retreat in Ontario (preferably a few hours drive from Toronto)? [more inside]
posted by prairiecatherine on Apr 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Ow, my head

Are diet shakes packaged in cans made of significantly heavier-gauge metal than carbonated beverages? If so, why? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Apr 6, 2011 - 17 answers

High-altitude mountaineering weight loss pics?

Mountaineers report experiencing significant weight loss and muscle degeneration throughout high-altitude expeditions such as those on Everest. Are there any before-and-after photos of these bodily effects incurred while on the mountain? [more inside]
posted by pyrom on Mar 24, 2011 - 0 answers

killing me softly...

Help me figure out why on Earth I have this horrible relationship with food. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2011 - 28 answers

We both want it, but how do I help?

How can I support my girlfriend in losing a small but persistent amount of weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 80 answers

Ask your MetaFilter if birth control pills are right for you!

This is a long boring question about birth control pills (specifically Yaz and Levlite) and weight gain. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Mar 8, 2011 - 12 answers

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