I commonly see questions from new users that ask things like "why am I so tired" or "should I change my diet" without telling us how much they're currently eating, or what foods, or for how long. People ask "should I eat more carbs" without saying how much they currently eat. They ask "should I lose weight" without including their height, their gender, or sometimes even how much they weigh now! Should we add some notes to the "How to Ask" box about information we usually need in order to begin answering a question?
Off the top of my head, here are some suggestions:
- Gender, height, and weight. Bodyfat or muscle percentage if you know it.
- What your diet is currently like.
- Whether you're avoiding carbs, or want to avoid carbs.
- Whether you're trying to lose or gain weight.
- If you're asking about a recent change in your health, include any major changes in your diet, behavior, or environment over the past month.
asked byAxialGentleman (2624)
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on August 26, 2013
at 10:18 PM
I agree with greymouser and the OP: we can be of best assistance to others with some basic information from the person posing the question. I've stopped counting the times I've written, "how many calories do you eat a day?""What do you eat?" "What type of exercising (if any) do you do? How frequently?" "What are you goals--losing weight?Building muscle? Both?" etc etc etc.