A 34-year-old female asked about a 33-year-old male:
he eats burgers pizza fries mashed potatoes and pasta and that's it are there health programs to help him learn how to eat better?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Junk food: Consult a dietician or nutritonist to speak to your husband and to hopefully present him with a more inclusive diet.
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Family Medicine 32 years experience
See nutritionist: It sounds like a visit to a nutritionist would be a good idea. Also just a discussion with the family doctor could help with understanding the long term problems with such a diet. Please also understand that people have to be motivated to change their behaviior (or food) or all the education in the world will not help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Why are potatoes getting a bad reputation? Isnt it the fatty chips that are bad? What about mashed?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Carbs galore: Potatoes are not vegetables and don't have all the nutritional goodies that veggies do. Potatoes are just complex carbs. Carb heavy diets are generally speaking not good for long term health. In moderation, like most things is probably ok. Although the term " moderation" means different things to different people.:).
5950 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 30-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to be allergic to potatoes and french fries?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Possible: The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, trre nuts, shellfish and fish. Potato allergy would be unusual but anything is possible.
5938 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
What are healthier alternative to mashed potatoes?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Kirschner answered
General Practice 40 years experience
Mashed cauliflower: Mashed cauliflower is a wonderful alternative to mashed potatoes. I had it just the other night at a fine local restaurant. It's low-carb and full of nutrition. Steam and then mash it , top with your favorite potato toppings. I think you're going to love it!
5754 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 23-year-old female asked:
Is red potatoes better for you than white?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
5352 viewsAnswered Jan 24, 2019
A 49-year-old member asked:
Can eating potatoes make your butt bigger?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There is no such : Thing as targeted weight gain. However, eating potatoes could contribute to weight gain ; a certain amount of that would go to the buttocks. You can work with a trainer to build gluteal mass.
4808 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 8, 2015
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