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Dr. Robert Ryan answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Avoid 'white' sauces with pasta. They usually contain more fat than red (tomato) sauces.

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Dr. Charles Kattuah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Avoid all carbonated beverages, as well as sugary and acidic foods.

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Dr. Sathish Adigopula answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Don't skip meals, eat smaller amounts. Change snacks to healthy ones- veg sticks.

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Dr. Charles Cattano answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Don't believe the hype. Fad diets & gimmicks work only in the short-term without long term results.

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Dr. Robert Ryan answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Don't go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. You'll buy things you shouldn't.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Don't consume more than 80-100 ounces of caffeinated or alcoholic fluid per day.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Don't strain to have a bowel movement. Drink more fluid to avoid straining.

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Dr. Tracy Berg answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Eat smaller portions. Don't clean your plate.

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Eliminate all forms of added sugar in your diet including high fructose corn syrup.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Don't think those 5 cans of soda pop don't count as almost 1/2 total daily calorie recommended.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Avoid sugar substitutes. Stevia and xylotol are better choices.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Avoid white sugar, natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, stevia, or molassas are healthier.

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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Drink 80-100 ounces of fluids daily for proper bowel movements.

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Dr. Michael Rothman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Eat 3 meals each day - each meal should contain a portion of meat, fish, eggs, poultry, or cheese.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Eat green leafy vegetables and those with color! They are good for you.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Eating breakfast is important, also should include a protein source.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Limit portion size by using salad plate instead of dinner plate.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Minimize packaged foods. Whole, freshly prepared foods are better choices.

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Dr. Tracy Berg answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Your appetite might not be accurate. It's okay to question appetite if you are an adult.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Avoid high fructose corn syrup in drinks and foods; it encourages overeating.

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Dr. Charles Kattuah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Avoid all carbonated beverages, as well as sugary and acidic foods.

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Dr. Amy Shoumer answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Don't snack on foods that turn into sugar during the day in order to avoid tooth decay.

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Pay attention to the labels on the food you eat.

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Protein should be eaten at every meal for optimal blood sugar stability.

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Dr. Brandye Wilson-manigat answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Eliminating soft drinks is a good start to living a healthy life.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Quinoa is high-protein, high-fiber alternative to bread/rice/potatoes/pasta.

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Dr. Michael Rothman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The healthier your diet is, the healthier you will be. Avoid sugars and fried foods.

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Don't overeat. Do eat the right food, it is the fuel that enables us to survive healthily.

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Dr. Andrew Oswari answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

It's a myth that: a high protein diet is necessary to stay healthy.

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Dr. Lonna Larsh answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Do eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. Try at least one new one a week. Shoot for 9 servings a day.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Eat more frequently, but less. Drink a glass of cold water before eating.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Don't fry, but bake or grill. Fresh or frozen veggies, not canned. Choose green or colored veggies!

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Dr. Geoffrey Higgs answered

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Eat like the cavemen. Lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries. No processed foods.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Plan meals. If you plan meals and eat at home they will be much healthier.

Answered Jan 27, 2014

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Dr. Ted King answered

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Eat more plant than animal proteins, more fruits , vegetables, fish, soy, green tea, and less dairy.

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Dr. Kelty Baker answered

Specializes in Hematology

Heavy drinking increases the risk of osteoporosis, many types of cancer, and liver disease.

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Dr. Kelty Baker answered

Specializes in Hematology

Heavy drinking increases the risks for hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and stroke.

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Dr. Kelty Baker answered

Specializes in Hematology

Women should consume no more than 7 alcoholic drinks per week, and no more than 3 on any single day.

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Dr. Kelty Baker answered

Specializes in Hematology

Men should consume no more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week, and no more than 4 on any single day.

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Dr. Kelty Baker answered

Specializes in Hematology

Although light drinking decreases cardiovascular risk in those over 50, binge drinking increases it.

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Dr. Phillip Shubert answered

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Eat complex carbs. They will prevent your blood sugar to spike and help control your Insulin level.

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz answered

Specializes in Anti-Aging Medicine

Minimize processed foods, sugars and starches. Eat plenty of fiber and drink lots of water.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Spices are potent anti-oxidants and spicing up foods also satiates you. You then tend to eat less!

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Dr. Terry Simpson answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Balance is always the key- vegetables and fruits need to be increased, and meats decreased.

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Dr. Rahman Johnson answered

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Healthy dessert for kids? Mix greek yogurt, natural honey & diced fruit in popsicle mold/ice tray!

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Dr. Linda Gromko answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Tempted by treats while on a diet? Ask, "do i remember what this tastes like?" if you do, hold off!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

No caffeine before eight hours of bed time. Your sleep will suffer!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Don't overcook veggies. You lose vitamins and minerals. The less cooked the better.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Bananas = traight starch & sugar! good source of potassium, but other veggies & fruit are better!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Do look at portions in advance of cooking. Make only enough. Leftovers encourage overeating!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Raw vegetables and fruit better than cooked! washed, of course!

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Minimize sugar intake. Avoid sodas. Cut down on the carbohydrates (ex: rice, bread, potatoes, pasta).

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Nutients are usually better in their natural food state! eat fresh!

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Myth: eating any fat is "bad." fact: all cells require fat to build their membranes & retain water.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Carambola or starfruits are delicious with only 41 calories per cup and 3.7 grams of fiber.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

A tiny snack sized box of raisins has 1.6 grams of fiber & about 129 calories.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

A pomegranate contains about 234 calories & a whoping 11.3 grams of fiber!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

One cup of pineapple has 2.3 grams of fiber and 82 calories.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

One cup of plums has 2.3 grams of fiber & about 76 calories.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

A medium sized pear contains 5.5 grams of dietary fiber and is about 103 calories.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Get a load of this! one cup of passionfruit has 24.5 grams of dietary fiber!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

There are 3.1 grams of dietary fiber and about 62 calories in your average orange.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

You can get 2.4 grams of dietary fiber from a cup of nectarines. It is a great snack at 63 calories.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

One cups of grapefruit contains 2.5 grams of dietary fiber and has 74 calories.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Breadfruit is a rich source of dietary fiber with 10.8 grams per cup.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Blackberries are a good choice for snacks or dessert with 62 calories per cup ; 7.6 grams of fiber.

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela answered

Specializes in family medicine

When increasing your fiber intake, make sure to drink lots of water or constipation may occur.

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Dr. Grant Linnell answered

Specializes in Radiology

Diets high in fat lead to many common health problems, like heart disease and stroke.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Cabbage calories: 17 per ½ cup. Each serving has 1.4 grams of dietary fiber.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Cauliflower makes a great snack with only 28 calories per cup and 2.8 grams of fiber.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Do have one glass of wine daily. Apart from religious restrictions, it is documented to be healthy!

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Dr. Rahman Johnson answered

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1 or 2 eggs in a day wont cause heart disease but 7 eggs/week just may! try to keep daily cholesterol less than 300 mg (1 egg=186mg).

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Dr. Su Fairchild answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Do not cook with high polyunsaturated oils. Best to cook with coconut oil.

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Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Eat fewer carbs by reading labels, avoiding starchy foods, and curtailing soda pops.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Smaller flavorful meals are better than large "comfort food" meals eaten once daily!

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Dr. Udit Patel answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Try to eliminate sugary drinks such as fruit juices and sodas. Drink more water instead!

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Eat foods high in antioxidants such as berries, teas, dark chocolate, red wine and grape juice.

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Dr. Steven Charlap answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

It's a myth that juicing is as healthy as blending. Juicing loses fiber while blending does not.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Craving strange foods? You're not alone! it's okay to indulge, but only in moderation.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Load your diet with calcium, found in dairy, soy and leafy green veggies, beans and lentils.

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Sprinkle ground flaxseed on cereal or in smoothies, or choose breakfast cereal that contains flaxseed.

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Dr. James Henning answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Eating healthy food daily, spaced out evenly, is a rule that can and should be broken one day/week!

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Dr. James Henning answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Drinking 8 glasses of water throughout the day will rehydrate, energize, detoxify & eliminate waste.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Don't snack on high-sodium/nitrite/glycemic or fried foods; fruits & raw veggies better.

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

Specializes in Dentistry

No frozen dinners, frozen vegetables with sauces (make your own sauce!), fast food, or canned vegetables.

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Dr. James Henning answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

To make serious fitness progress, proper nutrition involves eating 5-6 clean meals, 5-6 days/week.

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Dr. Herbert Shuck answered

Specializes in General Practice

Do walk every day or ride a stationery bike if you cannot.

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Dr. Susan Wingo answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

If you eat out often, stick to your rules except on special occasions.

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Dr. Valencia Porter answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Sit down to eat, but not at your desk while checking emails and voice messages.

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Dr. Angelo Mitsos answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Read product labels and avoid the synthetic polysaccharides maltodextrin as it spikes blood sugar.

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Deep fried foods like fries and donuts are among the least healthy of all foods.

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Dr. Herbert Shuck answered

Specializes in General Practice

Avoid processed foods and sugary desserts.

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Dr. Valencia Porter answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Avoid drinking large amounts of ice water during meals as this will hinder your digestive process.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Children should consume 5 servings of veggies and fruits every day - fruits should be whole.

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Dr. Valencia Porter answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Get phytonutrients by eating a rainbow of natural colors in fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Eat green leafy vegetables and those with color! they are good for you.

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Eat fruits and veggies with all the colors of the rainbow. The colors are made by important nutrients.

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Dr. Mark Diamond answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Eliminating 1 slice of bread per day equals about 10 pounds a year of weight.

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

I advise avoiding gmo foods until research shows they are safe; such research has not been done!

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Dr. Joseph Mele answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Low energy dense foods help you take in less and feel fuller longer.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Children should also try to eat a balanced diet with some protein with almost every meal.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Applesauce and fruit cups do not count as a fruit serving. Use the whole fruit.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Most bread products should be whole wheat or better yet, whole grain. White is worthless.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Peanut butter, spinach, almonds and berries are also good sources of fiber for children.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Never force a child to finish everything if they are no longer hungry.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Fill your day with colorful fruits and veggies: high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

The primary focus of a healthy diet is to eat as many vegetables as possible.

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Dr. Valencia Porter answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Rethink your idea of breakfast as a sugary treat. Eating lean protein is much better for you.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Fiber rich foods include: whole grain breads, pastas and rice, raw vegetables and fruits.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Your mom was right! to avoid gas, slow down while eating, take time to chew and enjoy every bite.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Children should consume at least 10 grams plus their age in total fiber per day.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

If your child is lactose intolerant try adding an enzyme supplement like lactaid

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Children who can’t or won’t eat dairy products should take a calcium supplement twice daily.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Try eating broiled chicken, broccoli and brown rice with each food being about the size ofyour palm.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

To encourage more activity, limit the use of tv, video games and computers to an hour a day.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Seconds and thirds at meals should be of fruits and veggies and remind children to stop when hungry.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Most fatty foods, junk foods and fast foods lack fiber and make constipation worse.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Fish is part of a healthy diet, but be sure to steam, broil, or grill it to keep it a healthy dish.

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Dr. Joseph Mele answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Read labels carefully - not just how many calories per serving, the size of a serving.

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Dr. Angelo Mitsos answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Avoid diet sodas as they are much more fattening than the regular product, drink low glycemic juice.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Most children are getting very little fiber in their diet.

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Dr. Joseph Mele answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Take in plenty of fluids, especially water.

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Dr. James Henning answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Fresh, unadulterated, unprocessed food needs to be readily available in your home at all times.

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Dr. Joanne Peck answered

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Always carry a cooler and healthy snacks on long car rides with kids - avoid drive-thrus!

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Diabetics can have cake/pie; just need to compensate for them with rest of meals.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Heartburn? Avoid spicy foods and anything acidic (tomatoes, citrus). Elevate your head in bed.

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Use legumes! dried beans and peas such as kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, lentils, etc.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Eating in the evening is not going to make weight loss harder. Calories taken in count any time.

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Dr. Valencia Porter answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Cow milk is not the only source for calcium. Dark leafy greens and sesame seeds are calcium rich.

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Dr. Angelo Mitsos answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Sugar free products are not healthy because they contain artificial sweetners.

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Double the number of your vegetarian meals each week.

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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch answered

Specializes in Dentistry

For healthy teeth, it is important to minimize not only sugars but also acidic drinks.

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Dr. Marcus Degraw answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Don't buy foods on a daily basis that you know you shouldn't eat. If it's there, you'll eat it.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Avoid saturated fats, especially those with trans-fats. Mono- & polyunsaturated are best.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Fish has some mercury. "seafood watch" at www.Montereybayaquarium.Org lists the fish safe to eat.

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Choose seafood twice each week for healthy types of essential fatty acids.

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Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Avoid acidic drinks such as diet sodas and high sugar drinks like sodas and many juices.

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Dr. Angelo Mitsos answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Consuming low glycemic, natural products can help prevent metabolic syndrome.

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Dr. Yash Khanna answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Low in carbs and saturated fat, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, and poultry.

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Dr. Bettina Herbert answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Avoid microwaving foods in plastic containers. Transfer to glass or ceramic dish.

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Take antacids before eating a spicy meal and avoid the heartburn.

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Dr. Bettina Herbert answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Food cans are lined with bpa, an endocrine disruptor, recently banned from baby foods/ dishes.

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Dr. Herbert Shuck answered

Specializes in General Practice

Reduce or cut out smoking with help if needed.

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Dr. Susan Wingo answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Identify things that trigger unhealthy eating and plan other ways of dealing with them.

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Shifting to mostly all-natural foods can help prevent or decrease Insulin resistence.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

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Diet pills don't work in long run unless you change eating habits for life.

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Dr. Susan Wingo answered

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Some people do better with small snacks; others do better without them - try it both ways!

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

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Don't rush your food, enjoy every meal.

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Dr. James Henning answered

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Drugs come from parts of plants, botanicals and other living systems. So, food is medicinal.

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez answered

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Have a weak spot for certain unhealthy foods? Avoid buying and bringing them home.

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

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Avoid aspartame (nutrasweet) & other artificial sweeteners- they are toxic and cause obesity!

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Dr. William Harris answered

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From now on, whenever you are ordering something, like a new mantra, say, "hold the mayo!".

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Teach your children how to cook. Once they appreciate the art, they will become "better eaters.".

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Dr. Randy Baker answered

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The two foods worst for health are among those eaten most often: sodas (regular & diet) & french fries.

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Dr. Mandakini Patel answered

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Does not take to much to eat healthier. Eat little less salt, fat and sugar every meal. More fruits/veggies.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Eat less, but more frequent. It will boost metabolism!

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

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Pomegranates are high in vitamin c and can help fight oxidative damage in all organs.

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman answered

Specializes in Endodontics

Greens are healthy. And kale is the most nutritious of them all!

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Dr. Steve Martinez answered

Specializes in Breast Surgery

Instead of rice or pasta, try an alternative grain such as quinoa, which is more nutritious.

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Dr. Mary Callahan answered

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Get a quart bottle fill with water and drink from it all day, you can add sliced fruit.

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Dr. Rick Koch answered

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Do read nutrition labels. Don't assume any fast food is healthy without knowing.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Offer a few minutes' gratitude before eating your meal. Its presence on your plate is a gift.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

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Eat with the intention of bringing in healthy nourishment for your body, mind, and spirit.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

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Be present while you eat. Tv off, soft conversation with family or friends, and savor your meal.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to lessen prostate cancer risk! eat them!

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Healthy eating includes salads, fruit and vegetable. Exercise is always great in addition.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Breakfast should be the most fulfilling meal of the day!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Sardines & kippers make a high protein snack rich in omega-3, especially dha. Douse with hot sauce!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Don't eat milk chocolate, eat dark! 70% or higher! less sugar and more antioxidants. Healthier!

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Never eat hydrogenated fats, not because they saturate fats as much as they create "trans" fats!

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Dr. Victor Zeines answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Try and keep your meat intake to less then 10% of your diet.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Learn to cook. You'll be in control of what you eat! it's fun, too!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Green or black? Green tea is filled with polyphenols & health benefits. Skip the black, go for green.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Making green tea? Remove water from heat before it boils. Then steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Green tea that is low in caffeine with a sweet flavor? Select white tea (which is a green tea).

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Blackberries, walnuts, strawberries, cooked artichokes, & cranberries are 5 high-antioxidant foods!

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

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Eat many small portions during the day. Good way to control hunger and weight gain.

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Dr. Julian Goldman answered

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Do you drink tea for its healthful benefits? Milk (even soy milk) may reduce those healthful properties.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Eat your bright green and bright yellow vegetables for a healthy diet.

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Dr. Lisa Vansaghi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Eat a healthy breakfast with protein. It boosts your metabolism and helps keep you full longer.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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No matter what diet:do eat your veggies! low fat or low carb, doesn't matter! variety helps!

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered

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Make sure you are prepared to stick with it!

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Vitamins and antioxidant supplement do not prevent cardiovascular disease or events.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Following a mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular diseases and events.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - rheumatology

Buy smaller plates to eat off of, they can help you eat smaller portions.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Don't substitute fruit juices for whole fruits.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

If possible, walk for 15 minutes after meals. It will lower your blood sugar!

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Eggs, beans, peas, and lentils are great protein sources for vegetarians and omnivores alike.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Eating edamame is a great way to get plenty of healthy folate (folic acid) -- and 4g per 1/2 cup of fiber too.

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Dr. Rafael Lugo answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Eating habits are under rated. Eat all in moderation and you can enjoy life and maintain your weight.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Want to reduce your risk of diabetes? Eat less red meat! substitute fish or chicken instead.

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Dr. Laurence Badgley answered

Specializes in General Practice

Digestive enzymes work best concentrated. Fluids with meal dilute & weaken. Wine at meal stimulates.

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Dr. David Rosenfeld answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Eat foods such as endive, radicchio, cooked greens, and olives rather than sugary food.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Never eat and watch tv. Your smallest meal is dinner. Eat as a family. Never eat behind the wheel.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

People who drink diet soda are twice as likely to develop metabolic syndrome as those who don't.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

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In trying to eat healthy, eat before hungry; and then it is easier to eat healthy.

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

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Avoid refined sugar, white flour and fried foods. Eat 30 grams fiber daily.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of heart disease by27% according to article in circulation.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rehabilitate your taste buds: cut out hidden sugar in foods like salad dressings, cereals, & sauces.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Soda alternative: cut up your favorite fruit -- or even cucumber -- and leave in water for 3 hours.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

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Planning/preparing. You can make food for the week, on the weekend.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Skipping breakfast doesn’t result in more calories later but is associated with cardiac risks in men.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Apples: richest fruit source of pectin, a fiber that lowers cholesterol and the risk of colon cancer.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

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Beets are sweet! full of antioxidants, they protect against cancer, heart disease, and more.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

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Do make your lunch after dinner-the night before - saves money, and you will also choose wisely.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

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Lose all fast food. If you end up going, share 2-3 people to a meal.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

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Everything you eat: keep diet diary. If you know you have to write it down, you won't eat it.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Blood pressure responds to changes in dietary sodium [raises bp] & potassium [lowers bp].

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Dr. Shariq Refai answered

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Eat a healthy well balanced diet, multivitamin daily, 8 glasses of water a day, & 7-8 hrs of sleep.

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Dr. Dale Tylor answered

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Don't "treat" yourself with junk. Choose fruits, fresh food, massage, pedicures over candy bars.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Healthy snack: 10-20 nuts & 1/2 cup of freeze-dried berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc).

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

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Healthy snack: 1/2 cup black bean dip and veggies (like broccoli, carrots, celery, peppers, etc).

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

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Eat five-six meals a day, with 2 snacks in between meals = quickens your metabolism!

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Better to get vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables rather than by taking supplements.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Traditional mediterranean, low glycemic, diet helps control blood sugar & lowers risk of diabetes.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Traditional mediterranean, low glycemic, diet helps control blood sugar & lowers risk of diabetes.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Traditional mediterranean, low glycemic, diet helps control blood sugar & may prolong life.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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High-fat diets may diminish reward from food, spark overeating, lead to obesity.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Animal studies showed :high-fat diets may diminish reward from food, spark overeating, lead to obesity.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Heavy coffee consumption, greater than 4 cups a day, tied to higher risk of death.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Heavy coffee consumption, more than 4 cups/day, tied to higher risk of death.Everything in moderation.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Heavy coffee consumption, more than 4 cups/day, tied to higher risk of death.Everything in moderation.

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez answered

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Have small portion frequently instead of one heavy meal.

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Dr. Ravi Chand answered

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Eating oatmeal and drinking protein shake will help you burn more energy and sustain energy longer.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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A diet rich in fatty fish appeared to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. Eat, enjoy & be healthy.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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A diet rich in fatty fish appeared to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. Eat, enjoy & be healthy.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

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Reduce caffeine and processed sugar in your diet to reduce anxiety and possibility of panic attacks.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

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2 - 4 cups of coffee a day may decrease depression, but more than 4 cups may increase depression.

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Lots of fruits and fresh vegetables; less carbs and fats.

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Include exercise as part of any healthy diet.

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Dr. Zoey Goore answered

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Stave off cravings by drawing a picture instead. It actually works for some people!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

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“gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.” peter de vries.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

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Consider avoiding the artificial sweetener aspartame in most diet sodas.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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A compound "sulforaphane' in broccoli could slow joint damage. One more reason to eat your broccoli.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

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Eating lots blueberries, grapes, & apples fruit but not juices, lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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For every 10gm/day increase in soluble fiber intake: may decrease risk of breast cancer by up to 26%.

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Dr. Mandakini Patel answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Dont buy junk foods, soda. Buy vegetables &fruits &whole grain items. Cant eat junk if u dont have it.

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

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Eggs do not cause heart disease and are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

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Dr. Scott Welker answered

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If you have diverticulitis (-osis), you should eat seeds, nuts, popcorn!

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Do not "starve" all day and only eat one small meal. Unhealthy and fattening.

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Dr. Adam Front answered

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Peace of mind does not come from a piece of cake, a piece of chocolate, candy etc.

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Dr. Adam Front answered

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Don't deprive yourself of sweets & other binge foods. Instead, find healthy foods you enjoy.

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Dr. Steven Ferguson answered

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When it comes to vegetables, fresh is best, frozen is next, lastly canned.

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Dr. Steven Ferguson answered

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Always read your food labels, first ingredient is usually the largest portion of the ingredients.

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Dr. Peter Ihle answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Do eat a well balanced diet 2 get ur vits, prtein, fats, & carbs. Don't forget 2 keep a diary in/out.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Shop for food with your accountability partner and while you have a full stomach.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means. --maimonides.

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Portion control is important in maintaining healthy weight or promoting weight loss.

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Taking in fiber in your diet on a regular basis will improve digestion and promote fullness.

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

When the choice arises, go with grilled preparations rather than deep fried.

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Dr. Scott Shapiro answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

If you are starting a drastic low calorie diet, be sure to consult a doctor to ensure health safety!

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Dr. Scott Shapiro answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Set attainable goals to ensure you are able to succeed.

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Dr. Thomas Wright answered

Specializes in Phlebology

Apples lower cholesterol almost as well as a weak statin medication, no side effects, taste good too.

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Specializes in Pain Management

Eat on a regular schedule, don't wait to eat when you are hungry and make poorer choices.

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Dr. Wendy Askew answered

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Give up soda. Many health benefits. Drink mostly water, some tea/coffee/juice/milk.

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Dr. Wendy Askew answered

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Give up artificial sweeteners. None are good. Some have harmful effects on brain function and weight.

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Specializes in Pain Management

Plan to drink a glass of water before and after a meal. Leave room in your belly for both.

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Dr. Martin Fried answered

Specializes in Nutrition

Do eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

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Dr. Martin Fried answered

Specializes in Nutrition

Do eat lean meats. Chicken without the skin, and try not to deep fry your foods.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Eat locally grown vegetables ; fruits in season for optimal health.

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