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Please share a tip about the do and don'ts for eating a healthier diet.

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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Avoid: Avoid 'white' sauces with pasta. They usually contain more fat than red (tomato) sauces.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Avoid: Avoid all carbonated beverages, as well as sugary and acidic foods.
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Don's: Don't skip meals, eat smaller amounts. Change snacks to healthy ones- veg sticks.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Don't: Don't believe the hype. Fad diets & gimmicks work only in the short-term without long term results.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Don't: Don't go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. You'll buy things you shouldn't.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Don't: Don't consume more than 80-100 ounces of caffeinated or alcoholic fluid per day.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Don't: Don't strain to have a bowel movement. Drink more fluid to avoid straining.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Eat: Eat smaller portions. Don't clean your plate.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Eliminate: Eliminate all forms of added sugar in your diet including high fructose corn syrup.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Don't: Don't think those 5 cans of soda pop don't count as almost 1/2 total daily calorie recommended.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Avoid: Avoid sugar substitutes. Stevia and xylotol are better choices.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Avoid: Avoid white sugar, natural sweeteners such as maple syrup, stevia, or molassas are healthier.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Drink: Drink 80-100 ounces of fluids daily for proper bowel movements.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Eat: Eat 3 meals each day - each meal should contain a portion of meat, fish, eggs, poultry, or cheese.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Eat: Eat green leafy vegetables and those with color! They are good for you.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Eating: Eating breakfast is important, also should include a protein source.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Limit: Limit portion size by using salad plate instead of dinner plate.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Minimize: Minimize packaged foods. Whole, freshly prepared foods are better choices.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Your: Your appetite might not be accurate. It's okay to question appetite if you are an adult.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Avoid: Avoid high fructose corn syrup in drinks and foods; it encourages overeating.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Avoid: Avoid all carbonated beverages, as well as sugary and acidic foods.
Dr. Amy Shoumer
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Don't: Don't snack on foods that turn into sugar during the day in order to avoid tooth decay.
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Pay: Pay attention to the labels on the food you eat.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Protein: Protein should be eaten at every meal for optimal blood sugar stability.
Dr. Brandye Wilson-manigat
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Eliminating: Eliminating soft drinks is a good start to living a healthy life.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Quinoa: Quinoa is high-protein, high-fiber alternative to bread/rice/potatoes/pasta.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
The: The healthier your diet is, the healthier you will be. Avoid sugars and fried foods.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Don't: Don't overeat. Do eat the right food, it is the fuel that enables us to survive healthily.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A new TipTap: It's a myth that: a high protein diet is necessary to stay healthy.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Do: Do eat plenty of vegetables and fruit. Try at least one new one a week. Shoot for 9 servings a day.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Eat more frequently, but less. Drink a glass of cold water before eating.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Don't: Don't fry, but bake or grill. Fresh or frozen veggies, not canned. Choose green or colored veggies!
Dr. Geoffrey Higgs
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Eat: Eat like the cavemen. Lean meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts and berries. No processed foods.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Plan: Plan meals. If you plan meals and eat at home they will be much healthier.
Dr. Ted King
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Eat: Eat more plant than animal proteins, more fruits , vegetables, fish, soy, green tea, and less dairy.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Heavy: Heavy drinking increases the risk of osteoporosis, many types of cancer, and liver disease.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Heavy: Heavy drinking increases the risks for hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and stroke.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Women: Women should consume no more than 7 alcoholic drinks per week, and no more than 3 on any single day.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Men: Men should consume no more than 14 alcoholic drinks per week, and no more than 4 on any single day.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Although: Although light drinking decreases cardiovascular risk in those over 50, binge drinking increases it.
Dr. Phillip Shubert
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 36 years experience
Eat: Eat complex carbs. They will prevent your blood sugar to spike and help control your Insulin level.
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 24 years experience
Minimize: Minimize processed foods, sugars and starches. Eat plenty of fiber and drink lots of water.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Spices: Spices are potent anti-oxidants and spicing up foods also satiates you. You then tend to eat less!
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Balance: Balance is always the key- vegetables and fruits need to be increased, and meats decreased.
Dr. Rahman Johnson
Dr. Rahman Johnsonanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Healthy: Healthy dessert for kids? Mix greek yogurt, natural honey & diced fruit in popsicle mold/ice tray!
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Tempted: Tempted by treats while on a diet? Ask, "do i remember what this tastes like?" if you do, hold off!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No: No caffeine before eight hours of bed time. Your sleep will suffer!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Don't: Don't overcook veggies. You lose vitamins and minerals. The less cooked the better.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Bananas.: Bananas = traight starch & sugar! good source of potassium, but other veggies & fruit are better!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Do: Do look at portions in advance of cooking. Make only enough. Leftovers encourage overeating!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Raw: Raw vegetables and fruit better than cooked! washed, of course!
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Minimize: Minimize sugar intake. Avoid sodas. Cut down on the carbohydrates (ex: rice, bread, potatoes, pasta).
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Nutients: Nutients are usually better in their natural food state! eat fresh!
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Myth:: Myth: eating any fat is "bad." fact: all cells require fat to build their membranes & retain water.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Carambola: Carambola or starfruits are delicious with only 41 calories per cup and 3.7 grams of fiber.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A: A tiny snack sized box of raisins has 1.6 grams of fiber & about 129 calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A: A pomegranate contains about 234 calories & a whoping 11.3 grams of fiber!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One: One cup of pineapple has 2.3 grams of fiber and 82 calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One: One cup of plums has 2.3 grams of fiber & about 76 calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A: A medium sized pear contains 5.5 grams of dietary fiber and is about 103 calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get: Get a load of this! one cup of passionfruit has 24.5 grams of dietary fiber!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There: There are 3.1 grams of dietary fiber and about 62 calories in your average orange.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You: You can get 2.4 grams of dietary fiber from a cup of nectarines. It is a great snack at 63 calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One: One cups of grapefruit contains 2.5 grams of dietary fiber and has 74 calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breadfruit: Breadfruit is a rich source of dietary fiber with 10.8 grams per cup.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blackberries: Blackberries are a good choice for snacks or dessert with 62 calories per cup ; 7.6 grams of fiber.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
When: When increasing your fiber intake, make sure to drink lots of water or constipation may occur.
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Diets: Diets high in fat lead to many common health problems, like heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cabbage: Cabbage calories: 17 per ½ cup. Each serving has 1.4 grams of dietary fiber.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cauliflower: Cauliflower makes a great snack with only 28 calories per cup and 2.8 grams of fiber.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Do: Do have one glass of wine daily. Apart from religious restrictions, it is documented to be healthy!
Dr. Rahman Johnson
Dr. Rahman Johnsonanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
1: 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).
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Do: Do not cook with high polyunsaturated oils. Best to cook with coconut oil.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Eat: Eat fewer carbs by reading labels, avoiding starchy foods, and curtailing soda pops.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Smaller: Smaller flavorful meals are better than large "comfort food" meals eaten once daily!
Dr. Udit Patel
Pain Management 19 years experience
Try: Try to eliminate sugary drinks such as fruit juices and sodas. Drink more water instead!
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Eat: Eat foods high in antioxidants such as berries, teas, dark chocolate, red wine and grape juice.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
It's: It's a myth that juicing is as healthy as blending. Juicing loses fiber while blending does not.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Craving: Craving strange foods? You're not alone! it's okay to indulge, but only in moderation.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Load: Load your diet with calcium, found in dairy, soy and leafy green veggies, beans and lentils.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Sprinkle: Sprinkle ground flaxseed on cereal or in smoothies, or choose breakfast cereal that contains flaxseed.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Eating: Eating healthy food daily, spaced out evenly, is a rule that can and should be broken one day/week!
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Drinking: Drinking 8 glasses of water throughout the day will rehydrate, energize, detoxify & eliminate waste.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Don't: Don't snack on high-sodium/nitrite/glycemic or fried foods; fruits & raw veggies better.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
No: No frozen dinners, frozen vegetables with sauces (make your own sauce!), fast food, or canned vegetables.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
To: To make serious fitness progress, proper nutrition involves eating 5-6 clean meals, 5-6 days/week.
Dr. Herbert Shuck
Specializes in General Practice
Do: Do walk every day or ride a stationery bike if you cannot.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
If: If you eat out often, stick to your rules except on special occasions.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Sit: Sit down to eat, but not at your desk while checking emails and voice messages.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Read: Read product labels and avoid the synthetic polysaccharides maltodextrin as it spikes blood sugar.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Deep: Deep fried foods like fries and donuts are among the least healthy of all foods.
Dr. Herbert Shuck
Specializes in General Practice
Avoid: Avoid processed foods and sugary desserts.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Avoid: Avoid drinking large amounts of ice water during meals as this will hinder your digestive process.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Children: Children should consume 5 servings of veggies and fruits every day - fruits should be whole.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Get: Get phytonutrients by eating a rainbow of natural colors in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Eat: Eat green leafy vegetables and those with color! they are good for you.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat: Eat fruits and veggies with all the colors of the rainbow. The colors are made by important nutrients.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Eliminating: Eliminating 1 slice of bread per day equals about 10 pounds a year of weight.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
I: I advise avoiding gmo foods until research shows they are safe; such research has not been done!
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Low: Low energy dense foods help you take in less and feel fuller longer.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Children: Children should also try to eat a balanced diet with some protein with almost every meal.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Applesauce: Applesauce and fruit cups do not count as a fruit serving. Use the whole fruit.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Most: Most bread products should be whole wheat or better yet, whole grain. White is worthless.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Peanut: Peanut butter, spinach, almonds and berries are also good sources of fiber for children.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
NEVER: Never force a child to finish everything if they are no longer hungry.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fill: Fill your day with colorful fruits and veggies: high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
The: The primary focus of a healthy diet is to eat as many vegetables as possible.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Rethink: Rethink your idea of breakfast as a sugary treat. Eating lean protein is much better for you.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fiber: Fiber rich foods include: whole grain breads, pastas and rice, raw vegetables and fruits.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Your: Your mom was right! to avoid gas, slow down while eating, take time to chew and enjoy every bite.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Children: Children should consume at least 10 grams plus their age in total fiber per day.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
If: If your child is lactose intolerant try adding an enzyme supplement like lactaid
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Children: Children who can’t or won’t eat dairy products should take a calcium supplement twice daily.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Try: Try eating broiled chicken, broccoli and brown rice with each food being about the size ofyour palm.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
To: To encourage more activity, limit the use of tv, video games and computers to an hour a day.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Seconds: Seconds and thirds at meals should be of fruits and veggies and remind children to stop when hungry.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Most: Most fatty foods, junk foods and fast foods lack fiber and make constipation worse.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fish: Fish is part of a healthy diet, but be sure to steam, broil, or grill it to keep it a healthy dish.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Read: Read labels carefully - not just how many calories per serving, the size of a serving.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Avoid: Avoid diet sodas as they are much more fattening than the regular product, drink low glycemic juice.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Most: Most children are getting very little fiber in their diet.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Take: Take in plenty of fluids, especially water.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Fresh,: Fresh, unadulterated, unprocessed food needs to be readily available in your home at all times.
Dr. Joanne Peck
Pediatrics 46 years experience
ALWAYS: Always carry a cooler and healthy snacks on long car rides with kids - avoid drive-thrus!
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Diabetics: Diabetics can have cake/pie; just need to compensate for them with rest of meals.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Heartburn?: Heartburn? Avoid spicy foods and anything acidic (tomatoes, citrus). Elevate your head in bed.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Use: Use legumes! dried beans and peas such as kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, lentils, etc.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Eating: Eating in the evening is not going to make weight loss harder. Calories taken in count any time.
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Cows: Cow milk is not the only source for calcium. Dark leafy greens and sesame seeds are calcium rich.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Sugar: Sugar free products are not healthy because they contain artificial sweetners.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Double: Double the number of your vegetarian meals each week.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 26 years experience
For: For healthy teeth, it is important to minimize not only sugars but also acidic drinks.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Dont: Don't buy foods on a daily basis that you know you shouldn't eat. If it's there, you'll eat it.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Avoid: Avoid saturated fats, especially those with trans-fats. Mono- & polyunsaturated are best.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fish: Fish has some mercury. "seafood watch" at www.Montereybayaquarium.Org lists the fish safe to eat.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Choose: Choose seafood twice each week for healthy types of essential fatty acids.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dentistry 26 years experience
Avoid: Avoid acidic drinks such as diet sodas and high sugar drinks like sodas and many juices.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Consuming: Consuming low glycemic, natural products can help prevent metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Low: Low in carbs and saturated fat, more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, and poultry.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Avoid: Avoid microwaving foods in plastic containers. Transfer to glass or ceramic dish.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Take: Take antacids before eating a spicy meal and avoid the heartburn.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Food: Food cans are lined with bpa, an endocrine disruptor, recently banned from baby foods/ dishes.
Dr. Herbert Shuck
Specializes in General Practice
Reduce: Reduce or cut out smoking with help if needed.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Identify: Identify things that trigger unhealthy eating and plan other ways of dealing with them.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Shifting: Shifting to mostly all-natural foods can help prevent or decrease Insulin resistence.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Diet: Diet pills don't work in long run unless you change eating habits for life.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Some: Some people do better with small snacks; others do better without them - try it both ways!
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Don't: Don't rush your food, enjoy every meal.
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Drugs: Drugs come from parts of plants, botanicals and other living systems. So, food is medicinal.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Have: Have a weak spot for certain unhealthy foods? Avoid buying and bringing them home.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
AVOID: Avoid aspartame (nutrasweet) & other artificial sweeteners- they are toxic and cause obesity!
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
From: From now on, whenever you are ordering something, like a new mantra, say, "hold the mayo!".
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Teach: Teach your children how to cook. Once they appreciate the art, they will become "better eaters.".
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
The: The two foods worst for health are among those eaten most often: sodas (regular & diet) & french fries.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Does: Does not take to much to eat healthier. Eat little less salt, fat and sugar every meal. More fruits/veggies.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Eat: Eat less, but more frequent. It will boost metabolism!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Pomegranates: Pomegranates are high in vitamin c and can help fight oxidative damage in all organs.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Greens: Greens are healthy. And kale is the most nutritious of them all!
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Instead: Instead of rice or pasta, try an alternative grain such as quinoa, which is more nutritious.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Get: Get a quart bottle fill with water and drink from it all day, you can add sliced fruit.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Do: Do read nutrition labels. Don't assume any fast food is healthy without knowing.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Offer: Offer a few minutes' gratitude before eating your meal. Its presence on your plate is a gift.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Eat: Eat with the intention of bringing in healthy nourishment for your body, mind, and spirit.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Be: Be present while you eat. Tv off, soft conversation with family or friends, and savor your meal.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to lessen prostate cancer risk! eat them!
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Healthy: Healthy eating includes salads, fruit and vegetable. Exercise is always great in addition.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Breakfast: Breakfast should be the most fulfilling meal of the day!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Sardines: Sardines & kippers make a high protein snack rich in omega-3, especially dha. Douse with hot sauce!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Don't: Don't eat milk chocolate, eat dark! 70% or higher! less sugar and more antioxidants. Healthier!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Never: Never eat hydrogenated fats, not because they saturate fats as much as they create "trans" fats!
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry 51 years experience
Try: Try and keep your meat intake to less then 10% of your diet.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Learn: Learn to cook. You'll be in control of what you eat! it's fun, too!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Green: Green or black? Green tea is filled with polyphenols & health benefits. Skip the black, go for green.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Making: Making green tea? Remove water from heat before it boils. Then steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Green: Green tea that is low in caffeine with a sweet flavor? Select white tea (which is a green tea).
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Blackberries,: Blackberries, walnuts, strawberries, cooked artichokes, & cranberries are 5 high-antioxidant foods!
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Eat: Eat many small portions during the day. Good way to control hunger and weight gain.
Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Do: Do you drink tea for its healthful benefits? Milk (even soy milk) may reduce those healthful properties.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Eat: Eat your bright green and bright yellow vegetables for a healthy diet.
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Eat: Eat a healthy breakfast with protein. It boosts your metabolism and helps keep you full longer.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No: No matter what diet:do eat your veggies! low fat or low carb, doesn't matter! variety helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Commit: Make sure you are prepared to stick with it!
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Vitamins: Vitamins and antioxidant supplement do not prevent cardiovascular disease or events.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Following: Following a mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular diseases and events.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
Buy: Buy smaller plates to eat off of, they can help you eat smaller portions.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Don't: Don't substitute fruit juices for whole fruits.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
If: If possible, walk for 15 minutes after meals. It will lower your blood sugar!
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Eggs,: Eggs, beans, peas, and lentils are great protein sources for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Eating: Eating edamame is a great way to get plenty of healthy folate (folic acid) -- and 4g per 1/2 cup of fiber too.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Eating: Eating habits are under rated. Eat all in moderation and you can enjoy life and maintain your weight.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Want: Want to reduce your risk of diabetes? Eat less red meat! substitute fish or chicken instead.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Digestive: Digestive enzymes work best concentrated. Fluids with meal dilute & weaken. Wine at meal stimulates.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Eat: Eat foods such as endive, radicchio, cooked greens, and olives rather than sugary food.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Never: Never eat and watch tv. Your smallest meal is dinner. Eat as a family. Never eat behind the wheel.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
People: People who drink diet soda are twice as likely to develop metabolic syndrome as those who don't.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Gardening: Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
In: In trying to eat healthy, eat before hungry; and then it is easier to eat healthy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Avoid: Avoid refined sugar, white flour and fried foods. Eat 30 grams fiber daily.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Skipping: Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of heart disease by27% according to article in circulation.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Rehabilitate: Rehabilitate your taste buds: cut out hidden sugar in foods like salad dressings, cereals, & sauces.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Soda: Soda alternative: cut up your favorite fruit -- or even cucumber -- and leave in water for 3 hours.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Planning/Preparing.: Planning/preparing. You can make food for the week, on the weekend.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Skipping: Skipping breakfast doesn’t result in more calories later but is associated with cardiac risks in men.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Apples:: Apples: richest fruit source of pectin, a fiber that lowers cholesterol and the risk of colon cancer.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Beets: Beets are sweet! full of antioxidants, they protect against cancer, heart disease, and more.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Do: Do make your lunch after dinner-the night before - saves money, and you will also choose wisely.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Lose: Lose all fast food. If you end up going, share 2-3 people to a meal.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
EVERYTHING: Everything you eat: keep diet diary. If you know you have to write it down, you won't eat it.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
BP: Blood pressure responds to changes in dietary sodium [raises bp] & potassium [lowers bp].
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Eat: Eat a healthy well balanced diet, multivitamin daily, 8 glasses of water a day, & 7-8 hrs of sleep.
Dr. Dale Tylor
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Don't: Don't "treat" yourself with junk. Choose fruits, fresh food, massage, pedicures over candy bars.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Healthy: Healthy snack: 10-20 nuts & 1/2 cup of freeze-dried berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc).
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Healthy: Healthy snack: 1/2 cup black bean dip and veggies (like broccoli, carrots, celery, peppers, etc).
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Eat: Eat five-six meals a day, with 2 snacks in between meals = quickens your metabolism!
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Better: Better to get vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables rather than by taking supplements.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Traditional: Traditional mediterranean, low glycemic, diet helps control blood sugar & lowers risk of diabetes.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Traditional: Traditional mediterranean, low glycemic, diet helps control blood sugar & lowers risk of diabetes.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Traditional: Traditional mediterranean, low glycemic, diet helps control blood sugar & may prolong life.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
High-fat: High-fat diets may diminish reward from food, spark overeating, lead to obesity.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Animal: Animal studies showed :high-fat diets may diminish reward from food, spark overeating, lead to obesity.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Heavy: Heavy coffee consumption, greater than 4 cups a day, tied to higher risk of death.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Heavy: Heavy coffee consumption, more than 4 cups/day, tied to higher risk of death.Everything in moderation.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Heavy: Heavy coffee consumption, more than 4 cups/day, tied to higher risk of death.Everything in moderation.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Have: Have small portion frequently instead of one heavy meal.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Eating: Eating oatmeal and drinking protein shake will help you burn more energy and sustain energy longer.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
A: A diet rich in fatty fish appeared to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. Eat, enjoy & be healthy.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
A: A diet rich in fatty fish appeared to protect against rheumatoid arthritis. Eat, enjoy & be healthy.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Reduce: Reduce caffeine and processed sugar in your diet to reduce anxiety and possibility of panic attacks.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
2: 2 - 4 cups of coffee a day may decrease depression, but more than 4 cups may increase depression.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Lots: Lots of fruits and fresh vegetables; less carbs and fats.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Should: Include exercise as part of any healthy diet.
Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Stave: Stave off cravings by drawing a picture instead. It actually works for some people!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
“Gluttony: gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.” peter de vries.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
If: Consider avoiding the artificial sweetener aspartame in most diet sodas.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
A: A compound "sulforaphane' in broccoli could slow joint damage. One more reason to eat your broccoli.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Eating: Eating lots blueberries, grapes, & apples fruit but not juices, lowered the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
For: For every 10gm/day increase in soluble fiber intake: may decrease risk of breast cancer by up to 26%.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Dont: Dont buy junk foods, soda. Buy vegetables &fruits &whole grain items. Cant eat junk if u dont have it.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Eggs: Eggs do not cause heart disease and are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
If: If you have diverticulitis (-osis), you should eat seeds, nuts, popcorn!
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Do: Do not "starve" all day and only eat one small meal. Unhealthy and fattening.
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Peace: Peace of mind does not come from a piece of cake, a piece of chocolate, candy etc.
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Don't: Don't deprive yourself of sweets & other binge foods. Instead, find healthy foods you enjoy.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
When: When it comes to vegetables, fresh is best, frozen is next, lastly canned.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
Always: Always read your food labels, first ingredient is usually the largest portion of the ingredients.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Do: Do eat a well balanced diet 2 get ur vits, prtein, fats, & carbs. Don't forget 2 keep a diary in/out.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Shop: Shop for food with your accountability partner and while you have a full stomach.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means. --maimonides.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Portion: Portion control is important in maintaining healthy weight or promoting weight loss.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Taking: Taking in fiber in your diet on a regular basis will improve digestion and promote fullness.
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
When: When the choice arises, go with grilled preparations rather than deep fried.
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
If: If you are starting a drastic low calorie diet, be sure to consult a doctor to ensure health safety!
Dr. Scott Shapiro
Anti-Aging Medicine 35 years experience
Set: Set attainable goals to ensure you are able to succeed.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Apples: Apples lower cholesterol almost as well as a weak statin medication, no side effects, taste good too.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Eat: Eat on a regular schedule, don't wait to eat when you are hungry and make poorer choices.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Give: Give up soda. Many health benefits. Drink mostly water, some tea/coffee/juice/milk.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Give: Give up artificial sweeteners. None are good. Some have harmful effects on brain function and weight.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Plan: Plan to drink a glass of water before and after a meal. Leave room in your belly for both.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Do: Do eat 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Do: Do eat lean meats. Chicken without the skin, and try not to deep fry your foods.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eat: Eat locally grown vegetables ; fruits in season for optimal health.

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