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Doctor insights on: 500 Calorie Vegan Breakfasts

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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800 calorie diet, found out i'm anaemic, the iron pills are making me constipated and i don't want to eat meat because i'm vegan, what should I do?

800 calorie diet, found out i'm anaemic, the iron pills are making me constipated and i don't want to eat meat because i'm vegan, what should I do?

Injectible iron: You're a grown-up now with some serious health problems including Graves's disease. It is extremely difficult for a vegan to enough iron & several other nutrients, and I would urge you to reconsider your involvement with this diet or at least to find a vegan-friendly physician to guide you. It seems to be costing you your health. Your physician can inject iron but it's unpleasant. Be wise. ...Read more

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What are some good cheap low calorie meals for lunch and breakfast?

What are some good cheap low calorie meals for lunch and breakfast?

Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food,nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. Just be careful, as inexpensive usually means unhealthy. ...Read more

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Hey I'm 5ft 2 and I weight 7 stone! How can I put weight on? I'm blending smoothies for breakfast that come to around 1000 calories!

Hey I'm 5ft 2 and I weight 7 stone! How can I put weight on? I'm blending smoothies for breakfast that come to around 1000 calories!

See a doctor: There are many causes of being underweight.The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzymes,malabsorption, inflammation of intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites),celiac disease and other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies and hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic doc can help you find what the problem(s) is/are. ...Read more

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I make breakfast my biggest meal of the day. They are usually around 400 calories, is this okay based on a 1, 500 calorie intake per day?

I make breakfast my biggest meal of the day. They are usually around 400 calories, is this okay based on a 1, 500 calorie intake per day?

Yes, it's OK: This is fine, though at 400 calories it does not sound like your biggest meal (unless you are having more than 3 meals). Not all calories are created equal, so the source of the calories is crucial. My favorite overall diet for good health is dr. Fuhrman's. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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Would i still burn calories if i exercise before breakfast?

Would i still burn calories if i exercise before breakfast?

Exercise: Your are always burning calories. Exercising increases the demand for energy which are calories. Exercise burns calories no matter when or where. ...Read more

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My 1yo needs to start on Pediasure or Carnation Instant breakfast for calories (FTT), is there a "healthier" option or do I not worry about "organic"?

My 1yo needs to start on Pediasure or Carnation Instant breakfast for calories (FTT), is there a "healthier" option or do I not worry about "organic"?

Depends: The Carnation product added to milk or almond milk can provide similar nutrients for a fraction of the cost of Pediasure. If your doc has explored the issues with your kids FTT and suggests a supplement, it is worth a try. Either has defined caloric and nutrient content that can support growth and make up for deficiencies in prior food seeking behavior. Continued followup is important. ...Read more

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How big should my breakfasts be considering my 1, 480 calorie intake?

How big should my breakfasts be considering my 1, 480 calorie intake?

Depends: The amount you eat for each meal based on your caloric intake depends on what you are eating and the caloric value for each item eaten. ...Read more