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What should I be eating if I want to maintain a healthy diet?

What should I be eating if I want to maintain a healthy diet?

A balanced diet: You should adjust your diet to maintain a healthy weight and make sure it is well balanced in carbohydrates, proteins (from fish, nuts, no-fat yogurt) and have limited amount of fats in it. I would advise more of plant based foods with ample veggies, grains and fruits (very important part of diet, in my view). Avoid meat heavy diets they are outright unhealthy due to excess saturated fats in them. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Should I count calories or just eat healthy with snacks in moderation? I'm a teenager.

Should I count calories or just eat healthy with snacks in moderation? I'm a teenager.

Calories: if you want accurate estuary ation, you need to count carbs. If not, it would try to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables aday with excercise one hour per day. Cut down the high sugar and carbonated drinks. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a teenager and I have a little belly fat. I eat healthy food. How can I lose it without diest and exercises fast?

Hi. I'm a teenager and I have a little belly fat. I eat healthy food. How can I lose it without diest and exercises fast?

You're kidding ??.: You need to understand that those with "ripped abs" have similar appearance of their other muscle groups. They achieve this through both workouts and a strict diet which has permitted them do drop their total body fat content down below 10% of body weight. Normal teens would carry around about 20% or a bit more if a little belly pouch. Think of dropping 10% of your weight to get this look. ...Read more

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I'm constantly getting really bad headaches, teenager, eat healthy drink plenty of water, exercised, paracetamol don't work, what's causing them?

I'm constantly getting really bad headaches, teenager, eat healthy drink plenty of water, exercised, paracetamol don't work, what's causing them?

Bad headaches: Your headaches could be from migraine, but you should see your doc if you have this bada headache as he/she can refer you for testing &/or neuro consult. Avoid avacados, nuits, coffee, chocolates as sthey are some of the triggers for migraines. You are doing good by drinking plentyof fluids. Try a good noght's sleep as well if you have not been doing that. ...Read more

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In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

Your choice?: If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by your parents, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful. Focus on fruits, grains and vegetables, avoid empty calories / junk, get plenty of protein (soy's good), and you must supplement (iron, b12, vitamin d, iodine, others). ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet?

What's a healthy diet?

Veg, fruits, nuts: A healthy diet consists of mostly plant based including green leafy vegetables and all different colors of fruits and vegetables. The majority of these should be raw as in a salad or lightly steamed. Meat should consist of lean chicken, turkey, fish, and occasionally very lean beef or pork. Snacks should be fruits, tree nuts, and whole grains. Go light on the carbs and only whole grains. No sugar. ...Read more

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How to get a healthy diet?

How to get a healthy diet?

Variety: Portion control, moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is important- especially eating out where portion sizes have grown. Fresh fruits, vegetables, should be half of your plate. Legumes, beans, whole grains, a 1/4 plate and lean cuts of meat, fowl and fish, low fat dairy products 1/4 plate. Processed foods, high in animal saturated fats and processed sugars should be avoided. ...Read more

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How to go on healthy diet?

How to go on healthy diet?

For a healthy diet,: check out www.Drmcdougall.com or www.Nutritionfacts.org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more