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Active Kids Eat Healthy
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
Too many options: In the third world countries, eating disorder is very rare, so are the "picky-eaters." when you don't have enough, you would eat anything/everything. Here in us, we have too much food--often too much of the not-so-good kinds. When kids have too many options, they tend to pick things that are easy/fast and have some tastes to them, not for health reasons. So, limit their choices, live by examples. ...Read more
Im very active and im still in high school but i want a nice healthy diet but i don't know what what to and what not to eat! help?
Organic whole foods: There is no consensus on what the healthiest diet is ; no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone, but i advise eating mostly organic whole (unprocessed) foods with an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts ; seeds. I like dr. Fuhrman's dietary advice: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for my essays on the pros ; cons of various diets see http://bit.Ly/gagviu for why choose organic see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
Is it okay that my fat level is lower than ideal level? My body fat is 14.7%, however it was always low, I eat healthy and I am active
If you have normal: ...menstrual cycles, leanness runs in your family and, as you said, you eat healthfully and have plenty of energy, then enjoy something that for most people is to die for lol. Now, if your periods are few and far between, you may have low estrogen levels. If so, I recommend you talk with your doctor about this. Estrogen is important for bone health. Best wishes. ...Read more
Eliminate the junk: Kids will often decide to eat what they can get away with & seldom can a parent really win a food fight. That said, if all the thoughtful adults in the house agree, you can eliminate all the snack foods from the house & only keep foods you approve of available.U don't state the age of the kid, but they all play on your fear they will suffer if u don't give in. ...Read more
Good for you: Congratulations for recognizing the problem and trying to do something about it. There is no easy answer, of course. I suggest you lead by example. Keep fruits in the house. Don't allow junk food. Don't go to fast food restaurants. Offer healthy snacks like non-fat yogurt, carrots/celery spiced up with humus. Encourage fun, family sports. Don't watch tv. Praise success. Weigh weekly. Use rewards. ...Read more
I eat healthy i'm a active person bt hv gained 30ibs this year i'm 5" 156ibs now. Its not my thyroid. I need help to get back to healthy weight?
In and Out: Since my children were born i was trying to lose the same weight with no success. The answer is calories in and calories out. Not until i started using www.Myfitnesspal.Com did i begin to realize that i needed to increase my exercise from 30 minutes a day to 60. And decrease my caloric intake. It worked! sometimes we don't realize how little we exercise or how much we eat. Counting calories! ...Read more
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