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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
To eat healthy would cost me $450 a month. I am on food stamps and have 3 kids. Frozen, prepackaged food is cheaper. How can I eat healthy on a budget?
Use veggies: While fresh and organic vegetables are best, frozen vegetables are almost as good. There are also plenty of canned foods like beans that have good nutritional value. Meats are important, but our bodies only need a few ounces per day. Avoid starchy foods like breads and pastas. Even though they're cheap, more than a couple of small servings a day is bad for a person over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 5'8 113 have been this through 4 kids since I was 16 same weight. I'm trying to eat healthy but I'm loosing weight,what's healthy and helps gain?
5'8 113lbs 23 yrs, been this since I was 16 after kids to, if I eat healthy I loose weight instead of gain(had blood tests LOTS)no prob how do I gain?
Nutrition plan: If you are healthy and your doctor has given you a clean bill of health following tests and evaluation, you may want to see a nutritionist to determine the appropriate amount of calories or types of foods to consume to meet your desired needs. Understand that there are people who by nature do not gain weight no matter what they eat. Being healthy is usually our aim ...Read more
Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? I became a vegetarian when i was a young teenager. More recently i turned vegan because i was having health problems caused by dairy. Because i became a vegetarian when i was so young, i never learned how to cook meat. I
Whether : Whether to eat meat or dairy is a personal choice. With that said - to have a balanced diet, a vegan needs to have a significant knowledge base. Vegan diets are often low on vitamin b 12, calcium, vitamin d, iron and other nutrients. If these are not obtained through the diet, there needs to be appropriate forms of supplementation. If you plan to raise your children as vegans, i really suggest you thoroughly educate yourself on the matter. It takes much more careful planning for your kids to fill their nutritional requirements if they are vegans. I would also suggest you work with a good nutritionist, to ensure that children's nutritional requirements are met. A possible option could be a primarily vegan diet with some dairy and /or meat supplementation. Raising children on a vegan diet is not child abuse. It can however, be trickier than a vegetarian diet or eating that includes fish and meat. If you are not vegan based on moral issues and your main concern is about cooking separate meals- how about making the same basic meals for the whole family and augmenting the children's meals to ensure that their intake is balanced? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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