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What are good foods to eat while you're pregnant?

What are good foods to eat while you're pregnant?

A balanced diet: If you skipped the nutrition class in elementary school, there are four basic food groups from which we derive nutrients. Namely, dairy, fruits and vegetables, meats, breads, grains and cereals. The most important in the "food pyramid" to eat during pregnancy are the fruits and vegetable by serving dosages. More details? Ask your OB MD who can connect you with a Nutritionist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What are good things to eat when you've gone days without eating much of anything due to stress?

What are good things to eat when you've gone days without eating much of anything due to stress?

Easy on the stomach: If you're not eating, for whatever reason, you want to ease your way back to a regular diet. Tea & dry toast, plain rice, and other foods that are easy to digest are the way to go. Stay away from heavy, greasy foods, as they are more likely to upset your stomach. Depending on how you do, you should be back to regular in a day or so. ...Read more

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What foods to not eat while pregnant?

What foods to not eat while pregnant?

Check FDA webpage: This link to the fda's website about food safety in pregnancy summarizes how to avoid listeria, mercury and toxoplasma: http://www.Fda.Gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/peopleatrisk/ucm081819.Htm. ...Read more

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When pregnant what are things you shouldn't eat or drink..

When pregnant what are things you shouldn't eat or drink..

Undercooked foods, : Raw or undercooked meat/fish/poultry/eggs, unpasteurized dairy products (e.g. Queso fresco), alcohol, predatory fish (e.g. Shark, swordfish), licorice and anything you are allergic to (shrimp, nuts) come to mind immediately. If traveling abroad, only drink bottled water and avoid salads. ...Read more

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What if i used to eat bad food alot, then start eating healthy food can that cause heartburn?

What if i used to eat bad food alot, then start eating healthy food can that cause heartburn?

Potentially: Sudden and dramatic diet cahges can potentially cause a number of GI symptoms. I would not hesitate to get a good medical checkup. Congratulations on your change to healthier eating! ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks i can eat to replace chips? Something i can eat and it won't make me hungry for more?

What are some healthy snacks i can eat to replace chips? Something i can eat and it won't make me hungry for more?

Try nuts,esp.almonds: Research shows those who eat almonds instead of other snacks lose significantly more weight. Chips are mostly carbs ; very unhealthy fats, whereas almonds contain protein ; healthy fats. Ultimately they're more satisfying ; filling.Other nuts may have similar benefits. See http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20031107/almonds-may-help-in-weight-loss you can also snack on low-glycemic fruit like apples. ...Read more

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What to eat and not eat while pregnant on a trip?

What to eat and not eat while pregnant on a trip?

No change: If you are traveling in the us your diet can be the same as if you are at home. While you are traveling abroad, i would recommend maintaining a well balanced diet but would be smart about where you get your food. Reputable resturants are likely fine where as street vendors in foreign counties may be less certain. As in all pregnancies, avoidance of intake or raw risk and meats is ill advised. ...Read more

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What foods aren't you supposed to eat when you're pregnant?

What foods aren't you supposed to eat when you're pregnant?

A balanced diet: Back in early elementary school most of the students were taught the essentials of a balanced diet in a "nutrition" class. This included intake from the four basic food groups, fruits and vegetables, dairy, meats, grain(bread, cereals, etc.) The serving doses have now been weighted to fruits & vegetables as most important. Your developing fetus benefits from the above, and minimize fast foods. ...Read more

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What to eat and not to eat while pregnant at home?

What to eat and not to eat while pregnant at home?

Well balanced diet: A well balanced diet is recommended in pregnancy with all food groups represented. Typical weight gain in pregnancy for a average weight woman is 20-30 lbs for the pregnancy. There are many websites which have further guidance on specifics of well balanced diet in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that are low carb but good to eat when sick?

What foods can I eat that are low carb but good to eat when sick?

CNS: Chicken Noodle Soup is the traditional food we eat when we're sick - it only has 7 g of carb per serving: that's only 2% of your daily recommended allowance. ...Read more

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How can I avoid craving for unhealthy foods? I want to eat right, but i work a lot and don't have time to fix healthy foods. Everything is fast food.

How can I avoid craving for unhealthy foods? I want to eat right, but i work a lot and don't have time to fix healthy foods.  Everything is fast food.

Healthy fats/protein: If you start your day with the food that your body needs you are less likely to have cravings. The worst thing to do is to start with sugar and caffeine. Those send your body on a roller coaster - you feel energetic right afterwards but then your energy drops and you start looking for more sugar to boost your energy. If you start with protein and fats your blood sugar won't spike. ...Read more

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I hear eating nuts can fill you up and are nutritious. Is that true? What other healthy foods can I eat and not feel hungry afterwards?

I hear eating nuts can fill you up and are nutritious. Is that true? What other healthy foods can I eat and not feel hungry afterwards?

Water and Veggies: Make sure to drink plenty of water. Usually when we think we are hungry we are actually dehydrated, so if you drink water and are still hungry then you are actually hungry. From there try eating vegetables. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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I think im addicted to eating.. Is their something i can do to help stop from eating bad food all the time?

I think im addicted to eating.. Is their something i can do to help stop from eating bad food all the time?

Consider speaking: With a therapist. Breaking bad habits of any kind takes work. Cognitive behavioral therapy, dieting apps on your phone, hypnosis, are just a few possible therapeutic options or a combination oc techniques can help. Because you must keep eating ending an eating addiction is complex. You need to learn to make peace with food and choose healthier ones. Ask additional questions if you need to here. ...Read more

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I am 9wks pregnant anytime i eat anything i throw up can't keep anything down i'm trying to drink liquids like gatorade anything else i can do to help?

I am 9wks pregnant anytime i eat anything i throw up can't keep anything down i'm trying to drink liquids like gatorade anything else i can do to help?

I suggest: Frequent (5-6x/day) small meals. Eat bland things like saltine crackers, soup. A trusted colleague recommends ginger (or ginger ale) is very effective. If you still can't get through the day you really need to see a doctor or provider in person. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fish everyday when you are trying to pregnant? Am 27 yrs.

No problem: Because some fish may accumulate toxic substances (metals, carcinogens) i would recommend a more varied diet during pregnancy. At a minimum, vary the type/source of the fish as much as possible. ...Read more

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Why might it be that whenever i try to eat healthy and lose weight i get headaches?

Why might it be that whenever i try to eat healthy and lose weight i get headaches?

Diet: Are your drinking enough water? Ae your starving yourself? Have you stopped caffeine? Is your nutrition good? Make sure you are eating a good healthy diet and not one otf the fad diets to loose weight very quickly. Everything in moderation. You will adjust to better eating habits and will start to feel great as you continue healthy eating. ...Read more