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Carnation Instant Breakfast Medication
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
Are you allowed to take medication or not while testing blood glucose after taking medicine at breakfast?
Hi. I'm confused. For standard diabetes tests (either fasting glucose or a glucose tolerance test) you go in for the test FASTING (i.e., NO BREAKFAST!). I'm not as worried about the meds messing up the test as I am by the fact you ate breakfast! The test is probably invalid. Be sure to tell your doctor who ordered the test. May have to repeat it. Good luck.
PS Water is OK before & during test. ...Read more
I take 40 mg. Of Tecta 40 min. Before breakfast. Will it reduce effectiveness of supplements or other medications taken with breakfasat?
Should I take these medications (imdur, Cartia, metoprolol) in the morning with breakfast or at night for most benifit?
Depends...: Not sure why you are on Cartia and metoprolol -- 2 medicines that both lower heart rate while controlling BP. Having said that, I would take Cartia and metoprolol at opposite times of day (one at night and the other in a.m.) Imdur at night. These are serious medicines for a young persons like yourself of 36. ...Read more
Depends: Steel cut oats are very healthy for breakfast as our other whole grains like the ancient grains, spelt, millet, and amaranth. Instant oats depends on what is added in package such as sugar, which is not healthy. Avoid the instant oats if sugar, preservatives, or other chemicals added. Consider arrowhead mills organic cereals instead. ...Read more
I'm curious as to whether pediasure and carnations breakfast essentials is healthy for my 2 year old? He eats but in 6 months he has gained no weight
Not gaining weight: Pediasure is better for a 2 years old as it is a meal in itself as it contains the right balance of carbs, proteins and fats for a growing child. If he is a picky eater the try to give him a glass of Pediasure with meals 3 times a day. If his eating is not a problem then his doctor will do more of a work up if he continues not to gain weight. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Is 137 high for glucose reading after having 2 cups of coffee with sugar and a instant breakfast drink? Should I be concerned? Or see my dr?
Those foods sound: Fine but the question is how much of it you eat. ...Read more
Special shake 2 min: Try the following: 1. 8oz cold water 2. Scoop of Jay Robbs protein powder 3. 4 Tbsp of hemp seed powder 4. One scoop of ribose powder and 5. One pack of zija powder. This provides about 60gm protein, large quantities of omega 3, 6, 9; and all of the vitamins and minerals needed and ribose is great for weight loss; total cost about $5! ...Read more
I eat twice a day, ensure for breakfast and light heavy lunch, how come I haven't lost any weight?
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
I want to lose 10kgs and don't care how unhealthy it is. If I only eat breakfast how long will it take to lose 10kgs?
Wrong strategy.: Your strategy is not wise. Doing things out of convenience without regard for your health is wrong. You need to lose weight by eating smaller more frequent meals throughout the day with included fiber and complex carbohydrates and lean protein sources. That being said, you should lose 10kg over at least 11 weeks to make it stick. ...Read more
I had breakfast around 12, lunch 3 and I got into a fight so I can't eat until 8-8:30 for dinner before I exercise. Is this ok? I'm 18 male
Don't worry, interruptions in your normal eating patterns for a day, or even a few weeks, will cause no long term harm. You may be more hungry, but that is normal.
You will be fine. ...Read more
I don't east breakfast or lunch because I don't have time, and when I get home to eat dinner I eat half a serving and become full but extremely guilty?
Eating disorder?: It sounds like eating is a big issue for you, and that you're controlling how much you eat/don't eat. The "extremely guilty" when you do eat is worrisome to me, because food is there to nourish us rather than torment us. Please see a psychiatrist or therapist skilled in eating disorders, so you can get help before this goes further. ...Read more
I don't like much of eggs in breakfast. What should I substitute for them? And should I add Ovaltine/Milo in my milk?
Change: Eggs are not necessary. The type of protein that you get in is important only in that you get it in. You can get protein from eggs, cheese, peanut butter, or some other protein containing food. You might want to try carnation instant breakfast in place of ovaltine. Comes in flavors. ...Read more
Breakfast is good: Many authorities agree that breakfast is a very important meal to have, and it should not be skipped. But, you know your own body...So you can assess what is best for you. ...Read more
What is your??: Many people do not eat breakfast, but that is a mistake. Skipping breakfast signals the body that you should conserve energy. That may be why you feel lazy. Get up, eat a good breakfast, and you may feel your energy levels increase! ...Read more
Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. Never skip breakfast. ...Read more
Breakfast: If your breakfast is very high in fats, it'll slow down your stomach emptying time reducing the onset of hunger. However if you're not experiencing any lassitude, lightheadedness or unsteadiness in the afternoon, then all you require is some fruit or maybe a health bar for lunch and you'll do very well. ...Read more
I don't know, AND...: I don't know why you faint at the sight of blood when you have not had breakfast and do not faint when you have had breakfast, and it could have to do with being more susceptible to fainting due to relatively low blood sugar when breakfast has been missed. Fainting at the sight of blood occurs in about 15% of the population. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/features/swoon-at-the-sight-of-blood. ...Read more
Is it true we have a fat-saving mechanism that doesn't get turned off for the night until we eat breakfast in the morning?
Sort of true...: During the night you don't need as much energy and your metabolism slows down. Once you wake up, your metabolism speeds up again, but without a healthy breakfast to provide the nutrients and energy your body needs, your metabolism can't sustain a higher level for long. You burn more calories during the day and are less likely to gain weight. ...Read more
Since I can remember, I get sick every time I don't eat breakfast or for more than 4 hours. Why is this & how can I cure it?
I read a lot about the importance of eating breakfast, but sometimes I don't feel like eating first thing in the morning. What should I do?
EARLIER DINNER: At night and no bedtime snacking!Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello, I am trying to find health breakfast options and I do not eat any dairy. And Oatmeal doesn't agree with me. What should I eat? Diet
Breakfast: One is not limited to oatmeal and dairy when seeking out a healthy breakfast. Make yourself smoothies with chocolate protein powder, iced coffee, walnuts or make one with kale, avocado, banana. Make whole grain pancakes or muffins or buy them. Drink coffee, it's healthy and will give you energy (unless it bothers your stomach or you have GERD, allergy). Go to myplate. Gov, Google breakfast recipes ...Read more
My 3yr old stopped eating as he normally did. He eats a couple bites of his breakfast he will eat a bit more at lunch but doesn't want dinner.
This is frustrating: But, very normal. If you look at a growth curve for a 3 year old, it really slows down through this period and is most nice able by the eating patterns you describe. If he is not eating a good mix of foods, a multivitamin might be helpful. Most kids do not need them as ensuring a wide variety of fruits, protein, vegetables in creative ways can help. ...Read more
I want to help my friend she only takes bite from in apple for breakfast and doesn't eat lunch and barely eats dinner what could happen to her?
She could die: You are right to be concerned. It sounds like your friend has anorexia nervosa, a serious condition that could be fatal. She needs professional help and might even require hospitalization. It may be difficult to convince her to get help. Discuss your concerns with her family, as they should help her. See www. Helpguide. Org/mental/anorexia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment. Htm for more information. ...Read more