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Dr. Nathan Pennell
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Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


Dr. Valencia Porter
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
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What does the food pyramid tell us?

What does the food pyramid tell us?

Which pyramid?: The pyramid has been replaced by "my food plate" by the usda. Although some improvements were made, i still don't believe this reflects optimal nutrition. I prefer this one: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
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Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Governement plate: I prefer the new government plate which is 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbs, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. You can also have 1/2 the plate as vegetables if you want. www.choosemyplate.gov. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable(plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

There is none: There is no food pyramid for 10 month old babies. At ten months most babies have teeth and are on stage 2 feedings, which includes formula feeding or breast milk, some fruit juices.Cereals, fruits vegetables and some meat divided in three or four meals and avoid too much milk as that contributes to infant being obese, with some introduction of table food as tolerated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Can i eat less than what it shows on the food pyramid?

Can i eat less than what it shows on the food pyramid?

Yes: As long as you are maintain a healthy weight, eating less may be better for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Martin Tamler
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Tamler
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How do I know exactly what is the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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