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I eat corn starch like everyday, is it bad for me? Does that mean I could possibly be pregnant?

I eat corn starch like everyday,  is it bad for me? Does that mean I could possibly be pregnant?

If you had: Unprotected sex then you may be pregnant. There are home pregnancy tests available and a doctor can perform a blood test for you. This is the best way to know if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more


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I eat normal but i seem to gain weight with starch foods and wheat what can I eat without gaining weight

I eat normal but i seem to gain weight with starch foods  and wheat what can I eat without gaining weight

Weight neutral: Weight gain results when more calories are taken in than expended; weight loss occurs when more calories are "burned" than are consumed. To avoid weight gain, calculate your calorie needs (nih has a good app for this on their website) and eat only what you need. Good food choices for snacking that are essentially calorie neutral include fresh fruits and vegetables. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

Fat and protein: Fat and protein are out best fuel sources when eaten to gather. Natural ones are the healthiest for us. The possibilities are endless! today i ate homemade egg lemon chicken soup. Its easy: to hot chicken soup add 1 tbs butter, dissolve and be slowly add one beaten raw egg and mix rapidly to incorporate. 1/2 a fresh squeezed lemon finishes the feast. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

Why?: There are good & bad carbohydrates--you shouldn't avoid fruits & whole grains (which by the way are healthy choices for breakfast) just for the sake of "low carbs." by the same token you shouldn't overindulge in fatty foods just to avoid starches. Instead, minimize fats (egg yolks, fried foods) & highly salted products, limit portion sizes, & liberalize your healthy choices of lean meats, etc. ...Read more

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I am craving to eat dirt and starch and pregnant?

I am craving to eat dirt and starch and pregnant?

Anemia: The symptom you are describing is called pica. Pica can be associated with anemia (low blood count) so you should inform your health care provider about this craving. Pica can also have an unknown etiology. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks and eat corn starch is that harmful to my baby?

I'm 35 weeks and eat corn starch is that harmful to my baby?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Your body sorts through what you eat & only gives baby whats/he needs.Your choice in odd intake should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I heard someone that I should eat protein for losing weight . But some said I should eat starches instead of protein...Which is correct?

I heard someone that I should eat protein for losing weight . But some said I should eat starches instead of protein...Which is correct?

Protein: There are 2 goals. First - your calories IN have to be less than your calories OUT. Even if the calorie is super healthy, if it's a calorie your body doesn't need it will store it as fat. Second, you want to keep you blood sugar levels relatively stable. So eating plenty of complex carbs along with protein and fiber is your best bet. ...Read more

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I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch..What this mean?

I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch..What this mean?

Possibly anemia: The symptom you are describing is known as pica which can be associated with anemia ( low blood count). There are other causes as well with unknown reason being the most common cause. You should contact your health care provider about this symptom. ...Read more

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If i eat a lot of starches during meals, how can I obtain a healthy eating diet, and lose all my excessive weight?

Eat less calories: starch is not the enemy, eating more calories than you need contributes to excessive weight and eating processed high sugar foods contributes to deposition of fat. Try a balanced meal of fresh fruits and vegetables, a protein at each meal and a high fiber healthy starch such as a serving of beans, legumes. In order to lose weight, eat less calories than you need. Consult a nutrition professional ...Read more

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