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Not carbs for sleep: Foods that are high in tryptophan (an Amino Acid that converts to serotonin & melatonin) will help sleep. This includes bananas (which have carbs plus magnesium & potassium -- important in relaxing tense muscles), warm milk, cheese, & yogurt (which have calcium too.) almonds are good -- high in magnesium. Chamomile tea is very nice. A glass or tart cherry juice can boost melatonin naturally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight too fast? Stopped eating meat and sweets. 3 meals a day, no snacks. Eating fruits, veggies, eggs, beans. Losing 5 lbs per wk. Goal 20.
Weight loss: No, sounds great. Stick with your goal. Upcoming weeks may slow the rate of loss--that is normal. ...Read more
Not eating breakfast just yogurt and coffee, eating lunch at 1230, getting a faster heartbeat after like 110-120. Why?
Not likely: For some persons, they may do OK, as there are always outliers but realistically this places you at risk for poor eating habits which could predispose you to malnutrition and there are small studies that suggest it might predispose you to higher blood pressure, impaired blood sugar control and a weaker immune system. But again, every person is different and some may do OK with this strategy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality. ...Read more
Want to lose weight no soda trying to eat dinner before 7 eating 2 belvita biscuits for breakfast and eating light like salad in between please help?
Losing weight: Make certain that you diet contains adequate amounts of protein or you will begin to lose muscle mass instead of fat. 18 yo needs 80-120 grams of protein daily. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and eliminate soda and most baked goods like bread, pasta and pizza. Get 150 minutes per week of cardio and strength exercise like yoga or Pilates. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is perfectly OKGet a more detailed answer ›
Normal.: It's completely normal to be hungry in the morning. If it's really bothersome, i wouldn't necessarily do a bedtime snack (worry about reflux during the night). I'd make sure your dinner includes some protein and fats. These aren't metabolized as quickly as carbs and sugars, so could possibly help with excessive hunger in the morning. Good luck! ...Read more
Maybe: If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice. ...Read more
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