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Can you tell me how I could start eating healthier?

Can you tell me how I could start eating healthier?

Common sense: There is more nonsense written about food choices than pretty much anything else. If you avoid very sugary, very greasy, and very salty stuff, make sure you get enough protein from whatever source, and limit portion size so that you're semi-hungry a few hours before the next planned meal, you'll do well. Vegetarians need to supplement. Avoid all "cult" / "nature-healing" advice. Exercise. Cheers. ...Read more

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Could you give me some advices to start eating healthier and exercising more?

Could you give me some advices to start eating healthier and exercising more?

5-7 fruits and vegg: Start with trying to have 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Try not to fry the vegetables or soak them in oil. Exercise- means be active most days of the week. If you're not active now, you can start by going for a 10 minute walk most days of the week and increase as tolerated. Try to avoid fried foods, fatty foods and fast foods, be aware of portion sizes, share a meal when you eat out. ...Read more

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What are some basic things you can cut out of your diet to start eating healthier?

What are some basic things you can cut out of your diet to start eating healthier?

High fiber, low fat: Eat a high fiber, low fat diet. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Don't smoke and keep your alcohol intake to a minimum. Always leave a little food over on your plate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been eating healthier, but lacking in exercise. Will this inhibit my progress?

What to do if I have been eating healthier, but lacking in exercise. Will this inhibit my progress?

Daily activities: This is a great start! Exercise will aid in your journey to fitness goals. To start make your daily activities more difficult. Take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small, but the increased calorie burn can add up. ...Read more

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I would like to loose 15 pounds. I'm exercising everyday and eating healthier portions, but the process is slow, what do you recommend? 23yrs female

I would like to loose 15 pounds. I'm exercising everyday and eating healthier portions, but the process is slow, what do you recommend? 23yrs female

Keep at it: You are doing the right things. It is better to lose weight slowly and change your life style to maintain the weight loss. It does get harder as you lose the first few pounds, please persevere and I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Can eating healthier make you grow taller?

Can eating healthier make you grow taller?

It doesn't: Necessarily make you taller but it helps you to reach your maximum potential. ...Read more

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Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Your choice: You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement. ...Read more

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I want to start eating healthier I am in good shape but just want to eat better breakfast/lunch/dinner do you know any websites or any suggestions? Ty

I want to start eating healthier I am in good shape but just want to eat better breakfast/lunch/dinner do you know any websites or any suggestions? Ty

Many ideas: There's no one diet that's best for everyone but some general principals for optimal diet- eats lots of fruits ; veggies, good quality protein, avoid gmo's, minimize sugars/starches/fried foods.
My favorite overall website re: diet: http://bit. Ly/1dh
my essay (still in progress) on pros ; cons of various diets: http://bit. Ly/gagviu
why eat organic food/avoiding gmo's: http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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I am overweight & I started eating healthier and getting active. I've been doing that for months and I've only dropped 5lbs. Is there something that I need to try or that I can try to help?

I am overweight & I started eating healthier and getting active. I've been doing that for months and I've only dropped 5lbs. Is there something that I need to try or that I can try to help?

Good job,: Sounds like you are making some very positive changes, 5 lbs may not seem like a lot but it tells you that what you ar doing is working! Keep up these good behaviors and you'll surely be healthier and feel better. If you want to lose weight at a faster pace, try doing a food and exercise diary to track your intake and output to make sure you are doing enough modification, I suggest MyFitness Pal ...Read more

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I'm planning on eating healthy, how?

I'm planning on eating healthy, how?

F, V, L, WG, M, D: Eat from all foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, meat, chicken, fish, dairy, seeds, nuts. Try to get 5-7 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day. Eat in moderation, use portion control to avoid overeating. Try to use healthy unsaturated fats over saturated fats. Eat within your calorie range for your age, weight, height and level of activity. Good Health to you ...Read more

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Is eating healthy to exercise imporant?

Is eating healthy to exercise imporant?

Yes: Your body runs on carbohydrates and sugars. Its important to eat the right type of carbohydrates to get the peak benefit from your exercise. Its also important when to eat and to hydrate yourself adequately. ...Read more

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How to even begin to start eating healthy?

How to even begin to start eating healthy?

Eating healthy: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water/day & 5 servings of veggies & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Eat whole grain. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What are the social benefits of eating healthy?

Obesity: Unfortunately, obesity is not only unhealthy but it is frowned upon by many in the public. The best thing for you to do is to stay healthy with a good diet and regular exercise. It will go a long way in many aspects of your life. ...Read more

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What can be done to shed pounds eating healthy?

Slowly: A sign you are actually losing fat weight is 1-2 pounds per week tops. More is a sign you are merely losing water and/or lean muscle mass - probably not what you want to loose when you are trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Are my medicines less good than eating healthy?

Are my medicines less good than eating healthy?

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