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Should my kid have post-dinner snacks?

Should my kid have post-dinner snacks?

Not usually: Bedtime snacks have some pitfalls: risk of dental cavities, poor daytime eating habits, or even obesity. Encourage healthy eating at meals by limiting snacks and liquid calories during the day. Make mealtime social and enjoyable while modeling good eating habits. And if you do give in, make sure to brush teeth before sleep!. ...Read more

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What are some healthy lunch/snack ideas for school?

What are some healthy lunch/snack ideas for school?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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12 year old 200lbs 166cm Can not lose weight Dosent eat candy drink some orange juice Plays soccer everyday for 1Hour?

12 year old 200lbs 166cm
Can not lose weight Dosent eat candy drink some orange juice
Plays soccer everyday for 1Hour?

Not about candy: At that size I would first have a regular checkup done as he may already have signs of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. Once medical issues have been ruled out, you need to meet with a clinical dietitian and find out where his extra weight is coming from.People assume that it is sweets or deserts but it can be anything he consumes that he is not using to grow or burning off in activity. ...Read more

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What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

Non-fried foods: Restaurant foods are often not made to be healthy but are made to taste good so customers will return. That means restaurant foods will have more oil, more salt, or more sugar than home-made foods. Grilled chicken breast is good, but usually the menu item is fried chicken strips. Spaghetti with red sauce is ok, unless the sauce is too oily. A hamburger without mayo; with steamed veggies is ok. ...Read more

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16 year old female, weight 150 i play basketball, have pratice everyday for about 2 hours or less except on saturday. 5'11. Calories to lose weight?

16 year old female, weight 150 i play basketball, have pratice everyday for about 2 hours or less except on saturday. 5'11. Calories to lose weight?

Healthy diet: For your height, that may be a normal weight. Check with your doctor to see how your bmi (body mass index) looks on a growth chart. Muscle weighs more than fat, so if you are exercising regularly, you may have more muscle mass now. Don't go on a weight-loss diet. Just eat healthy foods, avoid junk foods, and continue to exercise. ...Read more

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What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

What are some good-tasting, healthy after school snacks for children?

Fruits, granola: You can make a variety of fruit snacks, or veggie snacks with a bit of dressing, or have your kids pick out items to make their own granola mixes. Plain air popped pop corn is always fun as you can add different accent spices on them to keep it healthy. ...Read more

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What are portable lunch ideas for a fussy eater?

What are portable lunch ideas for a fussy eater?

Nutrition: Fussy eaters do best when they are engaged with the choice. Ideas include string cheese, apple slices and peanut butter (for no allergy kids), shell macaroni (in a warmed small thermos), boxed milk, protein bars, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Find 2-3 choices and rotate and establish a regular day routine so they are not surprised. Let them help pack the lunch the evening before! ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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What's a healthy lunch for a highschool student to make quickly before school?

What's a healthy lunch for a highschool student to make quickly before school?

Healthy options: There are lots of various ideas for healthy school lunches. Here are some web links with tips: - http://goo.Gl/zr0rd - http://www.Healthyschoollunches.Org - http://www.Healthyschoolfood.Org - http://www.Letsmove.Gov/healthy-schools unfortunately, it can be difficult to motivate students to eat healthier. - http://goo.Gl/3e4n2. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What vitamins for a 18 yr old boy who eats no veggies except starchy things?

What vitamins for a 18 yr old boy who eats no veggies except starchy things?

Daily multivitamin: Eating a small amount of colorful whole vegetables daily by foods of preferred taste helps a person gradually develop a taste for healthy vegetables. Increase the amount over time. Meanwhile, in the absence of i and identified vitamin deficiency, a basic once daily multivitamin is generally safe and potentially useful as it provides the minimum daily requirements to avoid deficiency. ...Read more

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34 yr old female. 5'5 155 lbs. since giving birth 3 kids. Eat 2 eggs in morning. Salad for lunch. Small dinner. Can't seem to drop weight. Help please?

34 yr old female. 5'5 155 lbs. since giving birth 3 kids. Eat 2 eggs in morning. Salad for lunch. Small dinner. Can't seem to drop weight. Help please?

Weight: With three young kids you don't have enough time to properly look after yourself. Let it be for about three months then put your food intake and exercise in your efforts. If possible keep me posted. ...Read more

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What causes Diarrhea in a 31 year old male i exercise every day eat two fried eggs for breakfast steak for lunch and dinner ?

What causes Diarrhea in a 31 year old male i exercise every day eat two fried eggs for breakfast steak for lunch and dinner 
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Food allergy: If every day you eat the same foods and have diarrhea perhaps you are allergic to the eggs, steak etc. Consider eliminating something to determine if you still have diarrhea. If diarrhea disappears after eliminating something from your diet this could be your answer. ...Read more

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I eat healthy, 3 meals/day + a snack (nuts or fruit), train 6/7, but since this week I'm always hungry, even wakes me up at night. What's happening?

I eat healthy, 3 meals/day + a snack (nuts or fruit), train 6/7, but since this week I'm always hungry, even wakes me up at night. What's happening?

What has changed: Look at what is different this week. Physically,has your weight hit a low and your body is needing more fuel?Are you exercising more intensely? Emotionally, consider whether you are worried or stressed by something new or upcoming, excitement as well as trouble. Is it hunger that is waking you up or anxiety? These questions may help you begin to figure it out. ...Read more

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I eat a lot of food and i workout.Everyday i eat two boxes of bars & lunch and a sandwich @ school. Any healthy alternatives? Worried about diabetes

I eat a lot of food and i workout.Everyday i eat two boxes of bars & lunch and a sandwich @ school. Any healthy alternatives? Worried about diabetes

Anything else: Almost any alternative would be healthier than your current diet. How about fresh fruit, nuts, veggies and a piece of roasted chicken? ...Read more

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Every thurs i'll bring those souper meals, romaine noodles for lunch at school, every friday i get a bad headache. do i need to stop eating them? why?

Every thurs i'll bring those souper meals, romaine noodles for lunch at school, every friday i get a bad headache. do i need to stop eating them? why?

ADVICE: Check the label, and see if the product contains nitrites, MSG, aspartame, or other chemical additives, as any or all, could trigger headaches. ...Read more

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What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

Make it balanced: You want to include a variety of foods so as to give your child a well balanced meal but also because will likely make them more interested/eat more. Good choices are cut up fruit, veggies with dip (ex: hummus or ranch), cheese sticks, yogurt, sandwiches or crackers with protein-ex: meat or cheese or peanut butter. ...Read more

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Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Any suggestions, concerned grandparent have a 16 yo g-son weighing approx 365lbs, 6'1", (autism spectrum disorder, add, etc) does mixed martial arts w/wrestling m-w-f equalling 5 hours wkly, also plays soccer t-thu with warm up excerise plays game for app

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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