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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Overview)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, infection, and poor healing.


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What should I be eating if I want to maintain a healthy diet?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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What should I be eating if I want to maintain a healthy diet?

A balanced diet: You should adjust your diet to maintain a healthy weight and make sure it is well balanced in carbohydrates, proteins (from fish, nuts, no-fat yogurt) and have limited amount of fats in it. I would advise more of plant based foods with ample veggies, grains and fruits (very important part of diet, in my view). Avoid meat heavy diets they are outright unhealthy due to excess saturated fats in them. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
1,041 doctors shared insights

Healthy Diet (Overview)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, infection, and poor healing.


Dr. James Beck
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What's a healthy diet?

Dr. James Beck
Board Certified, Dentistry
6 years in practice
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What's a healthy diet?

Veg, fruits, nuts: A healthy diet consists of mostly plant based including green leafy vegetables and all different colors of fruits and vegetables. The majority of these should be raw as in a salad or lightly steamed. Meat should consist of lean chicken, turkey, fish, and occasionally very lean beef or pork. Snacks should be fruits, tree nuts, and whole grains. Go light on the carbs and only whole grains. No sugar. ...Read more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Tip)

Eating a Healthy Diet

In trying to eat healthy, eat before hungry; and then it is easier to eat healthy. ...See more

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Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Eating a Healthy Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fast food
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Don't drink soda
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Eat small portions
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Minimize starches and sugars
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What's the best way to start a healthy diet?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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What's the best way to start a healthy diet?

Just do it!: If you are the predominant food preparer, find some fun cookbooks that incorporate fiber sources with meat products; buy leaner cuts of meat, and start introducing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in forms you will consider eating. You can't force anyone to eat healthy, but you can certainly stop buying junk foods, cutting portion sizes, and encourage better meal and snack choices. ...Read more

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Dr. Bob Stewart
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
39 years in practice
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Could you help me with a healthy diet?

Dr. Bob Stewart
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
39 years in practice
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Could you help me with a healthy diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. It's more important to have a "diet" you can stay on permanently rather than something short-term or radical. ...Read more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Tip)

Eating a Healthy Diet

The primary focus of a healthy diet is to eat as many vegetables as possible. ...See more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food where you don't know source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them organic
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Eat grassfed meats
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Dr. Laura Webb
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Is a healthy diet particularly important at any particular age of childhood?

Dr. Laura Webb
Board Certified, Pediatrics
8 years in practice
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Is a healthy diet particularly important at any particular age of childhood?

All ages: Living a healthy lifestyle (including a healthy diet and being active) is important at all stages of life, from infancy to adulthood. It is especially important for parents to role model a healthy lifestyle to young children, as they are very impressionable and the habits they form early on will stick with them as they grow older. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How can I start a healthy diet?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How can I start a healthy diet?

Education first: Check www.choosemyplate.gov, foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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