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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's a healthy diet?

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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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's the best way to start a healthy diet?

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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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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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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Is a healthy diet particularly important at any particular age of childhood?

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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What is a suggested healthy diet?

What is a suggested healthy diet?

Balanced diet: Women need to consider what they do and need throughout the weekdays and weekends and try to balance not only caloric intake with output but also nutrient (eg, folate) need and expenditure. This requires keeping a food diary, taking it to a nutritionist and following that plan daily. Seems like a lot of effort but there will soon be great apps for that. As they come along, i will share in comments. ...Read more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Tip)

Eating a Healthy Diet

Include exercise as part of any healthy diet. ...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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I'm 21 170 5'3 what's a good healthy diet i can start?

I'm 21 170 5'3 what's a good healthy diet i can start?

Balanced diet: Balanced diet 3-4 small meals per day no more than 1200-1400 calories a day to start with. ...Read more

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Could you help me with a healthy diet?

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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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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