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

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
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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Could healthy diet make a skinny girl very strong in 4 months?

Could healthy diet make a skinny girl very strong in 4 months?

Getting strong: A healthy diet and regular exercise will definitely get you on the road to being stronger in 4 months. Be aware, though, that you will need to eat more to make up for the calories you burn while exercising. ...Read more

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What is a safe and healthy diet plan for an 18 year old girl?

What is a safe and healthy diet plan for an 18 year old girl?

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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Should I count calories or eat healthy? I'm a 16 year old girl.

Should I count calories or eat healthy? I'm a 16  year old girl.

Eat healthy : The labor involved in counting calories and stress makes it hard to maintain through out your life. Will suggest having an idea of how many calories you consume and keeping below 1500. Avoiding sweetened beverages, fried food, high index carbs, increased fibers, lean protein and moderate exercise ...Read more

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My age is 18 im a girl my height is 5"3 foot i eat healthy will i grow tall now and till what age? Weight 45 my mum is 5"6 and dad 5"11

My age is 18 im a girl my height is 5"3 foot i eat healthy will i grow tall now and till what age? Weight 45 my mum is 5"6 and dad 5"11

Maybe,maybe not: Your predicted height based on your parents is m+f/2 +2.5 inches or 137/2=68.5-2.5=66".If your growth centers remain open there is potential for more growth.An x-ray of your left hand could be assessed for bone maturity.If the bone maturity is that of a 18yo you are likely finished growing.If the growth centers are open and your bone maturity is similar to a 15 yo you may grow a couple inches. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 yr old girl about 145lbs. I love sugar and always eat skittles. I eat healthy other than that.. Should i be worried about my sugar intake .?

I'm an 18 yr old girl about 145lbs. I love sugar and always eat skittles. I eat healthy other than that.. Should i be worried about my sugar intake .?

YES: Regular intake of refined sugars overtime may tax your bodys ability to regulate blood glucose levels. Higher rates of diabetes and Insulin resistance are associated with diets high in refined sugars. Cut them out of your diet. Read about paleo eating as a 'healthy' form of eating. ...Read more

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What to do if i need a good teenage healthy diet so i can improve my running ability please help?

What to do if i need a good teenage healthy diet so i can improve my running ability please help?

Balanced diet: A healthy diet with balanced nutrition is the best choice. Use low fat milk (skim or 1% is best), low fat meats and cheeses, lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Use healthy proteins and complex carbohydrates for longer lasting energy. Drink plenty of water and avoid high sugar, high caffeine drinks. ...Read more

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In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

In what way can a pure vegetarian teen maintain a healthy diet. Meaning, what should he eat and not eat etc.?

Your choice?: If this is a lifestyle being forced on you by your parents, you are well within your rights to refuse. The health benefits have resisted scientific demonstration, but the moral statement is powerful. Focus on fruits, grains and vegetables, avoid empty calories / junk, get plenty of protein (soy's good), and you must supplement (iron, b12, vitamin d, iodine, others). ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a teenage girl?

Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a teenage girl?

One that: You can stay on for the rest of your life, enjoy, provide all your necessary nutrition and exercise, and not become overweight. It varies from one person to the next. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet plan for a teenage girl?

5 servings of fruand: 5 servings of fruits and vegetables will becthe best way to go. Completely stop carbonated drinks. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more