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Doctor insights on: Healthy Eating Daily Plan For Teenagers

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more


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Should I count calories or just eat healthy with snacks in moderation? I'm a teenager.

Should I count calories or just eat healthy with snacks in moderation? I'm a teenager.

Calories: if you want accurate estuary ation, you need to count carbs. If not, it would try to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables aday with excercise one hour per day. Cut down the high sugar and carbonated drinks. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a teenager and I have a little belly fat. I eat healthy food. How can I lose it without diest and exercises fast?

Hi. I'm a teenager and I have a little belly fat. I eat healthy food. How can I lose it without diest and exercises fast?

You're kidding ??.: You need to understand that those with "ripped abs" have similar appearance of their other muscle groups. They achieve this through both workouts and a strict diet which has permitted them do drop their total body fat content down below 10% of body weight. Normal teens would carry around about 20% or a bit more if a little belly pouch. Think of dropping 10% of your weight to get this look. ...Read more

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I'm constantly getting really bad headaches, teenager, eat healthy drink plenty of water, exercised, paracetamol don't work, what's causing them?

I'm constantly getting really bad headaches, teenager, eat healthy drink plenty of water, exercised, paracetamol don't work, what's causing them?

Bad headaches: Your headaches could be from migraine, but you should see your doc if you have this bada headache as he/she can refer you for testing &/or neuro consult. Avoid avacados, nuits, coffee, chocolates as sthey are some of the triggers for migraines. You are doing good by drinking plentyof fluids. Try a good noght's sleep as well if you have not been doing that. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy eating plan for teenagers who are hungry all the time?

What is a good healthy eating plan for teenagers who are hungry all the time?

Fruits, veggies...: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains. Not sugary foods, sodas, fatty snacks. And teach them to eat at designated times - like small portions 4-6 times per day. Being hungry all the time is a cop out for the teenagers - that's a bad habit that won't serve them when they get a little older. ...Read more

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Pls.Advice me how to have healthy eating plan?

Pls.Advice me how to have healthy  eating plan?

Individual diet: We are all biochemically unique and there is no diet that works for everyone. I would start with an elimination diet and write down if you can identify foods that does not agree with your body and eliminate them. Avoid all processed food, learn how to read food labels, do not drink calories (i.e. Drink water), try to eat mostly organic and maybe join healthy cooking class. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is a good healthy eating plan for a 59 year old?

What is a good healthy eating plan for a 59 year old?

Same as 44 year old: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to keep to a healthy eating plan?

Motivation: Buy the movie 'supersize it.' when your motivation lags behind, watch the movie. Note, the chest pain at less then three weeks because of fast food. ...Read more

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What would you consider a good healthy eating plan? (to lose weight)

What would you consider a good healthy eating plan? (to lose weight)

Relax: Eat 6 healthy small meals with vegetables, fresh fruit, high quality protein, good fats. Avoid sugar, artificial sweetners, and processed food. After eating breathe and relax for 5 minutes ( see kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct, 2012). Then in a chair swing your arms. Next breathe in and on the out breath push your arms out as if pushing a heavy weight to tense your core muscles. ...Read more

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I am on a healthy eating plan and exercising . I am losing inches but not losing weight? Why is that?

I am on a healthy eating plan and exercising . I am losing inches but not losing weight? Why is that?

Need calorie count: You may be eating more than you think and the calories you are burning off with exercise may be less than you think. Try figuring out these numbers before you give up your good work. Also, it is not unusual that in the early phases of dieting and exercise, your body is changing (adding muscle, losing fat) where you will not see much change at the scale. Keep going, it will get better. ...Read more

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