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How to substitute unhealthy foods i love with healthy foods?

How to substitute unhealthy foods i love with healthy foods?

Healthy choices.: If you check out this site - it will provide a number of blogs for this purpose. http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2012/06/the-best-healthy-food-blogs-weve-found-thus-far/. Good luck. ...Read more

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I love baked goods. Any tips for healthy baking?

Whole wheat flour: whole wheat flour compared to white flour will make a big difference health wise ...Read more

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Any tips for preparing tasty, healthy sandwiches?

Any tips for preparing tasty, healthy sandwiches?

Variety is best: Start with a whole grain moist bread or roll, use low fat cold cuts or lean cooked and chilled meats, add veggies. Besides lettuce and tomato, use sliced radishes or sliced peppers. Cucumber with dill dressing is interesting, Add celery, onion, and pickle relish to tuna with low fat salad dressing or plain yogurt, and add curry, raisins and grapes to diced chicken. Mustard is better than mayo. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?

Depends: It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Obese. What is healthy approach to take toward temptations-cheese, cheesecake, fried eggplant parmesan? I struggle with portions/"just having a bit."

Obese. What is healthy approach to take toward temptations-cheese, cheesecake, fried eggplant parmesan? I struggle with portions/"just having a bit."

Weight: Don't buy the foods you mention and do not keep them in your home. Try to stick to a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and begin an exercise program slowly. Consult with an exercise physiologist who can help you devise both a nutrition and exercise plan and who will help monitoring your progress. Best. ...Read more

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I'm trying to eat healthy .Is otemeal prosessed food? Cereal? Cheese? I need a list of non processed foods i can have .

I'm trying to eat healthy .Is otemeal prosessed food? Cereal? Cheese? I need a list of non processed foods i can have .

Hard to answer...: ...In 400 characters, so I am going to give you a link that i think answers this nicely: http://www.Eatright.Org/public/content.Aspx?Id=6442471055 but let me also summarize and say that, for the most part, if you shop the periphery of a grocery store, i.e., down the produce aisle, and then down the meet counter, you're mostly getting real food. Have to be careful with everything else. ...Read more

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Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Not corn flakes!: I don't consider corn flakes a healthy diet choice, esp. If not organic as they are genetically modified and contain bt toxin . Corn flakes are a great example of a high-carb food with low nutrient density that increases risk of obesity & diabetes. Yogurt is fine but should also be organic. Organic eggs are a good choice, but fruits, veggies, nuts & beans are good choices too. See my comment:. ...Read more

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What processed foods are healthy for my heart?

What processed foods are healthy for my heart?

None: Processed foods have little nutritional value. They are loaded with sodium and other additives which are not heart healthy. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is the way to go. ...Read more

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Banana, apple, orange, dates, all healthy fruits but got sugar. What is the max daily allowance to consume of these for healthy and diabetic person. ?

Banana, apple, orange, dates, all healthy fruits but got sugar. What is the max daily allowance to consume of these for healthy and diabetic person.
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2 and 4 cups: I usually recommend 2 cups of fruits (berries and melons have less sugar than the ones you mentioned) for diabetics and 4 cups for non diabetics daily. Fruits are healthy source of vitamins but can cause weight gain if consumed a lot. ...Read more

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Is dairy essential for a healthy diet? I enjoy foods like cheese but tend to think of them as unhealthy.

Is dairy essential for a healthy diet? I enjoy foods like cheese but tend to think of them as unhealthy.

Not necessarily: There is no consensus on this and research studies show conflicting results. I believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free milk & ideally organic milk. To see the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk.Procon.Org/view.Resource.Php?Resourceid=000656. ...Read more

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I'm following a healthy diet but becoming weak.Going 3times for potty daily. What ever i'm eating digesting easily.I always eat fresh fruits & veggies?

I'm following a healthy diet but becoming weak.Going 3times for potty daily. What ever i'm eating digesting easily.I always eat fresh fruits & veggies?

Protein: Humans need protein, in a full amino-acid profile. Eggs, beans, tofu are ok, but best sources are beef, chicken, pork, and turkey. Ensure you are eating enough protein and if that doesn't help, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Are there any good healthy foods or dishes I can prepare for a 10yo who only likes junk food?

Are there any good healthy foods or dishes I can prepare for a 10yo who only likes junk food?

Yes!: First, rapist that you are the parent. Then, realize that your child does not have the income to buy food on a regular basis. You control the food in the house, so make the food you want the kids to eat and stop buying the stuff you don't want them to eat. Unless the kids can get a job and buy all their own food, they will be eating whatyou ned them to eat today! ...Read more

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What gluten free foods can I eat and still maintain a healthy bmi?

What gluten free foods can I eat and still maintain a healthy bmi?

Meditteranean Diet: Let us not forget that if you eat a modified meditteranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meat, these are all naturally gluten free. If you are talking about snacks, well then the operative word is snack and is most probably high in fat producing carbs. Quinoa is a gluten free grain found in gluten free breads and pastas that is rich in protein. ...Read more

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I don't take any kind of processed food,white bread,pastas anddon't take ant refined sugar.My only diet is fruits,homemade chappati,veggie. my diet ok?

I don't take any kind of processed food,white bread,pastas anddon't take ant refined sugar.My only diet is fruits,homemade chappati,veggie. my diet ok?

Diet: Your diet may be lacking in protein and certain vitamins. Do consider adding additional protein sources such as tofu, lentils and beans along with a B vitamin supplement, specifically one with B-12. ...Read more

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Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Sure: Sounds pretty good. Remember however that everything in moderation because everything has calories. But fruits and vegetables are great healthy snacks..Good job. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is greek yoghurt and pineapple fingers with 40g of cassheu nuts a healthy lunch choice?

I'm not sure but is greek yoghurt and pineapple fingers with 40g of cassheu nuts a healthy lunch choice?

Of course it is: None of us became physicians to micromanage what people like to eat. Truth be told, food choices play little role in health outcomes, as long as you're exercising, avoiding excess grease, salt, and sugar, and having a varied diet with enough nutrients. ...Read more

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18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is there a great health benefit to becoming a vegan/vegetarian? My proteins are mostly fish & turkey lunchmeat during weekdays. Don't care for beef.

Is there a great health benefit to becoming a vegan/vegetarian? My proteins are mostly fish & turkey  lunchmeat during weekdays. Don't care for beef.

Not in: My opinion. I feel you get a more well rounded easier source of amino. acids in your fish And turkey eat a well rounded balanced diet and you will be healthy ...Read more

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How can I introduce healthy foods to my husband's heavily meat based diet?

How can I introduce healthy foods to my husband's heavily meat based 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 your husband will consider eating. You can't force him to eat healthy, but you can certainly stop buying junk foods, cutting his portion sizes, and encourage him to make better choices. ...Read more

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