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Fiber & protein: If you increase protein and fiber in your diet you will lose weight. Increasing fiber can be difficult due to gastrointestinal effects of bloating, gas and increased stools so increasing slowly is recommended. 30 grams of protein/30 grams of fiber will help you lose weight. Avoid simple carbohydrates (anything "white"), and you should do fine. ...Read more
Foods to help w: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
There are none: Healthy implies goodness. However there are bad things that can happen if you consume too much of any healthy food. Another issue is defining "healthy". Many consider low fat foods to be healthy. Most low fat items make up for lack of taste with added sugar. This would reduce the health value of the food and leave the consumer with the idea that they are being healthy. ...Read more
Plan ahead: Plan meals a day in advance. Grab fruits & vegetables that can travel (mini carrots, celery, oranges, apples, bananas). Nuts and nut butters come in individual serving size packages that travel well and are easy to keep on hand or in car. Have a good supply of healthy snacks such as granola bars or other meal bars that your kids enjoy. Be sure to read nutritional labels and select wisely. ...Read more
Healthy Eating Guide:
Here is a link to an NIH site that has information on healthy eating, shopping tips, recipes, etc. Avoid high fat foods and focus on buying low fat options like low fat milk, greek yogurt and whole grain carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole grain pasta and breads. Buy foods with a low glycemic index like sweet potatoes. And, buy lean meats, poultry, fish. Good luck!
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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
Good for you: You're fortunate to have good taste. Truth be told, the greasy / salty / sugary stuff is nasty. Who'd pass up a good orange for a sponge cake? Consider yourself fortunate to think for yourself and to have the sense not to let advertisers dictate your taste. ...Read more
Local Co ops?:
You can go to supermarkets and ask around. Usually they can assist you. Another option are local farmer markets.
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LOTS!!: One trick is to shop the perimeter of any grocery - avoiding the inner isles -with the pre-packaged preserved foods... Giving preference to fresh vegetables and fruits along with leaner cuts of meat and fish and seafood are the best ways to eat health - along with making sure you are avoiding too many sodas and getting 64+ ounces of good ole water in a day! ...Read more
Cost of foods: You die earlier with unhealthy foods. And you spend more of your life suffering from cardiovascular disease before you die. The choice is up to you. ...Read more
Offer frequently: Offer the foods frequently-familiarity with foods increases the liklihood that he will eat them. Don't insist that they eat a portion, but encourage ' a bite to be polite'. Don't allow frequent snacking or drinking-this can fill a child up; don't serve alternative meals to picky eaters. Family members should eat what is served, missing a meal is not catastrophic-unless doctor says so. ...Read more