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What's a healthy meal plan for elderly with limited mobility?

What's a healthy meal plan for elderly with limited mobility?

Needs more info: Assuming this person is healthy, low glycemic index diet will allow to maintain the weight. If the person able to exercise, then additional calories are needed. If this person has medical issues, perhaps a dietian consult is needed to ensure proper nutrition. ...Read more

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Why is snacking healthy for the elderly?

Why is snacking healthy for  the  elderly?

Snacks in elderly.: Snacks are useful for the elderly to keep up their nutritional status. IT's very easy for the elderly to become undernourished, and HEALTHY snacks can help prevent this. As well, snacks help regulate blood sugar, which would help an elderly diabetic. Just make sure the fat and salt content of said snacks is low. ...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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What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

What is a good meal plan for the Atkins diet phase one?

This is covered well: In all the atkins books. You can follow my tips for dinners on low carb diets, but they are not phase one! remember, phase one virtually eliminates most carbs to obtain a dietetic ketosis! ...Read more

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Which was your best daily meal plan for losing weight fast?

Which was your best daily meal plan for losing weight fast?

Whole foods...: The foods you eat will have a major impact on your weight, but they are not the only factors. For detailed discussion of why people gain and lose weight, please read my blog at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read "why you get fat" first and then "why you stay fat.". ...Read more

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Which healthy snacks are considered the best for my school lunches?

Which healthy snacks are considered the best for my school lunches?

Healthy snacks: Anything that comes out of the ground--or off a plant or tree! anything that comes in a wrapper or package with "nutrition facts" on it is almost always processed, salty, and full of preservatives. Any fruit, vegetable, or grain (all which can be delicious!) will make your snacking a delight. ...Read more

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How many cups of rice should I take in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner to maintain a balanced diet?

How many cups of rice should I take in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner to maintain a balanced diet?

Try, see, and decide: How much a person eats highly varies. But, on average, start out with 3/4 cup each meal or 2.5 cups for 3 meals, see if that's enough, and then adjust accordingly. Regarding balance diet, consume a variety of grains, veg, fruits, nuts, eggs, fishes, ... Etc. As wide as possible, but in their fresh condition and in a rotating way. Detailing? To: http://formefirst.Com/enewsletter03.Html best wish. ...Read more

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What's a good diet plan for the average teenager?

What's a good diet plan for the average teenager?

Variety and balance: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...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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What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

What is a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Dialysis: If you are having your dialysis at the hospital I strongly recommend that you asked to be seen by a dietitian. If you dialyze at home you must surely see you nephrologist regularly in the clinic. Get her/his advice about diet or, as above, ask for a referral to a dietitian. ...Read more

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What is the daily recommendation of carbs for persons who are following a 2, 000 calorie diet?

What is the daily recommendation of carbs for persons who are following a 2, 000 calorie diet?

1200-1300 calories: 1200-1300 calories, preferably as whole grains, and not processed or refined sugars. It comes out to 60-65% of the diet. 20 % should be protein and 20% or less as fat, . ...Read more

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Good diet plan for a female at the age of 56yrs?

Good diet plan for a female at the age of 56yrs?

Many, in moderation: A balanced diet is best for a woman in her 50s. If she is a vegetarian, diet can also be nutritious if meat- or egg-free. Consuming more calcium and less fat, salt is important. A good site for information about healthy diet plans is http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/prevention/index.Html exercise is also important in the 50s and 60s and beyond as there can be weight gain even eating the same diet. ...Read more

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Have an 18M old daughter. She's eating more and more grown up food. What is the optimal balance of vitamins and minerals for her age. Planning meals:)?

Have an 18M old daughter. She's eating more and more grown up food. What is the optimal balance of vitamins and minerals for her age. Planning meals:)?

Healthy eating: It is best to focus on types of foods rather than specific vitamins and minerals. Most vitamins and minerals can be found in a wide variety of foods. If your child is eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and good protein sources, she is going to have no problem getting sufficient vitamins and minerals. If she only eats chicken nuggets, she would need a multivitamin. ...Read more

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Daily diet plan for muscle gain for the age of 25?

Daily diet plan for muscle gain for the age of 25?

Diet plan: Not all 25 year-olds are the same, so the same diet would not be suited for each. To develop an individualized plan for you, you'd best work with a nutritionist and physical trainer in your own community. Your goals and starting point can be assessed, and a food and exercise plan developed to reach your individual goals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is simple carbohydrates and protein with every meal a good plan for diet?

Can you answer, is simple carbohydrates and protein with every meal a good plan for diet?

Every one of: Your three meals/day should include water, complex carbohydrates, a moderate amount of protein and some fat, preferably unsaturated or monosaturated. Eat less than your burn off and you'll lose weight in a healthy fashion. It's not rocket science. ...Read more

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What is a healthy and balanced diet and specifically for the elderly?

What is a healthy and balanced diet and specifically for the elderly?

Protein, f,v, starch: 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbohydrates ( whole grains for example), 1/4 plate as vegetables, and 1/4 plate as fruit. Vary the complex carbohydrates to include legumes, potatoes, yams, and vary the vegetables in color. Aim for lean proteins- 3 ounces a serving of meat, chicken, fish. Try fresh fruits and vegetables, try to avoid fried foods and processed foods. ...Read more

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Acupuncturist recm'd i eat 4-5 small meals a day and 25g of protein @ each meal. Isn't that more than the body can absorb? Pros cons? 145f inactive

Acupuncturist recm'd i eat 4-5 small meals a day and 25g of protein @  each meal. Isn't that more than the body can absorb?  Pros cons? 145f inactive

Thoughts: Hello it is recommend that adult males need 56 grams/ day & women need 46 grams /day of protein. I know that high protein diets are recommended when used w auricular acupuncture for weight loss. I don't know the specific reason you are receiving acupuncture. I am an acupuncturist, but i don't have enough knowledge about situation to comment on the amt of protein recommended. You have complex >>. ...Read more

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Please describe a good daily meal and diet plan for weight loss?

Weight watchers: If you really do not want to do weight watchers, you can calculate your bmi (basal metabolic index) and eat 200 calories a day less. Bmi calculator may be found on web md. ...Read more

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Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Overall well-being: A balanced and healthy diet will make you feel better, more energetic in addition to helping balance your weight better. It will help your whole body be healthier. ...Read more