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Please describe a good, healthy meal plan for one day for a petite 15 year old that's vegetarian?

She'll decide: I'm going to assume you're a parent, possibly a concerned one. Vegetarian / vegan diets are popular among teenaged girls and may be well-informed or based on disinformation (teens have good hearts & are easily deceived). She's going to plan her eating, and you can only be sure she takes supplements (or she'll ruin her health) and isn't masking anorexia nervosa. The family physician can help. ...Read more

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Whats a good diet for a heavy child to loose a few pounds?

Whats a good diet for a heavy child to loose a few pounds?

Limit carbs: Get rid of all electronic media in the child's room, limit total screen time to one hour a day, get at least one hour of outdoor play a day minimum, eliminate any drink with sugar, and involve the child in food preparation. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a good meal and exercise plan for a teenager?

Opinions on what's a good meal and exercise plan for a teenager?

Healthy food: Fruits, vegetables, high fiber diet. Exercise 4-5 times a week at least 30 mins daily. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for college?

What's a healthy diet for college?

Same as everywhere: Eliminate juices, sodas, or other sweet drinks. Drink water. Don't eat fried foods (chicken nuggets, french fries etc). Watch the sugar content in cereals and snacks. Serve few starches, including breads, pastas, and (white) grains. Add more vegetables and fruits, but not too many fruits because of all the sugar they contain. In short, eat an organic, whole grain, no added sugar diet. ...Read more

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What's a good healthy lunch for a teen trying to lose weight?

What's a good healthy lunch for a teen trying to lose weight?

Balance: You want a meal that has protein, complex carbohydrates and a fresh serving of fruit and vegetables. Try to avoid fried and fatty food. Try to avoid sugar drinks, water is best. A whole grain wheat bread with 2 tbsp of peanut butter and lettuce and tomato with a fruit is an example (about 500 calories). ...Read more

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Help please! is fasting for a week only on water healthy for a 16 year old?

Water fast: No. Having only water for an entire week is not healthy. ...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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What's a healthy diet for adolescence?

What's a healthy diet for adolescence?

Same as for all ages: Adolescents should receive the same nutrition as adults and younger children. The goal is daily fruits/veggies, lean protein, and calcium containing products. Adolescent females often need more calcium intake then adults (aim for about 1000mg daily). ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

What's a healthy diet for a cancer patient?

Same as for others: A balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; and low in saturated fats should be good for a patient with cancer as it is for other people. ...Read more

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What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and exercising 3-4 times a week?

What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and  exercising 3-4 times a week?

Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter(year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...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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Best diet for a healthy fitness?

Best diet  for a healthy fitness?

No single best but:: There is no consensus, even among "experts"; no single diet is best for everyone as we have different needs based on genetics. I advise emphasizing organic vegetables, fruits and nuts & seeds; eat whole foods; avoid fried foods, sugars and artificial chemicals. Organic dairy, eggs, wild fish and organically-raised meats in moderation. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 and http://tinyurl.com/lcjahnx ...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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Is having one free food day each week a good idea for dieter who was bulemic purger?

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Is having one free food day each week a good idea for dieter who was bulemic purger?

Yes & No: It all depends upon what you do during your free food day. If you don't limit your food volume, then you have a greater risk of returning to your previous ways. If by free food day, you just have a taste of something you don't normally have, and depending upon how you've learned to deal w/your bulimia, then it might be ok. This is really something to be addressed w/your 1o md & psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is a healthy vegetarian diet for a 19-year-old girl?

What is a healthy vegetarian diet for a 19-year-old girl?

Good info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a 16 year old girl?

Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a 16 year old girl?

Exercise: Learn the mediterranean diet and get a minimum of half hour of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week light weight work. If the chest bothers you, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

What's a good diet for and overweight kid?

EXERCISE!: The number 1 problem with our children is inactivity, followed by poor diet/too much junk food. Children should do an unstructured, 1 hour a day of exercise. ...Read more

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A healthy diet chart for post pregnant lady of 23years and 81kg?

A healthy diet chart for post pregnant lady of 23years and 81kg?

Healthy natural diet: "dieting" is not needed, as long as a breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 140 pounds before pregnancy and is now 170 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 140 pound woman. Her 30 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more

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Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

No: Eating raw eggs is never a healthy choice. Doing so can cause a significant GI infection with major diarrhea. ...Read more

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If i had a salad for lunch one day and for dinner another day etc, would this aid my low calorie diet?

If i had a salad for lunch one day and for dinner another day etc, would this aid my low calorie diet?

Yes, it helps some: Salads are good fillers for stomach, so that you can avoid other calorie rich foods. But salads are only helpful if you avoid regular dressings which are loaded with fat. So use vinegar of leman on your dressing. Salad is recommended daily and even 2 times day is better.. Add some fruits fruits also with each meal. ...Read more