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Healthy Snack Before Bedtime
Normal.: It's completely normal to be hungry in the morning. If it's really bothersome, i wouldn't necessarily do a bedtime snack (worry about reflux during the night). I'd make sure your dinner includes some protein and fats. These aren't metabolized as quickly as carbs and sugars, so could possibly help with excessive hunger in the morning. Good luck! ...Read more
A1c 5.3 non diabetic.Why does my fasting number go up if I fast more than 8 hours? Fasting range 90-104. 109(rare). Is this a normal response in some people? Should I eat a snack at bedtime to make fasting shorter? Seems to rise at 12 hour. Worried!!
No worry: The information you provided about your A1c and fasting glucose are not a reason to worry about. Do not eat more than you need to maintain a healthy weight. Metabolism slows with aging and it will not take much extra food for you to gain weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range.Avoid fats at night?Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?
See below: If your fasting glucose is elevated but you are not diabetic you have about 60% of preventing progression of the process. You should lose about 10% of your body weight, more if you are overweight, exercise at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week and gradually increase the intensity of exercise. It may help to consult a nutritionist for advise about diet. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoc. ...Read more
Snacks to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes, protein bars, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Good luck. ...Read more
Healthy pm snacks:: Looking for nighttime snacks that are on the healthier side?. Well, sorry – I am not going to add a giant bowl of ice cream to the list. However, here are some ideas: an ounce of nuts – almonds are a good choice. A small bowl of oatmeal, cottage cheese, a small non-fat yogurt, a hard boiled egg or a six ounce glass of warm milk. Celery sticks, carrots or tomatoes, air poppedcorn or an orange. ...Read more
Snacks: Snack ideas: small sized greek yogurt, trail mix (you can make your own), air popped popcorn, cheese & crackers, veggies or fruit dipped in yogurt. For some great ideas see: http://www.Foodnetwork.Com/recipes-and-cooking/50-after-school-snacks/index.Html. ...Read more
Depends on the snack: In general it is not wise to eat close to bedtime because of increased risk of reflux and because it takes energy for us to digest food and our bodies can't get as complete a rest if we are digesting during sleep. But this depends mostly on the type of snack; things like organic fruit or nuts are healthy. Things like chips (anything fried) or sweets are not healthy to eat at any time of day. ...Read more
Great snacks: Afternoon snack ideas: small sized greek yogurt, trail mix (you can make your own), air popped popcorn, cheese & crackers, veggies or fruit dipped in yogurt. For some great ideas see: http://www.Foodnetwork.Com/recipes-and-cooking/50-after-school-snacks/index.Html & read “50 after-school snacks”. ...Read more
Healthy snacks: Sugary snacks are probably not good close to bedtime. While you sleep your body is relying on stored calories to keep functioning. Snacks that include protein and fats such as protein bars or yogurt or peanut butter and crackers are probably better and allow you to feel full. Good luck ...Read more
Protein rather than: Carbs are you best bet. A handful of nuts now and then is great. Please don't go the low fat route because it will not create a feeling of satiety, not being hungry, and you can eat more. Raw fruits and veggies help give you the crunch we crave. Peace and good health. ...Read more
A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more
Depends: Nutella has a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. Probably not the best choice for a child's snack. That being said, if your child is at an otherwise healthy weight, I don't think there's anything wrong with the occasional whole wheat toast with Nutella :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have wanted to start eating more healthy, so I what are good snacks to keep me away from junk and really sweet food?
Are luna bars a healthy option for a snack bar? What are your thoughts on it? If not, which snack bar do you recommend? Thanks dr.
Great Question!: Here are some ideas: http://1.usa.gov/1DQBu7f Snacking is a favorite pastime of kids, and that's not necessarily bad. However, keep in mind that it's best to lead by example--it's gonna be hard to push healthy foods if you're noshing on the cheetos at the same time. Also, I always suggest broadening the menu and offering several choices, all of which are healthy. That way they feel more in control ...Read more
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