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Healthy Snacks For Ibs Patients
Rome Criteria: There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs. Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy snacks: Health snacks should be protein and carb together about 150-200calories. So try 10 almonds and an apple/pear; sliced turkey wraps with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, protein bar or shake, avocado, hummus with veggies, yogurt if you are not lactose intolerant, nut butters with fruits/veggies, nuts or seeds in small amounts. ...Read more
DIFFERENT IDEA: How about quitting snaking. Drink a glass of water instead and fool your stomach (which won't be empty then). Many peoplesnack if things aren't going well. If that's the case you may want to talk with your doctor. ...Read more
I am taking one 250 mg softgel of magnesium daily? I heard is good for patient with IBS like me. Is this is good or healthy?
Probably good: Magnesium deficiency is very common; it is most likely the most underdiagnosed electrolyte deficiency in medical practice. That said, taking too much magnesium can cause diarrhea and abdominal pain. I recommend magnesium glycinate because it caused less intestinal upset than magnesium citrate or oxalate. Start with a low dose and gradually work your way up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Snacking weight gain: Snacking can be a very problematic process for individuals trying to loose weight. While it is perfectly natural to snack, sometimes we snack because the meal before wasn't very balanced for our particular dietary needs. The appetite that drives us to snack is telling us that we didn't eat enough 2-3 hrs earlier. For starters, eat slow, try fruits and vegetables. And control the snack portion size. ...Read more
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
Trail mix: A good distribution of nuts and dried fruit can be a good movie snack. Be sure it is in a quite sack so you don't disturb the other patrons. ...Read more
Trail mix: You want to take in something small enough and quiet enough not to bother the other movie patrons. Trail mix comes in various forms and you can also make your own. Just a good mixture of nuts, dried fruit and sometimes rice crackers. ...Read more
Nuts: Nuts are high calories and have good healthy unsaturated oils. Try to get the unsalted ones. A one ounce portion will add 200 calories to your diet. If you want to add only 100 calories, eat less or have a fresh fruit. One banana or one apple or orange is 80-100 calories and a good snack, high in fiber and nutrient dense. ...Read more
What are simple yet healthy snacks i can take between sessions to keep my energy up without risking having carbs?
Nuts and..: Try nuts - has proteins and oils for energy (as long as you do not have allergies). You may be able to take some grains (such as oats) as they are complex carbs and do not cause the "sugar rush" that is a concern for some. Clearly this is more complicated depending on your goals and underlying medical condition. ...Read more
My 13 year old keeps telling me he's hungry every 2hours or so,yet he is so skinny,is this normal for a young teen?I feed him healthy snacks too.
Doctor visit : I would bring your son to see the pediatrician for a checkup. One thing that comes to mind are the three cardinal symptoms of diabetes: polyuria, polydypsia, and polyphagia. Is he also peeing and drinking a lot? Of course, it may just be hunger but if he is not gaining weight and maybe even losing weight it deserves investigation at the doctors office. Good luck. ...Read more