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How bad is late night snacks? I'm a workaholic and can only eat late at night!

How bad is late night snacks? I'm a workaholic and can only eat late at night!

Healthy Eating: Look for some snacks you can take on the run! like apples, dried fruit, nuts, etc. These can be consumed at your desk, while talking on the phone and while driving. Eating just prior to sleeping can lead to increased weight gain. Your metabolism slows down while sleeping, and therefore, you pack on more pounds. ...Read more

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❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, i drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back. ...Read more

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Can skipping breakfast and only eating dinner and snacking without eating late at nights cause me to lose weight? I know it's not healthy.

Can skipping breakfast and only eating dinner and snacking without eating late at nights cause me to lose weight? I know it's not healthy.

Probably but...: To lose weight one must consume less calories than they burn up so eating less will help you lose weight. However, research shows that eating after 8 pm is associated with weight gain. The earlier you eat your dinner and not snacking after 8 pm will likely help. What you eat is also important! see http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20110614/eat-late-gain-weight ; http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a 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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I am 9'3 female who weighs 10st Will I lose weight if I drink a healthy smoothie for breakfast and lunch and then a healthy meal for dinner for 5 week?

I am 9'3 female who weighs 10st Will I lose weight if I drink a healthy smoothie for breakfast and lunch and then a healthy meal for dinner for 5 week?

Weight Loss: To lose weight you need to have small frequent meals and stay active. Try not to drink your calories. The diet you are talking about will only give you temporary results. If you make lifestyle changes you will have a healthier longer lasting outcome. Good Luck, it's a tough battle but you can do it ...Read more

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Does sleeping late and waking up late everyday -although still sleeping 8-9 hours everyday- stunt a kid's growth?

Does sleeping late and waking up late everyday -although still sleeping 8-9 hours everyday- stunt a kid's growth?

Confusing question: Actively growing kids often need 9+ hours of sleep to support growth.Less than that may impair the process or lead to other symptoms of sleep deficiency.This includes poor performance, day dozing, sleep talking or sleep walking. The timing of the sleep period is less important than the duration and quality of recuperative sleep. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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What are healthy breakfast and lunch options for a teen?

What are healthy breakfast and lunch options for a teen?

Breakfast : A healthy breakfast before school will have some protein to help the brain think. 1/2 a bagel with lowfat cream cheese and a glass of milk. Cereal with milk and some fresh orange juice. Lowfat pancakes with a glass of milk. An egg or two egg whites, slice of whole grain toast with fresh, 100% juice (4-8oz depending on the age of the child). Greek yogurt is a great choice too! ...Read more

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Elderly male sleeping up to 16 hrs/day, misses out on breakfast, lunch. Usually eats a lot of food at dinner, but still losing weight. Reasons?

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Elderly male sleeping up to 16 hrs/day, misses out on breakfast, lunch.  Usually eats a lot of food at dinner, but still losing weight.  Reasons?

Inadequate nutrition: When evaluating weight loss, we start w/basics: Can they afford food? Is that person getting enough to eat? Eating a lot of food at dinner may not make up for missed calories from 2 meals. We also want to assess ability to chew & swallow food. In this case, I'd also want to find out why he's sleeping 16hrs/d, which is twice avg am't. After that, then we look for hyperthyroidism, cancer & other dz ...Read more

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What causes Diarrhea in a 31 year old male i exercise every day eat two fried eggs for breakfast steak for lunch and dinner ?

What causes Diarrhea in a 31 year old male i exercise every day eat two fried eggs for breakfast steak for lunch and dinner 
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Food allergy: If every day you eat the same foods and have diarrhea perhaps you are allergic to the eggs, steak etc. Consider eliminating something to determine if you still have diarrhea. If diarrhea disappears after eliminating something from your diet this could be your answer. ...Read more

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Is eating late at night bad for you? Even if its healthy foods and you're still maintaining the correct caloric intake a day?

Is eating late at night bad for you? Even if its healthy foods and you're still maintaining the correct caloric intake a day?

Great question: Research is mixed but in general it is recommended to not eat late at night before going to sleep. However some research suggests eating at night in small amount is good to increase metabolism & reduce hunger the next day. Eating healthy & at your individually-determined caloric intake is a good idea any time. Study your response to eating at night & refraining from night eating & see your result. ...Read more

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Trying to lose 15lbs. Cardio 30 min/day; weights 20 min/day. Healthy diet. If i don't eat adequate carbs/protein/fat/fiber can't sleep at night. Why?

Trying to lose 15lbs. Cardio 30 min/day; weights 20 min/day. Healthy diet. If i don't eat adequate carbs/protein/fat/fiber can't sleep at night. Why?

Easy: Exercise you do already. Switch your diet to veg, salad, fruit and fish at least twice weekly. No pasta, rice, potatoes, bread. And your switch will work. I have seen docs lose more than 100 pounds with the switch. Melatonin often helps for sleep. ...Read more

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Want to lose weight no soda trying to eat dinner before 7 eating 2 belvita biscuits for breakfast and eating light like salad in between please help?

Want to lose weight no soda trying to eat dinner before 7 eating 2 belvita biscuits for breakfast and eating light like salad in between please help?

Losing weight: Make certain that you diet contains adequate amounts of protein or you will begin to lose muscle mass instead of fat. 18 yo needs 80-120 grams of protein daily. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and eliminate soda and most baked goods like bread, pasta and pizza. Get 150 minutes per week of cardio and strength exercise like yoga or Pilates. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Dieting for weight loss, reduced cal to 2000/day from 2500/day. Eating balanced and nutritious. feel sick and starving at night and cant sleep. Why?

Dieting for weight loss, reduced cal to 2000/day from 2500/day. Eating balanced and nutritious. feel sick and starving at night and cant sleep. Why?

Not eating enough: Include. An hour per day of exercise and eat a snack at night. You will probably feel better and sleep better. You can still Be on your diet plan. Just eat some later for the calories you burned during your exercise ...Read more

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Why is late night sleeping not good for health?

Why is late night sleeping not good for health?

Leads to less sleep: Staying up late usually leads to less sleep, because the rest of the world gets up early the next morning (and so one will have things to do, places to go, and people to see, early the next day). Lack of sleep causes: confusion, memory changes, attention lapses, depression symptoms, headaches, muscle aches, irritability, fatigue, increased blood pressure, higher levels of stress hormones, etc... ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from eating one meal a day, with no snacks, late at night? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from eating one meal a day, with no snacks, late at night? If so, what are they?

See below: It depends on your meal. High protien, low fat, and avoid simple carbohydrates is a good starting point. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks that i can take to school when I have to stay late?

Healthy snacks: Fruits and veggies. Apples, oranges, canataloupes, berries of all sorts, mangoes, etc. And celery, tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, are just among so many that are easily prepared, easy to package and preserve when raw or cooked, and very nutritious. For me, these are better "snacks" than any chocalate bars, candy, chips, or other "stuff'. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks?

What are some healthy snacks?

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

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Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Are nuts and seeds healthy snacks?

Yes: but like everything else, they should be consumed in moderation. I think a total of 30 nuts per day would work out fine. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for young children?

What are healthy snacks for young children?

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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What are some healthy snacks to travel with?

What are some healthy snacks to travel with?

Nuts, fruits: I like plain raw nuts (not roasted or salted) of type you like. Can add gluten free oatmeal like steel cut and organic (certified pesticide free from a health food store near you), dried fruits of your liking. Good clean source of protein and low carbs with no gluten. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks to have in my dorm room?

What are some healthy snacks to have in my dorm room?

Snacks: Carrot sticks, cut vegetables with salad dressing, hummus, apples, oranges, grapes, yogurt. ...Read more

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What are healthy snacks for trying to loose weight?

What are healthy snacks for trying to loose weight?

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

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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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What are healthy snacks for someone who is lactose intolerant?

What are healthy snacks for someone who is lactose intolerant?

Fruit: fruit are healthy snacks and they are lactose free. Have an orange, apple, banana, peach, nectarine. They are all high in fiber, low in simple sugars. ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy snacks to lose weight?

Can you tell me healthy snacks to lose weight?

Water first: Consider a glass of water before you find the "snack". Make sure you are not just thirsty. If the urge to eat something persists, check to see how close your next full meals is due. If close in time - EAT a full meal. If more than a few hours, consider "chew food" like popcorn seasoned with no-salt blend Mrs. Dash. Next day - evaluate your daily intake, increase the vegetable portion of your meal ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

What are some healthy snacks that finicky kids will love?

Suggestions below: Peanut butter on a cracker. Peeled and cut up fruit. Certain low fat crackers yogurt small pieces of cheese. ...Read more

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What's healthy snacks can i eat between meal? For gain weight

What's healthy snacks can i eat between meal? For gain weight

Snacks: The internet is full of excellent information regarding nutrional value. My fovored one is "NuVal" that lists 100 items for food and drink with 0 being worst and 100 being best. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy snacks to give my child for when they are in school?

What are some good healthy snacks to give my child for when they are in school?

Fruits, veggies: Agree with dr. S. Kids like to dip sliced fruit or veggies in yogurt or nut butters. Pretzels instead of chips. Take your kid shopping and let her pick. Make it fun. ...Read more

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I have a habit of eating junk food, what healthy snacks can I eat to replace junk food?

I have a habit of eating junk food, what healthy snacks can I eat to replace junk food?

Will you??: "junk" food = empty calories and induces a relative vitamin deficiency. In the days of choking an engine (you are too young) if the choke stuck, black smoke from the exhaust indicated unburned hydrocarbons and inefficient engine performance. That is what happens when we eat "junk". We "choke" our cellular "engines". Anser is easy: stick to god made food. ...Read more

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What are some healthy snacks i can eat to replace chips? Something i can eat and it won't make me hungry for more?

What are some healthy snacks i can eat to replace chips? Something i can eat and it won't make me hungry for more?

Try nuts,esp.almonds: Research shows those who eat almonds instead of other snacks lose significantly more weight. Chips are mostly carbs ; very unhealthy fats, whereas almonds contain protein ; healthy fats. Ultimately they're more satisfying ; filling.Other nuts may have similar benefits. See http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20031107/almonds-may-help-in-weight-loss you can also snack on low-glycemic fruit like apples. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks to bring to a movie?

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