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How Do I Get My Child To Eat Less
Some strategies: Visual cues: smaller plates, don't put serving dishes on the table, don't leave food where it can be seen. Adults can show they limit themselves to single servings. The family can eat in the dining room or kitchen, not in front of the tv. When your child asks for extra food, distract with toys or activities, or say that he/she can eat a little later. Ask all caregivers to respond the same way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly rational: But maybe it works for you. Most everything in life can be done without resorting to such fine detail. Wt loss does not require counting. Most people, and probably you too, have a good idea of what is too much and what is not. Use the general principle if you can. If counting helps you stay on track then by all means do it. ...Read more
Losing weight: Your body requires a certain amount of caloric intake to survive, but anything extra is stored as fat. Track your food so you know exactly what you're eating (calories, protein, fat, etc) and start cutting out the extra. Adding exercise means you can eat more and not gain weight, or you can lose weight faster. You have to eat less than you burn in order to lose weight, period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I eat & drink only healthy & vegetarian, i actually eat less than others, and I am moderately active. Yet i can't seem to get below 80 kg. Please help?
What is healthy?: Keep a food diary of what u ate, drank how much and at what time. Also record your basal temperature. Keep thermometer at bed side and check temp before u get out of bed. ...Read more
Good food = energy: Unprocess food is more nutritious and will make you feel more energetic even eating less. ...Read more
Normal, not typical: You have the good fortune to have a baby that has a more friendly day night rhythm. This is fine. ...Read more
Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. So, it is hard to just lose the "love handles" or the "belly". Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Eat healthy proteins, a bit of healthier fats, but avoid sugars. ...Read more
I am 23 weeks pregnant and don't feel like eating anything I eat less will this harm my baby I have not lost weight and gained around 3.5 kg till now.
Is it okay to eat less than 6 hours before my wisdom teeth surgery? I have to get it done today because this is my second appointment but I am hungry
The simple rule: It depends on the type of anesthesia as to if you can eat before your surgery or not. The simple rule is if you are going to be sedated for the procedure, you must have nothing in your stomach for 6 hours. The reason for this is that sedatives may cause the patient to vomit. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid function. I have been experiencing pain in hands/feet/elbows worst in feet for a year. Feet get cold where you can feel the cold to touch as opposed to numb. I have not gained weight but do eat less as less of an appetite. My weight is very stable
Normal or not: Nerve diseases (thyroid, b12, alcohol, DIABETES, HIV meds, heavy metals) can certainly do this BUT even slight vessel reactivity (RAYNAUD's) that many smokers and about 1 in 5 young women slightly less men have can cause vessel spasm in cold. ALSO, joint aches can be worse in cold. Never found anything other than warmth (external heat; internal from exercise) to help this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?
Feel unwell got bad throat and fluey,feel cold yet cheeks red and burning up,mild headache so is this a cold or flu as still get hungry but eat less ?
If i eat less i get constipated and catch flu and feel fatigue. Eat more BP up, lipids up, is there natural trade off between death by heart or cancer?
Low potassium from poor diet. Corrected with high pot. foods and dr said im ok. Last test 5.0. Can it get too high from food, should i eat less of it?
Very difficult: if your kidney function is normal it is difficult to "overdose" on potassium because your kidneys excrete the excess. Having said that, it would be prudent to keep your overall potassium consumption where it is right now or slightly lower to keep your potassium at about 4-4.5 meq/dl. ...Read more
Eat healthy: When food triggers a desire to overeat it is often having an addictive effect on that person. If you eat 6 equal healthy meals with 6 servings of fresh vegetables, eaten raw or cooked, and 1 apple and use the slow burning carbohydrate grains like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat groats, soaked for 8 hours, rinsed, and then cooked, with good protein and fat you will be satisfied with less. ...Read more
Carbohydrates: Carbs can cause weight gain, and if you decrease the amount of carbs in your diet, you will lose weight. Decreasing the amount of calories in compared to those you can burn off with a good exercise program will also help, as it is pure math...If you burn more than you take in-you will lose weight . Best wishes. ...Read more
Good question: Asymptomatic diverticulosis is treated with a high fiber diet or fiber supplements like metamucil or benefiber, 1-2 tablespoonful twice a day. This might give you a lot of gas that will go away as your colon adjusts which may take a few weeks. Establish regular bowel habits. Don't ignore the call of nature. Drink a lot of water. Read labels of food for fiber content. A dietician is ok to see. ...Read more
Buy healthy food : It can take time to change your eating habits, but your awareness is the first step. It starts at the supermarket. Don't buy junk, buy healthy foods and more fruits and veggies. If you don't have it in the house you won't eat it, and the rest of your family will be healthier too. Eat home more often but when you do go out order carefully. Remember portion size is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am trying to have diet control but I don't know the way how can I make myself fit... as because when I want to eat less, I automatically eat a lot.
Buy very little food: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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