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How do I get my child to eat less?

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 more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Appetite Changes (Definition)

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How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

How do I get my child to eat healthy foods with less salt and oil?

Dont offer: You are actually in control of your childs diet. If you use less salt and buy food less in fats and oils your child can not eat them. In this way you will shape his/her eating habits into healthy eating. ...Read more

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Im scared ill get fat if i stop counting calories and just eat less. Is this rational?

Im scared ill get fat if i stop counting calories and just eat less. Is this rational?

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

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I want to lose weight, as dr said eat less exercise more.If i eat less, isn't my body get weak?

I want to lose weight, as dr said eat less exercise more.If i eat less, isn't my body get weak?

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 more

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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?

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

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I want to eat less and healthier. How can I get energy while i eat healthy and eat less?

I want to eat less and healthier. How can I get energy while i eat healthy and eat less?

Good food = energy: Unprocess food is more nutritious and will make you feel more energetic even eating less. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stomach fat, I workout eat less and its just not going away?

How to get rid of stomach fat, I workout eat less and its just not going away?

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

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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.

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.

OK: You will gradually have an increase in appetite. Be patient. Try to eat some salty nuts. It will help. Also, are you taking any medications other than your vitamins? What is your weight before pregnancy? ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

?stomach ulcer: This does not sound like an orthopaedic problem. It sounds more like an ulcer which may not have shown up on your CT. I would see your medical doctor. In the meantime you can take up to 40 mg of omeprazole per day to see if that helps and avoid acidic foods. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

No: I believe you've heard "feed a cold, starve the flu"; but this is definitely in the "old wives tale" category. Keep hydrated, get adequate rest and EAT balanced healthy foods rich in vitamins. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to eat less food?

How to eat less food?

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

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What foods should I eat less of so i can loose wieght?

What foods should I eat less of  so i can loose wieght?

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

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What should I eat less and more of if i've been diagnosed with diverticulous?

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

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Im like to eat a lot of food... How can make myself eat less junk and more healthy?

Im like to eat a lot of food... How can make myself eat less junk and more healthy?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Reduced Appetite (Definition)

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