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How many times are you supposed to chew your food for proper digestion?

How many times are you supposed to chew your food for proper digestion?

32!: There is no fixed number. It depends on the consistency, texture, and amount you bite off. Food should be chewed thoroughly enough to be the consistency of cooked oat meal. ...Read more

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How many times a day should you brush your teeth?

How many times a day should you brush your teeth?

2-3 times: Hi. What is most important is that you take your time brushing to do a thorough job. I ask my patients to brush at least 2x a day but to make sure you are taking your time to remove as much of the plaque on your teeth as possible with a soft tooth brush. Don't forget to floss once a day as well! :). ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many meals a day should I eat and can you let me know how many calories should each meal be?

Can you let me know how many meals a day should I eat and can you let me know how many calories should each meal be?

Depends on weight: It depends on your weight and how much weight you want to gain over how long period. You can calculate based on your basal metabolic rate plus activity colories.That is total calories you need to maintain your weight as it is.You need to consume 3500 cals extra over and above your daily requirement to gain 1lb in weight. Bnr 4.35xwt/lbs+4.7xht/inch -4.7xage/yrs little/no exer BMR x1.2 mod bmrx1.5. ...Read more

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How do you get your child to chew his food more thoroughly?

How do you get your child to chew his food more thoroughly?

See above answer: Leave him alone. You can't get him to chew. You will only make it worse. Your anxiety is what he trades on. ...Read more

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I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

I need to know how do you curb those sugar cravings and make sure you're eating the right foods for your teeth?

Sugar Cravings: Try to start you day with significant protein and natural sugars to condition your body to quality protein and complex carbohydrates. A machine like the nutrabullet allows you to place a vegetable(baby spinach, kale) then fruit(blueberris, strawberries) with a scoop of protein powder and almond mild. Tastes great and should reduce your craving for simple sugars, make lunch, dinner similar nutrients. ...Read more

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How many times do you have to wash vegetables before cooking?

How many times do you have to wash vegetables before cooking?

Once BUT: depends a lot on what type of veg. Dirty root veggies need prepration in addition to washing. http://umaine.edu/publications/4336e/ ...Read more

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How many times a day should you poop to stay healthy?

How many times a day should you poop to stay healthy?

"Normal" bowels: "normal" frequency ranges (in a bell-curve distribution) from three movements daily to one every three to four days. The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are you allowed to eat hot food once you have your teeth taken out?

Please tell me, are you allowed to eat hot food once you have your teeth taken out?

Yes: Generally a soft diet is recommended for the first few days. How many teeth are being taken out? Talk to your dentist before you schedule the appointment so you are all on the same page. ...Read more

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Can you eat what you want once a week if you maintain your calories every other day? Thanks!

Can you eat what you want once a week if you maintain your calories every other day? Thanks!

Eat what you want: Yes, you can manage your food plan that way. There is recent research on the benefits of intermittent fasting you might also find of interest. Please see doc or nutritionist before making changes in your diet to make sure your body is ok for those changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to floss or brush first or does it really matter? Also how many times a day should you floss?

Are you supposed to floss or brush first or does it really matter? Also how many times a day should you floss?

Floss then brush: Ideally flossing first will remove the plaque and food debris that sticks to the sides of your teeth and brushing will remove that and the plaque that builds on the front and back. Floss twice daily would be ideal. Key and best results are from doing both twice a day. ...Read more

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Dentists say to floss those teeth you want to keep. In general, how many times a day should this be done?

Dentists say to floss those teeth you want to keep. In general, how many times a day should this be done?

Flossing: At least once per day, preferably twice and ideally every time after you eat. If only once, best time is before you go sleep. ...Read more

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If you range in 190 to 200lbs how many calories can you intake daily?

If you range in 190 to 200lbs how many calories can you intake daily?

Need more info: The information we need is your gender, age, height and activity level so we can calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and daily calorie needs. Go to http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/bmr-calculator/ and plug in that information to get your answer. You can also follow your weight, activity level and water intake on websites like sparkpeople.Com, fatsecret.Com and myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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After you eat a meal, how quickly are you suppose to brush your teeth afterwards?

Soon: There is no specific time frame, but sooner is better. The food debris that remains in your mouth after you eat--especially the sugary stuff--is just fodder for bacterial activity. The sooner you brush, the sooner you remove much of that debris and the bacterial coatings on your teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums. ...Read more

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How many times do a healthy person should go to motion per day?

How many times do a healthy person should go to motion per day?

No definite #: Varies from 1-2 times a day to every 2-3 days. It is frequency, consistency and amount of stool that determine normal or abnormal pattern ...Read more

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Which things should you eat and not eat with permanent retainers?

Which things should you eat and not eat with permanent retainers?

The Food list: Unfortunately, "permanent retainers" are not so permanent if you eat certain foods. Biting into carrots, celery, any harder type foods can dislodge the retainer. The orthodontic food list will still apply for the most part. When your retainer fails, replace it immediately. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of carbs do you try to eat a day?

Can you let me know how many grams of carbs do you try to eat a day?

Ideally...: The goal is as few grams as possible, since carbs are not essential for life. Shoot for 50-60 grams per day! but the fewer the better. Protein and fat are essential for human life! the body will turn these to sugar as needed! ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times should you exercise weekly?

Can you let me know how many times should you exercise weekly?

150 minutes: Recommended to have approximately150 minutes of exercise per week. So, 30 minutes 5 days per week would be a good exercise regimen to consider. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are some good foods to eat after jaw surgery?

Can you explain what are some good foods to eat after jaw surgery?

Soft diet ideas: Here are some resources if your jaw was fractured: http://patients.Dartmouth-hitchcock.Org/dietitians/fractured_jaw_diet.Html http://chowhound.Chow.Com/topics/336748 for more minor jaw surgery, in general just a soft diet should be fine, you don't really need to be on a liquid diet. ...Read more

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How many eggs should you eat a week?

How many eggs should you eat a week?

?: There is no minimum number. Ideally, none - it's not required for proper nutrition at all. However, if you want to eat eggs, that's fine - just don't overdo it. There's no maximum number but moderate it. ...Read more