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How To Get Your Kid To Gain Weight
Consider working w a: nutritionist. If reason for weight loss is not known - have your doctor evaluate. at healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds or walnuts. ...Read more
Who's doing this?: You're an adult and you cannot be force-fed unless it's extraordinary circumstances. If you are a teen and your family is nagging you to eat more because of something they read about BMI, get with a competent dietician or humor them until you can escape. Famly conflicts over what people eat are destructive and perhaps your physician can offer guidance. ...Read more
Eat less, exercise:): Breast area has some fatty tissue. Therefore, losing weight by eating less and exercising more can result in losing some breast weight. Decrease fat and salt in the diet. Exercise by walking, lifting weights; wear a good sports bra. Start today by reading this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywei. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: The same way you can get rich without working. Okay, i guess you can get rich if you win the lottery or inherit the money. But my point was that you can't expect to lose weight without exercising. There is a reason why they say "no pain, no gain." so don't be lazy. Get up and go for a walk. It will help your mood and slim your waist. ...Read more
How long do children need to play outside to stay healthy to lose some weight or to not gain any more weight?
1 hour a day: Children need at least one hour a day of active play to stay healthy. If a child is significantly overweight or obese, more may be recommended. Childhood obesity experts emphasize that since children are still growing, it may not be a matter of loosing weight, but keeping the weight steady, to "grow into" a healthier body mass index as they get taller. ...Read more
Model for them: Establish your mealtime rules & consequences for breaking them at a family meeting. Have them help you shop & prepare meals. Have family meals with pleasant conversation, no arguing. Praise a child who takes a bite of veggie; don't remark on or to the one who won't. Put a tbsp./year of age of each food on their plates. Don't buy junk food; eat only at the table at scheduled meal & snack times. ...Read more
Start today: Start it takes time, look how much time it took to gain the weight. Cut out poor quality foods like chips, dips,candy,sugary treats and increase protein decrease fat and carbs and exercise. As soon as you notice your clothes feeling looser and see the difference in your face neck etc it will motivate you Also control your portions, eat on smaller plates and don't pile the food a foot high go ahead ...Read more
Please stay in touch: w/your doc. That's a low amount of calories. Some folks find a ketogenic diet helpful. It's fat burning but ask your doc first. Peace and good health. Good fat is good for us. Beware of low fat misinformation. Green tea and EGCG capsules from green tea can boost metabolism but lifestyle, exercise, is also important. ...Read more
Vegetarian foods: to help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, Smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more
I'm 5'7" & 107lbs(48.5kg/170cm) How can I gain healthy weight? And how can I get people to stop asking if I have a problem when full from a kids meal?
Full consultation: I suggest you consult a physician on Health Tap or your personal physician. There are many factors to be considered including what, when, how, and how much you are eating. You may need blood tests and a full physical examination. As far as other people go, you can't control what other people say or think. You can only express your feelings and needs, make a request, and then choose how you respond ...Read more
Should adults&teenagers drink NIDO Fortified milk powder(8oz &4tbspoons)&would they get the same benefits as children?Would adults gain weight from it
What can causes a child age 4 to eat as much as 2 adults daily, with no weight gain or growth? This has been going on for months. We expected a growth spurt. That has not happened. He can get up from a meal where he will eat more than the adults, and say
You : You are correct in thinking about a growth spurt. This is usually why a child will begin to eat much more than usual. A growth spurt may only result in his feet gowing or gaining a few inches in height. Don't expect to see a dramatic change. On the other hand, polyphagia(eating excessive amounts of food) can be an early sign of juvenille diabetes. The best thing to do is have your child evaluated by his pediatrician or primary care provider. ...Read more
Will a cholecystectomy cause changes in weight? I am very excited to get this horrible gallbladder removed after 2 years of pain. I'm terrified that i may experience another attack after i give birth. After i had my first child, i gained weigth incredibly
I used to have a 28-day cycle. I gained a lot of weight and removed Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Can I get pregnant? Ttc 2nd child. Cycle now 24-33days.
Yes: The normal interval between cycles are 21-35dys. Your cycle interval may change from time to time and that's ok as long as it is within a normal range. Weight gain can cause hormonal imbalance, hence preventing ovulation. However, it does not mean you cannot get pregnant. Buy ovulation predictor kits to confirm you are ovulating. You must also eat healthy and exercise prior to conceiving. ...Read more
Diet, discuss w/DR: The healthiest way if your child is medically underweight is to offer a well-balanced but higher calorie diet. Consider supplementing with pediasure or adding carnation instant breakfast to whole milk. Pastas, rice, bread offer quick calories from carbs. Consider fruit smoothies with yogurt/milk added or melting butter/cheese on veggies. It's best to consult your doctor first for specific advice. ...Read more
Hard to say: This is really not a medical question, but more of a social political one. That said the amount of exercise provided by school pe is trivial. A larger reason children may be getting obese is the overall lack of exercise caused by decreased opportunities for "pick up sports" that kids once played ( sandlot ball! ) .Sports may become overly organized and the province of only the athletically gifted. ...Read more
Gaining Weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruit. ...Read more
Too Skinny?: Healthiest way to gain weight is by engaging in regular physical activity, eating healthier choices of foods w a balanced diet of proteins,carbs, fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, plenty of water and a source for calcium (milk and yogurt). Weight gain is also determined by your metabolism and family traits (genetics). Make sure u rule out medical reason to not gain is more critical, like thyroid ...Read more
It's not the coffee: ...it's what you put into the coffee. Whole milk. Half and half. Sugars. Creamers. A cup of black coffee could have only 10 calories, but a fancy store bought coffee could have hundreds of calories with all the add-ins. ...Read more
Calories: First be sure you've been in to your child's doctor for the annual checkup. Assuming there is nothing too alarming about the growth chart or the physical exam, the key is the calories. If your doctor agrees, you can boost intake by adding high quality fats in the diet, like salmon, avocado, use olive oil liberally, etc. Pediasure is a nutritional supplement in the form of a shake made for kids. ...Read more
Several basics: Find an activity that keeps them outside & active and share it with them if it takes it. Remove the tv or computer from their room if there is one. Limit tv+non school computer time to 2hrs/day & have tv off during mealtime. Don't allow eating during tv viewing or computer work. Serve nutritious meals & don't let them skip any. Assure kid has ample time for sleep, preferably 8-9hr/d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big child: Thorough assessment by pediatrician as well as a dietitian to explore causes & remedies. ...Read more
Calories: In virtually any situation, she will gain weight if her caloric input exceeds hercaloric expenditures. In other words, eat more than she expends. The underlying question here, however, is, "why does she need to gain weight?" is she unhealthy? Does she have an eating disorder? Does she have a food intolerance, hyperthyroidism, etc.? See your provider to discuss these issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscling up: The approach to caring for your body & life is key. Find a fitness activity that you enjoy and a group of people that you like and who'll do it with you. Push yourself and you'll win their respect and friendship. They'll guide you and you'll enjoy this more than greasy / sugary / salty food. Your brain will reset from hard exercise and guide you reliably about eating right for your body. ...Read more
Same as men: I don't know that they lose energy, but both men and women slow down in physical strength and activity for a variety of reasons. Weight gain is one consequence of continued caloric intake and decreased activity. Lack of exercise leads to deconditioning and inability to do exercise which you may be describing as loss of energy. ...Read more
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