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Indian Pregnancy Diet Plan
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Nutrition: Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. Avoid deli meats, pate, unpasteurized milk & imported. ...Read more
Most pasta is fine: Normal, healthy women do not have to alter their foods and drinks while they are pregnant, as long as their diet is a healthy, natural diet that doesn't contain items that aren't good for a developing baby (such as fish with higher mercury levels, etc...). Prenatal vitamins can be taken. Haven't heard of Spigadoro brand pasta, so don't know if there's anything special about it. ...Read more
Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Breast feeding also tends to make you lose weight too. ...Read more
Had GD in last pregnancy, diet controlled. Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?
Not exactly: Having gestational diabetes means that you are at a higher risk of having GDM again in future pregnancies. It also means you have a higher lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. The number of total pregnancies does not directly correlate with the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Had GD last pregnancy, diet controlled. Does every subsequent pregnancy put me at a higher and higher risk of developing established Type 2 diabetes?
GD: Most likely but discuss wth your team who know you best. Check with relatives experience as well. ...Read more
Can Carnitine deficiency have adult onset or become symptomatic in a normal healthy person? If so what would cause it, liver is fine. Pregnancy, diet?
Yes: Primary carnitine deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder, with onset in infants, children or adults. In adults it usually occurs after a fast. The initial diagnostic lab is a plasma carnitine level. Some cases require more sophisticated tests. There are many other causes of carnitine deficiency, however, the most common in adults being an adverse side effect of statins. Why do you ask? ...Read more
1wk after light spotting I went to the ER to have a quantitative hCG count done. It came back 2.5 but the doc wants me to start a pregnancy diet. Why?
Good?: Have no idea if u are not pregnant anything less than 5 is negative. ...Read more
Eating well: There is no ideal vegetarian diet but mindful eating. Of the 7-9servings of veggies/fruits you need, 3 should be dark greens, 1-2 cruciferous, 1 serving of onion/garlic/mushroom, and then the variety that remains. Make sure you get protein about 0.4-0.5grams/pound you weigh). That's from beans, legumes, lentils, nuts, quinoa and eat whole grains. You can also eat dairy (1-2servings) and eggs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Eat healthy!: The "diet plan" in the 4th month of pregnancy is what it should be at all times: plenty of fresh fruits & vegetables, nuts, beans & whole grains. Choose quality sources of protein, ideally organic if possible- dairy, eggs, wild salmon, chicken, grass-fed beef (though meat is not necessary-only if desired). Avoid fried foods, excess sweets, fish high in mercury. I think it's wise to avoid gmo foods. ...Read more
If I eat healthy and exercise and naturally (without dieting) gain less than the recommended 25-35lbs during pregnancy, is that really bad for baby?
I've been dieting and my period was earlier but then only lasted two days. There's no chance of pregnancy, so what's wrong?
Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more
No single best but:
There's no consensus on this;the truth is there's no single diet best for everyone as we're all genetically unique. What's great for one person may not work for another. I analyze the pros &cons of various diets on my blog (in progress): http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/
that said, my favorite diet for most people is http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx. ...Read more
Many, in moderation: A balanced diet is best for a woman in her 50s. If she is a vegetarian, diet can also be nutritious if meat- or egg-free. Consuming more calcium and less fat, salt is important. A good site for information about healthy diet plans is http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/prevention/index. Html exercise is also important in the 50s and 60s and beyond as there can be weight gain even eating the same diet. ...Read more
Create small goals, if you need to loose twenty pounds, work on the first five first. Loosing the first five gives you a sense of achievement and motivate you to keep going. Keep reminding your self why are doing this diet and what are the benefits. Also some time little rewards are very effective. For some women for example being able to fit in their favorite
outfit comfortably is all it takes. ...Read more
So would I: However, that is not healthy or safe or even reasonable. What is the rush or the fire, you may be putting your nutrition at risk to try and do that. A safer weight loss would be a steady 1-2 pounds a week over a longer period of time. You don't want to deprive your body of nutrients, calories, vitamins and minerals. ...Read more
Low sugar/high fiber: I really like the diet philosophy outlined by dr. Lustig in his book "fat chance". Basically, it's a low sugar, high insoluble fiber plan. Avoid juices, white breads, white rice, simple carbs and sugars, etc. Increase stringy fiber from fruits and vegetables. Fats (especially good fats) aren't as big of problem for weight gain as might be expected. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more