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Doctor insights on: Is Eating Candy At Night Bad

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Can you tell me is eating a chocolate bar or candy every night bad for you?

Can you tell me is eating a chocolate bar or candy every night bad for you?

Probably not: Candy supplies calories and little else. If the amount of calories which you eat prior to going to bed, does not exceed your needs there is no harm. Some feel that eating late, candy or otherwise, contributes to acid reflux and the development of esophageal disorders, so you might consider eating the candy, if you must do so, earlier in the evening. ...Read more

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Are warhead sour candies really bad for u? It's a candy Ik but are they worse than any other candy since so sour? What risk comes with eating them?

Are warhead sour candies really bad for u? It's a candy Ik but are they worse than any other candy since so sour? What risk comes with eating them?

Worse for teeth: No redeeming nutritional value. Avoid if diabetic. Better to have a green sour apple! Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Warheads_%28candy%29 ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat too much sugar. I don't always eat cotton candy but when I do I finish the whole bag in a day or two.

Is it bad to eat too much sugar. I don't always eat cotton candy but when I do I finish the whole bag in a day or two.

At your age (17): At your age age - it's okay! The issue, despite folklore to the contrary, is not the sugar per se. It's the calories. If you're normal weight, eating a bag of cotton candy now and then is one of the pleasures of being 17! If you're overweight, you'd be wise to limit yourself. Doesn't matter if it's cotton candy or McDonalds, etc. ...Read more

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What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

What type of sugar is considered good sugar and bad sugar? And what harm will it do to eat one piece of candy every now and then?

Eat Quality Carbs: Enjoying candy in limited quantity is allowed. Processed foods are often sweetened with table sugar (sucrose), fructose (fruit juices), corn syrup & offers minimal nutrition or fiber but lots of calories. Complex sugars found in fruits, vegetables offer nutrients, fiber & more. Do limit Carb intake to 45-65% daily calories. See more info at: http://www. Cdc. Gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/carbs. Html ...Read more

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I have a bad addiction to the candy lifesavers. They calm me down when I eat them. I can't help buying them. Is there anything that can stop this!?

I have a bad addiction to the candy lifesavers. They calm me down when I eat them. I can't help buying them. Is there anything that can stop this!?

Mindful Approach: I wonder about taking more time 2enjoy every single one. U might be gobbling them down 4 the crunch & missing out on the explosion of flavor in each candy. U might want 2try going 2a quiet place & holding one in ur mouth for 5 minutes w/out chewing it. Pay attention 2 ur thoughts & sensations. In situations where u find urself wanting one after another, try writing down what u r thinking & feeling. ...Read more

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I've had GERD for 4 months and taking pills and feel better but still bad I always eat peppermint candies which help a lot! Is this permanent? : (

I've had GERD for 4 months and taking pills and feel better but still bad I always eat peppermint candies which help a lot! Is this permanent? : (

Depends: Obesity, carbonated drink contributes. Keeping head end of the bed elevated, avoiding recumbent posture for one hr after full stomach, cutting down on hot, spicy, sour food will help. Stress has to be controlled. 3-6m of these usually cures. Hope you have been tested for H Pylori & you are negative. ...Read more

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Lately f I I eat sweats. Candy. My stomach gets all upset very bad. Why might this be?

Lately f I I eat sweats. Candy. My stomach gets all upset very bad. Why might this be?

Sugar is POISON: To me the more interesting question is why did this not happen to you before. Candy is loaded with sugar, mostly in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, one of the most toxic things we can eat; even worse, it is now made from gmo corn. This should be avoided at all costs and your body is trying to give you the message. See http://bit. Ly/18pv2dz ; http://nyti. Ms/15xi2o8 ; http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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My son has a bad habit of going through my purse looking for candy, he recently got his hands on ricola cough drops. Should I be worried?

My son has a bad habit of going through my purse looking for candy, he recently got his hands on ricola cough drops. Should I be worried?

Candy and medicine: You didn't mention your son's age. Important to keep your purse out of reach of your son especially if you keep medication in it. Many young children think brightly colored pills are candy- that also includes vitamins. Keep medication out of his reach, lock up if necessary. ...Read more

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I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:

I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:

Peppermint leaves: Can also be chewed, and they don't have sugar or calories that could take you down the wrong path. Easy to grow on a pot on the porch! Spearmint too! One of my favorite childhood memories. Don't swallow until you' e researched further. ...Read more

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My ibs has been so bad lately that the only thing that doesn't make me feel sick is candy. Does this make sense? Is sugar soft on the stomach?

My ibs has been so bad lately that the only thing that doesn't make me feel sick is candy. Does this make sense? Is sugar soft on the stomach?

Maybe not IBS?: Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition where the intestines react badly to certain types of sugars (the acronym is FODMAPS) - especially processed sugar like candy.
So if other foods are causing symptoms and candy is the only food tolerated, then the diagnosis of IBS could be incorrect. In this situation it might be helpful to seek a second opinion from your doctor for further investigations. ...Read more

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I'd like to get weight loss surgery. I've ate better recently (no sugary/candy stuff), and whatnot. Doc says bad idea. Tired of being huge. Thoughts?

I'd like to get weight loss surgery. I've ate better recently (no sugary/candy stuff), and whatnot. Doc says bad idea. Tired of being huge. Thoughts?

Surgery for obesity: There are a lot of negatives to having weight loss surgery. It is really better suited to the morbidly obese. It is a far better option to try to lose weight on a healthy weight loss program, such as weight watchers or GNC program. Speak with your pcp and even some of the surgeons who specialize. See what your options are. :) ...Read more

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My 23 month old son has been recently having severe diaper rash and he is not sick. However, he has gotten very bad with wantin milk all day long. Also, my mother-in-law watches him during the week and gives him candy and other snacky food often. She e

My 23 month old son has been recently having severe diaper rash and he is not sick. However, he has gotten very bad with wantin milk all day long. Also, my mother-in-law watches him during the week and gives him candy and other snacky food often. She e

Occasionally: Occasionally bad diaper rash is caused by a yeast (candida). This can be treated with a prescription cream called nystatin.
As far as your question goes, there is some evidence that increased sugar in the diet can cause yeast to flourish, so you may want to limit his sugar intake, plus it's not good to introduce too much sugar at such a young age. Large amounts of sugar in the diet is putting him at risk for diseases like obesity and diabetes.
Also if your son is getting a rash after each bowel movement, then you should make sure you change him as soon as he goes, keeping him as clean and dry as possible will help.
Make sure you take him in to see his doctor for evaluation and treatment of the rash.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Have bad cold. Blow nose too hard. Clogged up ear cant dissapear even after chew candy, open mouth wide, etc. Feel a little bit pain now. Help!

Have bad cold. Blow nose too hard. Clogged up ear cant dissapear even after chew candy, open mouth wide, etc. Feel a little bit pain now. Help!

Head congestion: It sounds like you have a sever head cold, Probably viral.
best thing to do is get some over the counter cold medication to help with your symptoms. If not improved in 24-48 hours, go to Urgent care.
The ear pain is probably coming from blocked Eustachian tubes in your ears. Decongestants will help that.
Take care. ...Read more

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Why is it when I go from eating candy n icecream every night, junk food daily to eating healthy and exercising daily. There is very minimal weight loss? I'm 46 I work out and do 20 min a day uphill on treadmill. I cut out my junk food. And in 2 weeks 0

Why is it when I go from eating candy n icecream every night, junk food daily to eating healthy and exercising daily. There is very minimal weight loss? I'm 46 I work out and do 20 min a day uphill on treadmill. I cut out my junk food. And in 2 weeks 0

Still too many carbs: The secret to maintaining a healthy weight is in limiting carbohydrate intake. Exercise and well balanced nutrition are very important, but as long as you are consuming too many carbs your body will still hold onto fat. Once you shift your metabolism by eating low carb (paleo diet) you'll start to slowly get back to a healthy weight. Don't expect to drop more than a pound of fat per week. ...Read more

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How do I stop eating candy every day?

How do I stop eating candy every day?

Alternatives: Part of the habit of eating is convenience, so resist buying it in the first place. Try buying substitutes for oral craving like celery, carrots, and other low calorie snacks. This is especially important if you are overweight as well. Add activities like exercise or some personal hobby to distract you. Enlist the aid of your friends to get substitute activities. ...Read more

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How can you stop eating so much candy?

How can you stop eating so much candy?

Willpower!: It takes willpower! Remind yourself that you are frequently not only eating sugar (useless calories) but sugar mixed with fat! Nothing will make you obese more quickly. Don't buy it. Don't have it in your house! ...Read more

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Is eating silver healthy for you? (like on indian candies and such)

Is eating silver healthy for you? (like on indian candies and such)

Argyria: Silver does not occur regularly in human tissue, but can be absorbed from the lungs & GI tract. Silver sulfide forms an insoluble complex in elastic fibers, resulting in argyria. In generalized argyria, skin, eye involvement, lung & kidney lesions, arteriosclerosis may result. With colloidal silver, death may result from hemolysis, pulmonary edema. Think twice before eating a lot of silver. ...Read more

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How do I stop eating candy? I do it all year long, not just at valentine's day or halloween.

How do I stop eating candy? I do it all year long, not just at valentine's day or halloween.

Stop.: There is clearly a psycholigical component I cannot address, but! Wean yourself off sweets of any type, including juices, etc. Stop sodas and switch to unsweetened tea, water, and flavored selzer waters. Get the candies and other sweets out of your health...They did not simply "materialize" at your abode. Someone bought them. Have plenty of veggies: celery, brocholli, cauliflower, and cukes. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic die from eating too much candy?

Can a diabetic die from eating too much candy?

Yes: Diabetics if the sugar load is to high and they cannot metabolize sugar properly, can develop a condition called "hyperosmolar coma" in which blood glucose (sugar) might get excesively high causing brain swelling. ...Read more