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Kids With Sloppy Eating Habits
Take it easy: Children's palettes take a while to develop. Putting too much pressure on them to eat a variety of foods when they don't want to could wind up having the opposite of your intended effect. That said, set a great example. Offer lots of choices. And make it fun. Because if it's fun you're likely to enroll them. If it's a burden, you're likely to push them in the wrong direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varied : Some children, with or without autism, react poorly to artificial colors, dyes, sweeteners and preservatives. These and certain foods can be found on the feingold diet. Other children seem have negative responses to dairy and/or wheat proteins and others do not do well if their sugars fluctuate. Speak with your provider and visit some of the websites for autism to get more information. ...Read more
18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?
Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more
2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.
This is complicated: I think you need a pediatrician or pediatric psychologist's help. One thing i can help here is that many kids who drink a lot of milk have iron deficiency. Interestingly iron deficient kids do not want eat solids. Once we treat them with iron, their personality changes and they start eating regular foods. I would recommend that you take your son to a doctor to test if he is iron deficient or not. ...Read more
Not enough room here: This is something kids & families dealing with diabetes will learn over time under the direct supervision of diabetes educators.This would include registered dietitians that are part of a team & remain available to the family to consult by phone when questions arise. This is not something you generalize & cover in the 400 characters available on this site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!
Slow Inc.reased: needs to make your own foods slowly increasing consist any. Some kids also will eat over cooked carrots and peas as snacks usually use one at a time to get child used to increased textured ...Read more
My 2yo son still only babbles, with just 3-4words. Does diet play role in speech delay? He is fussy eater who doesnt like textures, mostly soft foods.
See doctor: Your 2 years old son with 3-4 words speech is normal for his age ,he will improve in his babbling . Some children take time to get used to solid or textures .You should not force him for tough textures . Speech does not get affected as long as he eats all foods .Talk to your doctor and get him checked for his development and speech , also hearing test . ...Read more
There is no: one in the world who benefits from ingestion of junk food, except the stockholders of the company that sells it. ...Read more
See below: Try to avoid fried foods, or eat them in extreme moderation and balance them with non fried food such as salads and or vegetables. Try to eat in portion control servings- take home the rest Try not to add butter or fat to your foods, if adding dressings, use low calorie alternatives and use sparingly. Chose fish baked instead of fried, healthier than red meat or a vegetarian meal. ...Read more
"The Power of Habit": Changing lifetime habits is hard! How motivated R U? What will your new habits look like? What steps will this require? Do U expect to gradually introduce changes or suddenly change everything? Changing habits works best when we have (a) clear plan; (b) gradual goals; & (c) an understanding of what may go wrong (esp when our emotions take over & we don't feel like sticking w/the plan) & what to do ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, diets: Yes there are some available be careful of price watch the advertisements. ...Read more
Therapy: Many people who have endured difficulties in their childhood have found therapy helpful. Trying to bury the feelings or to deny them is not likely to bring about a sense of peace. In the same way, emotionally re-experiencing the trauma repeatedly as an adult can create chronic anxiety or depression. Therapy can be a helpful way of moving forward and reducing anxiety or depression. ...Read more
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