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Picky Eater Vitamins
Pick well: Try to include healthy foods in your limited menu. Add condiments or sauces that you like to foods you may not like. Try to taste one new food each week. Vitamins are only part of a healthy diet, so supplements may be partially helpful. Nutritional supplements such as ensure may also be used. Check with your doctor for help, & possible referral to a nutrionist. ...Read more
Picky eaters: Portion control is a better way to think of reducing intake. When you think of it only as making nutritious choices, then anything goes as long as it is not empty calories. A hard boiled egg, a hand full of nuts (like almonds), and a whole grain slice of bread with a variety of vegetables will keep you full longer than a diet shake and salad. ...Read more
My toddler is a picky eater who refuses fruit and veggies. she's not regular. any suggestions on adding a fiber supplement?
Fiber supplements: in the shape of cereals and nutrition bars are usually most readily accepted. However my recommendation is to continue to entice her with small servings of different types of greens and fruits, prepared in different manners, taken together with things she may like. Most kids refuse veggies due to their texture, but I have not met many children who rebuff everything under the sun. Persistence ! ...Read more
Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?
Are food based chewable gummy vitamins safer than artificially made vitamins? I am considering a food based calcium chewable gummy supplement.
High protein. : 50gms is a persons daily need, so whey protein supplements R needed for muscle mass & strength. keep wwell hydrated, & day of rest after a hard workout. Best 2 do cardio on light days. Avoid all hormones & steroids, short term results long term serious consequences, lifelong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everytime my son eat hamburger he throws up. Any reason? He's not a picky eater, he eats fruits & veggies by choice
Hamburgers?!: Try different hamburger meat...turkey, pork, beef...it may not be the meat but the consistency of cooked ground meat... ...Read more
Fruit and Veggies: Almost any fresh fruit or vegetable should meet your criteria. ...Read more
Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans. ...Read more
See below: Sometimes the source can be the cause: canned veggies typically are less appetizing than fresh or frozen. Trying different forms of preparation may help: steam/bake/fry/grill/ add to casserole or stew. Avoid letting other family members complain about veggies; picky eaters often pick up their habits from other family members, especially parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Yes! the only danger is if the pieces are so small a child could inhale them accidentally. Usually by age five it isn't so much a concern but if you are worried, just mash them. ...Read more
Well sure...: ...but if you want to make the case that a vegetarian diet is better than a non-vegetarian one, you might first check out other HealthTap answers on the subject. Controversy continues to the point that many people who are trying to eat right are confused by the constant bombardment of health recommendations that seem prone to being overturned years later. Dietary moderation & exercise remain key! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
(1250 caloric deficit) losing 15 pounds in 6 weeks. Food choices being: chicken, fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, whey protein, and water. ?
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