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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
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
Individual diet: We are all biochemically unique and there is no diet that works for everyone. I would start with an elimination diet and write down if you can identify foods that does not agree with your body and eliminate them. Avoid all processed food, learn how to read food labels, do not drink calories (i.e. Drink water), try to eat mostly organic and maybe join healthy cooking class. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat breakfast!: Seriously, missing breakfast is a common problem among young people and those who want to lose weight. In fact, eating a healthy breakfast (whole grains, yogart, fruit; avoid sugarly foods ; empty calories) will improve daytime performance, and actually assist in weight reduction, in part by revving up your metabolism with the breakfast meal. ...Read more
Same as 44 year old: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use health gaming: Leveraging your mobile phone can make behavior change easier. Three simple behaviors need to be added to your routine, water, eating vegetables and walking. Weekly weigh in's help reinforce your progress. Commit to using Personal Medicine+ behavior change platform for one month, You will find eating your veggies more fun! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?mt=8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lifestyle: Healthy eating is a lifestyle that assists in your staying in shape. Diets do not work long term so that one must learn to be selective and choose foods lower in fat and those not processed. There is no one style of eating but what is common to all good eating programs is moderation in food consumption and eating foods that are not fatty, fried or overly breaded. Choose well and you will be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fresh food: Keep away form processed foods. Use olive and coconut oils to cook with and dress your salads. A diet rich in veggies and fruits, whole grains and hormone free chicken are great. Fish is an excellent nutrient source. But be careful how much you consume and the type, as fish contains mercury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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