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The Effect Of Too Much Eating Mentos
It depends: Too much food in general can lead to obesity and a host of problems from high blood pressure to diabetes to heart disease and arthritis. If that's not a problem, occasionally eating a lot of any one food is probably fine as long as you get a good variety of other foods most of the time. ...Read more
Nutritional consult: "Eating too much" is a general term. Are you binging on food? Do you try to purge after your eat [eg, throw up]. Are you gaining weight above what your ideal body weight should be? It's best to address your question with a primary care doctor or nutritionist, because they can advise you regarding the presence of any eating disorder, or whether simple good nutrition and a balance diet will help. ...Read more
No problem: It's all about how many calories you consume. Depending on your diet plan, this should be anywhere from 1200-2000 calories a day. It's perfectly okay to get them all at the same time, or to spread them out. Some people say that several small meals help you lose weight faster, but if it works for you it's fine. ...Read more
Keep it up!: Oranges, like any fruit, are a good source of healthy sugars, vitamin c, potassium and other nutrients. They are also much healthier than other processed, sugary snacks. There are no side effects from eating too much, so keep it up! There can be some effect on tooth enamel in those who hold the fruit in their mouth for long periods, so don't do that. ...Read more
At 13 weeks, how many ounces of formula should my baby be eating? Is 5 oz every 3-4 hours too much?
I'm always discouraged by setbacks. I try to forgive myself, but I tend to forgive myself too much by eating nonstop! What can I do?
Forgiveness training: Forgiveness training is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy & relaxation techniques, but the goals are the same: 1) Identify what the problem(s) is(are); 2) Work on relaxation techniques; 3) Challenge your own responses; 4) Change your thoughts from negative to positive. Ref. Hopkinsmedicine.org ...Read more
I give my eight month old around eighteen ounces of baby food a day. Is this too much? How many ounces of baby food should she be eating a day?
I agree with Dr. F.: Just respect your baby's food cues, read labels for nutritional information, allow her to finger-feed & continue breast-feeding till at least 12 months. You can hold a 2-handled open-mouthed cup for her to drink water from around 10-11 months & she'll be ready to wean to a cup before 15 months if you choose. Read "How To Get Your Kid To Eat But Not Too Much" by Ellyn Satter before toddlerhood. ...Read more
How much is too much: Eating ice is probably not bad (except it is bad to chew ice as it is hard on the teeth.) However, there are reports of people getting water intoxicated due to drinking too much water leading to an electrolyte imbalances. Avoid too much of anything is a good rule of thumb. ...Read more
Weight, image: People often identify excessive food intake based on weight gain, negative body image due to increased fat, worse health problems due to obesity, etc. Calories are stored if they are taken in and not burned, leading to weight gain. Exercise increases body's metabolism/burning of calories. Good luck! ...Read more
It can be: Eating too much of anything can be a bad thing. As an extreme people have died from water poisoning from drinking too much water. If you eat so many salmon that you are excluding other important nutrients and foods in your diet than it may be too much. If you are healthy and fit and have a balanced diet it may be ok. Honestly ask someone you trust, if they think you are eating too much. ...Read more
Basically none: There are a hosts of internet hoaxes about the dangers of microwaving. I'm not aware of any reason to be concerned. ...Read more
Coconut: Coconut has a high fat/cholesterol content. Firstly bloating is quite common and in many people it produces diarrhea. Another not so obvious one is a rise in your cholesterol level in the blood. ...Read more
Sugar a Huge Driver: Dominant evidence is that?ed sugar intake, all forms, is a huge driver for type ii dm; also?ing evidence that?ed sugar intake?es the incidence of type i. In both cases, sugar intake compounds the disease, after all dm is defined as?ed sugar concentrations. Humans can live just fine with zero sugar intake, all needed sugar coming from gluconeogenesis, primarily in the liver. Study dietdoctor. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on frequency. Gastric acids are in your stomach to breakdown the foods that we eat, basically destroying them into smaller pieces. When you throw-up these acid can destroy your esophagus, get into your lungs and mouth to destroy your teeth and gums. The bigger question is why do u feel the need to "eat too much". Talk to your dr about this issues as soon as you can. ...Read more
Too much is no good: No storage-all for structure and function (enzymes to do chem reactions). Can only add so much into the body/day. Intake in excess needs to be dealt with. Xs nitrogen in protein dealt as waste product by kidneys-might strain and increase damage to already damaged kidneys. Xs intake broken down to components-carbon chain into glucose and stored as glycogen or fat. 0.8-1.5gm/kg wt is plenty for most. ...Read more
Sweets: The simple answer is yes. Sweets are not really a healthy food, although in moderation they are ok to spice up life a little. Excess sugar tends to cause immediate damage to your teeth, raises your blood sugar, leads to more fat being deposited in your tissues, and predisposes you to get diabetes with all of its complications. It also raises your Insulin levels which makes your blood pressure wors. ...Read more
Cut portions in half: If you are looking to responsibly limit what amounts you eat. Cut a reasonable portion of all the courses in half and put it in a container for another meal. Then eat what is left on your plate. ...Read more
Moderation: Moderation is the best thing dark chocolate is good still limit portion. ...Read more