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The Effects Of Not Eating A Balanced Diet
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Need 3% fat: You need at least 3% of your total calories as unsaturated fat to help you absorb your fat soluble vitamins a, d, e, k. That is at least one teaspoon of oil a day. The rest of your calories- can come from complex carbohydrates as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes. Chicken lean meat, fish and dairy products should be eaten in moderation as part of a well balanced diet. ...Read more
How long could a reactive hypoglycemic person go without eating atall even if they have a balanced diet?
Is it ok to have some fruits and veggies blended as well as eating them whole? I have them both ways and wonder if it's ok for balanced diet
Fruits & Vegetables: Are good in any form. If you put them in a blender you loose the pulp of the food, which contains many nutrients. Eat a variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Just chop some up w/a knife and add nuts or cinnamon if you like (oregano for vegetables). Variety is key. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I know for a fact I don't eat a balanced diet and haven't been eating one for years. First is taking vitamins too late now? If not, which should I buy
Not too late, see::
At 16 you're far from over-the-hill; taking vitamins will improve your health & prevent future illness. However, taking vitamins is NOT a substitute for a healthy diet so try to eat better too. Start with a good multivit.- see http://bit. Ly/1b36cQ0 for ratings of 101 brands-any in top 30 are great. Consider a superfood powder like ORAC Energy Greens. See http://bit. Ly/18XyuLe &
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Is eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?
Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?
To lose weight...: In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than those that you consume. Yes, you could do that. However, by not eating healthy you are putting yourself at risk of other health problems, like for example: anemia, constipation, acid reflux, even some type of cancers down the road. It is always good to eat as healthy as possible along to practice exercise. You will definitely good. ...Read more
Eating healthy foods and maintained a balanced diet, could you add muscle or does that only happen through working out?
Exercise: Exercise is essential for muscle health and for gaining muscle mass. ...Read more
I started a 1500cal diet 11 days ago n I'm just eating healthy meals balanced with fruit ect. I'm breastfeeding. Ihave already lost 5kg is this bad?
The diet that you describe is very good. Your weight loss is good also but you did not mention the approx. 800 additional calories that you burn because of breast feeding. I hope that you are getting enough calcium from your diet as baby still needs this. Water in abundance is also advisable. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
Loose bowel movements during weight loss normal? Losing 2 lbs per week eating balanced diet and daily exercise. 5 serv. Of fruit and veg per day.
High intake of fruit: High intake of fruit can cause diarrhea. ...Read more
I often get heartburn, stomach pains, and acid reflex after eating. I don't have a balanced diet. What should I do?
Start with smaller meals
less fat or fried food
more whole fresh fruits and vegetables
minimize caffeine- coke- coffee and tea from your diet. Try to eliminate for the short term
see a doctor to determine if you need additional treatment and testing if the above doesn't produce satisfactory results. ...Read more
We now know that there are some specific scientifically sound truths about what we should be eating.
Your diet should consist of 1800 calories and be made up of the following:
60% of your calories should be from protein sources
25% of the calories should be from carbohydrates
15% of the calories should be fats. ...Read more
How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more
Depends: Different schools of thought as to what is considered balance. The best diet is probably the mediterranean diet which consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, a little olive oil and occasional meats and wine. I say choose wild salmon over the meat, avoid the wine if you don't already drink, and you can stay healthy. Avoid all whites: sugar, flour, rice, pasta. ...Read more
A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more
Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime. However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok. ...Read more
Deficiency: Micronutrient deficiencies will tend to happen. These can adversely impact your short and long term health. ...Read more