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How to make yourself keep a healthy diet?

How to make yourself keep a healthy diet?

Small changes: small changes over time that are easy to follow. A fruit a day is a good starting point. Make sure every day to have at least one fruit. Also at least a serving of fresh vegetables. Make it a goal, document it, keep a log, see the results and feel good and increase your diet of healthy foods over time. Keep logging and reward yourself for a job well done. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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How to get myself to eat healthier?

How to get myself to eat healthier?

Don't struggle: See a nutritionist for guidance and support. Don't try going it alone. Ask your pcp for referral. ...Read more

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How can you encourage a loved one to eat healthier foods?

Set an example: One way is to have healthy foods in the house, and another way is to set an example. Prepare and share a healthy meal with a loved one. healthy foods can be tasty and enjoyed together with a loved one. ...Read more

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Any good way to stay motivated to eat healthy and lose weight?

Any good way to stay motivated to eat healthy and lose weight?

I enjoy juicing: If you have a blender- and fresh fruit/greens- you can make your own smoothy- with the summer ending and fresh veggies coming in and out of season- a good blender- such as a ninja some ice and your veggies can be the meal between meals- providing you good nutrtional substitution and decreasing your needs for salts and sugars. Also- get into a healthier sleep cycle. ...Read more

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What can you do to motivate yourself to lose weight and keep controlling your diet, and stay healthy?

What can you do to motivate yourself to lose weight and keep controlling your diet, and stay healthy?

Motivation: Motivation is different for everyone. Visualize your goal daily, write it down, talk about it to many people. Write down specific goals. Set deadlines. ...Read more

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What are good ways to motivate myself to exercise?

What are good ways to motivate myself to exercise?

Concentrate on...: Concentrate on the benefits to motivate you. Find a sporting activity you enjoy, since you need less motivation when you intrinsically enjoy something. But exercise is its own reward. Better and healthier body, more ideal weight, warding off diabetes and heart disease are things worth wanting and affordable through exercise! ...Read more

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What's a good way to get motivated to eat healthy and exercise?

What's a good way to  get motivated to eat healthy and exercise?

Try...: Joining a gym or getting a personal trainer. Everyone is motivated differently but they may be able to help get your started. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are good ways to motivate myself to lose weight?

What are good ways to motivate myself to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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How can you train your child to love veggies and fruits?

How can you train your child to love veggies and fruits?

Parenting: Show your child that you eat those items. Offer the items frequently. And do not child discipline your child if the items are not eaten. Also, do not force your child to eat them. If you eat healthy, your child will too. Don't expect them to, if you don't. ...Read more

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Any good way to stay motivated to lose weight and be healthy?

Any good way to stay motivated to lose weight and be healthy?

Visualize how you: Will feel and look when you are at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. M. ...Read more

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How to keep yourself motivated?

Variation.: As humans, what keeps us motivated is variety. We need new/different challenges to keep us vital. ...Read more

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How can some guilty pleasures motivate me to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

How can some guilty pleasures motivate me to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Premack Principle: The premack principle states that more probable behaviors will reinforce less probable behaviors. In other words, if you allow yourself a guilty pleasure only after performing a healthful behavior, the healthful behavior will be strengthened. But, it would also be a good idea if your guilty pleasure were not harmful to your health, say for example, dancing to justin bieber. ...Read more

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What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

What are ways to motivate yourself to seek health counseling?

Counseling: Ask yourself the following question: are you feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If the answer is yes, then now is the time. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep motivated to lose weight?

What are ways to keep motivated to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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Want to know how to get your child to eat veggies?

Want to know how to get your child to eat veggies?

Model for them: Establish your mealtime rules & consequences for breaking them at a family meeting. Have them help you shop & prepare meals. Have family meals with pleasant conversation, no arguing. Praise a child who takes a bite of veggie; don't remark on or to the one who won't. Put a tbsp./year of age of each food on their plates. Don't buy junk food; eat only at the table at scheduled meal & snack times. ...Read more

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How can I motivate myself to eat healthier?

How can I motivate myself to eat healthier?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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How do you train yourself to meditate?

How do you train yourself to meditate?

Meditation has many: physical and psychological benefits. If you have spiritual beliefs they can be enhanced also. Mindfulness meditation is a hot topic in research and therapy today and has no ties to religion. Start w/reading the writing of Jon Kabat-Zinn and view his video clips. Find a meditation teacher that fits your philosophy. If you have a mental illness get screened by a MH professional first. Peace. ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when you want to lose weight?

What are good foods to eat when you want to lose weight?

Stop Bad Foods/Drink: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks 7. Large portions. ...Read more

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What can I do to motivate myself to excercise everyday and to eat healthier?

What can I do to motivate myself to excercise everyday and to eat healthier?

Motivation 2 be well: No easy answer for motivation to be well. Start slow, baby steps, avoid over stressing, don't give up, join a group or 2 with similar goals, ask your family and doc to help you. Good luck, you are worth it. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more