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What is a good, balanced diet for a 13 year old?

What is a good, balanced diet for a 13 year old?

2300 calories a day: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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How tall will my son get? He is 5ft 3 and he is 6 and a half stone at the age of 13 and he also had a health balanced diet his mum and i are both 5ft7

How tall will my son get? He is 5ft 3 and he is 6 and a half stone at the age of 13 and he also had a health balanced diet his mum and i are both 5ft7

Age of patient ?: You don't mention age now, as growth depends a lot on when adult bone configuration is achieved.The projected height of any male child of two parents measuring 5'7" is 5'4.5"+/- an inch or so. ...Read more

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Can you please give a strict diet for a 13 year old girl?

Can you please give a strict diet for a 13 year old girl?

Needs a nutritionist: Correct diet needs to be balanced and depends upon hight & weight. Whilst awaiting nurtionist can start by cutting out all juices & sodas, these are empty calories. Drink to glasses of water before every meal (helps to fill stomach with 0 calories. Modest portions, no seonds, and confine snacks to carrots, celery or raw vegetables plus start getting regular daily exercise. ...Read more

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Will a carb diet work on a 13 year old boy?

Will a carb diet work on a 13 year old boy?

Not recommended: Usually it is not recommended for teenagers to be on very restrictive diets (like giving up all of one type of food, or only eating one type). The best diet is a balanced one with small portions of healthy foods. Paying attention to eating when you are hungry, and not just "because" will also help. Get some healthy exercise. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me diet plan for a 13 year old boy?

Can you tell me diet plan for a 13 year old boy?

Not in 400: Characters or less. You may wish to consult with a nutritionist who can provide individualized recommendation (if weight loss is medically indicated). ...Read more

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What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to use more energy (exercise) than one takes in by eating. ...Read more

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What are good workout and diet tips for a 13 year old?

What are good workout and diet tips for a 13 year old?

Work hard, eat less: decreasing caloric intake by 3500 kCal will lose 1 lb of body fat; daily activity that make a child sweat and increase work of breathing for about one hour helps ...Read more