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What is a healthy breakfast?

What is a healthy breakfast?

Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more

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What is a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet?

Diet: 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

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What is a good healthy eating schedule/diet?

What is a good healthy eating schedule/diet?

Small frequent meals: A good rule of thumb would be 3 meals and 2 snacks. Focus on some protein in each meal balanced with a complex carb. Avoid processed foods and focus on fresh whole food. That's food that can spoil. Avoid high calorie fluids like sweet tea, juice and soft drinks. Eliminating a diet that's high in liquid calories can shed almost 25 lbs in a year. ...Read more

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What is a healthy mid-afternoon snack?

Vegetables, fruits..: A healthy mid afternoon snack would follow the guidelines for most foods, that is plenty of fruits and vegetables, possibly a whole grain starch (rice cake, etc), or maybe some nuts. What is healthy for you also depends on your weight and any associated medical conditions that you have. You should ask your provider. ...Read more

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What is a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of?

What is a healthy vegetarian diet consisting of?

Variation: Be sure to get a good mix of fiber and protein with your veggies. It is easy to subsist on pizza and pasta and be "vegetarian", but not necessarily healthy. Tofu and legumes (beans, chickpeas) are great sources of protein. Also lentils and quinoa. These are all great options to add to salads and stir fries. Keep it varied and interesting and you will never miss the meat! ...Read more

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What is a good healthy diet soda?

What is a good healthy diet soda?

Zevia- avoid others: In general, there is no such thing as a "healthy diet soda." most diet sodas are extremely unhealthy- sweetened with toxic chemicals & increasing weight! see http://kimberlysnyder.Net/blog/2011/12/01/8-dangers-of-diet-soda/ the only one that may not have these hazards is zevia. However, while certainly less toxic than the others, I am not ready to call it healthy. I advise kombucha. See comment:. ...Read more

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What is a healthy food pyramid?

What is a healthy food pyramid?

Balanced meals: You can look at the recommnended food plate or the old food pyramid...Basically though eating a variety of foods and a variety of colors is helpful. According to one nutritionist i know, she recommends eating at every meal one carb and 2 proteins or 2 carbs and one protein. We should all have leafy greens, fruits (anything that grows from a flower) and protein- which can come from many sources. ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian vegan meal?

What is a good vegetarian vegan meal?

Vegetarian vegan mea: I admire you for your concern for Health. Good vegetarian vegan meal needs to be Balanced with Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. Healthy vegetarian vegan meal can include Quinoa, Whole grain bread, Beans, Lentils, Soy Bean preparations like Tofu, Edemame, Soy milk, Almond milk and Rice milk, Nuts, Vegetables, Fruits and Berries. Be creative with these and Enjoy! ...Read more

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What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

What is a good healthy vegetarian diet for a diabetic?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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What is a healthier breakfast?

What is a healthier breakfast?

Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more

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What is a suggested healthy lunch?

What is a suggested healthy lunch?

Make good lunches: Lunch is a time of temptation, and many of us are in too much of a hurry to make great choices. A good lunch is lean proteins such as fish, turkey or chicken, prepared with little fat, with vegetables. Or in a salad. Another good choice is a black bean or quinoa salad with added vegetables, or almond butter with fruit. Salads are healthful when high-fat additions such as cheese and oil are limited. ...Read more

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Why is oatmeal a healthy breakfast?

Why is oatmeal a healthy breakfast?

Fiber: Oatmeal is high in fiber, and a natural whole grain. It can help lower your cholesterol level when taken as part of a heart healthy diet. It is also a source of complex carbohydrates which your body needs in the morning to sustain your metabolism and provide energy for the next few hours. ...Read more

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What's a balanced diet and a healthy eating routine?

What's a balanced diet and a healthy eating routine?

See my blog: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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What is a good diet menu?

What is a good diet menu?

ADA Diet: The american diabetic association has wonderful resources. They use 'food exchanges' to monitor calorie intake. In my 20+ years of practice I have found weight watchers produces the best long term outcomes for my patients using a 'points symstem'. We all struggle with this: even doctors! ...Read more

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What is some thing healthy to eat during breakfast, lunch , and dinner and what is a great snack?

What is some thing healthy to eat during breakfast, lunch , and dinner     and what is a great snack?

Healthful eating: Healthful eating is a balance of lean protein, fruit vegetables, whole grains and low fat. More protein over meat helps with weight loss and level blood sugars. It also helps keep you from feeling hungry. ...Read more

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What is supposed to be a balanced diet for breakfast?

What is supposed to be a balanced diet for breakfast?

Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more

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What is a good carbohydrates diet?

What is a good carbohydrates diet?

Not a diet!: Y recxipes for favordiet of lifestyle. Lifestyle! a low carb diet focuses on debriding your food intake of high glycemic foods, which means virtually eliminating sugars and "the whites, " ie. Flour, srtches, potatoes. I always tell people vto start with either adkin's book, or the carbohydrate addict's cookbook. You can google any food recipe, by simply putting low-carb version. ...Read more

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What is a balanced diet and How do you create a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet and How do you create a balanced diet?

Protein, good fats,: and carbs are called "macronutrients." Eat all three but stay lowest on carbs. Avoid bad fats in junk food, anything w/corn syrup. Good fats are olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid sugar. See doc for suggested diet. Spectracell labs in TX can test all your nutrients. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What constitutes a "healthy dinner"?

What constitutes a "healthy dinner"?

Healthy dinner.: Generally speaking, lean source of protein (chicken, fish, turkey, pork), complex carbohydrates including both grains and vegetables, and water to drink. For vegetarians, combine beans and grains to create a complete protein. Don't make dessert a regular part of dinner - only an occasional treat. ...Read more