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What To Eat For Dinner The Night Before A Cholesterol Test
Do i need to have a fatty dinner before a Hidascan? and how many hours before the examvan i eat dinner?
HIDA: The scan does not require a specific meal. You do need to not eat 4 hours prior to the test. ...Read more
When you have a active routine at the gym what are you suppost to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack times?
Not sugar: As long as it is not sugar, there is little difference. The key to a healthy breakfast is to consume some healthy sarurated fat as found in eggs (boiled or poached, but not fried) and cheese. These healthy fats act like the "log on your metabolic fire" and keep your blood sugars stable for hours. Breat milk contains 55% saturated fats and is the perfect food for human babies. ...Read more
One-hour glucose test coming up .My doctor didn't specifically give me a list of foods ok to eat the morning before my appointment. What foods are ok?
None: Hi. No food of any kind. The test should be done in the FASTING state (no food after midnight). Water and black coffee are OK. ...Read more
If i eat a small dinner i don't sleep well at night? Then have to get up in the middle of the night for a yogurt. Why is this?
Hypoglycemia: Eating too many carbohydrates and not enough protein & fat at bedtime may result in elevated blood sugar, which causes Insulin to rise. The patient may awake a few hours later with hypoglycemia. I suggest a small snack of protein & fat at bedtime, like nuts, seeds, hummus, cottage cheese to prevent your nighttime awakening. I also suggest no high glycemic carbs (ice cream, popcorn) before bed. ...Read more
What and how much should I eat the night before to show a normal vitamin B12 rating the next morning?
It will not effect: Why do you want to do that.The whole idea of doing vit level is to detect if your level to see if you need supplements.The food will not effect the levels but if you want to raise blood level you can consume large dose of B12 supplements.But i fail to understand what purpose it will serve.Do you want to prove something by doing this experiment which does not make any sence. ...Read more
Healthy diet.: Do the DASH ISBN 9780743410076 Get this book! Read it! Follow it! and you are on the road to good health. Keep us posted. ...Read more
The no sugar diet: Stop drinking all those sugar calories in sodas, juices and alcohol. Don't eat any foods with high fructose corn syrup. Eat lots of whole fresh fruits, vegetables. Don't eat candy, cake or ice cream. Enjoy cooking and eating whole fresh foods. Go to a local farmer's market and buy organic! ...Read more
I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner . After the meal I eat fruits directly . Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way . Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits ?
Breakfast?: Timing doesn't matter. Better to eat breakfast as well; then you may have a less heavy lunch and dinner. Keeps metabolism from sagging in the A.M.Also gut can handle fruits and protein foods at same time. Quantity is always an issue, especially if trying to maintain or lose weight. ...Read more
Almost anything: Breakfast is truly the most meaningful meal of the day. Logo would dictate to get used to a healthier way of eating and living. Any of the yogurts, fruits, cereals (make sure not too much sugar). Please be careful to stay away from high carb foods-muffins, donuts and bagels blake sure you also incorporate exercise into your routine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blessed day to all, is it good for a pregnant to drink lemon juice after waking up in the morning before breakfast?
Neither: It's not good or bad. It depends upon whether you like lemon juice in the morning. ...Read more
Should I eat fruits late at night or is it too much sugar for that hour? And after what time is it best not to eat.
Not really good.: In general it is a good idea for diabetics to "graze" rather than save all their calories for a meal, but if your medication regimen maintains two hour post meal bg of less than 140 it would seem to be ok. However… eating just before bed is a bad choice if you have reflux disease. ...Read more
What do I need to do diet wise to get fasting glucose back into the normal range.Avoid fats at night?Is a bedtime snack a good idea or not?
See below: If your fasting glucose is elevated but you are not diabetic you have about 60% of preventing progression of the process. You should lose about 10% of your body weight, more if you are overweight, exercise at least 30 minutes/day, 5 days/week and gradually increase the intensity of exercise. It may help to consult a nutritionist for advise about diet. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoc. ...Read more
How many individual almonds should I eat in one day? Is it okay to eat 10 at breakfast, 10 at lunch, & 10 for dinner which adds up to 30 for the day.
Almonds: I would say 30-50 would be a good number to have in one day. I would recommend eating them between meals as a snack so it doesn't interfere with your meals. ...Read more
Whats the suitable period (min/hour)to stay after breakfast as I take breakfast at 7 am then go to sleep because I'm a housewife and doing a diet?
Don't eat B4 sleep: Sleep is very important for health and weight. Sleep 7 to 9 hours every night and generally try to go to bed earlier instead of napping if you are feeling tired during the day. Daytime sleepiness might also be a symptom of sleep apnea, so if you are getting 8 hrs and still sleepy, see doc. You may eat a light healthy snack an hour before bed, but full meal should be over 2 hours before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best time of day for obese 58yo female to do exercise when wanting to loose weight/fat burn? Before/after: breakfast, lunch or dinner?
To Lose Weight: I commend you for your desire to lose weight and to do exercise. Let your desire become Belief that your health is Precious! Make a commitment that you do not want risk of Diabetes, Heart disease, High Blood Pressure or Stroke. Any time is good time for exercise. Be disciplined about exercise. Eat Balanced Diet with 1500 Cal/day See a Physician for diagnosis, Diet, Exercise and Therapy for stress ...Read more
Is going to bed after midnight worse for your health if get the same number of hours as if you don't go to best past midnight?
Could eating a pb&j for lunch every day and watchin what i eat the rest of the day help me lose weight?
Depends: During weight loss, you need to help your body decrease its insulin level to promote decrease in fat. PBJ can be very high in glycemic index due to the bread, the PB which is high in sugar unless using natural sugar and then the jelly or jam. I would suggest eating a salad with protein as a better alternative ...Read more
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