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Nutrition

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This category is for questions about how one would go about consuming the correct nutrients in food and in correct amounts. Questions about which foods and nutrients can cause fluctuations in weight can also be found here.
If you're fat, you'll most likely be eating fast food and other unhealthy food. If you're skinny you would most likely be eating healthy foods.
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As with everything, this depends on the person. Some women report their stomachs getting firmer toward the end of their first trimester. Most common seems to be stomach hardening at about 18-28 weeks. Other women say their tummy did not get firm until after 30 weeks.
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Too many to mention, more than we need. And most don't work. For weight loss, you need only one and for it to work, it must focus on your metabolism. Its about knowing not only what to eat but when and how to eat it. Good eating habits should combine with a little regular exercise to achieve your id…
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People tend to have a main meal of pasta/chicken/spaghetti or fish about 3-4 hours before playing. Foods like those aren't exactly superfoods but give a continuous source of energy for a match. Drinking lots of water or other isotonic fluids is really important too -- a 3% loss of fluids can reduce …
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Many parents have tried nutritional methods, such as taking sugar out of the child's diet, before they seek medical attention. A small body of research has suggested that some children may benefit from nutritional treatments, but there are no well-established methods that have consistently shown to …
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To sum it up in one word: Overeating. The biggest nutrition problem is obesity. Americans spend billions of dollars yearly trying to lose weight. The United States is now trying to put a larger emphasis on preventative care (such as nutrition) to cut back on the medical costs caused by diseases rela…
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A study for BBC where adults were allowed to eat unlimited raw fruit and vegetables all day, found that in spite of eating until they felt terrible, they all lost weight. This due to the fact that most vegetables are low in macro nutrients and thereby also low in energy. Vegetables are also very lo…
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If you are excercising, you are gaining muscle and may not lose a lot of weight, but will slim down. If you aren't excercising, then it could be for the basic same reason. Your body is getting rid of inches and some bad fat, but keeping onto good fat. A lot of times you lose inches before weight bec…
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If you feel like you want to eat at night , just try getting a glass of water or juice instead. Often people put on weight because they are bored and need something to do with their hands - so they eat.If drinking instead doesn't work. Try snacking on healthy things such as fruit.I drink a cup of ho…
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You can go to Walmart or local pharmacy and get some protein shakes i need that it works because my dad uses it and it really works. I recommend that you use WHEY protein because that's the one that my dad uses. You can also take top bulking prohormones to gain weight in a week. The results of thes…
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Foods are made up of mainly three major ingredients - fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Starches are complex carbohydrates which are produced by green plants in order to store energy. Starch is most common cereals and root vegetables.
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Caffeine and Dieting There's no substitute for a healthy diet and plenty of exercise when trying to lose weight. It appears that the inclusion of moderate caffeine might aid in weight loss. Be careful though, too much caffeine near bedtime can inhibit sleep, and also too much caffeine can lead to re…
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It's not okay to skip any meals. The worst meal to skip is breakfast. So if you really plan only to have one meal a day then take a full breakfast with anything that you like and is healthy as well.
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You should eat the "common" healthy stuff: fruits and veggies! Instead of eating chips while watching TV, maybe you could eat carrot sticks or something like that. Popcorn, i hear, ISN'T junk (as long as it's not covered in butter and salt). The popcorn itself is healthy, so you can eat that too. Oa…
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Sugar consists of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are not essential to the body and thereby there is no minimum intake required.
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YesLectin, an anti-insecticide and several bacteria are found on uncooked rice and might cause food poisoning if eaten in large amounts. Cooking however enhances the absorption of the nutrients found in rice which otherwise would not be available because of the coating of rice grains.
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I wouldn't even go with "bare minimum" because we all need protein, green veggies, etc., in our diet to keep our body healthy. I know gaining weight is tough on some people, but there are several options to go by (but remember, losing weight too fast can leave you looking pretty sickly.) Weight W…
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Generally people eat more or exercise less in order to gain weight. This process in order to be healthy needs to be carefully planned especially if you are an athlete. Visit sports nutritionist for the best advice because professional athletes have very specific dietary needs in order to be fit and…
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Watch the labels in the food you buy--avoid anything high fructose syrup and high carb food items in the snack aisle. A piece of fruit, a vegetable, etc. is much better. I'm not sure, but I'd guess as little as possible! A child will get enough sugar naturally from fruit and other foods without e…
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If you want to continue being a vegetarian there are ways to reduce your caloric intake or increase your caloric burn rate without eating slaughtered animals.It's more than calorie in/ calorie out. If you are malnourished, you will continue to crave food. You need to get enough vitamins, minerals, a…
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Try to eat a variety of foods .. and try to follow the food guide pyramid. Eating a variety of foods is a good idea, but the food pyramid is the basis for dietary recomendations that have led to epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes, and are not based on and good science, nor are they a particular…
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Whether you are trying to lose weight or not, you should not be consuming added sugar.Although refined sugar is generally considered a commodity and is essentially unnecessary in any diet, some people, but certainly not all, can consume a certain amount and still be relatively healthy.You should not…
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A vegetarian can follow a low carb diet by eating various amounts of nuts, soy, vegetables, fruits, and salads.
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Please stop worrying about your weight! The more you think about it the more it just won't go away. There is no magic pill that will make you lose weight and if you are serious, then you are going to have to put some effort into losing that weight. Starving yourself actually puts weight on you and …
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Answer Medical studies have shown that generally, weight just gained in the middle area (ie- abs), is due to your insulin levels. This means that it is caused by too much sugar/carbs. Decreasing your sugary carbs decreases spikes in your blood sugar levels, which decreases your waistline. Anothe…
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Very soon. 2-3 weeks. 1000 crunches a day is a lot. If you can do that at all you are in good shape anyway.   yeah seriously, if you can do 1000 good on ya! you don't need to be doing them! i can barely get 400 done on a good day and I've been exercising every day for 3 months   …
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The most effective way is to do exercises aimed at the gluteous maximus, the largest muscle in the human body, is do squats or lunges are recommended except they are not the best. To maximize muscle and overall butt growth use a muscle toner on your butt. Also when sitting down clench your thigh and…
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Squats will make it firm.
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Fruits or fruit juices that are acidic (orange juice, pineapple juice, etc.) are excellent for cutting the phlegm in your throat. Eat when you feel like eating. If you have the flu then it is better to go 24 hours without eating, drink plenty of water and rest. The next day eat chicken soup, soda c…
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ANSWER If it gets cold where you live during winter time, then your turtle will most likely slowly stop eating, and become much less active. This is a sign that conditions are becoming increasingly difficult for him to cope with. It is natural for him to want to go into hibernation. They shou…
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It depends on the quality of your tap water. In some areas the tap water tastes so bad people prefer to give their dogs filtered water. If you wouldn't drink the water yourself, consider filtering your pet's water as well. When traveling, sudden changes in water can cause diarrhea in pets. Using bo…
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Raw Rice It's not unhealthy, but the rice will swell in your stomach. If you eat a large amount, you could certainly have discomfort. In extreme cases, your stomach could even burst. This has actually happened to people, mostly children. Here is more advice and input If you soak the rice in warm…
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40 grams is the MAXIMUM amount recommended for non-diabetic people and no added sugar, such as granulated sugar, is necessary, since it adds no nutrition to the body. If you're diabetic or borderline diabetic, please see the note at the bottom. 40 grams of sugar refers mainly to added sugar, which i…
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No, it's not true. It's an urban legend that has been going around the internet and is not based in fact. See the related link below for a site that talks about the history of this fake email.
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Diet pills. sometimes some yogurt. if you starve yourself your body goes into starvation mode. it begins by eating your muscles away til they're gone. the second you start eating again, it latches onto the energy and stores it improperly causing you to gain weight, maybe even more than before you lo…
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This is a very open-ended question, similar to "how long is a piece of string?" The answer depends on your goals (fat loss, maintenance, or fat gain for a minority of people). It also then depends on your energy output versus your energy input, and the speed of your metabolism.If your goal is fat lo…
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No, 14 bananas should have no harmful effects. The idea for potential harm comes from a possibility to exceed the amount of potassium your body can handle. To get to an unhealthy and possibly lethal level of potassium you would have to consume over an estimated 250 bananas (or 883 pounds) at one tim…
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So u want a big butt the gluteus maximus is the biggest and strongest muscle in the entire body it virtualy helps the legs move back and forthIf u want a big butt you can eat alot but most the time that fas goes more places than the butt sometimes it don't go to the butt at allso what you are gonna …
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The number of calories that mantain your body weight depends on many factors - your age, muscle mass, your activity level, etc. If you eat a healthy, balanced diet, and eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full, you needn't be concerned with your caloric intake.If you are trying to lose wei…
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An growth enhancer supplement is a safe and fast way to grow taller. l' ve been using it for almost 2 months and lm pleased with the results. It's a scam like all the others. Above poster, how old are you?
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Calories in one poundThere are 3500 calories in a pound of human body fat (enough to survive two or three days).If you wish to lose body fat, you need to burn or lose 3500 calories to lose one pound.
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Answer 35 grams Answer According to the American Heart Association, the average American takes in 15 grams of fiber. Several organizations recommend 25 - 30 grams a day. The American Dietetic association recommends 25 - 35 grams a day. If your intake is 15 grams or less and you want to increa…
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Answer DON'T DO THAT!!!!! Moth balls are POISON, and besides, what kind of stupid are you, to even think about it? Go to a hardware store, find the moth balls , and READ THE PACKAGE LABEL. IT IS A POISON. The simple way to lose weight? Reduce food intake, and increase physical activity. Ans…
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There's no scientific evidence that consumption of any food leads to breast-specific growth. Breast size is a matter of genetics and is determined by DNA and hormones. Food will make you fatter and your breasts will also get fat, but that is not "growing" and it is unhealthy. Experts agree that the…
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If you want to make your butt bigger you'll have to excercise and make the muscle bigger.If you want a bigger butt, you should work on it through butt exercises such as squats, lunges, etc. Your butt muscles (gluteus maximus) is one of the biggest muscles in your body. Meaning, you can make it grow …
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I really think that the best and healthiest way to lose weight is by dieting and exercising in a moderate way. It'll take some time but its the only way to lose weight. All it takes is dedication and hard work :) And dieting doesn't mean starving yourself. It means eating healthy. That means no mo…
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Start with twice the volume of water as rice. If you have one cup of rice start with two cups of water.Bring the water to a boil and then add the rice. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a very low level. Just enough heat to keep the water hot but not enough to keep it rapidly boiling. Simmer is t…
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Anything that tastes sweet has sugar! Like ice-cream, cake, chocolate, candy, jam, etc. White bread and white pasta and doughnuts have sugar too.
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It generally is figured as a percentage of your daily caloric intake, which varies with your age, sex, and activity level. Additionally, you should pay attention to the type of fat, avoiding saturated fats, and getting your allotment mostly in unsaturated (mostly vegetable) fats and fish oils. The n…
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I wouldn't think there is any vitamin to take to Build Muscle, But some friends and I drink whey protein drinks and they are supposed to build muscle, I will say that in just a week I saw results but you have to drink them everyday and they also make you want to work out longer. I guess because they…
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Why don't you just eat anything and everything in sight? That will certainly make your ass grow!   Here is a tip, guys don't like big asses they like round firm ones.
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According to this article in the New York Times, there is no problem with mercury in fish oil. There is false information being spread by some companies selling more expensive fish oil. I am no expert. Read these two articles in related links below. Answer You need to get top quality products. Try …
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Answer Stretching Exercises: - These exercises will help you improve your posture. You'll be surprised that how much of "Height" is hidden behind your slouched back. You can, at any age, add an inch or two of height by simply improving your posture. Second, you can create a "Taller" effect by f…
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Pepsi contains phenylalanine l. Phenylalanine in large doses is an effective nerve gas. Theories suggest that this compound may increase the risk of ADHD . The caffeine in it is just over a cup of teas worth in every glass, caffeine is a nerve stimulant that can cause headaches, hyperactivity and a…
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Answer Walk up and down lots and lots of stairs. Also squat exercises will help. Answer Eat tons of ice cream and Bigmacs. Answer oh yeah... and become fat enough to get on T.V? i don't think so Answer Other than lots of donuts which will make everything grow bigger, the only way I know is exercise…
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There could be a number of reasons. The ailment is usually called pica. Talking to a doctor about your unusual cravings will help you find an answer, whether it is a nutritional deficit, or whether it is a behavioral adaptation.
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Yes, drinking water can help some people to lose weight. If your worried about bloating, try drinking luke-warm water. Cold water makes you bloat. I drink about 5-6 glasses everyday but i dont get that problem. Or even better drink 1 glass of warm water after every meal this will help also.
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Answer Eating non-food items like laundry starch is a normal human behavior referred to by professionals as "pica." People have been know to eat everything from mud to tire tubes to laundry starch. Think of a stereotypical pregnant woman craving pickles and icecream: it's basically the same thing…
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Answer Processed sugar is not necessary at all in anyone's daily diet. It should be avoided. Our body gets enough carbohydrates from ordinary foods and converts raw carbs to sugars as needed. Grains, fruits, and other carbs provide enough(sometimes too much) sugars as is. Dried fruits such a…
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It's not a concrete number. Different people have different needs and varying amounts of caloric intake. Your breakfast should typically be between 20-25% of your total day's caloric intake. Example: If you are a 45 year old women, 5'4" and weigh 140 pounds your BMR is 1200 calories. Your breakfas…
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Most people stop growing at 12-17 years old.(Your ears keep growing until you die!)
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I read in an article that there are seven that you should avoid.... Here's the link.... :http://id.88db.com/id/Knowledge/Knowledge_Detail.page/Food_Beverage/?kid=1345: Answer there is nothing you can cut out of your diet to lose weight for any certain body part. when you eat your body distrub…
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Around 2 to 3 litres 2.4 liters to be exact Most simple 8 to 12 tall glasses of water a day About 8 - 10 cups (American cup measurement) of water daily, and if it is 12 cups that good to prevent dehydration liter to drink = your weight * .033
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yea if its loaded with butter and you eat alot everyday but if its just plan popcorn than you should be fine
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To get a big butt a lot of starch based foods such as bread, especially cornbread, will help.
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Vitamin D Enriched Diet: Oily Fish (Trout, cooked) Cod Liver Oil Mushrooms (Portabello) Fortified Cereals (Whole Grain Total) Tofu (Firm, Lite) Caviar Dairy Products Pork Eggs Dairy Alternatives (Plain Soy Yogurt) Vitamin A Enriched Diet: Sweet Potato Carrots Dark Leafy Greens Squash Cos or Ro…
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Bigger Butt Here is advice and input from Answers.com users: Any food with high levels of refined processed carbohydrate will get you a bigger butt but you will also get fatter in general. You may also get heart disease, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, dental caries, type 2 diabetes, and ot…
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Getting all of the vitamins and nutrients you need. not eating too much or too less of something. starving yourself or binging is the farthest from a balanced meal. if you follow the food pyramid you are going to be pretty close to a balanced meal. but getting a good portion of each food group is wh…
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Gaining Weight and Getting CurvesEat good fats, things with Omega-3's. Drink protein shakes, you can get those at the grocery store or GNC. Do it healthfully and with your doctors advice to avoid problems.Other Opinions:Don't pig out on junk food!! it's unhealthy and bad for your heart. i wouldn't w…
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Most foods are not bad for you when eaten in moderation. There are, however, foods that are less healthy for you than others. Some examples are: fried foods fatty foods foods that contain sugar junk foods
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Potatoes are the most common food that make your butt bigger. Such as french fries, potato chips, and other foods made from potatoes. Yeah you can be a fat formless mass or, if you want a butt that lasts, you can eat healthy. Buy a body builders magazine for a few months, they will tell you straig…
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Answer Yes, overeating any food will make you fat. Weight gain cannot be targeted to specific areas. As you gain weight, this will include getting a fatter butt.
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There is no way to answer this question quantitatively because there is no standard of activity required to be a cheerleader. Also, cheerleader activities are usually body weight activities meaning the amount of energy expended will be proportional to the weight of the cheerleader.
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No, its not unhealthy.
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Alot longer than it would take you to excersise it off.
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There is a chance, but I'm afraid it's not likely. Most women have reached their full height at 17, men at 20. But don't be ashamed of your height, you're just fun-sized, like those little candy's! And there is nothing I have heard of to make you taller. Sorry, but you have to make the best of what …
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your body will maybe get ill. It could possibly end in getting a 24 hour fever (food sick) so you should probably stay clear of that stuff. You would also be overweight.So instead you should eat more healthy foods.
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Answer This product is not sold in the UK but a quick Internet search uncovered the work of Dr Deas and apparently it causes anemia. Eating anything that is not considered "Food" is caused by an iron deficiency. Get a blood test. Additional Informaton: Unexplained cravings for peculiar substanc…
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I agree habits are deffiniately not inherited however kids can be taught unhealthy habbits for eating .
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don't worry about it now, you're fine at that weight. I was at 112 lbs 5'7" until I was 16 yrs. Now I'm 6', 210 lbs, 41 yrs. Enjoy yourself! :) The AVERAGE for 13 and 5'4" is 110 pounds but as long as you are happy and healthy don't worry about it. I have 17 year old 5'9", 111 pounds, he never …
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Answer If you're having difficulty gaining weight, as I do, maybe get a job in a bar or restaurant, preferably as a waiter or waitress who frequently enters the kitchen. Maybe you'd be allowed to snack on some fresh, hot, delicious food as often as you like. Ideally maybe become a chef and then I th…
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Protein consists of small molecules called amino acids, joined together into long molecules called polypeptides. Each polypeptide has a very specific sequence of amino acids. Depending on the sequence, the molecule folds into a specific shape, sometimes involving other molecules, with a certain dist…
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Effervescent technology is known to provide up to 99% bio-availability of multi-vitamins. (This is much more than tablets or capsules). Mixed with water such multi-vitamin formulas produce a fizz (carbon dioxide) which helps in greater and quicker absorption of all ingredients! Answer # 2: When …
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As little as humanly possible. White refined sugar is very bad for the body. Substitute sugar with Sucanut (comes from the sugar cane, but organic and healthier than refined white sugar because it hasn't lost all nutrients). You can get it at any health food store and sometimes the health section of…
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Answer Because most of the time we treat ourselves to junk food to satisfy us and in turn it makes us feel good. So in time it become addicting to us and we thus feel guilty for not having the control to stop eating so much of it.
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Cornstarch is messy and can cause anemia and constipation. Try eating"Crayola Side Walk Chalk" it taste better and is not messy. Chalk has the same starchy taste but better. VIDEO Starch Eater: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20QiqRVLkpM do you guys have anything better to do than to worry about the …
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Yes, you'll lose weight, and then almost certainly gain it all back, all while doing your body and metabolism no favors at all.Weight loss is a slow, deliberate process and is never successfully attained and maintained by "quick fixes." Your metabolism, feeling that the body is starving, will actual…
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It varies from person to person. Some people with diabetes can take more carbohydrate than other diabetics can. Therefore, you need to test this out for yourself by counting carbs and checking your blood sugar levels, with your glucometer, after eating. Just recently the American Dietetics Associati…
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I am 31 y FM. I have been eating starch for 13years. I started out eating at the begining of my pregnancy. I found it to be the only thing I craved. 13 years later I find my self severely anemic and after 1 blood transfusion, I still find myself eating 1-2 boxes per week. This is not good for you. I…
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Answer Cola has a few ingredients which are bad for you. Caffine, sugar, aspartame, phosphoric acid, too much sodium, and the color all do something different to your system. Sources below: Soda effect on body: http://www.newstarget.com/004416.html Caffeine: http://www.pe2000.com/caffeine.htm &…
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Answer Depends on your age, sex, and current weight. Answer Women should eat 1500 and men can eat up to 2000. Of course that really depends on how active you are. Answer Actually women need to eat 1300 and men can go up to 1800 but that is the max, also depends on your height.
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ONE REASON IS BECAUSE IT CAN SOMETIMES BE GROSS Arguments for:1. lower obesity weight among children2. better ability to concentrate among students due to more vitamins in food3. schools offer free or reduced lunched to lower income levels...it is recognized that children who are in low income home…
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This question is kinda hard to answer; because you have to take your height and weight into consideration, but after a lot of researching, I found a common thread. Anything less than 1,000 calories is not "adequate nutrition".
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Answer Did you know that women who dont have the right amount of fat percentage in their bodies dont get their periods. answer2 real one yes it always true. Answer You need something called omega-3 and omega-6 fats. These are particular kinds of unsaturated fats. Omega-3 fats are good for you…
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My boy is 4 and still begs for milk. I break it up by offering him water in between the milk. Also distract him with healthy snacks and other activities.ANOTHER ANSWERFOR EVERY cup of milk you give him, give him a cup of water. Also try naturalfruit juices that aren't full of added sugar. If he/her …
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Answer The majority of persons learn life skills good or bad in the environment in which they were raised. On the other hand what appears to be an unfit or unsuitable home to some is actually their comparison of methods of housekeeping, meal preparation, child rearing and so forth to their own pe…
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If you want to get fat, just don't exercise and eat lots of food.
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How much water should you drink each day? A simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.Though no single formula fits everyone,…
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