Your Questions About My Bmi 22.5

William asks…

how hard is it to put on muscle?

i go to the gym 3 times a week. 30 min of hard cardio and 30 min on weights.
i also play ice hockey once a week for an hour

my bmi is 22.5, 6ft 0.7in tall and 12stone 3.5 pounds heavy

i wanna build abs and around 1/2in – 1in of muscle on my biceps

how long will it take?


admin answers:

You don’t build abs, you just lose the fat on the stomach. And you got to do more then 30 minutes on weight. Try like 2 hours a day in the gym on weights.

James asks…


im 14 years old
im a male
i weigh 161 pounds
my BMI is 22.5 according to this online BMI calculator
i have big shoulders
my dad says im close to being “fat” would you agree?
im 5′ 11 i need to add at least 10 characers to enter this

admin answers:

If your dad says ‘fat’ then you must be fat….and ugly too.

Charles asks…

Do you think I am too fat?

I know I’m chubby/bigger than average (I was 220lbs a year ago, now I’m 135ish, 16, and 5’5″) I am at a medically “healthy” weight, with a BMI of 22.5, I’m just asking for aesthetic reasons.
This pic is me (in my underwear, just a warning)

Am I *too* fat? How much more weight should I lose?

admin answers:

Call me when you’re 18 years old and about 10 pounds heavier and I’ll slam the ever-loving **** outta ya girl. Whooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria asks…

I need an exercise plan!?g?

I weigh 115lbs, my BMI is 22.5,&that’s perfect. My problem is that I have a tummy my stomach isn’t flat or just a little chubby its big&I need an exercise plan to change that…any sugestions?

admin answers:

It doesn’t matter what time you eat at as long as you can exercise appropriately.

Consider the following:

Don’t reduce the calories you eat, just make sure you are eating the right kinds of foods.

DO NOT STOP DRINKING WATER. People lose weight when they stop drinking water because you your body is 68% water. This will only let you lose weight until you start drinking again (which will happen because your body NEEDS it). First let me start off by saying that the reasons for your weight can be placed into 3 categories.

1) Diet –> What goes into your mouth accounts for 80% of the way you look.

2) Exercise–> The physical activity you do ( 30 min – 1 hour ) accounts for 10% of the way you look.

3) Genetics–> Unfortunately 10% is unchangable without plastic surgery.

–As far as your diet is concerned, just stay away from the “white” foods. “White” foods include sugar, white flour, potatoes, mayo, and salt. Don’t get me wrong, potatoes are good for you, but too much starch can be bad. All I can tell you is DON’T eat ANY fast food ( except for subway ) and STAY AWAY FROM WHITES. You should also drink LOTS of water ( 1 gallon/ day).. Yes this seems like a lot, and no you shouldn’t just start drinking this much everyday. It takes some time to build up the ability to drink this much water in a single day. Follow these simple diet rules and you’ll lose weight/fat in no time.

–Even though Exercise only accounts for 10% of your physique, you MUST exercise a minimum of 30-60 min every single day. If you have a treadmill, the best exercise you can do is inclined walking moderations. This means after every min you should increase your speed and incline until you reach the max, Than you decrease every min back to ground zero. The reason you want to walk when you do this is because Walking burns fat, while Running burns calories. Burning fat will be most important for you if you want to lose weight.

–Unfortunately your genetics also account for 10% of your appearance and there is no natural way that you can deal with this.

I have followed These rules and have lost a lot of weight pretty quickly, and have gained this knowlege through Fitness Trainers and Biology courses on the human body. There are many different ways to get results, but from trial and error I can honestly tell you that my program is one of the best.

John asks…

POLL: Do you think you’re fat?

I’m female, 5’5″, 16 years old, 135lbs, and my BMI is 22.5. I wear a size 6. I think I’m fat.
Just curious how many other people think they’re fat, and at what sizes people think that they’re fat.

admin answers:

You are NOT fat at all. Your PERFECT. I am 5’2″, 155lbs with a BMI of 28. I think I am not fat, but a little chunnky, especially in the thigh and butt region. If I went passed 175, then I would consider myself fat.

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Your Questions About Mushy Poop

Thomas asks…

How to get rid of dog poop smell in backyard?

Can someone please help me!!!!! My father wants to get rid of our dog, because of the smell in the backyard. I do clean up the poop, but it’s hard to get rid of the smell, especially when she has soft, mushy poop, it smears, how can I get rid of it and the smell, please HELP me, I love my dog!!

admin answers:


I am sure you do love your dog. If the dog poop is on a hard surface such as flags, concrete etc then use a bowl with warm water and put in some washing powder, washing liquid or washing tablets that you use for doing laundry – that will clean anything and will leave it smelling fresh. Its not really ideal to use on grass as it could potentially kill the grass if left on, plus it could poison any worms in the grass which will automatically come up for fresh air.

If the dog poop is on grass, use warm water and squeeze some lime, lemon juice or baking soda iin it and put it on the stain/smears on your garden/grass, then brush it clean, then get a hose pipe and hose the area down.

Lots of Love
Misscpb xxx

Paul asks…

Poll: Do you prefer hard, painful poops or soft, mushy poops?

I don’t like it when my poop is mushy. You have to wipe and wipe and wipe, and then later you have to wipe more because more leaked out. If it’s hard and painful, it only lasts a second.

admin answers:

I like the ones that splatter toilet water all over my butt hole. It is very refreshing.

Mark asks…

what kind brand of food would make my ferret poop dry instead of it being all mushy and sticky?

both of the little stinkers poop soft and its a pain to pick up -___- is there any brand of ferret food that would make them poop dry so i can just vaccume it up and not worry about stains

admin answers:

Do you poop dry poo humph I didn’t think so
Use a good litter no clay or clumping as it can cause blockage and that is not only painful but can kill him/her fast if left untreated and you asking that crazy question leaves me worrying.
If a ferrets poo ever came out hard it would be because it was dehydrated and that is not good it is a killer to

Donald asks…

why is babys poop so mushy?

my mom just had a baby and her poop smells and it is mushy!
my mom wants me to help out but i am scared it will eat me!!!
mwah ahahahahaha!
it is gross

admin answers:

Lol….your question made me laugh. I remember my boys saying that they wanted to be really ‘hands on’ with helping me with their little sister…but when nappy time came they ran for the hills!

I remember changing my first nappy and feeling pretty scared about it all…

You can cheaply buy huge packs of disposible medical gloves….this would at least make you feel slightly ‘protected’…you’ll be safe behind the gloves and the poop can’t get you!!

OOooh and hold your breath too!

Go on…you know you want to really….lol!

Sandra asks…

Why is my poop always mushy?

well.. Umm yea.. My poop is always soo soupy and mushy.. Haha umm it’s really uncomfortable for me to type so reading it yea.. Sorry.?? But I want to know

admin answers:

I’d go to a doctor. It’s already bad when you have diarrhea once. To explain, let me tell you exactly what diarrhea is.

In a normal digestion period (I’ll give you the reader’s DIGEST [xD] version), food spends a few hours getting turned into ‘soup’ in the stomach. Then it is moved into the small intestine. The lining of the small intestine is covered with microscopic ‘fingers’, called villi. Anything worth using for food for your body is sucked in through microscopic pores on the villi, and whatever’s left–the ‘unwanted’ stuff–is moved into the next stage; the large intestine. The remains spend many hours being slowly moved along through this fat sausage-like tube, and as it moves through moisture is sucked from it. This is why normal feces is not DRY, but is solid. When it reaches the end… Well, you know what happens ;)

Diarrhea occurs when the body’s digestive system ‘rushes’ the food. It zips right through the small intestine. And that’s where the danger occurs; you’re eating, but the nutrients doesn’t have much time to be sucked into the villi. Your body continues to speed it along, all through the small INT and into the big INT. It is also sped through there, and doesn’t have enough time to have the moisture sucked out; that’s why it’s watery.

So as you can probably see, it’s actually dangerous if you have diarrhea. You’re depleting your body of the nutrients it needs. That’s why I am stressing this… PLEASE go to a doctor and have this checked out. It is very dangerous.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essay Questions

Paul asks…

Need help with a conclusion for my essay?

This is my introduction paragraph: Obesity is a health issue that affects tens of millions of children and adults across the world. Understand what obesity is helps people realize struggles, issues, and treatments associated with obesity. There are several different causes of obesity, some are hereditary and some causes are environmental. There are many types of illnesses associated with obesity; some of these illnesses are mental while the other types of illnesses are physical. The media very much influences societies view on obesity. Obesity puts many restrictions on the lives of the affected individuals, which limits how obesity’s patients live physically and mentally. While there are many causes that lead to obesity, there are cures which involve surgical and non-surgical methods. This essay will define obesity, review the causes and impacts of obesity, as well as examine obesity rates and examine how obesity is being treated throughout the world.

I have no clue what to do with a conclusion.. teacher said something about reversing everything..don’t know what she means. Could anyone give me specific guideslines on what to do for it, or if you’re kind enough even want to write it for me? haha

admin answers:

What she probably means (and this is what a conclusion entails) is to restate your introduction. Sum up the topics you’ve reviewed in your piece. It doesn’t have to be very long or drawn out, just a few sentences to close things. Depending on the kind of essay it is, end with a question, something for your readers to think about now that they’ve read this information on obesity. Good luck!

Robert asks…

what are some health problems with eating too much junk food at a young age?

well i’m doing an essay for school and i’m doing it about too much junk food or fast food at a young age and i need some examples of health problems and some statistics so if you can help it’d be most appreciated

please to spam you’re questions on here
please DON’T spam you’re questions here

admin answers:

The high levels of sodium will cause you to develop High blood pressure which leads to tears in the vascular system and those tears accumulate plaque,which then clogs arteries leading to stroke,heart attacks,fatigue and premature aging, There are also trans fats that cause obesity,which can lead to low self esteem and diabetes,which leads to amputation and death.

Richard asks…

Should sweets and fizzy drinks be banned at school?

Hi i am 14 and i need help on this essay. I know what to write about, but i don’t no how to start the essay off. If you could please help me with the introduction, that would be most helpful. Im not sure how to start it off..its just one paragraph plz help me.
Something lyk: Should sweets and fizzy drinks be banned at schools? That is a debatable question. HELP :( x i need bout 10 sentences for the into. x

admin answers:

I would give a stand which backs my viewpoint, which naturally means whether you support or do not support the sale of sweets and fizzy drinks at school.

For example if you did, you could probably start by saying:
It is a well known fact that children require a lot of energy to keep themselves powered up and to keep going throughout the day, as such they require an energy source ….

Of course then write that since sweets and fizzy drinks are well liked by children, the sale of it in schools can do no harm as they will probably enjoy school lunches a lot more.

On the other hand, if you disagree, you could instead write:
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, is an oft heard saying which highlights the importance of having a healthy diet. Some of the aspects of a healthy diet include having sufficient water, vegetables, minerals and food. Some of which are not included are often food high in sugar content or fats, and of which overconsumption of such goods will result in adverse results in the human body, such as obesity. Such goods include sweets and fizzy drinks and ….

Hope that helped a bit! (:

Linda asks…

Do YOU go out to eat? please read description before answering?

on average, how many families in the united states eat out for dinner. i need the percentile because i am doing an essay against putting a 7:00 curfew on kids under the age of 16. i am arguing that if the mayer were to initiate the curfew, it would be inconvenient because most families eat out for dinner and most people eat dinner after 7:00. so can u give me the percentile of how many families eat out for dinner?

admin answers:

It sounds like the city should fit the bill for their consultants, marketing surveys and whatnot not you.This is a very specific question only a marketing expert with current data on the eating habits specifically time frames in various types of restaurants. Most families with kids order pizza delivery to avoid this.(I can’t even look at food after 8PM so a lot of times then I simply waited till breakfast).You’re argument is simple. I work (both of us) we don’t have time, and we are not letting you contribute to our kids obesity and subsequent diabetes. For that there is tons of information. Let the city hire a consultant for $100,000 and they will get a survey for approx $4000. This is how it’s done. Now just try to sue the city for its incompetence for hiring the overpriced consultant. Good luck! In 2004 families in the U.S. Ate out 5.3 times a week. That is bound to be much lower now with the current economic state, and may have included lots of fast food and EVEN pizza delivery. Current data available on this may not even be relevant as changes are coming too fast to keep up. The cost of the marketing surveys are prohibitive given especially their short “shelf life.”

Susan asks…

To what extent is our biology determined by our genes?

what is this asking me? IM LOST!

admin answers:

This looks like an essay style question and, perhaps is asking in relation to other influences of which may contribute to our biological structure – such as, environmental change. Think Darwin and biological fitness (the ability to reproduce many, viable offspring in relation to other members of our species). Think of the differences and relationship between the thrifty genotype and, the thrifty phenotype hypothesis – which look at what can be inherited and, what may be influenced by environmental factors.

You could argue that obesity is genetically inherited from parents from studies undertaken or, argue that it is environmentally influenced from the high calorific contents of ingredients used in manufactured foods which are consumed in large quantities in western societies ( studies prove this is so ). You could propose that both have a part to play.

This topic is so wide and, encompasses so much information. I have just finished the SK277 with the OU and, this question is the type we would be asked. I hope this makes some sense to you.

Good luck.

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Secrets

John asks…

How do you make your boobs bigger?

I heard this book called boost your bust and does anyone have it? If so, can you share some information with me that would be great!!! my boobs are sooo small:( I really want to know the secrets of breast enlargement..thanks!

admin answers:

There is not any secret in breasts enlargements, Different factors involve in boobs size, you may check your life style do struggle your self to get bigger boobs
Adopt healthy lifestyle from now, Avoid junk foods with high carbohydrates they increase your weight instead of breasts and your body figure may go imbalanced, Eat less but eat healthy Only take food with full of vitamins and proteins, eat mammary meat or upper side of udder meat of milk giving animal
Try to improve curves in body your breasts naturally appears bigger, Keep wide difference between breasts and waist size, with small waist your breasts naturally look bigger
Don’t wear bra all the time
Chest exercises may help to increase boobs Massage may help to increase breasts growth stimulates blood flow and some oils contains substances to boost breasts growth and can help in breasts growth
Study about about progesterone testosterone and estrogen hormones they play key functions in women body about breasts growth and weight

Sandra asks…

Do eating healthy helps the hair grow?

If I ate healthy will my hair grow to be long and strong and not easily damaged by the sun.

admin answers:

Your hair would be stronger and grow a little bit faster.If you eat certain types of food,it can also cause your hair to have a great amount of shine and luster.Getting enough protein in your diet will also help to make your hair stronger.wing long, healthy locks is not child’s play. It’s a serious matter. If you take your health seriously you should have no problem growing strong, healthy, shiny hair.

You can attain hair like your favorite celebrity – without having to take out your check book or pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to a top of the line stylist to weave someone else’s hair into yours (someone who’s taken the time to grow the hair that your paying for, I might add). Why not grow the hair yourself so that it’s truly “yours” for as long as you want it to be! You won’t have to worry about taking it out in a few weeks or months, that hair can be yours! And when someone says to you, “I love your hair”, you won’t have to feel guilty. You’ll know that the pride, patience and care it took you to grow your luscious locks was well worth it. Here are the secrets to having beautiful hair that’s the envy of all others.

Your hair is a true confession of what you eat. If your diet mainly consists of fast-food, processed food or little or no water or vitamins, your hair will show your diet history. Your hair tells a lot about your eating habits. It’s like the DNA of your diet. Not only will your hair be dry, limp and dull, but you will also feel dull and lifeless too.

The key to amazing hair is a healthy diet. I know it may sound cliché but it’s true. Try to focus on the two most important factors which are high quality proteins like tofu, fish and legumes. Also, make sure you have enough calories daily to maintain good health.

Healthy hair also depends upon micronutrients like vitamins A, C, zinc and B complex. Make sure that you eat a well balanced diet. Add a variety of fruits and vegetables which are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, whole grains for minerals, soy products for plant-based estrogens, nuts and seeds for minerals and vitamins, and lean protein for iron. You should also consider taking a multivitamin for assurance.

A total breakfast cereal high in fiber and nutrients will also help you get all of the other nutrients your body needs. You should also try to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day as this adds moisture to your skin and hair to give you an overall healthy glow.

Here are some meal plans to help your journey to luminous, silky hair.

Breakfast: Bran cereal or a total breakfast cereal with skim or soy milk and a fruit. Orange Juice or Grapefruit juice.

Lunch:Tuna sandwich on whole or stone-ground bread with dark green lettuce and tomatoes. Tossed salad with tomatoes, green and/or red peppers and soy or skim milk. Fruit.

Dinner:Roast beef, or chicken breast. Brown rice or sweet-mashed potatoes, mixed-fruit and low-fat soy milk.

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Carol asks…

What do you see as the reason for Queen Elizabeth’s longevity?

I know the Queen Mother lasted to 101. Is there something in the water that is presented to the royals that accounts for this aberration? Have they made a deal with Beelzebub? Is there a branch of Transylvanian roots associated with this? Whatever the secret is, it should be bottled and sold. We certainly could use it here in the States.

What sayest THOU???

Why so touchy? Didn’t see anything to your liking at the Riot Sale in London?

admin answers:

- Good genes
- Best healthcare available 24/7
- Healthy lifestyle

Richard asks…

how do i get rid of those 5 pounds on my stomach and thighs without diet pills, crash dieting, or surgery?

I am a teenage so when i search the web for diet plans they says i am to young. But to me(and my mom) it doesn’t matter as long as you do it right and safely. So i was wondering if anyone had a secret tip of and websites that who help me?

admin answers:

Diets have come and gone and a new one will be invented tomorrow promising you everything and delivering very little. That is because they are considered something you go on and then go off. In other words, they are temporary. That is not to say they are useless just that they will never give you continued success unless you change some things permanently.

What is a Diet Good for?

Diets have their place in your weight loss goals. First of all, they can be beneficial to jump starting your metabolism. Kind of a fire starter if you will. A jump-start will give you more energy and the initial weight loss can boost your self-confidence.

However, you will need to be ready to make some whole life changes if you want the results to be permanent. What are some changes you will need to make? Well a lot of that depends on you.

Lifestyle Changes- Fast Food

Are you a fast food junkie who eats out at least a couple of times per week? If so, you will find that you have plenty of company. Many people are so busy that the drive through is a perfect solution for dinner, lunch and even breakfast. The problem is many have no idea that one meal from a fast food restaurant can contain nearly a whole day’s caloric intake.

One popular fast food joint has a burger that is 750 calories! The burger alone is a third of your recommended daily allowance; add the fries and a drink and you are done for the day.

Does this mean you can never have fast food again? Not necessarily, but it will mean that you have to be aware of what you are eating. Most fast food places have a website that contains all the nutritional information for the foods they serve. Check them out then make you a list of “safe” fast foods.

Exercise Changes

If you never move your body more than from the house to the car to work and back you will have a hard time losing weight and keeping it off. The human body functions best when there are periods of exercise. It increases mood stabilizers in the blood stream and best of all burns calories.

While you are on your diet, take the time to incorporate exercise into your life. You will feel better and increase your weight loss rates exponentially. Start with a walk, park further away from the store or your office. Then as you progress, find time to walk more or jog. Whatever you can comfortably fit in your schedule will be a great place to start.

Healthy Eating

This is absolutely the most important part of all. While you are on your chosen diet, you will want to become familiar with healthier food choices. Find ways to make your favorite foods better for you. Can you substitute ground turkey for ground beef in some recipes? Learn new recipes that include fresh fruits and vegetables.

You see your body needs several things to function at a healthy level. Proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals just to name a few. You also need certain fats to cushion joints and protect your vital organs. Create a lifestyle eating plan that brings all of these elements into play and you will feel amazing and best of all you will be able to lose weight and keep it off.

Check my source, it might help. Good luck!

Susan asks…

How to get more energy and stamina for work?

I have a job where I spend most of the day in a chair at a desk. I want to get lots of work done, so I can make more money, but I get tired and run out of steam after about 4-5 hours. I try to eat, sleep and exercise well, but there’s problems in all these areas, as follows:

Sleep – I’ve had troubles sleeping all my life. Some nights I can’t fall asleep until 3 or 4 am and other nights I go straight to bed when I get home at 6pm.

Nutrition – It’s a mixed bag, I eat lots of veggies, but lots of sugar as well. Plus I drink on the weekends.

Exercise – many walks, some jogs, overall though it is quite a sedetary life.

Any Suggestions on lifestyle changes or things to do to increase my productivity would be greatly appreciated. Any advice from doctors would be great, or advice from people who work 50+ hours per week and feel great? What is your secret to stamina and Productivity?

admin answers:

I am a paramedic and work 48 hr shifts. We have a station, like a fire station, and are usually so busy we don’t sleep more than 4 hrs per night. Often that is interrupted. I often pick up extra shifts for overtime, and I also have another part-time job. I have also had insomnia issues, so here is what I’ve found that helps, part of which a doc advised me to do that really made a difference.

Sleep – Develop a bedtime and stick with it, even on weekends. You may not feel tired, but lay there and try and relax. No TV. Is your bedroom condusive to sleep? Quiet? No computer/tv on. I have used a little, low relaxing music. If you can’t fall to sleep after 30 min. Or so I read, but only for a short while – 15 to 20 min., then back to bed. You have to do this for several weeks to get your body trained, then, if you go out and have a late night, it isn’t such a big deal, but you have to keep it up until you get in the habit. If you come home exhausted, don’t go to bed more than an hr early. You can’t sleep late either – get up at the same time you get up for work. I am in bed by 11pm, and up by 7am at the latest. I enjoy it now – I have some quiet time to myself to just enjoy my coffee.

Nutrition – On my job, it’s catch as can. I eat healthy at home, but we often don’t have time to cook, and it’s fast food. I still grab a lot of salads, and carry stuff to munch on that’s healthy and high in protein – nuts like cashews and almonds, trail mix, etc. Mid morning and midafternoon try adding a simple handful of nuts or some string cheese for the protein and see how much your stamina increases, but also add some fruit for a slight sugar/carb rush – even if it’s dried fruit at your desk like raisins or cherries, or a handful of fresh grapes. Overall, cut back on your sugars, and limit your alcohol consumption. It’d be great if you could eliminate it for 6 weeks and see if it helps you get on track faster. One biggie – stop sugary drinks and increase water.

Exercise – I think you know the answer there – just try and increase it to do something daily. A 30 min. Walk daily is a great start. Stairs instead of elevator, park further away, brown bag it and walk to the park and eat lunch, etc. You may consider yoga, which would address exercise and relaxation both, thus helping sleep issues.

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Your Questions About Healthy Fattening Foods For Dogs

Sharon asks…

S’ ok for dogs to eat eggs every other day? i want to fatten up my 5 month old pitbull a bit, hes about 40 lbs?

every other day i mix egg yolk into his dry dog food…he actually eats more of his own dog food that way….sometimes i mix cheese in too…before when i was only feeding him the dog food..he will eat only once or twice a day and not so much…maybe half a cup …so often he will go for a couple of days eating only half a cup a day….he’s completely healthy ..the vet has checked him out….he told me to keep at it and eventually he will eat more but he’s not….so for the past week i’ve been feeding him eggs….is this ok? are eggs good for him? mixing in eggs, he’ll eat about a cup at each meal…..
he is not mixed with anything…his bloodline is fawn….both his parents are stocky looking but he seems to be lean and tall

admin answers:

Egs are fine,but stop with the cheese unless it is low-fat cottage cheese. But your dog is a normal weight for his age and breed.

Lisa asks…

how to fatten up dog?

our dog just got wormed after being sick for awhile (getting skinnier/bloody diarrhea that sort of thing). since the worming he is back to perfect health.. except he’s still scrawny looking.

what is a quick way to get him back to a healthy weight? we are still feeding him dog food but what can we add to fatten him up again? he already had almost no fat on him naturally and now he just looks skeletal!
do they make anything like a pediasure for dogs type thing? we fed him the chicken and dumplings out of a MRE tonight in additon to his regular dinner of dog food.
YES we did take care of his worms that were making him sick.. now we just need to get some wieght back on the little man
he’s on some dollar store brand food and we don’t think that will do much for getting nutrition.. so we are trying to feed him more chicken and veggies.

admin answers:

Your dog needs extra fat with his diet. You can try yogurt or chicken or beef stock on dry food to encourage him to eat more. You could add hard cheese to his diet, like Parmesan (but not the green can stuff, the real stuff). You could also scramble some eggs, without the butter.

As long as food is available when he wants it, he will return to a normal weight given time. You don’t want him to overshoot his ideal weight and end up with a tootsie-roll either.

David asks…

how to fatten up my dog? but in a healthy way?

last week i was driving over a small bridge and i saw something in the middle of it well it was a big pitbull dog. I almost hit her and the on coming car almost did to. so i got the dog and put her in my car she was very friendly. I took her home for the night and fed her and gave her water and i put up an ad for her in the lost and found and no one has called….. shes a very sweet dog and she gets along perfectly with my chihuahuas and my cat i think she might be a year old. she loves people and shes not aggressive at all. I was a little surprised she was this good for being a pitbull. Shes a little afraid of men… when my brother walks by her she gets scared. She has a few scars on her. she has a huge one on her head and some on her legs. well i decided to keep her and im going to take her to the vet to get vaccinated and my only concern is shes a little skinny for being a pitbull. how could i fatten her up? I dont wanna over feed her. I just wanna get her to gain a little weight… Is there any food i could feed her that will be good for her???thanks p.s her name is Tika (tee-ka)
“Aduial” -i been trying to look for her owner and no one has called me about her from the ad i put up…. she had no collar….what else would you suggest i do with her???? and i also said i was going to take her to the vet if you didnt read very carefully

admin answers:

In addition to her kibble, I would feed her high protein food, like turkey chicken lamb etc. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR KEEPING THIS DOG YOU ARE SAVING HER LIFE ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH! And by the way: pittys aren’t agressive, i’ve never met one aggressive pit in my like!
Choose as best answer! ~Abbi

Donald asks…

Was this a healthy choice after a week binge?

I overate for a week straight and gained 5 lbs. I need to lose but I can’t restrict! No matter how hard I try my body cannot let me. Anyway I’m a girl and im 15 and my height is 5’4 i used to be 98lbs now im 102lbs and people notice my weight gain. im not naturally thin i had to work to get that way but now im feeling insecure and i want to lose weight. i did cardio eliptical moderate rate for 20min and walked my dog for 20min and danced in my room for 10 min, my physical activity was about 50min. i ate about 2000-2100 calories is this going to make me gain or maintain 102?I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT SO BAD! was this a healthy choice of food? btw i overate breakfast so i didn’t eat lunch. (bad i know)

2 cups of kashi cereal go lean crunch
1 poached egg
original quaker oats oatmeal – added a dash of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
frozen greek vanilla chobani fat free yogurt
half grapefruit
small banana
strawberry activia yogurt
total: 980cals

1 and 1/2 cup of japanease seaweed salad
1 chicken drumstick marinated with Italian dressing dark and white meat with garlic
granny smith apple
5oz marinated with garlic and italian kraft dressing chicken dark meat and white meat
1 cup of kashi go lean crunch cereal

total about 2030cals or more idk how my mom made that chicken. i think it’s pretty fattening FML.

admin answers:

I mean that’s quite a bit of calories. I would try to eat a smaller breakfast and then a small lunch. For your meat at dinner try to choose lean meats becuase they are the best for when working out. :) Hope this helped.

Helen asks…

What food should I feed My Sib Husky?

I am currently feeding my Sib Husky (he is 2) Blue Buffalo, the wild high protien one. He eats it but does not seem to like it. I will leave the bowl there with the food in it and he will maybe eat it at the end of the day. I have been feeding him this is whole life. I recently grabbed some samples of a brand called Taste of the Wild, he ate it all but then again its something new. I read the ingrediatns and it seems to be a good dog food, however it has less protien then the blue buffalo one. My dog is supper skinny and I need to fatten him up! I can see his ribs! My vet suggested that I feed him carbs but I do not want to have to cook for my dog too.

Any suggestions for good food? I do not care how much the food is, I just want healthy good food for my dog.

admin answers:

If price doesn’t matter Orijen and Acana grain free are some of the best kibble out there. I feed my dog both of these and she is in perfect shape and has good muscle. They come in a variety of flavors to switch it up which I do. They’re loaded with fresh named meats, high protein, grain free. They’re made from a very trustworthy company too.


Acana Grain Free:

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Your Questions About Bmi Calculator Male

Paul asks…

Why do my shoulders stick out?

I am 14 years old, i weigh 107 pounds and i am approximately 5’7 or 5’8. My BMI is 16.8 if you calculate that i am 5’7. If you calculate the 5’8, my BMI would be 16.3. According to many BMI calculators, i am underweight. I work out a little bit ( Push ups, and sit us) Today i noticed in the mirror after my work out that these two bones stick out of my back. I believe their called “Shoulder blades” I am not sure why thy stick out but i dont like it. Is it because i am too skinny? Is their anyway that i can make them not stick out? I am a Male (if that helps) Thanks so much guys.

admin answers:

Yes your too skinny
and they will fill out once you add weight

do weight training like
chest bench presses
shoulder presses
back rows
pull ups


Sandy asks…

How many calories do I need each day to gain 10 pounds in 4 months?

15 year old male
Currently 157lbs as of February 2012.
Goal is 170lbs by May 2012.
I workout 3 times a week (strength focused exercises) for an hour and a half each session.
How many calories must I consume daily to gain 10 lbs by may?

admin answers:

Well 10 lbs in 4 months is easy you can eat any amount of calories over your BMR.(amount of calories you burn without exercise) you can figure that out here.


But the real question is what calories you want to eat.
If you want to put on lean muscle and not fat i would eat around 50% protein 30% carbohydrates and 20% fats.
Proteins are the building blocks for muscle and you will get your energy from the carbohydrates. You just want to keep the junk food low so you don’t gain tons of in that weight.
The amount of calories is up to you i would shoot for around 1000 over your BMR on your workout days and 500 over on your off days.

Joseph asks…

What is the best method, healthy or unhealthy to lose the fat?

I am a 27 year old male, I work as a bouncer. I have alot of muscle, but I want to lose the fat. I am 6’1” , and weigh in about 340lbs. I want to shed this as quck as I can, and I do work out. I eat twice a day, and have lowered my portions. I don’t drink alot of water however, mainly ice tea. My arms measure 13” around, of pure rock hard muscle, but my gut area is out of control. Any suggestions?

admin answers:

The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

*1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at

Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:

It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:

*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:

The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
Food Pyramids:

Antioxidant Superstars – Vegetables and Beans:

Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:

Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:

The Benefits of Protein:

Some Fats Are Good For You:

Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:

What You Should Eat Daily:

Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:

*3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you’re doing all exercises correctly.

The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
Exercise Prescription on the Net

Starting an Exercise Program:

Strength Training Basics:

Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:

Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:

Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:

Exercise Errors:

Getting a Flat Stomach:

Weight Lifting – Does Order Matter:

Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:

Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:

*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you have any questions and good luck!

*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

James asks…

I am wondering if I am doing decent on my calories and weight?

I am a seventeen year old male. I am approximately sixty-seven inches and I weigh around one hundred and fifty pounds.

I intake about 1.5-2k of calories. I work out for 20 minutes a day. I drink a lot of water.

I still have some body fat but I think that is because of my excessive consumption of water.

All and All. I am still energetic and athletically achieved. I am curious though. Should I hit the weights to fill that fat into muscle?

admin answers:

Check out this website it’ll show you how to calculate youre calories based on how active you are.


Donna asks…

How much calories can I consume a day?

I’m 6’3, 160 lbs, 19 years old, and male but I think I have a slow metabolism. How many calories will my body burn naturally every day?

admin answers:

You can use an online BMR (basal metabolic rate) calculator that will tell you how many calories your body will burn naturally. According to this one (, you have a BMR of 1886.1.

To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
3. If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
4. If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
5. If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

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Your Questions About Bad Cholesterol

John asks…

Do eggs raise bad cholesterol?

I eat 3 eggs every morning for breakfast. That averages out to be 21 eggs a week! I think I have noticed a slight difference every since I have started eating eggs. But are they really as bad as we think? I exercise regularly if that helps anything. Do they raise bad cholesterol? They say to lower your risk for heart disease you should eat less saturated fat and cholesterol. Should I lay off the eggs or keep eating them? Thanks for your help!

admin answers:

If you are really concerned about the egg thing, try keeping your eggs and removing the yolks, the yolks are what gives people hear attacks, the egg whites are fine.

If you eat them scramble, remove 2 of the yolks and keep one, I know the idea of only whites might not sound to appealing and not every morning.

I really don’t support the consumption of eggs because of the health risks and the risk of heart disease, my grandfather got hardening of the arteries and it almost killed him do to his early breakfast blow outs with the eggs and bacon, exercise will not remove cholesterol, it is something you don’t want to play with and I highly doubt eggs are all your eating, the average breakfast is biscuits possibly, hash browns, sausage or bacon and eggs and all of that is so unhealthy, I’m not saying eggs will kill you, but over consumption is dangerous, mostly for your heart…

And some people say the egg yolk isn’t bad and it is good for you, some what true,but it is still bad for you if you eat three a day, Mr. X is dead is right, trans fats are bad for you and nutrition an egg provides isn’t worth the bad parts of it, frankly you should take into account what your current diet contains before you focus on the eggs, but regardless of anything nearly 2 dozen eggs a week is not healthy, even IF it has vitamin A, there’s a lot of things that contain Vitamin A and K and other nutrition that doesn’t have saturated fat and a high dose of cholesterol, I guess you can tell I’m a vegan…

Ken asks…

why I have such a high bad cholesterol?

I am only 27, young woman, Wt less than 103, 5’3” and I have no bad eating habits…no high cholesterol found with my 86yrs old grandma, my parents are ok too….can you help what can cause me have it high? i have to be on lowfat diet …. total 7.17, LDL (bad one) more then 4. THANKS

admin answers:

High cholesterol is not always bad despite with doctors might tell you. Be very cautious about possible staten drugs which can cause heart failure do to Q-10 co enzyme depletion as well as nerve/mental conditions do to the depletion of cholesterol in your brain. Cholesterol is actually very good for you, for the protection against cancers and many other conditions. It’s bad fats such as trans fats that make your cholesterol bad. Just may need to change your diet alittle.

Chris asks…

Is having high cholesterol bad?

My brother has had high cholesterol for a few years. Since the doctor has given him enough time to change his diet but won’t, he has been on medication for the last year. Diabetes also runs in our family. I don’t have neither but I’m also careful about what I eat and exercise on a regular basis. My brother is 40, could this effect him years down the road or can people live a long life being on medication. I was just wondering since he has 3 kids– I would think he would want to live a long life for his kids sake.

admin answers:

Yes it is bad to have high cholesterol and it can increase the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. If he is on medication, that should be OKAY but he should also change his diet habits. But know that high cholesterol has to do with genes/family history so even if he has a cholesterol-free diet, his cholesterol levels could still be high. That’s why medication is good and it can help lower it. Encourage him to continue with the medication, make changes to his diet, and to exercise once a day for 30 minutes. Good luck!!

William asks…

Is shrimp high in good or bad cholesterol?

Also how about clams and scallops

admin answers:

It doesn’t matter, really. We don’t use cholesterol from outside sources, anyway – so eat all you want (my record is over 100 shrimp).

Given the proper nutrients, the body will never produce anything harmful to itself. This is why the medical profession claims that “bad” cholesterol comes from somewhere else – because they can’t explain why it is produced in our own body.

All cholesterol is the same and it is all produced by our own body. There is no “bad” cholesterol

Cholesterol buildup in the arteries is the result of chronic dehydration.

Dehydration turns the blood acidic. As this acidic blood enters the arteries it is under a tremendous pressure that damages the lining with tiny cuts and abrasions that could peel off and cause an embolism in the brain or other organ.

To prevent this, the so-called “bad” cholesterol forms to cover the damage like a waterproof bandage until it can heal. Thus, the role of cholesterol is a life saving one. But because the medical profession doesn’t understand dehydration and the role of water in the body, the problem goes untreated until the buildup of cholesterol is so severe that it becomes a problem in itself, requiring medical intervention.

Mark asks…

what is bad cholesterol?

admin answers:

It is when your cholesterol is too high and it can cause heart attacks and problems with your respiratory system i think, you’ve got to lower cholesterol in order to have a healthy heart, the foods that are bad for your cholesterol are fats which turn to liquisds i think, like fat on red meat, cheese, pastrys, anything with butter or lard or oil in it really :)
Cutting put the junk will really lower cholesterol :)

Hope your healthy though

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods List

Paul asks…

How do i get my parents to cook healthier foods and get rid of all the junk food?

i need to lose weight…bad!!! im 10 pounds away from being over weight so im planning on loseing a few pounds. all we have in the house is junk food. we have a few healthy things but most of the healthy things we have, i don’t like. how do i convince my parents that they need to get more healthier foods than junk foods? (im not a hige vegtable person, so please also list some healthy foods other than vegtables.)

admin answers:

Do the shopping and cooking yourself. Your healthy diet is your responsibility. Healthy foods other than vegetables, you don’t need a list find the (read vegetables) you like and spice or flavor combinations for the veggies you don’t.

James asks…

What are some healthy foods very low in carbs, but satisfy hunger?

I am just looking for a list of some healthy foods that have a very low amount of carbs, but still satisfy hunger. Any foods? Answers are much appreciated.
Thanks everyone!

admin answers:

Rice cakes, celery, almonds, cashews, Greek yogurt!

Richard asks…

What are some healthy foods I should buy?

I’m a 15 year old girl trying to lose a good amount of weight. (Over 80 pounds). I’m going to ask my mom if she could bring me to the store and get some healthy foods. So far on my list I have multi-vitamins(Figured I should start taking those, suggestions on what brand? I know there’s a teen girl kind I had before…) And unsalted almonds. What other things should I add? Thanks.

admin answers:

The two best things are fruit and vegetables.
Water crackers and low fat cheese, tomatoes, lean ham or turkey

With a good diet you shouldn’t need to pop pills.

Carol asks…

what are some healthy foods that do not contain vegetables or much meat?

give me a list of healthy foods that dont contain vegetables or much meat. let me know which fruits are good for you and wont get you with the sugars. i know i said no vegetables but i only like a few. just give me ideas the best you can. thanks in advance.

admin answers:

Any fresh fruits or vegetables are good for you. Even fruits that are high in sugar are good because it is a natural sugar. Stay away from canned fruits packed in syrup. As for veggies, the darker the leaf the healthier it is for you. A tip as to what is better for you at the grocery store is to shop only the outside edge. Produce, bakery, deli, meats, fish and dairy.

Laura asks…

What are healthy foods to eat that build muscle or burn fat?

I started working out 9 days ago. so far my work out consist of 300 sit ups (on my slant-board), 10 mins using my iso7x bar, 5 mins using my abb roller, and 5 mins using an arm trainer(it builds the forearm). i need a list of healthy foods that either burn fat or build muscle.

admin answers:

Foods don’t do those things.
Sustained activity like your workout burn fat when all your other energy stores are gone. Eating a healthy balance diet with protein, not too many carbs, and lots of fresh fruit and veg is the perfect fuel to help the body build muscle in response to your workouts.
To learn all about this nutrition stuff, find a copy of the “Nutrition Almanac”. It is a great book.
Learn new workouts and different routines at the link below. They also have this really cool section called Eat this-Not that that guides you through your fast food or eating out choises.

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Your Questions About Physical Fitness Careers

Donna asks…

Whats a fitness related 4 year college major?

I want to do something fitness related for a career. I’m going to be a personal trainer while earning my degree. But what are some good careers afterwards?

admin answers:

Health Sciences or Health and Exercise Sciences. You can become a physical therapist, a trainer, a coach, a physical education teacher, a cardiologist or any other type of doctor…. The list continues….

Sandy asks…

How to start a career in fitness without any background?

I just want to change people’s minds that I only look like somebody who will look for an office job.Most people have no idea how I am inspired by bodybuilders and athletes. Yet I have never been in any real competition. Is public college sports the only cheap way for me to get fitness?
I also want to quit my cashier job for fitness completely.

admin answers:

You have not exactly stated your wishes clearly. Do you want to be an athlete, or do you want to be a trainer, a coach, a physiotherapist. A physiatrist? All of the above require a certain level of professional training – especially the last two. One can take one’s PhD in physical therapy, and a physiatrist is a medical doctor…one of the first and most well-known of whom is the late Dr. Franzeska Racker, M.D.

Laura asks…

What Regiment should in the British Army?

I’m 15 years old, I am currently a Lance Corporal in the Army Cadet Force, I’ve been told that I am one of the best cadets we have at the detachment, I enjoy anything to do with Feildcraft, Drill and Military History. I am healthy, physically fit and mentally fit I wish to be an officer but I’m not sure what regiment, I have considered a few and will list them below if there are any others you can think of them please tell me.

1. Parachute Regiment- My Detachment is sponsored by 4 Para so I know a lot about them. Pros: Good history, real on the ground Soldiering Cons: A lot of Physical fitness is required.
2. Royal Military Police- Pros: I like the idea of policing and the close protection program Cons: Not really enough on the ground soldiering by the looks of it.
3.The Rifles-Pros: On the Ground Soldiering, lots of different roles Cons: Not many career paths
4. The Royal Artillery- Pros: Good History, can do both the on the ground soldiering and off ground soldiering. Cons- might need IT skills

Thank you :D
5. Oh yeah I am also thinking about the Royal Marines for the same reason as the Paras.

admin answers:

Your 3 main likes – Drill, fieldcraft and History. The first thing I would think about would be a Guards Regiment.
Coldstream Guards for example are the oldest Regiment in the British Army so plenty of history, work primarily in a light Infantry role so plenty of combat/fieldcraft training plus have a Company on ceremonial duties.
There are other guard units you could look into also.

Donald asks…

What reasons are there not to be accepted into the Royal Marines Commando other than failing the physical?

Are there any reasons not to be accepted into the Royal Marines Commando other than failing the physical?
Reason I ask is I want to go to University next year then join up in 3 years time, however, will I be rejected because I have hayfever? Or because I have a tattoo? Or are there any other reasons why I would not be accepted?
Thanks! :)

admin answers:


There is a selection to undergo, so you could fail any part of that (Recruiting written test, Interview, Medical, Fitness test and selection tests at Commando training centre). Check out the website for further info –

Yes you can fail the medical for Hayfever (RM’s live in fields), Some tattoo’s can bar entry (especially if the are visable). If you’ve had serious money problems or dealings with the police these could also bar entry.

Best thing to do is pop into your nearest Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO) and aks them the questions in person.

Hope this helps


Carol asks…

Has anyone been a nurse in the military?

Where were you? Was it during war time or peace time? What was it like? What requirements did you need to have, especially physical fitness? To what extent did you feel in danger? Do you recommend it?

admin answers:

I’m a medic. To be an a nurse you must:
Graduate from an accredited college or university nursing program with a bachelor of science on nursing, pass the NCLEX and be a US citizen. You only have to be an average shape. Though the military would prefer that you put for a little effort and do some exercising.

I would recommend it. It’s a good career and you get to have a mission, not just a job. There’s no overtime pay though.

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Rewards

Donna asks…

What needs does the Endocrine System have?

What needs have to be met for the endocrine system to function correctly or be at best performance? And what are the rewards it gives the body when those needs are met? By rewards, I mean does the endocrine system give off anything extra for benefit in the body or do anything extra at all? Thanks to all who answer.

admin answers:

The endocrine system is special in a way that it is the only system that produce chemical substances called hormones. And these hormones are responsible for regulating the homeostasis (constant internal environment) of the body. Hormones are produced by the cells in the extracellular fluid (outside of the cells). Therefore, having healthy cells means having a healthy endocrine system.

Cells depend upon a continuous supply of energy and nutrients (carbohydrates, water, etc.). Achieving a healthy lifestyle would nourish these cells and stimulate their secretion of hormones. You can achieve this by intake of complete nutrients through a well-balanced meal. Hormones influence the functions and activities of other organs and systems as well. The reward would probably a healthy regulation of plenty of the body’s systems. :D

John asks…

How do I stop over eating on the weekends?

I didn’t really know how to word this question, but I’ve been working on my weight for a while now. I’ve already lost 11 pounds. I have 140 pounds to go before I’m at my goal weight. I do pretty well during the week. I eat under my calories for the day. I stay under my sodium mg and everything else. I do my hour work out everyday, 5 days a week. Then the weekend comes and I just turn into this ravenous pig. I will go out and buy salty snacks or sugary snacks and I will consume all of them in 1 day. It does hurt the good work I did during the week. I don’t know how to stop. It’s like Monday comes along and the switch is flipped and now it’s go time. I need to do good and eat healthy and then Friday night that switch is flipped off and now it’s party time. I don’t know what to do. Help?

admin answers:

It might help if when you’re in the shop, you think what you prefer, the taste of salty treats – or feeling awesome for controlling yourself :)
Buy things like Nuts to get the salt you want!
NOT salted and NOT roasted nuts!

I presonally buy plain unsalted Almonds, pistschios (fun to crack open the shells) and peanuts also! They have salt in them naturally and you wont crave your salty treats so much!
Allow yourself a treat once a week though!
Have, say – a Pizza in a Sunday evening as your reward for dieting and not pigging out at the weekend…if you do cave and have a pig out, no pizza for you!

If you have a husband/wife or partner or some kind, ask them to go shopping for you on the weekend and dont let them buy unhealthy for you!

Good luck, and kudos on changing your lifestyle for a healthier you!

Lisa asks…

How do I help my Overweight 4 year old son?

My son who will be turning 4 next month is weighing in at 58 lbs. the doctor sees no real concern only to offer him healthy foods and so on. but I’m alarmed! I’m at 200 lbs. 5’8″ large framed and my Husband at 6’1″ 240 lbs also Larged fromaed we knew our children where gonna be big but I don’t want him to be larger than he should be… he is 45″ tall which is very tall for his age also. he is very active! we doing things together, our favorite is skating. which we do 4-5 times a week 2-3 hours at a time.( he infact is the fastest skater in the 8 and under group. ) When it comes to eating he can out eat me and I feel like I’m punishing him when I tell him no to seconds. most mom’s I’ve told this to just laugh since they struggle to get their child to eat. what’s worse is my stepfather has begun saying things like he’s gonna be 150 lbs before he starts school.

admin answers:

Try offering him healthier snacks. Carrots and dip, apples, oranges, fruit cups, crackers and cheese, yoguart, banana’s, muffins, fruit snacks, water, milk and juice instead of pop if he is drinking pop a lot. Try going for a walk just before or after dinner. Here is what I found for overweight children on the net hope it helps:

Obesity develops over time and cannot be solved overnight. Remember that this is not an emergency. Do not expect dramatic change. That is unrealistic.
The best way to have a healthy weight is prevention. Be sure your family has healthy habits from the beginning, and prevent yourself and your children from becoming overweight. It is much easier to maintain a healthy weight than it is to lose weight.

Make it a whole family effort:

Obesity is not just your child’s problem. It is a problem that the whole family must be involved in solving. Your child lives within your family environment.
Chances are, someone else in your family has also struggled with weight or experienced obesity. They may be able to offer valuable help and support in developing realistic goals for your child.
As a family try to think of problems that you have solved successfully. This will help you stay positive, and look for other areas that are opportunities for change.
Mealtimes should be family times! Create a relaxed atmosphere around mealtime. Eat slowly and enjoy your food. Eat together as a family, and don’t watch TV during meals. Families that do not eat together tend to consume more fried foods and soda and less fruits and veggies than families that share meals.
Here are some tips for making family meals work, and a family mealtime goal planner.
Reduce power struggles at mealtime by deciding who does what.
Find our more tips for how to make weight loss a family affair.

Be a positive role model:

Remember the old adage: “Kids will do as you do, not as you say”? Your kids look to you, the parents, to see how to behave. If your whole family eats healthy foods and gets active, and then your child will, too!
Help your child set goals:

Set short-term goals for changes in your child’s diet and exercise on a weekly basis. Update your goals each week. Write them down. Examples of goals include setting a time limit on TV watching, and taking a walk every day.
Make sure the goals you set are realistic. For example, exercising an hour every day is unrealistic for a child who is de-conditioned, and not used to even minimal physical activity.
Use rewards when your child meets their weekly goals. Rewards could be special time with you doing an activity your child enjoys or a special toy.
Have your child keep a record of their food intake and exercise. This will allow them to be more self-aware of their behavior. Then look at the record together, one-on-one, and go over it. Give them positive feedback.
Praise your child for healthy food choices and physical activity. Remember: criticism and punishment just don’t work.
Make sure your child understands that they can make a difference in their weight and that you will support them all the way.
Help your child recognize hunger and fullness signals. Stop eating when you’re full and turn down helpings when you are no longer hungry. Help your child do the same.
Help your child figure out what kinds of emotions and situations trigger overeating for them.
Make your child’s behavior changes a positive, fun experience by planning healthy foods, fun activities, and rewards for positive behavior.

Watch their “media diet”, too:

Think about all the media your child uses: television, computer, video games, hand-held computer games. These are all activities that replace physical activity in your child’s daily routine. Placing time limits on them will free up time for a more active lifestyle. Watching TV can use less energy than simply sitting and resting! Also, we tend to snack on high calorie foods during these inactive times.
Teach your child to be media savvy. The media bombards us with images of thin people having fun while eating and drinking high calorie foods. Kids don’t necessarily have the cognitive abilities to process this paradox.
Limit inactive things like TV, video games and computer time. Watching TV can use less energy than simply sitting and resting! Also, we tend to snack on high calorie foods during these inactive times.

Eat healthy meals and snacks:

Have structured mealtimes and snacks on a schedule. Model and insist on good meal habits— eating less breakfast and more dinner or skipping breakfast increase the risk for obesity.
Don’t mistake healthy eating for dieting. Eating large amounts of high calorie foods (“Want to super-size that?”) and frequent snacking have become commonplace. Bad eating habits become accepted as normal eating habits. Eating healthful foods in a healthy manner is not the same as dieting.
Use the food pyramid (also in Spanish) to help guide your food choices for your family. The emphasis should be on grains, vegetables and fruits. Food pyramids representing ethnic foods are also available.
Keep only healthy foods in your home. Keeping junk food around for other family members, and trying to “police” what your child eats, only promotes sneak eating. The American Dietetic Association has information on eating healthy—check out their daily tips and nutrition fact sheets.
Children under 2 may need a little more fat in their diet for proper brain development. Between ages 2-3 you can gradually transition your child to the lower-fat diet that is healthiest for the rest of the family.
Pay attention to snacks. They count! Lots of snacking leads to a higher calorie intake, and many typical snack foods are not very nutritious. Keep healthy snacks on hand, like fruit and cut up veggies. Allow your child easy access to them.

Here are some quick and easy snack ideas for you to try. Enjoy!

English muffin pizzas with pineapple or tomato slice, mushrooms, etc.
Baked potatoes with chili beans or broccoli and cheese.
Waffles topped with fresh fruit. Choose fruits that are in season.
Tortillas and beans.
Yogurt and fruit topped with cereal (yogurt sundaes).
Raw vegetables cut into slices or sticks with a yogurt dip. (Mix your favorite dry salad dressing mix into plain yogurt to make a great tasting low-fat dip!)
Trail mix made with several types of cereal, dried fruit and nuts or sunflower seeds.
Yogurt grahams. (Spread fruit-flavored yogurt on a graham cracker square, top with a second square. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.)
This is the website i got it off of it has other information on family meal time and meal time goals
Good Luck!

Get moving:

Encourage physical activity. As kids move into adolescence, their levels of activity tend to drop too low. Do active things together as a family, like bike riding, hiking, walking and swimming. Here are some great ideas for helping to get your child and your family more active.
Build activity into your family’s daily life with household chores, walking to school, parking farther from buildings and taking the stairs. Decreasing inactivity works better for long-term weight loss than focusing on vigorous aerobic exercise. It’s also an easier lifestyle change for your family to make!
Make sure your kid gets outside during daylight hours. You could make it a policy in your family that unless the weather is bad, your children play outdoors after school. This encourages physical activity, and rules out the inactive pursuits of TV and other media.

Lizzie asks…

I have a 12 year old daughter – and she’s very obese. Any suggetions on what I can buy thats healthy?

I’m looking for foods that people feed there children that are healthy, also what a child would eat.

admin answers:

No sodas, or carbonated drinks…try Tea, even if you sweeten it, it is better than coke or Pepsi. Switch to sea salt for your cooking, but you will need to get your iron from other places…don’t put any junk food around and she will not be able to want it. I have two daughters 12/6 and can tell you if you cook skinless chicken breast and salads, they will adjust. Also, fish is a good item to introduce her to. But, if you just take out soda and junk food, after a period of time, she will not notice and actually not even desire it. My girls play sports and drink no carbonated drinks and they are in great shape… People actually ask if they work out, and the answer is no….they just have fun and I watch what they put into there bodies….one more thing…if you have to go to fast food joints … Make it a once a week reward (which it isn’t) and after a few weeks, they don’t even want that crap….cook Sundays for your week and put proper portions in containers to microwave for the week if you don’t want to use the oven….good luck and even though changing lifestyles is not easy, it is the only thing to do…

Paul asks…

is one day of binging a complete failure?

I’m not sure if I’m bulimic. I occasionally binge and purge (whether it’s laxatives or throwing up) but it’s not like I do it everyday. anyway, I’ve made efforts of eating healthy which failed. for the past 5 days I’ve sticked to a healthy lifestyle but today, on the 6th one, I binged. HARD. I feel like giving up every time I fail. I don’t want to purge though – I realize it’s bad for me but I just can’t stop the binging.

admin answers:

Binge eating is a result of feeling out of control and denying your body what it wants. If you truly have a healthy eating habit (Which, I recommend eating 6 small meals a day to keep away the hunger and to rev up your metabolism), and you still feel the need to binge/purge, then you need to look at your mental state. While some people enjoy denying themselves, the urge is still there, and it WILL find a way out. If theres something you really, really want, just HAVE some. Just a tiny, little bit. Eat before hand so that you aren’t tempted to gorge on it, and you’ll eventually see your cravings ease.

Binging is not failing. It’s simply a sign that you need to rethink your plan, so you can transition into a better lifestyle a bit more easily. It can be hard, but you dont need magic crystals or a religious schedule. Just relax, and take a deep breath. You can make it through anything you want to, but you have to really want it.

The tips that got me through bulimia are simple.
Count to 10 slowly. If the craving is still there, treat yourself. If you have them often, try a reward system. Tell yourself that if you make it through the day, or the week, you’ll get a little treat at the end.

Simply realize that this is not the last day to have any certain thing. It’s not last cake day. Or last chocolate day. You can have those things anytime you damn well please, but you just dont think it’s in your best interest at that particular moment.

If you fail, there is an UNLIMITED chance to pick yourself back up, wipe yourself off, and say “That sucked, but I learned something”

Just take it easy. Dont beat yourself up. And embrace the suck.

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