Your Questions About Which Of The Following Are Richest In Complex Carbohydrates

Ken asks…

I want to lose a stone in four weeks. Is that possible and if so what diet should I use?

I cycle for 20 mins everyday and I am quite active.

admin answers:

Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way and yes,it is possible:

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Chris asks…

How do i work on my cardio if i also am trying to gain weight?

i’m training to gain weight. Muscle of course. But i have poor stamina and am training to drastically improve it, but still gain weight at the same time. help?

admin answers:

Hello, your question seems to be how to increase your endurance while trying to gain muscle with poor stamina issues… Well, as a former nationals level bodybuilder, i would advise you too cure your stamina problems, as once your stamina increases, then the rest will follow. If you fail to have stamina, you cannot build adequate quality muscle mass as this will require heavier weight to work with etc. In other words you have to have the ability to push that weight to get the size, and stamina gets you through those grueling heavy workouts. So, to do cardio and increase stamina while trying to gain weight, YOU HAVE TO DO SPRINTS! Plain n simple! Sprints are used by pro athletes of all types! I would reccomend if you have an indoor track or outdoor track somewhere to measure off some distance like 40yds. Then, i would warm up by walking briskly for a few minutes then go into your sets of sprints. I would do like 10 or 15 sprints the first time out, i would sprint the 40yds distance or 50yds etc, then walk around briskly, then go into a sprint of 40/50yds once again up to 15 times the first time out. Now, i would not go full tilt until the 2nd week after you have stretched out your hamstings, and lower back etc. ( double check stretching techniques) you have to get those hamstrings stretched out and be lose for sprints as when you go from a cold dead stance to a full sprint you can injure yourself with a pull very easily. So, every other day between or after or even before your weight training sessions, you should get those sprints in! You can pace yourself, obviously i could tell you to do 15-20 sets of sprints for 50yds a piece when you could actually handle more or less. So, let your body and lungs be the guide, and also im not sure what your bodyweight is etc. So, after a weeks of sprints, like 20 or 30 sets each session, you will notice a dramatic increase in endurance!! Also, to increase your endurance while handling those sprints, you will need to fuel your body accurately, and this can be done by eating plenty of complex carbohydrates like potatoes, pasta etc, oats, whole wheat bread. Long distance runners, sprinters, endurance atheletes in general all have to have a diet rich in carbohydrates, this is very important. I read recently where the olympic medalist swimmer micheal phelps consumed 15 baked potatoes a day along with 15,000 calories! His diet had to be rich in carbohydrates and protein or he would not have been able to keep up that olympic swimmer pace day in and day out! Now thats a lot of carbs and calories right? But, this dude was grinding in the pool for hours a day like a dolphin! So, adjust your diet, clean it up, add clean complex carbs, hit the weights with medium to heavy movements like benches, squats, deadlifts etc to hit the major body parts. If you need assistance in the weights dept. Go to www.bodybuilding.com. If you hit the sprints, eat correctlly and hit the weights doing resistance movements you will gain quality size and have the endurance of a bull!!!! Lookout!!! Good luck!

Thomas asks…

How can I lose weight if I eat a lot?

I want to lose 5kg in ten weeks. I am planning to exercise one hour, five days a week. I eat really healthy and low fat but I do eat a lot. How can I lose weight if I consume so many calories?

admin answers:

Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way and lose a lot of weight:

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

Steven asks…

What are the best supplements to burn fat and increase muscles in my upper chest and arms?

Training to be a proboxer….we’ll see about that in the long run…but I need to redefine my upperchest and arms. I looking to get down to 166lbs. I’m 71″ and 200lbs. I want to meet my weight in four months and lower my body fat count to 12% in six to twelve months if that is possible.

admin answers:

It is a time-honored tradition to make resolutions at this time of year. If your resolution is to lose weight – and keep it off, then keep reading! Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way.

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

-Dr. Mao

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Mandy asks…

How do I fit losing weight into my daily life?

So I’m not overweight but I want to drop my fat percentage low enough that when I go on high adventure my abs will show (not that shallow but I don’t want to be embarrased without my shirt). My time is actually well pressed with school still going on and I have soccer on average 3-4 times a week but I’m not sure that’s enough. Any suggestions for how to drop (in a healthy manner) with a busy schedule?

admin answers:

I found this on Yahoo Health
I hope it helps

It is a time-honored tradition to make resolutions at this time of year. If your resolution is to lose weight – and keep it off, then keep reading! Here are six simple tips that will have you losing weight in a balanced and healthy way.

1. Lose weight with water.
Water is essential for everybody – it is also the key to losing weight. If you haven’t been drinking enough water, your body has developed a pattern of storing water. This water retention equals extra unwanted weight.

By drinking more water, you are not only flushing out toxins, you are also teaching your body that it no longer needs to store water. Drink at least 60 ounces of water (about 8 glasses) a day. Boil water and sliced lemons, and drink this throughout the day to help with fluid retention. If you are still not sold on the merits of water, try this on for size: water is a natural appetite suppressant.

2. Soup up your weight loss program.
A simple dietary change will have you shedding pounds: eat a bowl of soup at least once a day. Nutritious, low-salt soups will nourish you as they flush waste from your body. People who eat a serving of soup daily lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup. Go for homemade soup whenever possible, as canned soups are loaded with salt and chemicals.

3. Eat early to keep weight off.
The human body follows a circadian rhythm, which means that the same foods eaten at breakfast and lunch are processed differently than when eaten at dinner. Studies show that when you eat your daily protein and fat at breakfast you tend to lose weight and have more energy; however, eating the same things at dinner tend to increase tendencies toward weight gain. I suggest that you eat your last meal of the day by 7 p.m.

4. Eat smaller meals, more frequently.
Follow an eating schedule with five little meals every day. Eating steadily through the day keeps you from becoming famished and overeating at your next meal. Make a low-fat trail mix from raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, dried plum, and apples and have it available at all times to avoid the tempting lure of high-calorie snacks.

5. Adopt a balanced approach to your diet.
Most of the fad diet programs out there nowadays are extreme in a few recommended foods, or else deprive the body of food altogether. This works in opposition to our metabolism and the results usually don’t last, producing a yoyo effect that depresses your metabolic function – not to mention your self-esteem. We are natural beings that need a balance of nutrition from all sources.

Your diet should consist of a balance of organic sources of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Instead of white rice and pasta, opt for brown rice, bulgur, millet, or buckwheat.

Eat more green, chlorophyll-rich foods such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and asparagus. Eliminate candy, sugar, soda, and all simple sugars from your diet. Excess sugar ends up being stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain. Also, keep dairy to a minimum because most dairy products are high in saturated fat. Avoid fatty foods, processed or fried foods.

6. Walk off the weight.
The No. 1 cause of weight gain is inactivity. Physical activity is the key to speeding up your metabolism and burning excess calories. The best way to be physically active is to use your legs! Walk as often and as long as you can. Always take the stairs instead of the elevator.

Step outside during your break at work and take a walk around your building. Consider joining a local hiking club. Try taking a walk 30 minutes in the morning or 30 minutes in the early evening.

I hope this article helps you shed some pounds and add on the years! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me.

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

-Dr. Mao

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Your Questions About Fast Food And Obesity Essays

Ruth asks…

I need help on a cause/effect essay on the effects of the effects of fast food?

I cant think of any more negatives about fast food i did my research but i cant think of any more topics. It has to be 3 pages long and mine is only 2 1/2 im in English A since i did not qualify for college english :( . Here it is my thesis. How many times have you heard of the negative side effects of fast food? Have you taken them into account? The effects of fast food have become one of the leading health concerns in America. Many Americans lack self control when eating fast food and that is the problem. Advertising, nutritional value, convince of fast food, pricing, and ease of obtaining the product has made fast food lead to the high cause of American’s obesity.

admin answers:

Do you mean “convenience”? You don’t have a complete thesis statement because you haven’t laid out the reasons it’s a health concern. What you have are mostly reasons people eat it- convenience, pricing, ease. The health concerns are because of the fat content, the salt and sugar content, the lack of vegetables with their vitamins and antioxidants, and the caloric count, which contributes to obesity. You can find information on all of that issues pretty easily on the web. Sugar contributes to the rising rate of diabetes. Salt contributes to high blood pressure. All kinds of problems come with obesity. All these health issues are a large part of the reason that so much of the state and federal budgets are spent on health care. If people ate better and exercised more, we could make drastic cuts in the cost of health care in the U.S., Britain and other industrialized countries.

Donald asks…

Essay on obesity????

I have to write an essay for English class on obesity an whethervits the individuals fault or fast food places. I said it’s the individuals fault. For my first two paragraphs I’m talking about how people have the ability to choose not to eat fast food, and then how we are gettin he same amount of calories as previous generations we just need to exceraize more. What should I do for the last paragraph?

admin answers:

Possible ending:

In conclusion, I believe that the best way to prevent obesity is through commitment, motivation, persistence, and willingness to change poor eating habits. It is also essential to get enough exercise. A daily routine of adequate physical activity and good food choices will help prevent excess weight as well as related health problems, such as cardiac disease, poor muscle tone, and low self-image. Avoid fast food restaurants, get outdoors more often, walk as much as possible, and stay away from bad habits like snacking while watching television. If you follow these guidelines, you will be on your way to better health and a happier life.

George asks…

Ok people, I really need your help. ( a essay I have to write)?

I am writing a essay on ” Does fast food cause obesityand I am stuck. I can’t think of anything to write about. My essay is due tomorrow and it has to be 600 words and all I have is 200. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

admin answers:

Yes fast food cause obesity
burgers, pizzas, and sandwich all have a lot of carbohydrates.
U have meat, then u have bread and flour
bread and flour have oil
u will need evidence that they really cause obesity
just examine there contents
u can first analyze the word obesity
then the word fast food
write the side effects and give examples u can make them up like a friend ate this much fast food and became this much fat!!!! Hehe

Donna asks…

Essay for obesity people?

I am writing an essay about, why people are more and more obese every year. Please tell my what can i talk about, 3 main ideas with 2 secondary idea on each of them. So far i have addicting video games, fast food restaurants
internet, unnecessary fat added in food, good prices for fattening food, TV.
Thanks for the help.

admin answers:

I have a 3 word essay for obese people:
FCKN LOSE WEIGHT!

Mandy asks…

Please can you review ny essay about healthy food Thanks all?

1. A balanced diet or eating balanced meals is the key to a healthy life. In what extent do you agree or disagree? (China writing)
I totally agree that the quality of meals consumed by people plays a crucial role for staying healthy. There is a wise proverb that says an apple a day keeps a doctor away. This proverb teaches as to eat not only meat but fruits as well .
A lot nutrition scientists claim that our health greatly depends on our diet. First of all, healthy diet means being balanced. To achieve a balanced diet you should eat a wide variety of foods. A balanced diet must contain carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, mineral salts and fibre. It must contain these things in the correct proportions.

Lots of people ignore fibre-rich food and fruits and it may lead even to such a fatal decease as, for example, scurvy. I n the past, sailors used to get scurvy because they didn’t have an opportunity to eat a balanced diet during their long-lasting voyages. Moreover, this disease still exists in the poorest countries, in particular , in African countries.
The proof of usefulness of balanced diet may be shown on people of Japan. The life expectancy is the highest in the world. Most of their diet contains vegetables, fruits, fish, crops and meat. According to the statistic most of the population are likely to reach age ninety years olds .
Unfortunately, over the last three decades junk food and fast food which high in fat, salt and sugar has become very popular , especially, among the young. Consuming this food lead to diabetics , high blood pressure, obesity, constipation and heart diseases. Junk food can even damage your liver and kidneys. Average life span in countries where fast food and junk food are widespread is low.

admin answers:

Looks good, Keep up the good work.

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Your Questions About Sugar Spike After Eating

Linda asks…

what benefit would you get eating low amd high glycemic food at the same time and in equal amounts?

Confussion reins eating more og low GI weight is lost. You eat more of high GI you gain weight which is no good if you are diabetic. I have tried both low and high GI and I am not satisfied. Can you help me please?

admin answers:

I feel that you are a bit misinformed.

The glycemic index of foods isn’t necessarily what is causing the weight gain. It’s the high empty calories that is in it.

It appears that you are wanting to find something to eat that both is filling, tastes great, and doesn’t spike your blood sugars. It also appears that you are trying to reduce your spiking by pairing your foods.

When you pair carbs – any carbs – what you want to do is eat protein and fat proportional to the carbs you eat.

Try eating your meals like this:

for every 1g of fat, eat 2g of carbs and 3g (or more) or protein. Adjust the formula to suit your body’s reaction to the consumption of carbs if necessary.

By pairing only the carbs, high and low, you are just adding carbs that convert to glucose at different rates. The end result is the same – higher blood sugars.

Perhaps you might want to look up Dr Bernstein’s diet? He’s on the web and his books are in your public library.

You need to eat 5-6 small meals per day, evenly spread throughout the day. Figure your daily caloric needs, then divide by 5 or 6. Eat that amount every 2-3 hours. Your metabolism will be higher, blood sugars on average lower, and weight control more manageable.

Avoid eating anything after 6pm if you can.

Donna asks…

How does a normal kid’s blood sugar work?

I can’t express enough that my greatest fear is that one of my kids will get juvenile diabetes in his childhood. How do I know that a high sugar reading is related to mealtime and not some early symptom of an impending nightmare? I know that fasting sugar should be below 120 and three hour post meal should be below 160. What about before three hours?

admin answers:

Well, there isn’t a lot you can do to prevent what used to be called juvenile diabetes- now usually called Type 1. In that case, the pancreas cells in the Isle of Langerhans die, and no longer produce insulin at all. The only treatment is to take daily insulin. That is usually genetic, although they think there is a viral connection as well. It’s not particularly related to weight or diet otherwise. If what you fear is the insulin resistant type of diabetes, Type 2- that’s influenced by diet, exercise and weight. The three hour interval in a glucose tolerance test is used to measure the bodies response to a measured amount of glucose intake. The fasting blood sugar is a baseline, with tests done usually at one hour, two hours and three or four hours. There isn’t a specific number they look for, in that between time. What they do expect to see is a spike at the one hour point, with the blood sugar dropping back down to nearly the fasting level over the remaining two hours or so. What they don’t want to see is the level spike and stay there, or stay elevated in the 140 range or more. You don’t need to be testing the kids unless you have a pretty strong family history of juvenile diabetes, or the child is overweight with a family history of Type 2 and a young age onset history as well. A high sugar reading done within an hour or so of eating is related to the meal, how high it is is influenced by the carbohydrate content of the meal. That is pretty hard to guage for most folks, and why the glucose tolerance testing is done from a fasting state using a measured amount of glucose. Since it’s already in a form usuable by the body, it all hits pretty quickly. Unlike the pasta, which has to have the starches converted, and therefor doesn’t tend to raise to the same spike level as quickly. It’s more slowly converted, so the rise would be slow as well. The best thing you can do for your children is make sure they eat a well balanced diet, heavy on the whole grains, fruit and veg, and they exercise. Most kids sit in class for hours, then come home and either veg out in front of the tv or computer. So it helps if there are family activities that are active, and limit the amount of time available to be a couch potato. And be sure you practice what you preach to them, and model the behavior that you want them to copy. If you don’t walk the walk, neither will they. But for your own sanity, and theirs- unless there is a specific problem, don’t worry about blood sugar monitoring. You will just drive them and you nutsy about this. And that can be counterproductive in getting them to do what you know they need and should do.

Robert asks…

What is the best fruit to be eaten after dinner?

As far as my knowledge is concerned, the dinner should be taken as a poor man. What exactly this mean and as per medical advisors opinion what ever you eat after sun set it will be 100% converted to carbohydrates ie fully converted to fats. If this is the result why one should take dinner. If it is necessary then what should be taken in the dinner. Please
explain in detail.

admin answers:

Ok this is in response to the guy that said fruit is fast digesting carbs. He’s right that fruits are made of simple carbs (fast digesting) but that’s not the whole story when it comes to insulin spikes. You also need to look at the GI index. This is basically an indicator of how much your blood-sugar levels will increase from eating something. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

Fruits have very low GI index. So eating lots of fruit won’t spike your insulin levels and cause your body to produce fat. Almost all fruits are ok…pineapple has a slightly higher GI than most fruit. But don’t take this info and go eat 10 oranges per meal or something…too much is still too much.

So to answer your question, apples, bananas, cherries, oranges, grapefruit (very good), grapes, kiwi, mangos, and prunes are all fine. Stay away from dates tho.

Steven asks…

How to cut out sugar while still eating healthy?

I want to start cutting back on sugar, because I know the adverse effects it can have on health. I do plan on cutting back sweets, but I’m confused about how to get rid of sugar while still eating right. Fruits are high in sugar, and whole grain carbohydrates are converted to sugar in the body. How can I get essential nutrients while still cutting out sugar?

admin answers:

You cannot cut our sugar completely for the reasons you have noted–carbohydrates convert to sugar in the body. But not all sugars are the same. Complex carbohydrates (whole grains) convert to sugar at a very slow rate. So they do not cause spikes in your blood sugar which can lead to swings in appetite and overeating. You can still have fruit and whole grains. Just eat them in moderation.

Sharon asks…

Iis it healthy if I eat 1000 calories a day and burn off about 350 in the gym daily?

Is that an ok amount of calories to eat considering the exercise? Im looking to lose weight, but in a healthy way so it wont come back easily.

admin answers:

Eating 1000 cals a day is the least effective way to lose your weight. Women need to consume around :
1800 cals daily :: 50% carbs 30% protien 20% fats (good fats)

If you find it difficult to curb your hunger, i suggest eating more frequently throughout the day, say 4-5 meals a day every 2-3 hours. This along with slow eating causes your body to increase your METABOLISM and its this which burns your fat.

If you continue to eat such little a day, at first you may have a quick spike of weight loss, but in the long run, your matabolism will slow right down due the the fact that the body thinks its starving and that food is limited, therefore slowing down body efficientcy to keep the fat longer to keep you alive longer.

Last tip i can suggest is decrease the carbs and increase the protien, this will cause you to feel less hungry.

Few examples of good carbs are : rice (brown is best), pasta (brown is best which is wholegrain) wheat and oats, jacket potatoes. Try to keep sugar low however do consume sugars from fruits and pure fruit juices.
As for Fats, try to consume a couple of handful of nuts a day, these kinds of nuts may include, brazil nuts, almonds and pine nuts. As well as this, the best fats to consume come from oily fish. This can be tinned fish with oils in like sunflower oil, olive oil. All other fishes contain the best fats in too. Mackeral, tuna and salmon are best advised.

Hope this helps, and i hope your weight goal is acheived healthely.

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Your Questions About Good Obesity Titles

Maria asks…

plz help! need a good title!?

the project im working on is all about fast food’s effect on obesity an i need a good title. plz help!

admin answers:

Want An Apple?

Instead of eating a healthy apple, the title is a ‘metaphor’ for if someone eats at fast food restaurant they’ll become obese. So they’ll get an “apple” body shape instead. The apple body shape is when body fat is stored around the middle – i.e. Abdomen, chest and surround internal organs, such as the heart. So you can play around with the title too if you like.

Lisa asks…

Is this a good story plot?

Natasha Freeman & Leonardo Hartford are special agents undercover. Their boss, Thomas J. Fredrick VII (7th) calls them from their everyday lives to solve the crimes, investigations, cunning plans and cases that the police and the goverment cannot handle.

[Book One]

A fast-food business owner is evil. His plan is to make all of the consumers at his restaurant, crave more and more of his food. Soon, they will all be as obese as him.
(This story is to show the problems of obesity and what the consequences of it are.)

This will be in a series of books and I might add a little romance between Leonardo and Natasha….

What do you think?
And what could be a good title for the series and book one?

admin answers:

Agent:
L & N
Food crises

Idk its so funny but yet serious,LOVE IT!

Mandy asks…

I need help with a map name?

what do you think would be a good title for a map on obesity rates in the united states, i’m looking for kinda a funny name maybe a pun.

admin answers:

Fattism In America.
Fatsonland

I don’t know any really. My favourite was Fattism In America but I don’t know if it could be the name of a map. Fatsonland sort of reminds me of the show The Jetsons.

Lizzie asks…

How much are attacks on Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity efforts the work of junk food lobbyists?

Here are a few recent news releases about Michelle Obama and child nutrition — and about pro-nutrion advocacy by other people and organizations besides Mrs. Obama.

The news releases below are from a group called the Center for Consumer Choice, which the online organization Source Watch has identified as little more than a front group for big agribusiness, the fast-food and junk-food industries, and the tobacco companies, among other corporations who sell Americans products that are bad for us.

Could it be that lobbying by the Center for Consumer Freedom is behind many of the recent attacks on Mrs. Obama’s efforts to promote better nutrition & fight obesity in American school children?

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4269-playgrounds-give-kids-the-tools-to-get-fit

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4384-taste-and-price-still-trump-nanny-state-menu-labeling

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4382-another-study-confirms-fructose-still-not-a-health-threat

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/oped_detail.cfm/o/698-michelle-obama-first-nanny

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4359-great-new-cutting-edge-idea-for-2011-bmi-report-cards

http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4166-ccf-vs-vilsack

Here’s what Source Watch has to say about the Center for Consumer Freedom:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Center_for_Consumer_Freedom

According to Sourcewatch: “Contributors to CCF have included the Coca-Cola Company, Cargill, Inc., Monsanto, Tyson Foods, Outback Steakhouse, Wendy’s, Brinker International and Dean Foods,” among others.

admin answers:

It’s all junk food lobbyists. And the “nanny state” thing is ridiculous. Every First Lady has a cause. Laura Bush told us to read books. So, if you don’t want to ever read a book, or ever eat anything healthy, then just don’t.
Michelle talks about healthier school lunches, and since my tax dollar is paying for a lot of those lunches, I’d like them to be healthier, too. I don’t want to pay to create a lot of little lardasses who will have medical expenses (and my tax dollar will pay for those too)

Richard asks…

Is this good enough for my project?

OK, So I’m at Uni and we have to research a deprived area of the UK and I chose Barnsley and wanted to know if this was a good way to start off the project:

Barnsley, in the heart of the industrial north, really is a grim place to visit. Often overlooked by the neighbouring cosmopolitan cities of Leeds and Sheffield, the town has never recovered from the closure of the coalmines which once dominated the Barnsley skyline. All the stereotypes often thrown around ‘down south’ about ‘up norf’ are all true in Barnsley. Rows of terraced housing, flat-capped pensioners and even ironically whippets greet you as you arrive in the large South Yorkshire town. Culture is literally non-existent, the workforce is mainly made up of manual workers, and the population barely have any qualifications between them. Unemployment, obesity, racism and teenage pregnancy are all rife in the town, and apparently Barnsley holds the title of ‘Smoking capital of Europe’ and if things couldn’t get any worse, a report published by the government states that ‘Barnsley will stay in recession longer than anywhere else in the country’, which makes for depressing reading for the local communities and businesses.
However, it is not all grim in Barnsley. Despite all the negative energy surrounding the place, the locals still soldier on with their positive attitudes and Yorkshire grit. Speaking to the many visitors of Barnsley Market (something the town really can be proud of), I found their spirit uplifting and they are genuinely proud of their Barnsley roots, which is to be admired. A friendly face and a helping hand are not hard to come by and this is one of the great things about Barnsley, something which we are so starved of in the south of the country.
Having now visited, my attitudes (thanks to the warming personalities of the locals) have changed, although you only have to walk around to see there are problems and I really hope something is done to tackle these issues because the people of the ‘tarn’ deserve a lot more.

admin answers:

I would say there where some disparaging sweeping statements in the first paragraph, which will lose you marks. You could say these things are what some southerners stereotype the local population with, then go into your damning list. But to have such an offensive list and for you to say these stereotypes are true or fact is wrong. I doubt you have the research to hand to back it up either. If a politician said that about a place they would be made to apologise. It sounds like you are looking down your nose at them, somewhat humorously too, so, (unless you are writing a script for Roy Chubby Brown), I’d re-work the opening.
Your second paragraph would not seem so contradictory, if it were clear that the stereotypes where possibly other peoples views and not your own presented as fact.
Maybe you should visit the place with a microphone and interview some locals, they might be smarter than you think. Now that initiative would get you top marks, if you had the drive to do it.
Alternatively, you need to be sourcing more in depth studies than ‘hear say’ and stereotypes, boring as that may be.

In more depth:
You could say, ‘some of the stereotypes thrown around….Yorkshire town’.
‘On the surface culture seems almost non-existent…’
‘Educational achievement is lower than other, more prosperous parts of the country,..’ (examples and source)….
‘Rates of unemployment, racism, obesity and teenage pregnancy are high in the town, compared to…’ (…’surrounding areas’ or ‘neighbouring xxxx’ – if this is true, research – then quote source).
A good essay is backed by quotes or sources from articles, papers and books. While I understand your general thrust, and it is a good opening in that way. The manner it reads is kind of insulting and a random list, more that you’d expect from a Daily Mail journalist than a serious study.
So by altering the phrases you used slightly, you can distance yourself from those remarks and assumptions.
Again, any facts you can find that people do think like that about the inhabitants of Barnsley, or any article quotes that say teenage pregnancy is high there for example, is really going to help. Maybe a local charity website web page statement will help your argument enormously, likewise for the other statements. Good luck.

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Rewards

Michael asks…

Can you offer constructive feedback for my argument against homosexual marriage for Poli Sci 101 class?

I’ve been assigned the challenging task to find persuasive arguments against homosexual marriage, and present them to my clearly liberal Poli Sci 101 class on Monday.

After some reflection, I’ve developed what I think are some strong arguments against this hypothetical legislation, and I would appreciate your feedback. I would especially appreciate anything you have to add to this list. Remember that I’m not allowed to base anything on obvious things like morality (“right and wrong”) or religion. This has been a struggle for me because I base my beliefs in morality, not relativism.

I think I’ve come up with some good arguments that will suit the professors taste.
BUT ARE THEY GOOD ENOUGH to win over some classmates? Pro-gay marriage comments are encouraged but they must be constructive, I’m looking to improve and build on my arguments.

1) Yes there are barriers for homosexuals to have equal rights, but they won’t necessarily be satisfied by allowing gay marriage. It would be easier to get congress to agree to, say, changing the hospital visitation laws than to redefine marriage.

So if homosexuals really want equal rights, they ought to approach it on a case-by-case basis, not in sweeping generalizations (marriage) that will make many legislators uncomfortable and unwilling to cooperate.

2) The Constitution was created to defend our citizens, not to oppress them. Therefore we must consider what they are trying to defend by disallowing homosexual marriage.

They are defending the natural family, and rewarding them for being able to contribute to society in the most fundamental way- giving life to and raising their own biological children. By rewarding this behavior, we guarantee the future of our society.
-The best argument I’ve heard to counteract this is that Homosexuals will adopt children.
So I ask you to please consider that there are huge waiting lists of heterosexual couples who want to adopt a healthy baby, there just aren’t that many healthy babies to go around. There is a problem with orphans in our society but many people are hesitant to become foster parents or adopt especially once a child gets past a certain age. In other words, by allowing and rewarding alternative lifestyles, we aren’t protecting and helping those who choose to have a mentally and physically sound lifestyle.
For these reasons I do not believe that homosexual couples should receive the same benefits as heterosexual couples.

3) Advocates for homosexual marriage claim that the government shouldn’t be able to stop them from marrying whomever they please. So, why have marriage laws at all? Don’t these things infringe on our human rights? Why would homosexuals want to be limited by laws and not fight against marriage laws in general for all people? Under this reasoning of equality and fairness, it just doesn’t make sense that we have to pay the government any head whenever we choose a life partner.
*head -> heed

admin answers:

Just so you know, I am pro gay marriage. Here are some pushbacks you may get on your points:

Re 1): Telling gays to gain their rights on a case–by-case basis is patronizing; it would mean decades of court cases and legislation (costing taxpayers a lot of money). Telling Congress to change laws on hospital visitation is a nice dream, but wouldn’t happen anytime soon on a federal level.

Legislators and courts are (obviously) already beginning to cooperate. They are realizing that it’s a matter of constitutional law.

Re 2): If defense of the “natural family” and procreation is what it’s all about, then there should also be legislation barring marriages of infertile couples, women past menopause, senior citizens, and couples who choose to remain childless.

Gays are already adopting in large numbers, and they’re usually the ones who are willing and able to adopt older children and at-risk children.

Re 3): We do have marriage laws about who people can marry, but they are about polygamy and minors. And gays are obviously not worried about any fees having to be paid to be married (which is how I interpret your “pay the government any head” remark), so why would they want to fight against them?

In this argument, you’d have to be specific about what you mean by “marriage laws.”

Helen asks…

What do you think about my argument against homosexual marriage?

I’ve been assigned the challenging task to find persuasive arguments against homosexual marriage, and present them to my clearly liberal Poli Sci 101 class on Monday.

After some reflection, I’ve developed what I think are some strong arguments against this hypothetical legislation, and I would appreciate your feedback. I would especially appreciate anything you have to add to this list. Remember that I’m not allowed to base anything on obvious things like morality (“right and wrong”) or religion. This has been a struggle for me because I base my beliefs in morality, not relativism.

I think I’ve come up with some good arguments that will suit the professors taste.
BUT ARE THEY GOOD ENOUGH to win over some classmates? Pro-gay marriage comments are encouraged but they must be constructive, I’m looking to improve and build on my arguments.

1) Yes there are barriers for homosexuals to have equal rights, but they won’t necessarily be satisfied by allowing gay marriage. It would be easier to get congress to agree to, say, changing the hospital visitation laws than to redefine marriage.

So if homosexuals really want equal rights, they ought to approach it on a case-by-case basis, not in sweeping generalizations (marriage) that will make many legislators uncomfortable and unwilling to cooperate.

2) The Constitution was created to defend our citizens, not to oppress them. Therefore we must consider what they are trying to defend by disallowing homosexual marriage.

They are defending the natural family, and rewarding them for being able to contribute to society in the most fundamental way- giving life to and raising their own biological children. By rewarding this behavior, we guarantee the future of our society.
-The best argument I’ve heard to counteract this is that Homosexuals will adopt children.
So I ask you to please consider that there are huge waiting lists of heterosexual couples who want to adopt a healthy baby, there just aren’t that many healthy babies to go around. There is a problem with orphans in our society but many people are hesitant to become foster parents or adopt especially once a child gets past a certain age. In other words, by allowing and rewarding alternative lifestyles, we aren’t protecting and helping those who choose to have a mentally and physically sound lifestyle.
For these reasons I do not believe that homosexual couples should receive the same benefits as heterosexual couples.

3) Advocates for homosexual marriage claim that the government shouldn’t be able to stop them from marrying whomever they please. So, why have marriage laws at all? Don’t these things infringe on our human rights? Why would homosexuals want to be limited by laws and not fight against marriage laws in general for all people? Under this reasoning of equality and fairness, it just doesn’t make sense that we have to pay the government any head whenever we choose a life partner.
** I am asking this community because I need to hear the other side specifically addressing my arguments in order to gain understanding.

admin answers:

Very poor and weak.
1) It is more than hospital visitation, you have automatic inheritance when you are married, you become legally responsible for you spouse and are consider next of kin when death occurs or your spouse becomes incapable of making a decision due to some incapacitation whether temporary or permanent unless they assign that right to another. These are automatic no matter the form of the marriage religious or secular.
2) Constitutionally, the state is barred from recognizing the legitimacy or supremacy of any religion so by restricting marriage to what any holy book describes as marriage is unconstitutional. The constitution says all are created equal and laws are in place to stop and prevent discrimination for age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. So why is it allowable to practice discrimination in this instance?
B)Defense of the citizens is defense of the land not individuals.
C) Non-homosexual non-married couple, produce and raise children and we don’t reward them. Why is marriage special in this regard?
D) Lesbians can become pregnant in a variety of ways, so ability to produce offspring is an invalid point.
E) Single women become pregnant every day, we don’t give them any special privilege and they raise their own child and contribute to the future.
F) Many married couple produce no children for what ever reason, age of couple, infertility, health, no desire to have children, so they don’t contribute to the future, yet they get a reward for being married.
3) a) Laws in place to prevent all forms of discrimination, by trying to ban this the state is violating it’s own laws.
B) Most marriage laws stem from religion (who you can marry in regards to degrees of kinship), it is the secular authority that stepped in to limit the harm to minors and others without the capacity to make an informed consent. Similar to laws preventing adults having sex with minors especially pre-pubescent minors.
C) All laws limit our rights in some way, else you could drive as fast as you wanted on any road, or any number of other activities that are governed by laws.
D) why does anyone want or allow themselves to be governed by laws, we live in a society and need to place some controls on behavior so that we can all participate equally and feel a degree of safety.
E) why not let the government decide on all marriages? Stop inter-racial marriages, marriages between people of different social or economic backgrounds, marriages between people of vastly different ages (very young woman to an old rich man or vice-versa) or even of people of different religions.
Marriage is a word whose definition means vastly different things to different people or situations. The meaning of words change and it is not the government’s role to dictate what a word means.

Mary asks…

Dieting… but can I indulge every now and then?

i am on a strict diet of lean meat, veggies, and some fruits with minimal carbs. I’ve been going strong for a week almost and haven’t had any major problems. I am no stranger to dieting as I’ve done it most of my life. With that said, I hate the idea of not ever getting to enjoy some of the foods I love most. That’s usually the reason I break a diet. I think I would be better off and could make healthy eating more of a lifestyle than a diet by rewarding myself with one of my favorite meals as a result of hard-work and eating healthy. Is that okay? How often? Once a month,once every two weeks, once a year? And could I possibly eat just one of my favorite meals, like chicken tenders and fries? And will it ruin any work I’ve already done? Will it set me back?

Please, what should I do???

Thanks so much~!
IS ONCE A MONTH REASONABLE OR TOO MUCH?

admin answers:

Because of the diet you are on you are trying to burn fat. If you give your body a carb treat it will cease to burn fat for a while and also the treat will give you cravings – I know, I’ve done that. Only you know how well you can control those cravings. I allow myself wine on Saturdays so that’s once a week, and once a week a TINY ‘bad’ thing – yesterday I begged 3 chips off a friend’s plate and that’s it for this week.
Only you know, only you. Some people can’t stop once they start and sweet things WILL give you cravings

Thomas asks…

Given my stance on the issues, who should I vote for?

ABORTION
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I am pro-choice.

GAY MARRIAGE
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I support gay marriage.

OFFSHORE DRILLING
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We should drill domestically until we are blue in the face

ENERGY
———————————
We should invest heavily in alternative fuel research and implementation.

IRAQ
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We shouldn’t have been there in the first place and we need to responsibly leave ASAP.

TAXES
———-
I support the FairTax.

HEALTH CARE
———————–
We need better default coverage for Americans who can’t afford Health Insurance. At the same time, we should promote healthier lifestyles and encourage everyone to become financially responsible enough to pay for their own health care.

FEMINISM
—————-
I support the “Equal pay for equal work” idea.
I do not support “Affirmative-Action-like” legislation mandating quotas.

ECONOMY
—————-
Outsourcing should be severely limited, and tax-breaks for companies that outsource jobs should be reduced to nill.
The minimum wage should be left to the states.

COLLEGE COSTS
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This matter should be left to the states. Federal interference in higher education should be nill.

EDUCATION
——————-
This matter should be left to the states, with minimum interference and funding on the federal level.
I think we can all agree that we need better performance. We should replace “Leave no child behind” with “Leave the dumb ones behind until they are smart enough to pass.” We need to raise the bar to a respectable standard, not lower the bar so more people can pass.

SEX AND POVERTY
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Let’s be honest: A single person can survive with low levels of comfort on minimum wage. People run into problems when they have children that they cannot afford. In light of this, let’s subsidize birth control for people in financial need. Let’s reward schools (by way of additional funding) for taking a serious look at sex education. As a nation, we should encourage RESPONSIBILITY! You DO NOT have children that you cannot afford. Period.

FOREIGN POLICY
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We should stay out of other nations’ business as much as possible. We should be friendly and offer aid only when it is absolutely wanted and needed.
As a rule of thumb, domestic issues should always be addressed before foreign issues.

SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE
——————————————————-
We should start taking this seriously. “Under God” needs to go. “In God we trust” needs to go. And if God really wanted to bless America, then he would start paying taxes.

IMMIGRATION
———————
We need to make it easy for people to come here and work here. The path to citizenship should be simple and clear. That being said, we need to tighten border security and criminalize illegal immigration.

ENVIRONMENT
———————–
We should encourage things like recycling and fuel efficiency.

DRUGS
———–
Pot should be legalized; our police have better things to be doing.
21 should be reduced to 18.

STEM CELL RESEARCH
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This is important. It should be federally funded and there should be no restrictions.

DEATH PENALTY
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Against the death penalty.
REPARATIONS
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No way, no how.

admin answers:

Vote for me!

Mark asks…

Given Up On Weight Loss. Good Decision?

I’m about female, 100lbs overweight. 5’11-6’0 tall. I’ve tried numerous diets. I’ve also used mindful eating, healthy eating, commitment-to-lifestyle-change type of eating. Exercising regularly and sanely. Overexercising.

I’ve bounced around 10-30lbs of weight loss and gain for about 4 years and before this spring/summer. At my peak I lost 50 pounds, weighing about 217 lbs against when I first started out (I weighed 267 pounds). I was doing so good and my food addictions had to creep in again. Now I weigh 280 pounds.Weight loss is getting harder. I’ve been dieting on and off for the past 4 weeks, losing about 5-7lbs, giving into my temptations and gaining it all back. Feeling like crap after it all. It’s my fault and I know it. No excuses. I’m a fat pig that loves her food.

I start my first job (now that I’ve graduated grad school) in 4 months. I will make my grand entrance about 30 pounds heavier than in my interview days. I hoped to lose as much weight as I could to look somewhat acceptable before the first day but I guess they will be seeing a porkier, fatter me. I feel older, less attractive. I couldn’t give a s**t about myself. I’m almost in tears writing this but maybe I’ll feel better about my decision tomorrow.

Can’t put off shopping for work clothes till I’m slim enough anymore – might as well stock up on size 20 pantsuits and white shirts while I’m at it.

This is going to sound like a cliched whine but I’ve always wanted to be “normal.” Normal, attractive acceptable girl fantasies have always ruled my mind as my current self is apparently not good enough. At age 23, I’ve never had a boyfriend or garnered the confidence to accept being boyfriend material at all. I can’t wear nice clothes or feel light, able, or agile. I have to spend $40 per bra (yep, I’m big everywhere) and I’m a broke graduate student.

I’d give anything to wear a size 10 but I guess we can’t have it all. Having said this, what are the chances of ever having a love life, a rewarding career and appreciation (for my abilities AND looks) should I give up and remain the way I am?

If the questions above are the stupidest things you’ve ever heard and it is obvious that I will have much less of a chance than average, how can I make the most of things? Please be realistic (no mushy condolences or heartwarming niceties. Just the blunt, honest truth or real examples from real life). Thanks.

admin answers:

You could give yourself a few years to retrain your body. I started keeping a chart of my food intake, measurements and weight at age 24. Now, I am quite a bit older and still work on the best dietary plan for my age. It really doesn’t cost anything to exercise. It just takes walking shoes. So that would be a can do. As far as dieting, I don’t believe in it either. I do believe in healthy eating. It provides a better quality of life. There is great information available free on what to eat. One book I think would work for you is entitled, Never Say Diet. The authors provide recipes for foods they love to eat, but an alternate way to prepare them. You might like that. So, if you give yourself five years to learn a new lifestyle, then, you could acquire proper habits. Since, I don’t know what has occurred and what is your general health by the blood work done at your doctor’s office, I can’t really say much more. Another good book is by Adele Puhn, The Five Day Miracle Weight Loss Plan. I think that is the title. She helps people with little snacks during the day to maintain their blood sugar level. Actually, I think this plan or any plan would be exciting. It is like starting a new life. So for example, if you plan your meals for a week, then shop, you would be busy on a project. Along with that, include walking every day. Here is a website to help determine your intake and calorie buring: fitday.com. Don’t pay any money. Just join, and you input the amount you eat, and exercise. You can set a goal, and generate charts. The site has the ability to evaluate your diet in terms of nutritional value. How you chose to live your life is personal. I am merely providing some alternatives, which I feel is what you have requested.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essays In America

Sharon asks…

Tips on writing a satirical essay?

I need to write a 2 page satirical essay similar to Jonathan Swift’s ‘a modest proposal’

I need to use an issue of the present day like obesity or racism and then make a proposal on how to remedy this problem. But my proposal/solution needs to be ridiculous. (Just like eating babies in ‘a modest proposal’ only modernized sort of)

so any ideas for a topic or proposal? thanks

EDIT: I was thinking about america obesity…how could I solve this problem in an unrealistic/ satirical way?

admin answers:

We are writing satirical essays for my English IV AP class and I know someone is writing theirs over obesity also, but his is more focused on obesity in children. His remedy is to give all the obese children cocaine so they’ll lose weight. I don’t know if you can use drug references or not but that seems pretty over the top to me. Haha.
Hope I helped.

Ken asks…

Do you think the obese body image is more excepted in society today?

do you think its more excepted to be fat in this society than it was back in the day? take the spread of obesity in America and the influence the media has into consideration (also please expand on what you think the media promotes). this is all for my english essay so thaaaaaanks(:

admin answers:

Less

Sandra asks…

Need Help Writing A Reflective Essay?

I have an assignment to write a reflective essay on a problem/solution essay that I already wrote for my English Comp class. I was absent yesterday when it was explained how to write a reflective essay due to feeling very sick, so I am not completely clear how to write one. The problem/solution essay I wrote was about the problem of obesity in America.

Does anyone have any tips/guidelines on how I should write a reflective essay on this topic? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

admin answers:

A reflective essay has Intro., Body and Conclusion.

State your topic, then your feelings on the subject and finally what decision you have made about the topic.

Good Luck. I hope you feel better.

Laura asks…

What In America Is Getting Bigger or Increasing?

For instance, the obesity rate is getting bigger. But what else is? I need some ideas for an essay I’m writing.

Thanks

admin answers:

National debt
trade deficit
population
star athletes’ salaries

Joseph asks…

what does “no conflict of interest” mean?

what does “no conflict of interest” mean?
also, “disclaimer”? i’m writing an essay about the obesity epidemic in america. can you help me define “disclaimer/no conflict of interest” so i can write my last paragraph?

THANKS!

admin answers:

A conflict of interest would be a criminalist working on the case of her cousin. She might make certain judgements or decisions that she would not make if the case did not involve her cousin. Does that make sense???

Conflict of interest –
1. The circumstance of a public officeholder, business executive, or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence: The senator placed his stocks in trust to avoid possible conflict of interest.
2. The circumstance of a person who finds that one of his or her activities, interests, etc., can be advanced only at the expense of another of them.

Disclaimer –
1. The act of disclaiming; the renouncing, repudiating, or denying of a claim; disavowal.
2. A person who disclaims.
3. A statement, document, or assertion that disclaims responsibility, affiliation, etc.; disavowal; denial.

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Your Questions About Bad Cholesterol Foods

William asks…

Which foods are best for lowering bad cholesterol?

admin answers:

There are many things you can do for cholesterol. First off you must know that cholesterol is made in the liver and is natural. But of course if you have too much, it can become a problem. Appox. 95% of all ingested fats are triglycerides. Even though our bodies needs cholesterol to make hormones and deal with stress and trauma, the wrong ratio of cholesterol types can pose a problem.
HDL, the supposed good cholestorol is actually the transporter(high-density lipoprotein) just as LDL(low density lipoprotein), bad cholesterol, is also a transporter. LDL brings cholesterol and triglycerides from the liver and out to the body putting the circulatory system at risk. HDL brings fat back to the liver to be processed and excreted or used. If one has too much LDL over HDL, then it becomes a dangerous ratio for heart disease. This is in part due to the Standard American Diet(SAD) that has too much saturated fats and not enough unsaturated fats. And our brains and nerve system as well as our very cell membranes need EFA’s, essential fatty acids, from good oils/fats. Therefore, diet is absolutely important. But so is lifestyle and stress reduction.
One thing you can do is increase your HDL, good cholesterol by including UNsaturated fats( increase HDL) with Omegas(3/6/9) in your diet. Esp. Omega-3 fatty acids. They include avocado/safflower/coconut/fish/flaxseed and especially most importantly olive oil. Flax is one of the best ways to get Omegas and has the highest concentrates of it. Olive oil is best to use when cooking or with salads. If you like the taste of flax oil, it’s good in salads and over food. Otherwise seeds ground or in meal is good in salads or porridge. Cold water fish oil(omega 3/6/9) are good in capsules. Fresh cold/deepwater fish is good to eat on occasion but one must watch out for the heavy metals in them so capsules are a good way to avoid that. Make sure you get a brand that says ‘third party inspected’ and molecularly distilled.
As far as diet, remember, saturated fats( which increase LDL), animal fats, are literally saturated and do not move as much through your veins. That is why they cause blockages to your heart/brain. At room temperature they are solid. Therefore in your body they can block up your veins if there is more of that than unsaturated, liquid. You need a lot of unsaturated fats to keep things flowing as well as EFA’s(essential fatty acids/Omegas) are good for your brain, mood, cellular and hormone support. So try and keep your animal fats to a minimum and eat healthy versions: pure butter, free-range, antibiotic/hormone FREE meats of any kind; free range eggs etc…and increase your vegetables like broccoli, kale and leafy greens, good nuts (look up which are higher in EFA’s, ie. Walnuts) and whole grains which are good for lowering cholesterol because they provide ruffage to help keep bowels flowing…which taxes the liver less and the liver needs all the help it can get…so if your digestion is good and smooth, then your liver is less stressed and can perform better, thereby also helping with cholesterol.
I could go on but check this out further if you need to.

Hope that helps!!

Paul asks…

is too much cholesterol in foods a good thing or a bad thing?

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admin answers:

Bad… If you have a cholesterol problem

But be sure you are looking at cholesterol content on the label… Versus fat content. Some people mix them up. There are good fats (omega oils) and bad fats (saturated or trans fats), for instance.

Ruth asks…

High cholesterol, what foods are good or bad ?

admin answers:

Cholesterol is found in eggs, dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish. Egg yolks and organ meats (liver, kidney, sweetbread, brain) are particularly rich sources of cholesterol. High-fat dairy products, meat, and poultry all have similar amounts of cholesterol. Fish generally has less cholesterol, but shellfish varies in cholesterol content. Foods of plant origin, like fruits, vegetables, grains, cereals, nuts, and seeds, contain no cholesterol.

Eat less high-fat food (especially those high in saturated fat)
Replace part of the saturated fat in your diet with unsaturated fat
Eat less high-cholesterol food
Choose foods high in complex carbohydrates (starch and fiber)
Reduce your weight, if you are overweight

John asks…

foods that lower bad cholesterol

admin answers:

CHEERIOS!

Betty asks…

what foods can lower my bad cholesterol?

i am hypertyroid also

admin answers:

Hi ET,

Here are 4 steps you can take to lower LDL cholesterol levels:

1. To lower LDL levels evaluate your diet for saturated and trans fats. You want to replace saturated and trans fats with heart healthy unsaturated fats, such as omega 3 fatty acids.

2. Increase dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber. Eat 25-35 grams of fiber daily and of this at least 15 grams should be soluble fiber. Research has shown that for every 1-2 grams of daily soluble fiber intake, LDL (bad) cholesterol is lowered 1%.

3. Eat plant sterols everyday. Eating 2 grams of plant sterols each day will on average reduce your LDL cholesterol 10%.

4. Inactivity can cause higher cholesterol levels. Increase physical activity to increase HDL, lower LDL, and lower triglyceride levels. Check with your physician before starting an exercise program if you’re not currently active.

Here’s a link to more details:

http://www.lisanelsonrd.com/blog/lower-ldl-cholesterol-diet-%E2%80%93-step-1

All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
http://www.lisanelsonrd.com

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Your Questions About Complex Carbohydrates Are Found In

David asks…

Is soy harmful?

I have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia.I have been advised to take high protien diet and complex carbohydrate.
I am a pure vegetarian.My dietician suggested me to take soybean in the form of soy milk, tofu,granules etc.
I am also taking ayurvedic medicines side by side.When I told me ayurvedic doctor about my diet ,he immidiately told e stop soy products as they are harmful.He is researher also and works on food research with govt of india.
Is it true.I have found double opinions on internet.
Cansomeone suggest me some veg tips for high protien which do not include soy.Is cow milk good for me.

admin answers:

Too much soy can affect your hormones which could result in thyroid troubles. I was a vegan/vegetarian and drank soy milk and a lot of soy products. When I got hyperthyroid I had a 1 in 4 chance of the medication working as my thyroid was really bad. Soy milk was the only thing I cut out of my diet as I was warned to avoid it at all costs and at the end of the year, much to my doctor’s suprise..I went into remission. So yeah to much not good for female hormones.

I have problems with cows milk..so I use oat milk instead. Give that a try. Don’t try rice milk..that taste awful.

Here is a site with protein info:

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/protein.htm

Also post in some message boards for more advice:

http://www.veganforum.com/forums/index.php

http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/

Mandy asks…

Was the Bible true about the dietary science?

In my BIBLE Study I quite impressed with God’s Word, especially today I came across with such saying laterally meant that…

…Daniel, chapter one, records that Daniel would not eat the defiled meat of the king.
Because of his vegetarian diet acts as dietary CHARITY, GOD gave him increased VISIONS and MENTAL CLARITY”.

NOT really about vegetarianism (indeed I hate. I know that being vegetarian is wrong. I was told by my forefathers and churches all these while. But this is nothing to do with other religions belief, okey?)

God handed down to us in Genesis 1:29 a diet composed of raw fruits and vegetables, gathered by hand, as found fresh and untainted in nature. This diet did not contain any animal products or even any grains. On this 100% uncooked vegetarian diet man lived an average of 912 years, without any recorded sickness for the first almost two thousand years of recorded history. I estimate this diet contained approximately 5% unsaturated fat, 90% complex carbohydrates, and 5% protein.

After the flood, as we learn in Genesis 9:3, God allowed animal flesh to be added to His original diet and the cooking of food began. Revealingly, with the addition of flesh and cooked food, physical problems began. Looking at Genesis 50:26, we see that the life-span of man dropped from an average of 912 years on God’s original diet to 110 years, in ten generations, on God’s permissive diet . . . . approximately 20% fat, 70% carbohydrates, and 10% protein.

Is that bible was true? Were Adam/Eve digestive system designed for vegetarian diet? Because God’s creation was “perfect” and said “very good”. But was the God really tested or “played on dice” on dietary matter? Or God failed in his “original plan” therefore modified human’s digestive system? Could anyone here knowledgeable ABOUT THIS MATTER (dietary science of Bible), help me to explain WHERE ELSE I can find in the information about the dietary science on nutrition, brain function, health and longevity matters?

I’m on genuine research. No trolls pleasssseeee….

admin answers:

Vegetarianism is absolutely the best diet in the world. Most studies say that Vegetarians live 10-15 years longer than the national average. I love being a Vegetarian.

3 John 2

Chris asks…

What is a healthy replacement for vermicelli, in spring rolls.?

I am trying to find a complex carbohydrate, whole wheat, equivalent so i can make healthier spring rolls but not compromise the taste so much.

admin answers:

There are non of those there is some of those but its hard

Lizzie asks…

What is the indigestible complex carbohydrate found in the cell wall of plants?

admin answers:

The carbohydrate is cellulose mostly along with pectin, and hemicellulose.

Maria asks…

What is the process of joinig simple sugars into complex carbohydrates?

I have this question on my study guide and cannot find the answer anywhere. If anyone knows this please tell me. Thank you!

admin answers:

Monosaccharides are joined by glycosidic bonds in a reaction called a dehydration synthesis or condensation reaction since one H2O is eliminated for each bond formed.

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Your Questions About Nutritional Guidelines

Mary asks…

How do I hydrate while running over an extensive period of time?

This year, on behalf of World Vision, for the 40 Hour Famine, I am going to be running on a motorized treadmill as much as I can within a 40 hour period (if you’d like to donate, you can do so at http://www.famine.org.nz/treadmillathon). I would like some advice on staying hydrated, without getting side stitch, over this extensive period of time! Thanks for your help.

admin answers:

You’re going to need some kind of carb / nutritional intake if going for that long.

I’d also personally look to incorporate a mix of gels, plain water, and sports drink (like Cytomax).

You’re probably going to need more to eat at some point in there though. You should probably look up guidelines for ultra running, and figure out what works for you in training.

Chris asks…

What can I use to prevent stretch marks?

So far, so good. No stretch marks, but I would like to prevent strecth marks as much as possible. I’m going into my third month of pregnancy and I will probably start gaining some weight soon. (I’m underweight so my doc put me on a fatty diet, since Iv’e lost 7 lbs already) I know that cocoa butter is recommeded, however the smell makes me sick to my stomach. I bought St. Ives Vitiman E lotion, is there anything else that works well? Thanks so much!

admin answers:

Nobody wants to develop stretch marks, but when you’re pregnant you know that, along with nausea, fatigue, backaches and frequent urination, stretch marks are another distinct, unpleasant possibility. In truth, between 75 and 90 percent of all pregnant women (90 percent of white women) develop stretch marks during pregnancy. Look for the angry red lines to appear on your bulging abdomen, usually during the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. But don’t stop there – there are a few other places you might want to check, too. Unfortunately, stretch marks also can show up on other areas that tend to get larger during pregnancy. These include the upper thighs, buttocks, breasts and even arms, depending on the amount of weight gain, your genetic history, and whether or not you make a concerted effort to prevent stretch marks.

So what can you do to beat the odds and prevent stretch marks? Scientists argue about just what you can do for prevention, but one thing is fairly certain: genetics do appear to play a role in whether or not you are predisposed to getting stretch marks. This means that if your mother got stretch marks during pregnancy, you may be more likely to get them yourself. However, there are some things you can do to limit the possibility of getting stretch marks. Following these guidelines, all of which are good for your overall health and the condition of your skin, will go a long way toward putting the odds in your favor.

1.

Eat a healthy, diverse and balanced diet that keeps your weight gain within the recommended range of 25 to 35 pounds. Excellent nutritional status is vital for your developing baby, but it also contributes to the strength and health of the body’s largest organ: the skin. What’s more, a controlled and steady weight gain, without any wild upward swings, will let your skin stretch at a steady rate without any unexpected jolts.
2.

Use a body brush or wash cloth to massage the areas where you have stretch marks, or want to prevent stretch marks from appearing – this will increase circulation to the area, which may be helpful.
3.

Drink plenty of water. Hydration is important for your overall health and well-being as well as that of your growing baby, and it is critical to healthy skin.
4.

Take your vitamins. This is one more way to ensure proper nutritional status, which is critical for your overall health and well-being, as well as beautiful skin and a healthy baby!
5.

Keep skin liberally and effectively moisturized beginning in the first or second trimester and through your recovery to your pre-pregnancy weight, perhaps with one of the many oils and creams marketed especially for stretch mark prevention. These moisturizers will help keep your skin supple and elastic plus serve as “food” (and vitamin supplements) for your skin. The various vitamins and oils used to create these formulas are designed to help enhance collagen production and support the dermis, to keep skin intact despite the rigorous stretching.

Remember that it is important to take care of yourself during the postpartum period as well. The dramatic weight loss makes your skin susceptible to stretch marks once again. In addition, you certainly need to keep your whole body strong to cope with the stresses of recovery from childbirth and the demanding duties of motherhood.

If you do follow all of these guidelines yet still develop stretch marks, don’t despair. They will fade in time to small silvery lines, and become much less noticeable. Yet for the relatively small price of a few minor imperfections in your skin (and perhaps a few lingering bulges around your midsection), you will have the overwhelming privilege of serving as mother to the tiny, helpless little bundle of joy you hold so gently in your arms. Congratulations on your pregnancy, and best wishes for a healthy baby!
Http://www.expectantmothersguide.com/lib…

Steven asks…

What can I do to give my immunity a boost?

Lately I’ve been falling victim to every cold that goes around school. Are there any foods or methods for preventive maintenance. tips and advice appreciated.

admin answers:

1. Drink your lemons. Lemon is the ideal food for restoring acid-alkali balance. Drinking freshly squeezed lemon juice in water, or adding it to tea, salad dressings (in place of vinegar), baking or cooking, helps maintain the body’s internal “climate” at a pH which supports healthy bacteria instead of the viruses and harmful bacteria which thrive in more acidic environments. Apple cider vinegar is another great way to improve your body’s alkalinity, but the taste of lemons is much more pleasant!

2. Give your body an herbal boost. Hundreds of herbal supplements and tinctures exist to give the immune system additional support during the winter. I recommend essential oils (especially my favourite winter blend, Thieves) as an excellent source of immune-stimulating compounds, and the rawest and most natural form of any medicinal plant, but there are other supplements which can be effective. Fresh herbs and whole food remedies are always preferable over packaged herbs or supplements, since they have a much higher potency and frequency and your body absorbs more of their value. See also Essential Oils Fight Cold and Flu.

3. Get a full night’s sleep. Everybody’s different: your body may need anywhere from 6 to 10 hours of sleep each night. Whatever your personal sleep requirement is, get it! Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone, cortisol), keeping weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improved mood, and vibrant, healthy skin.

4. Eat plenty of protein. Protein is a building block for a healthy body, mind, and immune system. Diets low in protein tend to be high in carbs which convert readily to glucose, spiking blood sugar and stressing the pancreas and the immune system.

5. Drink plenty of water. This is almost, but not quite, a given; most headaches occur because despite the number of reminders, people still aren’t getting enough water! Headaches and thirst are both signs of dehydration. You should be drinking, in daily ounces, half your body weight in pounds. (i.e. Body weight in pounds, divided by 2 = number of ounces of water per day.) Click here for detailed guidelines – how much water do you need daily?

6. Stop drinking coffee. Contrary to recent marketing as a source of antioxidants, chocolate and coffee are two of the worst things you can do for your immune system and your health. Caffeine robs your body of minerals and vitamins, and it dehydrates you. If you drink coffee, make sure you add an additional two glasses to your water intake per cup of coffee. A mineral supplement helps to offset caffeine’s damage, too.

7. Worse yet is the impact of refined white sugar. If you do only one thing to boost your immune system, eliminating sugar will do the trick. You will see noticeable results in your energy levels, weight distribution, immunity and your ability to think clearly when you break the cravings and stop eating refined sugar. Many holistic nutritionists consider sugar a drug for its impact on the human body; I have known practitioners to prioritize eliminating sugar from the diet over recommending that people quitting smoking. Healthier sugars such as agave and stevia do exist, but I avoid artificial sweeteners; they are more toxic than cane sugar.

8. Stock up on raw fruits and vegetables for their antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre and enzymes. The nutritional content that you receive from raw fruits and veggies is unparalleled. Many vitamins, including C, are antioxidants and will protect cells – including those of your immune system – from damage by toxins in the environment. Dark-coloured produce (berries, kale, broccoli) tends to be higher in flavonoids, polyphenols and other antioxidants. The perfect source of minerals is seaweed, which is sold dried, but can often be found raw (dried at low temperatures to maintain most of the enzymes and nutrients) in health food stores.

9. Spend some time out in the cold. Snowball fight, anyone? Exercise can make a noticeable difference to your health and happiness by releasing endorphins. Most of us spend 90% of our lives indoors, inhaling dubiously filtered air and other people’s germs, so I take any opportunity I can to get outside. Time spent outdoors in the cold also stimulates the thyroid gland.

Finally…

10. Nurture yourself. Make sure you take time to yourself, spend some time with friends, and indulge yourself in a massage, a hot bath, or an energy work session when you want one. Our bodies respond to our emotions – if you’re feeling harassed and anxious, it can manifest in a sore throat or a cold. Create a space within yourself and your living environment for harmony, self-love and joy (giving thanks, prayer and blessing the abundance in your life and of the world around you helps). Pay attention to warning signs of sore throat or exhaustion so you can keep them from getting worse. I advise taking a “mental health day” every few months to make su

Sandy asks…

Wha’s the quickest way to pack on pounds without going to the gym?

I have a high metabolism and being thin runs on both sides of the family.

admin answers:

It may be easier to eat six or more smaller, balanced meals rather than eating three large meals, especially if you’re not used to eating much at one time.

Protein powders and nutritional supplements such as Ensure can be added for in-between meal snacks. You can also make your own delicious protein shakes at home with a blender using milk, yogurt, frozen fruit, etc. Look for some easy recipes here: http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/weight-loss-shake-recipes.html
Exchange the skim milk and fat-free yogurt for regular since you don’t want to lose weight. Most protein powders are not very tasty unless mixed with other ingredients.

Exercise is an important part of healthy weight gain. Strength training is especially important and will build muscles. This can be done at home or in a gym. Cardio exercises are healthy and should be a part of your routine, but they burn maximum calories and may cause you to lose weight if you don’t eat consume plenty of calories. Limit your cardio workout to 30 minutes. Consider activities such as: power walking, jogging, biking, swimming laps, jumping rope, dancing, skating, etc. Yoga and Pilates are excellent additions to your workout as well.

Some suggestions to help you gain weight:

1)Add healthy calories to your menu. Start breakfast with a slice of whole-wheat toast and peanut butter.
2)Trail mixes, nuts, dried fruits, and protein bars are healthy high-caloric snacks.
3)Drink healthy beverages such as milk and fruit juice. Avoid sweet drinks that add no nutritional value.
4)Choose the healthy option every time. Avoid fried foods. Eat larger portions of healthier foods such as baked potatoes, chicken, fish, etc.
5)Follow the food pyramid guidelines and make sure that you include all the major food groups in your diet.
6)Consume heart-healthy oils by eating olive, walnut, or canola oil in your homemade salad dressings. Add cheese and nuts to salads for additional healthy calories.

Sandra asks…

What kind of snacks should I eat to gain weight?

I’m trying to gain weight and I’m gonna start eating big meals and some snacks in between. What are some healthy snacks I can eat that are high in calories?
I heard that just eating a lot of small portions throughout the day increases your metabolism, making you LOSE weight.

admin answers:

It may be easier to eat six or more smaller, balanced meals rather than eating three large meals, especially if you’re not used to eating much at one time.

Protein powders and nutritional supplements such as Ensure can be added for in-between meal snacks. You can also make your own delicious protein shakes at home with a blender using milk, yogurt, frozen fruit, etc. Look for some easy recipes here: http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/weight-loss-shake-recipes.html
Exchange the skim milk and fat-free yogurt for regular since you don’t want to lose weight. Most protein powders are not very tasty unless mixed with other ingredients.

Exercise is an important part of healthy weight gain. Strength training is especially important and will build muscles. This can be done at home or in a gym. Cardio exercises are healthy and should be a part of your routine, but they burn maximum calories and may cause you to lose weight if you don’t eat consume plenty of calories. Limit your cardio workout to 30 minutes. Consider activities such as: power walking, jogging, biking, swimming laps, jumping rope, dancing, skating, etc. Yoga and Pilates are excellent additions to your workout as well. Here are some exercises you can do at home to help target certain areas:

http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/target-exercises.html

Some suggestions to help you gain weight:

1)Add healthy calories to your menu. Start breakfast with a slice of whole-wheat toast and peanut butter.
2)Trail mixes, nuts, dried fruits, and protein bars are healthy high-caloric snacks.
3)Drink healthy beverages such as milk and fruit juice. Avoid sweet drinks that add no nutritional value.
4)Choose the healthy option every time. Avoid fried foods. Eat larger portions of healthier foods such as baked potatoes, chicken, fish, etc.
5)Follow the food pyramid guidelines and make sure that you include all the major food groups in your diet.
6)Consume heart-healthy oils by eating olive, walnut, or canola oil in your homemade salad dressings. Add cheese and nuts to salads for additional healthy calories.

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Your Questions About Physical Fitness Articles

Maria asks…

Navy boot. Do they start physical activites off slow and move to difficult? Also when is the first PT test?

Just something i’ve been curious about. I leave in 2 weeks heh. I’ve read articles saying you have your first PT test about 4 weeks in, my recruiter said it was about 3 weeks in. BTW I know its not ‘easy’ I didn’t mean it that way. But right off the bus do they assume you can already run a constant 20 minutes at a fast pace, or during the course of the first few weeks leading up to the first PT test do they start you off like you are a beginner and work you up to the appropriate fitness level? I’m fine for the pushups and situps, and I am working on the running every day (ran 2 miles yesterday throughout the day plus ran in place quite a bit and did about 200 four count jumping jacks.). My running is lacking though heh, about a 9 1/2 minute mile, just want to make sure they won’t assume everyone can run the entire thing from the start. Wish me luck heh. Kinda weird i’m not worried about anything else in boot camp other than the running. Just dont want to be put in a pt fitness group.

admin answers:

If you are already running 2 mi/day, you will be fine. And to prevent injuries, they are now let you walk around in your gym shoes until week 6 (I believe). When I went through it, we had to wear boondocker since day one. They also let you sleep 2 more hours as well. If you don’t like running, don’t try for the EOD, SEAL, or SAR program, you will not last long.

Jenny asks…

How do you forget something disturbing?

Yesterday night, I started reading about how Princess Diana died in a car accident since I had nothing better to do, and when I tried to sleep I was very scared. I don’t know why, I just started trembling. I hardly slept at all, just kept thinking about what the Wikipedia article said, and even though I was very tired, I forced myself to keep my eyes open, and started watching a movie instead. I could only sleep when my mom came in and slept as well. It’s very disturbing, and ridiculous as this may seem, I kept thinking that her spirit would come and haunt me. I was just so scared, so fearful, I kept replaying a certain phrase in the article. Tomorrow I’m going to have a physical fitness test, and I am really scared that I can’t sleep again tonight, and I will fail. How do I forget this completely?
Thanks Bashfull :)
I was trying to tell myself that last night, like, why will she even come haunt me? I guess I was being paranoid last night. Too many horror films? I suppose. Anyway, I think I’m going to settle down after doing my homework and watch my favorite movie of all time- DON! ;D Thanks for everyone’s advice!

admin answers:

Hello,

Diana had such a kind spirit that would not let her hurt a fly as long as she lived. Why would you think that she would come and hurt you of all people? Firstly, she wouldnt hurt anyone and secondly she has no reason to haunt you in particular, if indeed spirits could hang around and bother people.

I cant put myself in your shoes. All I can say is that there is no logical reason why you should feel like you do. So relax and put your mind at rest. Then, find a cheerful or funny movie/s to watch or a good book to read. Distract your mind, think of things that make you happy and remember happy memories. Eventually this feeling you have will go away.

All the best dear :-)

Sandy asks…

What’s with this woman that she continues to bash President Obama?

A Tale Of Two Presidential Workout Fanatics

By MICHELLE MALKIN | Posted Friday, December 26, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Ah, the perks of media affection. On Christmas Day, the Washington Post delivered a front-page paean to Barack Obama’s workout habits. The 1,233-word ode to O’s physical fitness read more like a Harlequin romance novel than an A1 news article.

Sighed smitten reporter Eli Zaslow, “The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.” Drool cup to the newsroom, stat.

Bush’s “(over)exercise of power” is Obama’s “time to reflect.”

Zaslow imparted us with vital information about buff Bam’s regimen: “Obama has gone to the gym for about 90 minutes a day, for at least 48 days in a row.”

The Post enlightened us with more gushing commentary from Obama friends and associates, who explain how, as the subtitle of Zaslow’s opus put it, “Gym Workouts Help Obama Carry the Weight of His Position.”

For adoring journalists, you see, Obama’s workout fanaticism demonstrates the discipline and balance in his life. Apparently, what’s good for Obama’s glistening pecs is good for the country.

Zaslow quoted Obama’s Chicago crony Marty Nesbitt, who offered this diagnosis: “He doesn’t think of it as something he has to do — it’s his time for himself, a chance for him to reflect. It’s his break. He feels better and more revved up after he gets in his workout.”

And when Obama feels better, the skies will part, the sun will shine (in moderate, environmentally correct, non-global-warming-inducing amounts, of course), and peace will reign worldwide!

Too bad the doughy, McDonald’s-chomping, coffee-guzzling members of the White House press corps couldn’t see the merits of White House exercise over the past eight years.

After giggling about his out-of-shape colleagues in the media, Zaslow mentioned in passing that President Bush shares Obama’s commitment to health.

What he failed to acknowledge is that the same reporters who so greatly admire Obama’s lithe figure derided Bush for his training schedule.

Former Post writer Jonathan Chait famously attacked Bush three years ago in an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times headlined “The (over)exercise of power.”

Recounting how President Bush ran 3.5 miles a day and preached more cross-training to a federal judge, Chait fumed: “Am I the only person who finds this disturbing? . . . What I mean is the fact that Bush has an obsession with exercise that borders on the creepy.”

Chait argued that Bush’s passionate devotion to exercise was a dereliction of duty. “Does the leader of the free world need to attain that level of physical achievement?” he jeered. “It’s nice for Bush that he can take an hour or two out of every day to run, bike or pump iron. Unfortunately, most of us have more demanding jobs than he does.”

Can you imagine any member of the Obamedia mocking the incoming gym-rat-in-chief this way?

Chait was not alone. Reuters journalist Caron Bohan weaved the same unhinged themes into a piece on Bush’s two-hour, 17-mile bike ride with cycling champ Lance Armstrong in Crawford, Texas, in 2005. After noting his six-days-a-week workout schedule, Bohan steered the piece into an anti-war screed:

“Bush says exercise helps sharpen his thinking. But some of his critics view his exercise obsession as an indulgence that takes time away from other priorities. Among them is Cindy Sheehan, the Vacaville, Calif., mother of a soldier killed in Iraq, who until late last week was camped out down the road from Bush’s ranch seeking a meeting with him to discuss her opposition to the war. Sheehan, who left her vigil on Thursday to tend to her sick mother, has said she believes Bush should take fewer bike rides to have more time to focus on the ‘the nation’s work.’ ”

Fit Republican president = Selfish, indulgent, creepy fascist.

Fit Democratic president = Disciplined, health-conscious Adonis role model.

The good news: In just a few short weeks, W. will be able to exercise in peace, free from the disapproving glares of journalists now rushing to mop the sweat — er, the glisten — from Barack Obama’s hallowed brow.

Copyright 2008 Creators Syndicate, Inc

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=315188478171644

admin answers:

What is with her is that she is correct.

BTW – I read the whole thing.

Laura asks…

Navy Set To Crew Subs With Female Sailors?

Heres the article that says it, i also add that military.com is pretty much an accurate and reliable website that your gonna find

http://www.military.com/news/article/navy-set-to-crew-subs-with-female-sailors.html

Just a few responses of what other people thought!!!

Let us ask the wives of the sub sailors what
they think. O yeah, when meeting in a SSN
passageway should a male and female sailor
turn face to face or back to back so they
can both continue on?

as long as they can perform just as well as the their male equivalents, there is no problem. none of stuff like different physical fitness testing for females. needs to be flat out the same for all!

Please, no. There are some environments in the military in which women simply don’t belong…subs, spec-ops, the front line… It’s not that we can’t do the job, because I’m sure there are some who can. But, not everything in life has to be equal, nor fair. Adding women into the mix in these environments is a recipe for disaster

We thought that women would never serve on surface ship and they are. We thought that women would never pilot fighter aircraft, and they are. Why is it that the US has the biggest problem with women serving on the same platforms as men? Look at the women of the Israeli military. Ain’t no problem there. The only problem that women have is that typically they can’t keep up with the physical regimen of SPECWAR programs…but they’ve seem to have done everything else.

So what do you think? why dont they just design and build a sub for women?

admin answers:

I served on a Virginia class submarine (the newst ones they are making. There is a berthing unit that actually has a door and a separate head inside it. It was rumored that was planned for the integration of women. However, I don’t think women on submarines is a good idea. I’m not a sexist, nor do I think women should be held back when it comes to either the military or civilian world. We did, during sea trials, have an occasional woman go underway with us. She would sleep in the XO’s stateroom and use his/the captains head. Female officers would be less of an issue, but once you start putting in female crew members, it all goes south. During drills the messenger, or whoever else, goes from berthing to berthing to make sure everybody is up. Inevitably he will stumble upon a naked woman. Also, the messenger does all the wake-ups for watches. Once again, there will be the time when someone is getting out of the shower and bam. To top this off, most berthing is down the passageway from the bunks. Most people just were there their towel to and from the head when they take a shower. If women were on board, everybody would have to go completely clothed down the passageway and then undress in the head, take the shower, and put the clothes back on. This may not sound difficult, but if you ever tried doing all that in the tiny heads they have, you would understand. Also, if I wake up and have to pee, I don’t want to have to get fully dressed to go, then get completely undressed again when I go back to bed.

Another obvious reason is sex. You KNOW it’s gonna happen. Months underwater in a tiny tube, say what you will, but it will happen. If someone gets pregnant, or any other complications, the boat can’t just surface and drop them off. If you are in enemy waters you can’t just pop up and call in a hellicopter.

Last thing I want to point out is the environment. Submariners have little to no filter on what they say and do. If you’re on an isolated boat with no women on board, there’s no reason to be politically correct. Submariners would have a very hard time trying to adjust to an environment were they got to watch what they say and do. You can say that’s their problem and not the women’s, and you’d be right. However, it wouldn’t be a problem at all without women.

In short, I don’t think it’s a good idea to have women on board subs, not because they are incable, because they are, but because it would disrupt the whole way a submarine operates.

Oh, and to the person above me, they aren’t soldiers, they’re sailors, more specifically, submariners.

Michael asks…

Preperation to join Canadian Forces [army]?

I would like to join the Canadian Armed Forces at 17 although I will only have a grade 9 education I am sure I am capable seeing as I have an above average IQ and display good physical fitness (although a little out of shape but will begin training), quick learner and someone who is fairly disciplined. The reason for my drop out is because of personal reasons I will not discuss but will have no effect on my military career. I enjoy challenges and would like this type of job because its challenging and typically honorable and rewarding.

The division I would like to join is the ones in which you mainly patrol and peace keep carrying around guns and mainly doing physically challenging activities in which you need almost no education besides the edu. given in basic training. Which I figure is front line Infantry.

I have no experience with weapons although I have no problem seeing anything die and does not affect me in any which way. Likely will have at least 2 years of judo before joining and am a natural at it.

Perhaps I could pull a few strings because my step-uncle is a Chief Warrant Officer who use to be at the base near Edmonton, AB (Moronville) but later was moved to the base near Halifax. He is a Engineer who is involved in the testing of the new air force technologies and has reached the highest position he can become. Also he tried to recruit me when I was 8 giving me a military article of some sort.

If someone would tell me if they would make an exception seeing as I would like to make a career out of this and would be willing to endure the mental and physical punishment this course requires. I live in Grande Prairie, AB and I am sure they have a recruitment office but I do not want to discuss this with my parents right away until I decide for-sure.
I am 15 years old at 5’10″ and 75kg.

Do not answer this if you are being ignorant because your either American or a bigot I will report you to yahoo.

Serious Answers only.
Also I would like to begin in Afghanistan by 2013 and then serve a tour. After my first tour I would like to take a year off and then begin another.

admin answers:

Well, I hate to rain on your parade but you need a minimum of grade 10 to join the Canadian Forces. Having already established that point lets go on to a couple of others. In no particular order:

First Peace Keeping – The traditional peace keeping operations that the Canadian army used to conduct (ie get between two warring factions and keep them apart) has pretty much been discontinued. At least for now the focus of the Canadian army is combat operations in Afghanistan. That leads me to your next point.

Having an uncle who is a CWO will not help you get into the army

The government has stated that Canada’s combat role in Afghanistan will end in 2011. In 2013 there may still be some Canadians tin Afghanistan but likely they’ll be in some type of a mentoring role assisting the Afghan military to stand on its own. You’ll be 19 in 2013, hardly an age where you’ve gained sufficient experience/knowledge to mentor anybody.

If you have “no problem” seeing somone die, I’d guess that you’ve either never seen anyone die or you have some emotional issues that you need to sort out.

I’m not being nasty or ignorant with you but to be honest – from what I read in your question you have a lot of growing up to do before you’d be a good candidate to join the Canadian Army.

MY suggestion for you – get yourself back to school and at the very least stay until you graduate from high school. Grow up a bit – at 18 you can join the army if you’re still interested and you won’t need parental consent.

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