Your Questions About Nutritional Guidelines

Mary asks…

laughing cow cheese wedges?

i eat 2 laughing cow cheese wedges a day because i don’t use mayo or butter so to get in my “fats” i have the laughing cow. i was wondering is laughing cow healthy for you?

admin answers:

It’s really just a flavored, whipped, cream cheese. Look at the nutritional guidelines on the container…it will tell you the fat grams as well as the calories.

Sandy asks…

state regulated menus?

as a chef in a daycare, i was wonder if anyone knew where i could find a list or information on what can and should be feed to children ages infant-3yrs old. i know that there is specific menu regulations but i don’t know where to start to look. example: i want to know how young can the kid be for tuna , jello, pudding, stuff like that, but it has to be the stae regulated menu not ideas that you think is ok.
smart@$$, i just got the job and i didn’t go to school.

admin answers:

You should be able to get the nutritional guideline from you nearby Social Services office.
But heres a site that might help
http://www.education.com/reference/topic/KeepingkidsHealthy_recipes/?cid=50000.044518

Nancy asks…

Have you ever heard of Day Care’s serving Powdered Milk as a beverage, with only water as an alternative?

admin answers:

No, most day cares I have worked in serve real milk at meal times and juice at snack time. Day cares have nutritional guidelines they have to follow. I have never heard of them serving powdered milk. I’d contact the state about that and find out.

Jenny asks…

pancakes ……i am confused actually?

hey guys plz say is pancake good health specially the bettycooper one ! wat happens if i eat it daily in the morning ..will i gain weight ?
plz say me fast

admin answers:

Your spelling is giving me a headache. Follow the nutritional guidelines on the package and don’t overindulge and you should be fine.

Laura asks…

I am trying to write a position paper on nutrition. do you have to take nutrition classes to become a doctor?

admin answers:

Sadly, most medical schools do not have a required course in nutrition. It’s a shame, though. Nutritional guidelines are far more valuable to patients than just the old, “Lose weight.”

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Your Questions About Reading Food Labels

George asks…

How many calories in a kilacal ?

Please explain this concept to me, I’m trying to understand how many calories I take by reading food labels, also how many calories in joule ?

admin answers:

How many do you think? KILAcal.

Jenny asks…

Based on nutritional content is Butchers Classic Cat Food good for my cat?

No lectures about why wet food is better than dry food !
I don’t want a list of brands better than butchers !
I don’t want a million fact sheets on cat foods !
Plain and simple is Butchers Classic Cat Food, based on nutritional value, a good food to feed my cat ? ( better than whiskers ect.. which i know to be crap food )

I apologize if I’ve come across as impolite but the pages dedicated to cat diets expect me to have a masters is chemistry and maths atop enough time to read every cat food label in every store and enough money to feed my cat lobster and caviar every night. I’m a highly strung person thanks to a fore mentioned pages.
Composition:,With Chicken: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Chicken min 4%), Minerals ,With Beef: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Beef min 4%), Minerals ,With Game: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Game min 4%), Minerals

Typical ValuesTypical values additives (per kg) for all:-
Vit A (E672)1000iu-
Vit D3 (E671)200iu-
Taurine453mg-
Zn (E6)25mg-
Se (E8)0.15mg-
I (E2)0.1mg-
Cassia Gum (E499)1.8g-
Iron Oxide0.5g-
Protein8.5-
Crude Fibre0.5-
Fat Content5-
Crude Ash2-
Moisture82

I’m confused here. Minimum 49% meat or minimum 4% meat ? also my initial question still stands.
and Is kitekat wet cat food any good too?

admin answers:

No, based on the nutritional value this food is not good to feed your cat.

Richard asks…

how do you find out how many calories is in a food?

i dotn know how to read food labels
and how about thigns that dont have food labels like vegetables and fruit?

admin answers:

Calorieking.com

I use it for everything I eat.

Charles asks…

how can someone re write this in behavioral objective?

The team will educate the students about how to read food labels?

admin answers:

‘Student will be able to identify words relating to food’ and the ingredients on labels.

Sandy asks…

Based on nutritional content is Butchers Classic Cat Food good for my cat?

No lectures about why wet food is better than dry food !
I don’t want a list of brands better than butchers !
I don’t want a million fact sheets on cat foods !
Plain and simple is Butchers Classic Cat Food, based on nutritional value, a good food to feed my cat ? ( better than whiskers ect.. which i know to be crap food )

I apologize if I’ve come across as impolite but the pages dedicated to cat diets expect me to have a masters is chemistry and maths atop enough time to read every cat food label in every store and enough money to feed my cat lobster and caviar every night. I’m a highly strung guy thanks to a fore mentioned pages.
Composition:,With Chicken: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Chicken min 4%), Minerals ,With Beef: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Beef min 4%), Minerals ,With Game: Meat and Animal Derivatives, (min 49%, Game min 4%), Minerals

Typical ValuesTypical values additives (per kg) for all:-
Vit A (E672)1000iu-
Vit D3 (E671)200iu-
Taurine453mg-
Zn (E6)25mg-
Se (E8)0.15mg-
I (E2)0.1mg-
Cassia Gum (E499)1.8g-
Iron Oxide0.5g-
Protein8.5-
Crude Fibre0.5-
Fat Content5-
Crude Ash2-
Moisture82

I’m confused here. Minimum 49% meat or minimum 4% meat ? also my initial question still stands.
cheers Michele the Louis Wain cat.I’ve been trying to find something that’s not super expensive and I’m willing to pay more but people of the net made butchers choice seem like a diamond in the rough. Can I get some legitimate suggestions of good cat food?. Gotta be good quality for my kitty ‘cos he’s just coming off of royal canin S/O urinary diet since cystitis and treatment. Bless him he’s been ill since his previous human gave him 2 cups of milk and 2 tins of tuna on top of his dry food every day for 6 months and never told us so i’ve been paying vet bills for the past 3 months, however he’s finally healthy now.

admin answers:

Butchers Classic isn’t any better than Whiskas I’m afraid. Both contain just 4% meat comprised from animal derivatives so it’s not even good quality meat they’re using. They also both constitute around 8% protein and 5% fat.

Slightly more expensive, but a much higher real meat and protein content is Sainsburys own brand The Delicious Collection.

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Your Questions About Bmi Equation

Laura asks…

Is anyone familiar with a parameter for identifying Ideal Body Weight for individuals that do not fit?

I have asked this question earlier in a different location and yielded no response. I will try one more time here,

Is anyone familiar with a parameter for identifying Ideal Body Weight for individuals that do not fit in the BMI or Hamwi Equation parameters?

I understand that BMI or Hamwi Equations are only an assessment tools; however, I am looking for IBW parameters that will better evaluate “Little People” or “Dwarfism” both of which do not fall within the parameters of current popular IBW assessment tools. If anyone could direct me to a reliable source of information with regards to this it would be greatly appreciated.

admin answers:

I did a little google searching and found this site about a woman with achondroplasia and her trek towards fitness.

Http://psy-pc120.bsd.uchicago.edu/~jbadner/fitness.html

She listed a few resources that you may find helpful including links to some weight tables (although the links seem to be dead) as well as this equation to calculate weight excess called the Rohrer index, which you can calculate here: http://psy-pc120.bsd.uchicago.edu/~jbadner/wtht3.html

She indicates that the ideal range of the Rohrer index for males is approximately 18-28 and approximately 20-30 for females.

Hope that helps!

George asks…

what is this answer i keep trying… can somebody explain?

The body mass index (BMI) is used to assess the level of fat in a person’s body. For a 151 lb person BMI is 23.2. A 189 lb person has BMI of 29.5. Find the equation describing the level of fat depending on the person’s weight. What is the BMI for 210 lb person?

admin answers:

I dont know the equation, but i found out by dividing the weight by the BMI that each BMI point is about 6.5 pounds. So take 210 pounds, divide it by 6.5 and the BMI is roughly 32.3

Donald asks…

Linear function question?

The body mass index (BMI) is used to assess the level of fat in a person’s body. For a 151 lb person BMI is 23.2. A 189 lb person has BMI of 29.5. Find the equation describing the level of fat depending on the person’s weight. What is the BMI for 210 lb person?

I can not get this one my anwser gets down to so many fractions i dont know if its right or not.

admin answers:

It helps if you know that BMI has an equation relating to your weight divided by your height squared.
In your case, it doesn’t have to be that complicated.

They give you the fact that BMI is related to weight, and you must presume a linear relationship.

23.2 = k.151
=> k = 23.2 / 151 = 116 / 755

29.5 = k.189
=> k = 29.5 / 189 = 59 / 378 = 118 / 756

So the value of the relationship variable k is somewhere around 116/755 to 118/756. The average of these two figures is 88393/570780

BMI = k.210 = (88393/570780) * 210 = 32.521…

The expected BMI for a 210lb person is 32.5

Paul asks…

Is BMI wrong in cases of short or tall people?

I’m asking this because before a friend of mine is 5’9″(176 cm) he’s 70 kg (154 pounds) looking a bit skinny and a baby of 2 feet(60 cm) is 12-14 kg (27-31 pounds) looking normal.
Is the BMI equation wrong?Must another method be used to calculate fatness?

admin answers:

BMI doesn’t account for muscle weight vs fat weight. If you are 150lbs of muscle, you will appear thinner and be healthier than if you are 150lbs with a high body fat percentage.

BMI is generally not the best way to guage your fitness. See if your local gym can give you a fitness test, they will measure your body fat % which will be a more accurate representation of your body.

Lisa asks…

how do you tell your bmi and how do you tell whether you are overweight normal obese ?

My mate just asked me my bmi how do i find out ?

admin answers:

You could just google it and a BMI calculator will be top of the list but it is always good to know how to figure it out on your own.

Here is the Equation BMI = Weight (kg) / (Height (m) X Height (m))
To determine your weight in kilograms just divide the weight in lbs by 2.2.
And to determine height in metres just multiply the height by 2.54 ( makes it cm) now divide by 100
Here is an example 5’9 = 175cm = 1.75m
125lbs = 56.8kg

Therefore BMI = 56.8 / (1.75×1.75)
BMI = 18.56

The Classifications are –
?18.5 or lessUnderweight
?18.5 to 24.99 Normal Weight
?25 to 29.99Overweight
?30 to 34.99Obesity (Class 1)
?35 to 39.99Obesity (Class 2)
?40 or greater Morbid Obesity
So this client has a BMI of 18.56 which classifies them as normal weight

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle

George asks…

What does a healthy lifestyle mean to you?

I am writing a paper and i was wondering what you think when you hear “healthy lifestyle“? Go into detail don’t just say eat better and exercise. Everyone knows that but what does eat better mean? Eat what instead of what? How much exercise?
Thanks
Did you know that tofu is made with soy and soy messes with your hormone levels and consuming a lot can be very very bad for you?
And all fats are not bad for you. actually you NEED omega-3 fats for brain development. Red meat like Beef is VERY good for you. No one eats the amount of vegetable they need, infact it is impossible to eat as much as you need in a day the BEST way to get the full potential of your vegetables is to juice them and drink them and to eat them raw because if you cook them it cooks all the nutrients out of them. Also, grains are actually way more harmful to your body then helpful and there is no reason what so ever for anyone to ever eat grains (breads, wheat, rice, etc..)

Best thing you could ever do for your health:
Drink 1 gallon of water a day
get a juicer and start juicing your vegetables centered around kale, spinach, celery (greens) and drink at least 3 8oz cups of it a day
cut out ALL grains, there are very yummy ways to make the same kinds of things wi

admin answers:

Personly, it means firstly drinking water (no o,j) count ur calories….. Sticking with chicken or tofu… For protein, adding quinoa and pulses like mung beans (yuk) h8 them lol….. Or almonds…. Then green leafy veg and berries…. Raspberries are best…. Breakie…. Youghurt (unsweetened) egg on 2 slices of toast. Dinner or lunch, chicken sanwich in brown bread with spinich (tasty) dinner, chicken, broccoli and quinoa….its a example and you can eat almonds through the day….. That is eating healthily and is about 400 calories, so if your not on a diet you can substitute with other things…. Your cals should be 2000 to 2500 a day depending on sex and size. Excercise is only important if you want to tone ur body, otherwise moving around during the day is enough…. If you eat right…. You left the part out of healthy mind, healthy body…..

Susan asks…

why is it important to live a healthy lifestyle?

Why is it important to live a healthy lifestyle ?

admin answers:

Because you live longer and don’t suffer as many medical complications as unhealthy people…

Lisa asks…

What’s the best way to start a healthier lifestyle?

I’m a 25 year old female, who wants to start a healthier lifestyle. I am currently 200 pounds and I have serious anxiety. At the moment I am not working due to a recent major move to a new state, and while I’m home having time to myself, I would like to start a new lifestyle to become healthy again. Any suggestions would be great. Thank you!

admin answers:

I would say four key factors for a healthy lifestyle are diet, exercise, sleep and sunshine.

Seeing as your asking here, I assume you’re interested in eating more plant foods. If you’re not sure where to start, it may be a good idea to follow a diet plan to help you to become more healthy a great one is the engine 2 diet, there is a 28 day challenge to get you going, which may be a good kickstart.

Http://engine2diet.com/28-day-challenge/welcome-video/

You could also try out this book ’12 days to dynamic health’ by dr mcdougall

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0452266394

If you’re interested in plant based nutrition, ‘Forks Over Knives’, is a great primer, as it is a film discussing reversing various health problems by eating more fruit, veg, legumes etc.

Http://www.forksoverknives.com/about/

It is a good idea to make sure you exercise every day. You could try jogging, or just go out for a walk every day for twenty minutes will start to make a difference. Start easy and then build up as time goes on. Just getting out in the fresh air is great.

If you have anxiety issues, breathing exercises are great, try looking into yoga or pranayama.

Don’t skimp on sleep and try to develop a regular night time routine, it depends on the person how much you need, but it is reccommended to have from 6 to 10 hours sleep a night.

Joseph asks…

How can I start a healthy lifestyle?

I haven’t eaten fruit in years. I’m 13 years old, the only healthy thing I eat is cabbage on a Sunday.
Every other day I just eat like there’s no tomorrow, I also drink around 5-8 cans of fizzy pop.
Nothing I eat is healthy and I hardly go out.
How can I start a healthy lifestyle?

I literally gag when eating fruit and veg, also when drinking milk.
My body does not agree with healthy stuff.

admin answers:

Try to change one thing at a time. Decide what you can start with. Can you give up pop? Do that first. It will be hard- I gave up diet soda a few months ago and I still crave it! But you just have to DECIDE to change and you can do it. One thing at a time.

Thomas asks…

How can I live a more healthier lifestyle?

Hi everyone I am a 18 year old girl who is about to start college in a few weeks. Basically I want to start living a healthier lifestyle, because I want to have more energy than I do now since I am going to have a busy schedule this semester. Do you know of any exercises that I can do at home that could keep me in shape. Also how can I change my eating habits, as of now I just eat whatever I want. I’m 5’0 and weigh 148lbs which is about 30lbs overweight for my height I think.

admin answers:

Tips of a Healthier Lifestyle:

Give your body the energy it needs
Stay physically active
Be positive and make your mind fresh all the time by being happy
Keep your mind and body free of harmful drugs and alcohol.
Practice safe living habits
Get regular health care

Diet Tips for Healthier Lifestyle: Avoid the tobacco, alcohol, drugs always and also caffeine most of the time. You may be consuming junk food mostly up to now. But that not makes a healthier lifestyle. Make yourself feed on the foods that are healthier like fiber foods, protein based, probiotic based, seeds, nuts, grains which nourish you well and provide the good nutritional value to your body. Also drink adequate water to have a well-balanced hydrated body.

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Your Questions About Healthy Fattening Foods To Gain Weight

Chris asks…

If I eat more healthy food than I ate of unhealthy, will I gain weight?

I’m on a modified diet of sorts. I’m trying to replace the unhealthy things I used to eat with fruits and vegetables and diet foods (Slim Fast, Special K, etc.) and when I can’t avoid unhealthy things (being that I’m a teenager that still lives at home and can’t always control what my parents make for meals), I just eat smaller portions. I’ve also started exercising. However, I’m always snacking on some sort of fruit or vegetable–more than I used to eat. I’m worried this will ultimately make me gain more weight than if I just ate the same and exercised. Any ideas?

admin answers:

First of all, diet foods are usually not healthy. They are full of artificial additives. Healthy food is usually whole food. So get some oats and make porridge for breakfast – much healthier and less fattening than Special K and will fill you up – add fresh fruit and/or plain yoghurt rather than sugar. Remember low fat yoghurts are FULL of sugar. Have a homemade salad for lunch – much healthier and less fattening than Slim Fast. Try wholewheat pasta – pasta salad or potato salad are slimming and healthy.
If you exercise, and stick to wholesome foods you should lose weight. Try to eat three meals a day, and then snack on fresh fruit and veg (celery sticks, carrots, tomatoes, etc.), whole nuts – not the salted variety, and natural seeds. Drink plenty of water. Juice can be very fattening – rather have the whole fruit.
It won’t work if you carrot cake instead of a carrot to munch on, or dried or tinned fruit instead of fresh.
Good luck.

Paul asks…

how do i gain weight w/ healthy food?

i want to gain about 30 lbs just cause i lost weight drasically and i would really like to gain it back and then some..
i dont want to be this skinny, it feels very unappealing and somewhat
is there a way to gain weight w/ healthy foods and getting fat in my body. i dont want to go back to scarfing fatty shitt. sometyms its just too much.

admin answers:

Nuts are very healthy and also fattening as they contain about 600 calories per 100 gm.

Charles asks…

difference between gaing weight with junk food and gaining weight with healthy?

im gonna gain weight but i want to gain healthy weight and i dont wanna get like manboobs or anything. Will it make a difference if i eat alot of healthy foods like nuts fruit veggies and lean meats, healthy fats instead of junk like pizza soda and junk. I mean like will i look fatter if i eat junk and also if i only do around 100 pushups and 100 crunches a day when wanting to gain weight, will i gain alot more muscle than fat?

admin answers:

Some guys who are naturally skinny can grow bigger and gain weight while staying nice and lean even when eating so much fattening food – you wont get fat if you exercise.

If you’re trying to reach 95 years old you should choose the healthy stuff.

Michael asks…

gaining weight?

i have been struggling with anorexia for about 3 years now and still cant gain weight, i mean i really want to because i know ill look better and be healthier and i do eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day i just always need eat healthy and cant seem to gain wight. can someone give me good suggestions? thanks

admin answers:

Well you might just have to go and eat fattening un healthy foods for about 2 weeks and alot of them.you would probably gain 15 lbs.

Sandra asks…

How to gain weight to look healthier?

i want to gain weight and muscular to look healthier, but i dont know where to start, what diet can i follow, what exercises will help me to get muscles (theres a gym in front of my house)… and how long it would take?? HELP!!! im a 15 year old women 5’7, 51.25 kg

admin answers:

Good fattening combinations are bread, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes or sweet potatoes combined with meat, poultry, eggs, cheese or sea food.

To gain extra muscles you could work out in the gym 5 or 6 days a week.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essays In America

Lisa asks…

Fast food the cause of rising obestity?

i am doing an pro and con essay on this.. and wanted to see what other peoples had to say about it……so the question is should fast food be blamed and held accountable for the rising problem of obesity in america?

admin answers:

Of course not it is the fault of the individual who is so lazy they cannot cook a meal for themselves

Jenny asks…

Need a little help on a English paper for school (Please help?)?

Ok, well I’m a senior in High School, and for my 12th grade paper, I need to do a problem/solution essay. The topic I choose was “Obesity in America“. I was wondering if anyone could give me some statistics, or a good, reliable website where I can find the facts I need to start typing it up…. Also, anyone have any ideas on how I can start the essay?

admin answers:

“Statistics Related to Overweight and Obesity Fact Sheet” by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
About two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight, and almost one-third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001 to 2004. This fact sheet presents statistics on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, as well as the health risks, mortality rates, and economic costs associated with these conditions. To understand these statistics, it is necessary to know how overweight and obesity are defined and measured, something this publication addresses. This fact sheet also explains why statistics from different sources may not match. ~To read the entire obesity fact sheet and article by The U.S. Dept. Of Health and Human Services, use this link:

http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/PDFs/stat904z.pdf

Obesity in US Adults: 2007
–No State Meets Healthy People 2010 Goals
According to data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), no state met the Healthy People 2010 objective of 15 percent, and 30 states were 10 or more percentage points away from the objective. The Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) national health objectives include one to reduce the proportion of adults who are obese to 15 percent. These latest figures from the CDC demonstrate that obesity continues to be a significant public health problem. The Healthy People 2010 (HP2010) national health objectives include one to reduce the proportion of adults who are obese to 15% (objective 19-2) (1). Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above. BMI is calculated using height and weight. For example, a 5-foot, 9-inch adult who weighs 203 pounds would have a BMI of 30, thus putting this person into the obese category.
This analysis estimated the 2007 obesity prevalence among adults, by state, from self-reported weight and height data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). No state met the Healthy People 2010 objective of 15% and 30 states were 10 or more percentage points away from the objective. State-specific obesity prevalence ranged from 18.7% to 32.0%.
Among 2007 BRFSS respondents:
–25.6% were obese.
–26.4% of men and 24.8% of women were obese.
–The obesity prevalence ranged from 19.1% for men and women aged 18–29 years to 31.7% and 30.2%, respectively, for men and women aged 50–59 years.
–By race/ethnicity and sex the obesity prevalence was highest for non-Hispanic black women (39.0%) followed by non-Hispanic black men (32.1%).
–The obesity prevalence was higher in the South (27.3%) and Midwest (26.5%) and lower in the Northeast (24.4%) and West (23.1%).
To read more of this article published by The Obesity Society, use this link: http://www.obesity.org/statistics/

Another great website with obesity statistics:

http://www.mybodymakeover.com/obesity/obesitystatistics.aspx

Start your essay with something like this:
Since the 1960s, obesity has increased at an alarming rate. More Americans are overweight and obese than ever before. Lack of exercise and poor diet are two leading causes of obesity, and Americans need to become more aware of their eating and health habits if they wish to avoid the diseases obesity causes.

Robert asks…

How much money will you get from a tex increase?

I’m writing a problem/solution essay, and my topic is Obesity in America. One of my solutions would be for the government to provide free gym memberships or federal funded gyms to individuals that qualify for them. So my question is, how much of a tax increase would be needed to allow this solution to be funded, and how much money would you get from such a tax increase.

Or if anybody has a different solution, i’m already using free gyms, active lifestyles, health groups, and to teach young kids in school (during health class) about obesity.

admin answers:

ROTFLMAO!!!

Are you serious!??? As a taxpayer I wouldn’t pay one red cent to give government subsidized gym memberships to some one because they are obese!

That’s like saying that the government should pay for people to all change their hair to blonde because someone said “blondes have more fun” or to pay for everyone that wants it to have a brand new Mercedes or BMW because it would “close economic differences between families”.

This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard in awhile… Thanks for the laugh.

James asks…

Need help on essay for English (Please help)?

Ok, well I’m a senior in High School, and for my 12th grade paper, I need to do a problem/solution essay. The topic I choose was “Obesity in America“. I was wondering if anyone could give me some statistics, or a good, reliable website where I can find the facts I need to start typing it up…. Also, anyone have any ideas on how I can start the essay? Thanks

admin answers:

Why don’t you go to healthy people 2010 for a solution to obesity since your problem is obesity. OR google obesity stats you can find quite a bit of information.

Donna asks…

Need help with an essay from school (please help?)?

Ok, well I’m a senior in High School, and for my 12th grade paper, I need to do a problem/solution essay. The topic I choose was “Obesity in America“. I was wondering if anyone could give me some statistics, or a good, reliable website where I can find the facts I need to start typing it up…. Also, anyone have any ideas on how I can start the essay?

admin answers:

Http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html
or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity_in_the_United_States

I think both of those websites are trustworthy. Perhaps your angle could be about the mixed signals society sends…like, when media can manipulate people into buying fast food….or how healthy food is always more expensive than junk food….How it would be inconvenient to favor health over money….Trying to find your personal ideal solution….But that’s just a thought, I don’t know……well, hope this helps!

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Your Questions About Bmi Airline

Sandy asks…

Which is a safer airline?

I am travelling to Freetown in Sierra Leone from Europe and I was wondering what was the SAFEST airline to go on out of:

1. British Midlands International (BMI)
2. Brussels Airlines

Thanks for your help. I am wondering which airline has a better history of safety/no crashes etc?

admin answers:

They’re both about equal. All airlines are safe. There are regulations in place for this. Crashes aren’t common and usually happen by some freak accident that can’t be predicted. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine no either.

Betty asks…

When did airlines start charging to take luggage; I just booked with BMI Baby and they want £10 for 1 bag?

admin answers:

Same here. I just booked with Easyjet and they want 3 euros per bag (approx £2.). I think £10 is way over the top.

Ken asks…

What steps would I take to become a commercial pilot for someone like BA/BMI Baby etc..?

Or any other commercial airline?

Basically what simple steps would I take? In the UK?

I’m 14 going on 15 and want to be a pilot whether it’s commercially or for the military. I’ve got asthma so I can’t really be in the military but I’m gonna try anyway. So if you want to be a commercial pilot is it ok if you’ve got asthma? Also what would you need to do.

Thanks

admin answers:

Get you private license then commercial/instrument/multi rating…then become an Instructor. Build you flight time then get a job with a low cost regional or charter. Build around 2000 hours and some Turbojet time then appy to BA or BMI.

Hey about the Asthma thing. I had it and so did a friend of mine. My dad gave me some medicine when I was 13 and it never came back…I gave it to my friend and he also got rid of it.

The medicine is Marijuana leaves picked from the tree soaked in Vodka or white rum for a year….take 2 tea spoons nightly and about after 2 weeks….its gone….
I know 4 persons who took it including me. Now I am a healthy ATP pilot.

Hey try it….The Plant may be hard to come by

Michael asks…

I have airmiles from BMI that is in the Star Alliance group. Can I use them for a Continental Airlines flight?

If so is there a number I can ring in the UK to book the flights?
If so is there a number I can ring in the UK to book the flights? I ask for a number because I need to speak to a member of my own species who I can discuss booking the flight using a combination of miles cash. Here’s hoping!

admin answers:

Continental is part of the Star Alliance, and the groupings tend to codeshare flights, and buy in bulk air parts, maintenance and ground staff and so on to save money.

Most airlines run their own frequent flyer programme and while miles/points on another airline in the group contribute to your mileage balance in your other airline, 1 “bmi mile” may not equal 1 “continental” mile.

It all depends on the rules of continentals frequent flyer programme.

So you need to speak to Continental, or on their booking site look for the “award flight” meaning you intend to use your mileage.

Good luck

John asks…

My friend’s surname is spelled wrong by one letter on a BMI air ticket. Is this a problem?

Surname has one letter missing, phoned the airline and they said it wouldn’t be a problem and made a note of it on the record but I’m still not sure. Flying out of Heathrow on BMI. Any thoughts or experiences similar to this one appreciated. Thanks!

admin answers:

This happens all the time.
Not a problem. Your passport is your ID and if you paid by credit card they could cross check with that.

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Your Questions About Bad Cholesterol Levels

Lizzie asks…

How many avocados per week to lower cholesterol?

I’ve read that eating guacamole or avocados lower your bad cholesterol levels up to 22% in a week and increase the good cholesterol by 11%. How much guacamole or avocados should I eat each week to stay healthy?

admin answers:

One avocado per day is enough. You can eat 5-6 avocados per week to be healthy. It is best to eat avocado late in the day cause it could be hard for digestion. Also, do not eat avocado with any other kind of fatty or high protein food like cheese, meat, cream, nuts seeds and similar .

Carol asks…

What are ways to raise HDL or “good cholesterol” levels?

My dad is a pretty healthy person but when he goes to get check ups at the doctor’s, they tell him his HDL levels, known as “good cholesterollevels, are low but his bad cholesterol levels are normal. He is in his fifties, not overweight, eats healthy balanced meals, and doesn’t smoke or drink. The doctor suggested exercise but he’s pretty active all the time. He spends the day doing housework, like today he’s outside chopping down the trees or mowing the lawn. At night he works at our restaurant as a cook.

What ways can he raise his HDL levels?

admin answers:

Aerobic exercise, like walking or bicycling, that raises the heart rate for 20 to 30 minutes at a time is the best kind of exercise. You say that he “eats healthy balanced meals” but does he? He should take a much closer look at what he eats. I expect that your mother does the cooking. Does she serve foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils? It will say so right on the package. These are trans fatty acids. Trans fatty acids not only increase LDL cholesterol levels, they also reduce HDL cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fats such as canola oil, avocado oil, or olive oil and in the fats found in peanut butter can increase HDL cholesterol levels without increasing the total cholesterol. Cranberry juice has been shown to increase HDL levels. Fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids can also increase HDL levels and there are omega-3 supplements in capsule form.

Ruth asks…

Why does stress affect our cholesterol?

It appears that stress is a factor in increasing our bad cholesterol level. My question is, why is that? How does it do it?

admin answers:

High levels of cholesterol can lead to a buildup of plaque along the blood vessel walls. As the level of plaque builds, the blood vessels can become hard and narrow, which restricts blood flow to the heart and/or brain and increases the chances of a heart attack or stroke. The effects of stress on the cardiovascular system are not fully understood; but the Texas Heart Institute reports that while stress may not directly cause high cholesterol levels, the hormones released during the stress response can injure the blood vessels, allowing plaque to stick more easily.

Michael asks…

what does low bad cholesterol indicate?

my friend has a low bad cholesterol level from the lipid profile tests. doctor will examine that but does anybody know what could it indicate? he is 21.

admin answers:

I’m not quite sure what you mean but I have low cholesterol. It can cause strokes because the blood doesn’t clot the way it should. It can affect the brain, making you depressed, anxious and agoraphobic. It causes poor sleep patterns and nightmares. It can also cause you to have symptoms very similar to chrone’s disease. In fact, people have been known to have been mis-diagnosed with chrone’s disease when it was in fact low cholesterol. I think this is because low cholesterol affects the liver, it can’t produce enough bile acids because cholesterol is used by the liver for bile acid synthesis. There are other symptoms but I forget what they are because I haven’t suffered any of them.
I posted a question on here last week asking for high cholesterol foods, I was told eggs, which I already knew, liver, red meat and shrimp. Does your friend drink a lot of coffee? Because a high caffeine intake can cause low cholesterol too. I hardly ever drink it so I really don’t know why my cholesterol is so low.
There isn’t much help on the internet either because when you type in ‘low cholesterol’ you just get tips on lowering rather than raising your cholesterol level.

Donna asks…

Are Quorn products safe to eat on a longterm basis?

I’ve heard that there was a lot of controversy over the “microprotein” that they consist of : studies that it raises the bad cholesterol levels and that no one it certain if it is good for a person since it is fungus. If true, does anyone have any other suggestions of products that taste as great (quorn products taste excellent)?

admin answers:

Quorn hasn’t been around long enough to truly know what the long term effects are (thus the controversy). I do know that at least some of the negative data has been generated by meat industry sources (along with the anti soy stuff). I have tried their chicken patties (the only one of their products available in my area) and had no problem except I just didn’t like them. My usual chicken substitutes are the Morningstar Mealstarter strips (vegan to boot) and their patties or nuggets (not vegan).

Hmm; I hit their website while answering this and was surprised to see their american products aren’t vegan ((I thought they were) I’m strictly vege but not strict vegan)). For hotdogs I prefer the Worthington frozen ones (altho their taste is kinda weird I like it) or Tofu Pups (taste/texture not at all like what I remember “real” ones being like) but I’ve fooled meateaters with the Yves and Morningstar ones.

Fungus/mycoprotein eating is not automatically bad! Almost all the cheeses depend on it along with tempeh (I make my own quite often). Don’t forget that many Latinos eat a black corn fungus (I’ve tried it and really like it) and finally since yeast is a fungus most breads are full of fungus/mycoprotein along with alcoholic drinks and nutritional yeast.

The gist of the matter is that since the Quorn people wanted a patentable product they dug up (literally, they found it in a soil sample) a novel fungus who’s long term effects can’t be know.

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Your Questions About Complex Carbohydrates Examples

Carol asks…

Are the calories you drink the same as the calories you eat?

For example, is drinking 600 calories of Pepsi each day the same as eating a 600 calorie TV dinner? Does your body look at it as being the same?

admin answers:

Yes calories are calories no matter where they are from. It is better to eat your calories because you will feel fuller and take in fewer calories. Calories come from fats, carbohydrates, and protein. There are 4 calories per gram of protein and carbs but 9 in fats. The calories in a pepsi are completely from sugars (carbs). It’s better to eat complex carbs (vegetables, whole grains) than sugars because you feel fuller longer.

Richard asks…

what is the best way to a balanced diet?

We are trying to lose weight what are some examples of a balanced diet and what is a good exercise regime to lose weight and get healthy

admin answers:

Just doing about 20-30 mins cardio a day and watching what you eat,try to eat complex carbs(Complex carbohydrates are found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains. Some examples of foods high in starchy complex carbohydrates include bread(brown or granary), cereal, rice, pasta, potatoes, dry beans, carrots and corn. Green vegetables like green beans, broccoli and spinach contain less starch and more fiber. All grains include starchy carbohydrates. However, whole grains — such as whole wheat pasta — are better for you because they also have more fiber.) and lean proteins(Egg whites, lean turkey or chicken breast, canned tuna, and skim milk are among the highest protein/lowest fat foods. Soy and other fish are also excellent choices) eat little and often(every 2-3 hrs) as this will keep your metabolism ramped up so your burning more calories also try to avoid simple sugars and carbs as they take little energy for the body to break them down and store as fat where as complex carbs and protein take quite alot of effort.I have been doing this and have lost 4lbs in a 1-1 1/2 weeks just through relatively simple changes sorry for the wall of text btw and good luck :)

Donald asks…

What’s the difference between complex carbs and “plain” carbs?

admin answers:

1. Simple carbohydrates (sugar)

Much of the sugar Americans consume comes from what is added to processed foods (such as cookies, cakes, muffins, ice cream, candies, breakfast cereals, sports bars, and especially sodas). The most common form of added sugar is plain white table sugar (or sucrose). Other sugars that are added to foods include molasses, honey, high fructose corn syrup, and fruit juice concentrate.

Sugar is also naturally occurring in some foods. For example, fruit has fruit sugar (called fructose), and milk has milk sugar (called lactose). Just because these foods are high in sugar doesn’t make them “bad” foods. On the contrary, these foods are loaded with important vitamins and minerals, and they are relatively low in calories. It’s only when sugar is concentrated or extracted from natural sources and then added to nutrient-poor processed foods (like the foods mentioned above) that sugar can become a problem.

2. Complex carbohydrates (starch)

Complex carbohydrates are in foods such as bread, cereal, rice, pasta, tortillas, crackers, pretzels, beans, and starchy vegetables (like potatoes, peas, corn, and yams). Because whole pieces of fruit have fiber (unlike fruit juices or fruit juice concentrate sweeteners), they too can be considered complex carbohydrates.

Much of the complex carbohydrate Americans consume comes from refined and processed products (such as white breads, white rice, white pasta, and white instant potatoes or French fries). The refinement of these foods takes away many of their nutrients and fiber and leaves just a white starchy final product. These foods are “enriched,” but only with five nutrients (four B vitamins and iron). All the other nutrients are forever lost.

Foods in their whole form (such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, oats, and whole grain cereals) retain all of their nutrients and fiber

Helen asks…

In principle, is it possible to create synthetic food for humans?

Now I’m no biologist or chemist, you can probably tell by what is probably a ridiculous question, but an answer would really be appreciated.

All animal life seems to live off living cells for their intake of protein, carbohydrates, sugars and fats, and I understand the body has to break these down further. Is it possible to create synthetic food suitable for humans, by combining elements and without using living cells in any part of the process?

admin answers:

Drawing on A2 Level Biology here…

We are able to synthesize certain organic compounds. Some simple hormones, for example, are synthesized in laboratories (oestrogen for use in the combined oral contraceptive pill for example). Other, more complex, hormones are synthesized by removing the hormone producing gene from a human, inserting it into a bacterium, then allowing the bacterium to multiply, producing vast amounts of that specific hormone (insulin is produced in this way).

Some food substances, such as glucose, the substance which is used in respiration to produce energy can be synthesized in the lab and by various other methods. Hypothetically, some of the amino acids we obtain through the digestion of proteins could also be synthesized using genetic engineering (as with insulin). However, there are some substances we require in our diets which would be very difficult to synthesize effectively.

In short, the answer is yes. Given the right equipment, substances, money and time, you could synthesize the precise amounts of everything the human body requires to survive. However it would be ridiculously impractical, costing vast amounts of money and time.

James asks…

What’s the difference between a physical change and a physical property?

I just don’t understand the difference. May you please explain it to me? and give me some examples too. I have a test tomorow and don’t really get it.

Thanks

admin answers:

Start with an ice cube. The ice cube melts to water – a physical change. The ice cube is cold – physical property.

Start with a piece of paper. Rip it up. That’s a physical change. Burn the paper – a chemical change.

Find a glass cup. Throw it at a wall and shatter it. That’s a physical change. Say the cup weighs about 1 pound. That’s a physical property.

Salt dissolves in water – a chemical property.

A property is anything that a substance will maintain so long as it isn’t changed (chemically).

Chemical change is any change that results in the formation of new chemical substances. At the molecular level, chemical change involves making or breaking of bonds between atoms. These changes are chemical:
-iron rusting (iron oxide forms)
-gasoline burning (water vapor and carbon dioxide form)
-eggs cooking (fluid protein molecules uncoil and crosslink to form a network)
-bread rising (yeast converts carbohydrates into carbon dioxide gas)
-milk souring (sour-tasting lactic acid is produced)
-suntanning (vitamin D and melanin is produced)

Physical change rearranges molecules but doesn’t affect their internal structures. Some examples of physical change are:
-whipping egg whites (air is forced into the fluid, but no new substance is produced)
-magnetizing a compass needle (there is realignment of groups (“domains”) of iron atoms, but no real change within the iron atoms themselves).
-boiling water (water molecules are forced away from each other when the liquid changes to vapor, but the molecules are still H2O.)
-dissolving sugar in water (sugar molecules are dispersed within the water, but the individual sugar molecules are unchanged.)
-dicing potatoes (cutting usually separates molecules without changing them.)

Classification of real processes can be tricky. Complex changes can be broken down into many simpler steps. Some of the steps are chemical and others are physical, so the overall process can’t cleanly be placed in either category. For example, boiling coffee involves chemical change (the delicate molecules that give coffee its flavor react with air and become new, bitter-tasting substances) and physical change (the water in the coffee is going from liquid to gaseous form).

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Your Questions About Physical Fitness Standards

Ruth asks…

After you become a police officer how often are you req to take refresher courses?

Are you required to take police re-certification courses throughout your career? Do you have ongoing competency testing throughout your career? If you fail to meet the standard can you be suspended or fired from the force for incompetency? What are the physical fitness standards you have to meet throughout your career to stay on the force?
How does the police department insure the public that thier officers are qualified and competant to meet the demands of there job expected of them (physically, mentally, educationaly) throughout a officers career?

admin answers:

Each state has their own minimum requirements. Departments can, and most do, have more stringent requirements.

The states mandate what you call refresher classes, usually to the tune of 40 hours a year.

My department has a minimum of 80 hours a year plus and mandatory 8 hours in the bill of rights yearly.
We also have at least 1.5 hours a week in law and policy updates.
We also have suicide/stress/PTSD prevention and coping classes with referral to one on one counseling as wanted or needed.
If you pass a yearly physical fitness test you get paid more.

Academy itself is 6 months long, 40 hours a week. 75% is academic work.

David asks…

How well do you have to know how to swim to join the Navy?

I am thinking about joining the Navy, however I am NOT a good swimmer by any means. How well would I have to learn how to swim in order to pass Navy boot camp and physical fitness standards.

admin answers:

Dude… A 6 year old could pass the Navy boot camp swimming.

Joseph asks…

How are police officers and security guards fat/old?

I always see fat security guards at airports or very old ones…

I don’t get why

shouldn’t there be a physical fitness standard like honestly why have police/ security guards if they are useless

admin answers:

We have a larger Sgt. In our department, and he can still run down suspects. There are physical standards. Generally the older officers are high ranking, and they teach the young guns the ways of the job and let the young ones chase people. They arent useless.

Laura asks…

Will the ACLU help me sue, demanding equal fitness testing standards for men and women?

Physical fitness testing standards are lower for women in the military.

This is gender discrimination. Fitness testing should gauge the individuals performance, and it is unfair to base it on gender. This practice takes job opportunities away from males who are otherwise qualified for them.

ACLU helped to sue in favor of women in combat. Do you think they help sue in favor of gender neutral fitness testing?
@Granny: Are you saying a person who can carry a heavier pack farther is not better qualified than a person who can’t? Simple pass or fail tests are not good enough, and will lower the standards. People who can do better should be recognized and given higher priority. That’s why there’s a rating system instead of a pass/fail test.
@Granny: There’s a written aptitude test to measure intelligence.

admin answers:

You can contact them and find that out:

http://www.aclu.org/affiliates

You may also write to the ACLU at 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York NY 10004. Or call: 212-549-2500

George asks…

The 1-Mile Run is a common test for assessing physical fitness. Among college males the 1-Mile Run time is nor?

****** here is the full question
The 1-Mile Run is a common test for assessing physical fitness. Among college males the 1-Mile Run time is normally distributed with a mean of 411 seconds and standard deviation of 63 seconds.

What is the third quartile of this population?

admin answers:

ANSWER: Third Quartile starts at 453 seconds
Why??
=411+0.674*63

The Table for Standard Normal Distribution is organized as a cummulative ‘area’ from the LEFT corresponding to the STANDARDIZED VARIABLE z. The Standard Normal Distribution is also symmetric (called a ‘Bell Curve’) which means its an interpretive procedure to Look-Up the ‘area’ from the Table.

For STANDARDIZED VARIABLE z = 0.674 the corresponding LEFT ‘area’ = 0.75. (Third Quartile)

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