Your Questions About Bmi Calculator Children

John asks…

What Is The Best Way To Loose Weight?

Hi, I am a British 13 year old girl. I am 5ft 6in and I am about 11st 7lbs. I think according to the NHS BMI calculator I am obese :/
Anyway I was just wondering how can I loose a lot of weight (1 or 2 stone)? In a healthy and safe way. Also how can I stick to any suggestions you might have? You know, like I am usually on an eating and exercising plan for a couple of weeks and then I stop from lack of commitment any suggestions you would have would really help.

Please, you will be helping one obese child becoming a gorgeous flower.
Thanks
Abs x

admin answers:

First off, Im american so I honestly have no idea if you are overweight or not! We use pounds, so forgive me silly american thinking. But as for how to lose weight, I can help you there. Simply reduce your calorie intake. Spend three days eating like you normally do, keeping track of everything you eat. At the end of the day, add up how many calories you ate. If its over 1,400 you are eating too much. If you have an inactive lifestyle, your calories should be below 1,200.
Now, here is the trick to making this work.
1. You have to eat a certain amount of calories per day, I recommend 1,200.
2. You have to balance your meals…
Breakfast – 300 calories
Snack – 100 calories
Lunch – 300 calories
Dinner – 500 calories
Never eat more than 700 calories in one setting.
3. To keep yourself stimulated to doing this, keep in mind you are only counting calories. Not carbs or protien or sugar. Meaning…you can eat whatever you want! Just proportion it correctly.
4. Every two weeks or so, have a splurge weekend where you do not count calories. This confuses your matabolism and makes it think you are going to be eating more again, so it starts moving faster, but once you start eating less it is still pumpin. This is a great way to indulge in those cravings you have been having while avoiding those nasty platues.
5. Exercise as much as you can. Moving furniture is a great way to do that!
Good luck hun, and remember, just be happy with yourself cause you already are a flower. Maybe a sunflower? Or a daisy lol

Lisa asks…

Has your pediatrician ever told you your child was “overweight”?

Our pediatrician plugged my 3.5 year old’s height and weight into the BMI calculator and told me he was overweight. I am not one of those mothers who is in denial…he is a tall boy and pretty muscular for his age, you can see his ribs…no one would even think of him as still having “baby fat” or being chubby in any way. I am thinking of finding a new doctor…I don’t feel I could trust the judgment of a man who is looking at my son in his underwear and telling me that he is overweight because of the numbers he has plugged in. Time for a new doctor or am I over-reacting?
BMI is not always accurate in people with dense muscle mass…most of the men in my family have the same issue. I am not angry, it just makes me question the doctor’s judgement.
I’d be the first to notice if my children were chubby…I’m weird about people letting their kids become overweight.

When I say muscular, I mean muscular, you can see the definition in his calves and thighs.

admin answers:

Ur kids fat…hes 3 there is NO POSSIBLE WAY he has definition in his thighs/calves this is probably just fat… He cant be muscular…. Unless you or your husband is muscular HE CANT BE MUSCULAR if the Dr. Didnt look at ur kid he might not be fat but THERES NO WAY he has muscles in his calves…. Get out of denial and get back in the kitchen

Susan asks…

Am I “thick” or fat 5’4″ 175 pounds?

I am 26 years old I’ve had 3 kids last one was 4 years ago anyway I’m 5’4′ inches and I weight about 175 because I put on another 5 pounds over winter.My husband says I’m “thick” I honestly dont believe him I know I’m fat even the BMI calculators say I’m obese…most of my weight is unfortunately carried around the middles due to carrying a child and did not workout.I’m honestly here looking for your personal opinion on would you consider someone of my height and weight Thick or fat I need the truth so I know that i;m not crazy.But i am taller then i am wide.i;m actually not wide at all I wear between a 9-11 juniors but i can wear a 13 but it tends to sag and i’m constantly pulling them up.
i’m not what someone would say (round as they are tall) i know 5;4″ is still short.i used to be a member at a gym but can no longer afford it :( .I had lost 30 pounds of baby weight but still around 35 to 40 pounds away from where i started b4 kids(which was healthy)I honestly dont eat much and harly sny junk food but I do drink wine and I cannot loose weight it is so hard and depressing.Anyway I just really am wanting the truth because I kn ow my husband is trying to spare my feelings and yes I am very unhappy but dont know how to change this1

admin answers:

BMI calculators aren’t accurate. They don’t take frame size (bone size) into consideration, which is important too. If you’ve got medium sized bones, big bones, or even small bones, then you’re overweight, not obese. You would have to be 30 % (about 52 pounds) over your ideal weight to be considered obese.

If you do have large bones, then that may be why you look “thick”, not “fat”. I have a large frame myself, and I look like I weigh less than I actually do. I’ve been called “thick”, too. :P

Here’s an ideal weight calculator (that’s more accurate than BMI calculators):

http://www.healthcentral.com/diet-exercise/ideal-body-weight-3146-143.html

Ruth asks…

am i fat / overweight / obese?!?!?

i am 12 years old,
5 foot 2 nearly 5 foot 3
i weigh 9 stone (126 pounds)

if i check my bmi it says i am a healthy weight but when i go on these websites with a child/teen calculator and put in my age my height and my weight it says i am overweight :( . i am going to try and lose weight but i don’t know how much to lose until i am a healthy weight. please help!!! thanks :)

admin answers:

A healthy weight for someone that is 5’2” is 120-139 pounds.
When you reach 5’3” it is 120-149 pounds. So sounds like your at a healthy weight to me! I wouldn’t worry about it to much anyways, generally you start to grow a lot at that age and anything that looks like to much will start to spread out anyway. Your fine, nothing to worry about!

Steven asks…

body mass index equation/formula?

ok im doing my senior project on obesity awareness and i wanted to teach the children to find out their BMI‘s. but when i go on sights to find out i try to do it with my calculator to see if i get the same but i dont!!
what is the equation??i know you put you height in inches and you need your actual weight but i dont know the formula to get the actual BMI?!?!

please and thank you

admin answers:

BMI is your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared [Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2].

In imperial measurements you calculate BMI by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703 [Formula: weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703].

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Your Questions About Reading Food Labels For Kids

William asks…

what are some kid friendly foods to feed a 9 yr old who suffers from migraines?

I have a 9 year old child who was recently diagnosed with migraines and given a list of foods to avoid. This list contains EVERYTHING she eats!! I’m looking for ideas of foods I CAN feed her that she will actually eat!!

admin answers:

Certain foods are often blamed for provoking migraines. But for the most part, people have different food triggers. So it’s hard to define a list that applies to ALL

Other reasons that make it tough to target food triggers ~ Some foods may become triggers only when combined with other triggers such as stress and hormonal changes. A suspect food may not trigger a migraine every time. In addition, an attack may depend on the amount of the food you eat. To further muddy the waters, you may not get a headache for several hours to several days after eating a trigger food.

BUT… Lets face it, if your child is struggling … You do what ever you can! Identifying the food triggers can be complicated ~ keeping a food diary might help but avoiding common migraine-causing foods is a start.

Tyramine and tannins ~ Tyramine is found in: red wine, beer, avocados, overripe bananas, aged cheeses, pork, soy-based foods, certain processed meats, nuts & chocolate to name a few. Tannins are abundant in: coffee, tea, chocolate, red wine, apple juice (again to name a few).

Food additives and artificial sweeteners. Aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG) are big trigger foods.

SO… You need to become VERY aware of ok and not ok foods & this means you need to become very good at reading labels & planning meals ahead. Regular meals and snacks help to minimize migraines… But a lot of what you are going to be doing is getting back to basics – any store bought, processed foods are OUT… Home cooked, simple foods (like your Grandmother use to eat as a kid) are IN…look at ‘basic’ foods eg – breakfast of eggs, toast (there are plenty or gluten free breads available now & the reason I suggest these is because they typically contain less preservatives because they are produced for people with food allergies to start with!

Other options might include oat or bran cereal, yoghurt, lunch – salad & tuna, wraps with salad or soup, dinner – fish or chicken & vegetables, rice. Snacks might include fruit or yoghurt.

At 9 years of age – give them some ownership of the condition so that they can research & understand why eating certain foods is beneficial or detrimental. Rather than you saying ‘you can’t eat xyz’ let them understand why!

Look up recipes – the biggest change is going to be that you are going to have to be very organised – you will need to sit down one day per week & organise your ‘menu’ for the next week so that you have those foods readily available. Yes, it might be a change in what they have been use to …but it is a good lifestyle change – it does not mean the cant eat foods they enjoy – just that those foods might be different to the foods they have enjoyed previously!

Betty asks…

What are some really good calcium foods?

that strengthen bones of course

admin answers:

I use calcium enriched milk.
You can’t eat bone regardles of how to try cooking. Use your common sense on that one please.
Calcium Rich Foods
In addition to choosing foods from the following list, you should learn to look at food labels and choose foods that have a high % DV for calcium and at least 20% or more. You may find big differences in the calcium content of foods, even among different brands of the same foods such as cheese, juice, and bread.
•Yogurt, plain
•Yogurt, fruit
•Milk, low fat or nonfat
•Milk, whole
•Cheese, including American, ricotta, cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese
•Milk shakes
•Eggnog
Remember that just because your child is eating cheese, that doesn’t mean that she is getting a lot of calcium. Check the nutrition label to make sure the cheese has a lot of calcium. And also look for foods made with these calcium rich foods as ingredients, such as a macaroni and cheese (cheese), pudding (milk), and nachos (cheese).
Nondairy Foods with Calcium
Getting enough calcium can be a especially hard if your kids are allergic to milk. These nondairy foods can be good choices for kids with milk allergies who need calcium:
•Salmon
•Tofu
•Rhubarb
•Sardines
•Collard greens
•Spinach
•Turnip greens
•Okra
•White beans
•Baked beans
•Broccoli
•Peas
•Brussel sprouts
•Sesame seeds
•Bok choy
•Almonds
Calcium-fortified Foods
In addition to the large number of calcium rich foods that are naturally found, like milk and cheese, a lot of foods are now fortified with calcium. These can be especially good choices if your child doesn’t like to drink milk.
•Calcium-fortified breakfast cereal, including General Mills Whole Grain Total, Total Raisin Bran, Total Cranberry Crunch, and Total Honey Clusters, all of which have 100% DV of calcium per serving!
•Calcium-fortified orange juice
•Calcium-fortified soy milk
•SunnyD with Calcium (most SunnyD products don’t have calcium, so look for the one that does if your child needs extra calcium in his diet)
•Instant oatmeal
•Calcium-fortified bread or English muffins
•Calcium-fortified drink mixes such as Pediasure or Carnation Instant Breakfast
•Other calcium-fortified breakfast cereals, including General Mills Golden Grahams (350 mg)
By learning to read food labels, you may be able to find other foods that are fortified with calcium.

Joseph asks…

Can dyslexia kids go to nice colleges?

i have dyslexia in reading and writing. i was thinking and will colleges care if you have dyslexia.? i want to go to a state college. i am in the normal classes and do very well in them. i just have to work harder. i just don’t want colleges look at me different..

admin answers:

Colleges should accept any body, no matter what disability they have.

To reduce your dyslexia, try reading a good novel, and words you don’t get, write on a paper and try pronouncing the words once or twice daily. Try reading labels on food cans and bottles, and boxes.

I forgot what my 4th grade teacher taught us, something like put a line under the vowels and as you say sound it out draw a loop at the bottom.

Take hedgehog for example

1) put a line under the 3 vowels (e,e,o)
2) try saying the word slowly

* Hedgehog you will see has 2 syllable (Hedge) (hog)

Ruth asks…

Can you trust the food labels?

Are companies really allowed to lie about the ingredients in their food supplies?

I live in Finland by the way.

admin answers:

Labeling can be vague and I think companies deliberately word things on the front of the package to confuse consumers. A product can, by law, be labeled as “Trans fat free” and still contain partially hydrogenated oils. If it’s .5 or less trans fat, the company can say that it’s trans fat free. For me, that is still more than what my body needs. Therefore, if I see “partially hydrogenated oils” on the ingredients list, I do not buy it.

A product can say that it is made with whole grains, or has X amount of whole grains in it in the front. However, if I look at the list and see “enriched flour”, especially before the whole grain listing, I do not buy it.

It’s the same with “made with real fruit”. Pop Tarts makes that claim on their commercial, but at the same time, the fine print reads something like the equivalent to 10% real fruit. I would much rather have, and give my children, whole wheat toast with all natural jelly.

“Natural colors” and “natural flavors” are also ambiguous, as the sources could be from anything, including bugs.

Even with the way companies advertise things. Nutella claims to be healthy, and that it’s good with healthy things like whole wheat waffles and multi-grain bread. (Just because a bread is labeled mulit-grain does not mean it has even a speck of whole grain in it.) So, it’s good for kids to get them to eat healthy stuff. Well, the first two ingredients are sugar and palm oil, which is a saturated fat. Apparently, that product, like many other products marketed to parents to get their kids to eat healthy, is made for lemmings. (Kellogg’s says or implies that their products are healthy, but many of them contain white flour, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and artificial flavors….) I don’t need to give my daughter a juice that tastes like fruits but supposedly contains a whole serving of both fruits and veggies per serving. Heaven forbid I give my daughter whole vegetables and make her eat them. What kind of mother does that make me? My daughter eats real food with little coercing because that is what she has been exposed to from birth, and in utero.

Like I said, it comes down to clever marketing and advertising. If I see enriched flour, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, artificial flavors and anything that looks as though it was created in a lab by humans and not in nature by God, I normally don’t buy it. We buy Goldfish for our daughter when they go on sale for $1 a bag, but they are treats and she knows it. We buy Kashi waffles for very simple very easy meals (with veggie sausage warmed on the George Forman grill), which also have some white flour in them, I think. But we do not have them often.

In addition to “Food, Inc.” which I would like to read and/or watch, read “Fast Food Nation” and “The Ethics of What We Eat Why Our Food Choices Matter”. I stumbled upon the latter at the library when iI was just beginning to learn about what is and isn’t in food. I found it again a few years ago at the library and did not finish it before we had to move. My husband bought me a copy of it, which is a bit beat up because it found its way under my car seat and with moving the seat back and forth, got a ripped. Eh. (It got there before I could finish it. I’m taking it on vacation next week. And I’m going to see if the library has “Food Inc.” to take with me, too.)

Sandy asks…

food vs toys?

Why are people so freaked about lead in toys but not so worried about whats in the kids food? The American food chain is horribly contaminated but everyone is more focused on toys. Is it just b/c toys are the current soapbox of the week or are we as parents just not capable of assuming the responsibilty of watching what we feed our kids? Note that ADHD/Austism/Behavior disorders/mental illness among children have all drastically increased since the ingredients in food became unpronounceable.

admin answers:

I completely agree with you. We buy as much organic as possible, and I REFUSE to put anything into my children that has colored dyes, artificial flavors, etc… You would be surprised at what is in our foods. Once I actually started reading the labels more carefully, I realized that our foods are completely contaminated with all of these poisons! As parents, it is our responsibility to take care of our children and make them as healthy and safe as possible! It has also been proven that children with ADD or autism spectrum disorders improve drastically once all that junk is removed from their diets!

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Your Questions About Bad Cholesterol Numbers

Helen asks…

How can I lower my ldl and raise my hdl?

I have hereditary high cholesterol, I am not overweight, I workout regularly, and I don’t consome alot of cholesterol foods.
Ldl is bad cholesterol that builds up in your arteries and hdl is good cholesterol.
Please do not suggest surgery or any medication.

admin answers:

Surgery is not the treatment for high cholesterol. Medication is one treatment. Cholesterol comes from heredity and lifestyle. One you can do something about, the other you cannot. If you always eat low saturated fat foods and exercise regularly, you have conquered the lifestyle portion of the equation. There is nothing you can do about your heredity. If the lifestyle changes have not lowered your numbers adequately, you must resort to medication. The alternative is heart and circulatory disease, causing heart attack and stroke. Please re-evaluate your stance on the statins that can lower your numbers to an acceptable level.

William asks…

How quickly do cholesterol numbers change?

I lost my insurance when I was laid off in July of ’09 and now I can’t afford my cholesterol medication and my new job, at a much lower rate of pay, doesn’t offer health insurance. How long before my health is threatened? Any ideas?

admin answers:

First of all I want to say I feel for you.

Here is something that may help.

Http://thebestwaytolowercholesterol.blogspot.com/2010/10/lower-cholesterol-naturally.html

What was your last cholesterol numbers?

I am not a doctor – My family has a bad history of heart disease and I am researching all this

as for how quickly they can change well I don’t know

Visit the above webpage and take action today.

Lisa asks…

How many weeks or months does it take to be “fit”?

What I mean by “fit” is that having good cardio, muscle build up, fat/bad cholesterol burn and stamina build up.

I am 14 years old and I want to fitter since I still have fats in stomach area eventhough in my tries of removing it. My muscle and stamina build up. I have thin arms and also I can run fast but it won’t last long since I don’t have enough stamina.

I dont really have exercise machines like a treadmill. But what can suit me are simple stretches until I can go to a more intermediate level of exercises. I don’t really want to push myself to the limit until I am ready to do. But I can do jogging.

I want to know how many days or weeks it takes to make myself a hell lot fitter.

Thanks a lot.

admin answers:

Do body weight exercises everyday:
Push Ups
Sit Ups
Pull Ups

Tip: Do until your muscle is really tired and do not worry about the numbers of repetition or sets as this will affect you mentally.

You should also start trying on weights/dumbbells. Remember to consult a Fitness Instructor before proceeding to this step, as, if you do the weights exercises wrongly, you would lead to back problem or incorrect posture/form.

You could also jog and try to complete a certain distance within a certain time. And, every week, try to improve on the timing. This definitely will increase your stamina.

Well, you can be hell lot fitter in just 3 months if only you’re consistent.

Good Luck :)

Ken asks…

What kind of things can i eat becaus my Cholesterol is elavated?

Elavated means that its ok but it isn’t good. I dont know what i can eat so i can cut back and make my cholesterol better.

admin answers:

Of course fruits and veggies but start you day with plain cheerios and low fat milk or oatmeal.
Both help reduce the bad cholesterol numbers.
What you don’t eat is also important – avoid too much red meat, especially organ meat such as liver.
Watch the shell fish such as shrimp and of course the egg yolks.
Don’t deprive yourself, just use moderation.
Don’t forget genetics also effect your numbers, find out if it is a family trait.
Good luck getting it down, much better to do via diet than with pills. The pills work but for me
had side effects.

Steven asks…

Can you eat lots of cholesterol and still have low blood cholesterol?

Can you eat lots of cholesterol and still have low blood cholesterol?

admin answers:

You take in cholesterol in your diet and your body makes it. If you take in too little your body will protect you by making more. The key is not in overall cholesterol but in the amount of good vs. Bad cholesterol. You really can’t tell from the cholesterol number on the nutrition label. You will have to look at fats, fiber, sugar, and carbs as well. They all contribute to your bad cholesterol numbers. This article, http://www.ehow.com/how_4792656_control-cholesterol-part-fats.html will give you inforation about which fats contribute to the bad cholesterol and which help the good cholesterol. You want the good cholesterol to be high because it helps lower the bad cholesterol. Also look at parts 2 and 3 of the same article under “related articles.”

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Your Questions About Complex Carbohydrates Are Found In

Chris asks…

What is the best way to prevent leg cramps from running?

I am trying to train myself in long-distance running, and find that I frequently suffer from cramps which reduce my speed while running. How can I help prevent from getting these cramps?

admin answers:

I’m a long distance runner myself, and I find that these two factors are the most important things to running: what you eat, and stretching. If you are stuffing yourself with fats, sugar, and salt, you are going to tend to be more lazy and unwilling to go exercise. On the other hand, if you are supplying your body with energy, from foods such as fruits, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables, you will be refueling your body better.

Also, stretching is a MAJOR part of preventing cramps. You have to stretch before and after you run. If you don’t stretch before, you are not warming your muscles up, and could be hard to start running. Also, when you start running, you need to do a warm-up, and not just get into your workout. Stretching after you run though is EXTREMELY important. After you are done doing your workout, you need to do a cool down, which should be similar to your warm up. It should be a light run, to bring your pace down. Then, you need to stretch. Something known as lactic acid will build up in your muscles as your are doing a harder workout because of lack of oxygen. If you do not cool down or stretch, your muscles will become tight with the lactic acid still there, and your muscles will cramp.

Also, water, water, water. When you are running, water is very important to drink. You need to hydrate yourself! At the same time though, drinking an excess amount of water before, during, or after your workout will give you cramps. You need to be drinking water throughout the day, but not close to your workout.

I hope this helps! Good luck running!

Paul asks…

What are some things that you’re suppose to eat on a diet for high cholesterol and diabetes?

A friend of mine just found out that he is diabetic AND that he has high cholesterol, but we dont know what all he can and cannot eat. Any help would be appreciated!

admin answers:

That sounds like a tough challenge. You will have to balance both. I would start by looking at what foods are acceptable in a cholesterol diet and then cut anything with too many simple carbohydrates and high sugars to deal with the diabetes. For instance, you can eat Chicken and turkey. Both are fine for cholesterol control and also for diabetes. Beans are a complex carb, that is allowed for cholesterol, but needs to be portion controlled for diabetes. Fresh fruits and vegetables are great for cholesterol, but you need to watch for the sugar levels with some fruits, again, portion control. Cooking with Olive oil is preferred. Watching out for transfats is a must. Whole grains are a real plus for the cholesterol diet, but again you have to portion control for the diabetes with the carbohydrates. Low-fat consumer products oftern raise the sugar level to make them taste better, so watch out for that. Read labels! Low cholesterold and low carbs.

Michael asks…

What could i use that is a legal source of pure energy?

I need energy and I’m trying to find a source that would eliminate energy drinks and things like vitamins.

admin answers:

Complex carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, potatoes, muesli etc release energy slowly in a controlled manner for endurance.

Simple carbohydrates like glucose and sugar release it quickly for energy bursts.

This is where you would get any ‘energy’ from. “Energy drinks” are of course basically a con, they might have sugar in them but that’s about it.

Lisa asks…

Why are the Sugar Busters Book and the American Diabetes Cookbook so different?

My husband recently found out he has Diabetes. We bought the Sugar Busters book and it looks like the American Diabetes Cookbook has several things in a recipes that Sugar Busters said to avoid. Both books are great, but I’m new at this so I’m confused. Thank you for any info you can give me.

admin answers:

I’m not familiar with either book but the important thing ot remember is type II diabetes is a lifestyle disease. Your husband needs to change his diet (out with the bad carbs; moderate intake of good carbs); exercise at least 30 minutes a day 4-5 days a week; and lose weight.

For the most part he should stay away from white sugar, white flour and salt. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Eat complex carbohydrates in moderation. It takes some reading and time to learn which foods have the good carbs and how much. Also with the medication and changing of diet, your husband will have to be conscious of how foods affect him. Good luck.

Joseph asks…

Did you find it hard to eat breakfast early in the mornings in early pregnancy?

Did you find it hard to eat breakfast in the mornings during early pregnancy?
I’m 8 weeks pregnant and when i have to get up at 5am for work i just feel sick and can’t eat so i;ve been eating yoghurt’s for breakfast.

Any breakfast ideas for me?

admin answers:

Oatmeal – it contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates and iron. It also is released slowly into your body and will keep you fuller longer than dry cereals.

Think about adding some fresh fruit into it, I really liked banana, raisins and topped with some organic soy milk and honey. Or try pears, apple, mangos, any type of berry is wonderful. Try it with toasted almonds or other nuts.

Oatmeal is very soothing and can help morning sickness . Oatmeal is a great breakfast food to get into the swing of eatting, as it will also help your milk supply once the baby is born (if you continues to eat it).

Look for oatmeal, or rolled oats that has no sugar, or colours. The ingredients should read: rolled oats and nothing more.

You can also add yoghurt or milk to the top if you eat dairy products.

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Your Questions About Physical Fitness Articles

Sandra asks…

Is physical fitness linked to academic success?

i was just reading an article that says if u do aerobics and exercise- it can help u exceed on test scores and such..
what are ur opinions?

admin answers:

Physical fitness can improve every aspect of your life. Working out regularly along with eating properly means that you are healthier and therefore your body just works better in general. Academic success can definitely be improved through exercise as you are better able to concentrate and think more clearly in class. However, there are plenty of people who never exercise and are extremely successful academically. In reverse, there are plenty of people who are extremely physically fit, but can’t pass a simple math test. So therefore, exercise can improve your test scores and what not as you can think more clearly and focus more, however academic success is not guaranteed.

Sharon asks…

What do I do if my hip keeps getting the same pain all the time?

So I just got home an hour ago from doing Physical Exercise. But now I can’t move my right hip around because of a very sore pain. This happens about once a week.

admin answers:

You should have yourself checked, as it is important to know the cause and be able to have appropriate treatment. Our hip is a crucial aspect of our physical fitness, and having conditions that affects hip mobility may complicate health and put daily tasks into jeopardy. Some may plunge into total hip replacement while others opt to non-surgical alternatives, or what ever is best for them. Anyhow, I found an article that can be helpful.

Richard asks…

How to pass the Armed Forces of the Philippines physical fitness test? What are the rules?

I’m applying for commission in the Nurse Corps Reserve Force AFP and scheduled for panel interview and PFT next month.

admin answers:

Http://baldrunner.com/2008/03/07/army-physical-fitness-test-challenge/

It sounds exactly the same as the US Army APFT. It depends on your age and sex. Read the article I have included to learn more. If you still have questions, call a recruiter.

William asks…

How far can a horse and rider gallop in one hour on flat land?

I am writing an article about life in 19th century Poland. This type of riding is for necessity, not horse racing.

admin answers:

Seeming as “gallop” is a loose term in the non-horse world, I will try to answer accordingly. Of course it will depend on physical fitness. But say we have an athletic, young, healthy horse going in good weather on good terrain… If I use “gallop” literally, that is moving at about 30 mph (40 mph for some Thoroughbreds) it would go 30 to 40 miles. This is impossible though, the horse would probably die.

If the term “gallop” is used in a sense of catering, trotting, traveling consistently, a horse easily get 15 miles without being pushed. I’ve used some conditioning with some of my dressage horses, alternating between trotting for two miles, cantering for a half (with walk breaks), and traveled about 25 miles, though it was a hard workout.

Susan asks…

Is our military in danger of becoming too fat?

“A shocking 20 percent of all male recruits and 40 percent of female recruits are too heavy to enter into the military ranks. Basically, the new recruits have to lose weight so they can barely pass the minimum standards in both the height/weight measurements as well as the physical fitness tests.”

Article – http://www.military.com/military-fitness/weight-loss/troops-too-fat-to-fight
@ Jason – “Fifteen times more troops were discharged from the US Army this year due to obesity than five years prior. With scores of recruits unfit to serve due to the extra pounds, the country’s top brass have deemed it a national security concern.”

Looks like it’s not just the recruits that are the problem.
“Over the last 15 years, the figures of obese people actively serving more than tripled. Armed Forces Health reported that in 2010, 86,186 servicemen (5.3 per cent of the military) had at least one obesity-related diagnosis.”

Article – http://rt.com/usa/obesity-us-army-soldiers-791/

admin answers:

They already are. Trust, I’m in the Air National Guard and we have some serious fluffy dunks. Until the reg is changed, the National Guard and Reserve components of the military will have fluffy people. As the reg is currently written, it’s the commanders discretion as to whether or not he kicks out an individual for failing four consecutive PT tests. Sadly, because our manning is directly tied to our budget, commanders will not throw people out for being overweight and/or failing the PT test. People don’t come into the military fat. They get that way because they were lazy in the first place, or they sustain an injury and get fat. Knowing this, it makes me crazy to see these civilians making care packages for troops overseas. I’m not saying don’t send care packages, I’m saying STOP sending candy/junk food in the boxes!! Not everyone who is deployed is a walking grunt. Besides, there are places to buy junk food in country.

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods To Gain Weight

Steven asks…

What are healthy foods to eat to gain weight?

im 100 lbs, 5 ft 2in and 18 yrs old. trying to get over anorexian binge eating and purgeing…

But i need some healthy fats to eat to gain weight

admin answers:

A balanced diet of all food groups: meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits, grains. Try to limit sugar intake.

Robert asks…

Best way to gain weight with healthy foods?

I am about 5′ 1” and 83 pounds i try to eat more carbs and protein but nothing seems to work. help please?!?!

admin answers:

You could sit in front of the idiot box all day and do nothing.

I suspect your problem may have more to do with nutrition and your metabolism. Without knowing exactly what proteins and carbs your are eating and in what quantity it’s hard to make an answer, perhaps you should consult a nutritionist who would do a proper abalysis of your eating and body shape etc.

Susan asks…

Healthy foods to gain weight for a 17 year old girl?

My eldest daughter is extremely self-concious about her weight. She has a very slim build and desperately wants to gain weight. Could you suggest some healthy foods to help her achieve this?

admin answers:

Wheat, grains, beans (carbohydrates), eggs, meat (protein) can help gain weight.

Mary asks…

How do you gain weight at the same time when you eat healthy food?

i do gain weight, but i look skinny. i eat lots of junk food, does eating healthy food make me look fater?

admin answers:

I don’t really understand the question here, you say you gain weight and eat lots of junk food. That’s how it works. If you eat lots of junk food and lots of healthy food, you’re still going to gain weight. You could cut the junk food entirely and only eat healthy types of food and still gain weight if you eat too much. If you’re looking to lose weight, you have to eat less (and move more).

Donald asks…

what are types of healthy food that makes you gain weight?

HEALTHY food that helps gain weight FAST? i just want to have more fat in my body and my legs to be fatter. im 15 and im 5 feet and my legs are STICKS. it sucks and i just hate how i look. Im not trying to be cocky but i think im really pretty but when it comes to my boobs, ass and legs… not so much :’(

admin answers:

All natural peanut butter, but last I checked you can’t spot “gain” weight, if you want to get fat you’re going to get fat everywhere… A better option would be to work out your legs

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Your Questions About Obesity Epidemic Causes

David asks…

Seniors, what are your thoughts on the obesity epidemic in USA?

Obesity is fairly new, what are your thoughts on this subject?

admin answers:

Sad and mostly brought on by fast food and packaged processed food. There is also another side though. What is considered ‘normal and healthy’ sized has been sliding down over the last 35 years or so. When I was a teenager sizes 10-14 were considered healthy and normal even the old Weight Watchers’ ads showed someone who had slimmed down to a size 12. Female movie stars fit into those sizes and had real curves and did not have to wear push up bras or get implants to have cleavage. I think trying to down size what is considered healthy has caused a lot of problems. Many young girls can’t fit the androgynous type favored now so they either starve themselves sometimes to death or give up and get depressed and start overeating.

George asks…

how does eating to much fat, particularly saturated fat, plays a part in causing many diseases?

can anyone describe two ways in which eating too much fat, particularly saturated fat, plays a part in causing many diseases?

please help its a question on my course work, and av tried researching it but cant find anything useful.

admin answers:

Because there is not one iota of scientific evidence to prove that saturated fats have ANY negative effect on health.

Not one iota

U.S. Government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & in this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels.

The body does better with more saturated fat than less. Saturated fats are required to make many vitamins & minerals bioavailable so they can be incorporated into the body structure. Saturated fat is required for the body to function properly & to regenerate & heal.

7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

Saturated fat in the diet is the only means to reduce the levels of lipoprotein (a) — that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the good cholesterol.

2) Stronger bones

Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50% of dietary fats should be saturated fats for calcium to be effective in the bone structure.

3) Improved liver health

Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from toxic insults & even to reverse the damage.

4) Healthy lungs

The fat content of lung surfactant is 100% saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

5) Healthy brain

Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

6) Proper nerve signaling & hormone production

Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism.

7) Strong immune system

Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, germs & fungi. We need them to keep the immune system vigilant against cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

Http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/.

Http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller33.1.html

Plaque build up in the arteries are more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque, glycation – the precursors to a heart attack and heart disease.

Study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. Low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)

Postprandial lipoproteins, you’d think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via chylomicrons into the bloodstream. But it’s carbohydrates that figure most prominently in determining the pattern and magnitude of postprandial triglycerides and lipoproteins. Much of this effect develops by way of de novo lipogenesis, the generation of new lipoproteins like VLDL after carbohydrate ingestion.

Http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

Gary Taubes who wrote “Good Calories, Bad Calories” spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & concluded that low carb was the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly.

A few of his points are:

1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.

2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.

3. Sugars – sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically – are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.

4. Through their direct effects on insulin and blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer’s & other diseases.

Adiposity 101: Taubes lecture – bad science & nutrition
http://webcast.berkeley.edu/event_details.php?webcastid=21216

Mark asks…

How does money stop kids from getting fat?

Why does Michelle Obama think that throwing billions of dollars at a problem will stop it? Does she not know that kids aren’t going to listen to any anti-obesity campaign, and will just listen to the McDonald’s commercials instead?

And why is this even a priority? We’re always going to have fat kids. The government should not be trying to stop that. It should be left up to the parents and the kids.
1. It’s a problem, but the government can’t fix it. Just like they can’t fix education, poverty or crime.
2. We won’t have universal health care, because people know that it’s socialism. So that argument doesn’t work.

admin answers:

It’s all about education.

We have an obesity epidemic going on.

The problems caused by obesity equal more than $10M a year in health care alone.

Most of the questions about this on here are more about hating Obama than they are the problem of obesity.

Charles asks…

What does it mean to have fatty liver and enlarged spleen?

I have a fatty liver and now my spleen is enlarged…Dr think I may have NASH….what causes fatty liver and enlarged spleen and what next?

admin answers:

NASH is becoming more commonly recognized because of the obesity epidemic. Affected persons also have elevated liver enzymes and a degree of insulin resistance if not overt type II diabetes. Cirrhosis of the liver follows. I think that may be the cause of your enlarged spleen. But NASH is only one possibility.

Treatment includes losing weight, exercise, balanced diet, diabetic control, avoidance of alcohol and unnecessary medication.

Consider a referral to a liver specialist (hepatologist). That’s a GI specialist who further sub-specializes in diseases of the liver.

Joseph asks…

How many women die to breast cancer each year?

I am doing a project for my school and i have to raise money for a cause, I thought this would be the right one. My grandma got diagnosed with breast cancer last year and i want to help find a cure.

Thanks for all the answers.

admin answers:

More than one million cases of breast cancer occur worldwide annually, with some 580,000 cases occurring in developed countries (>300/100,000 population per year) and the remainder in developing countries (usually <1500/100,000 population per year), despite their much higher overall population and younger age.
In 2000, the last year for which global data exists, some 400,000 women died from breast cancer, representing 1.6 per cent of all female deaths. The proportion of breast cancer deaths was far higher in the rich countries (2 per cent of all female deaths) than in economically poor regions (0.5per cent).
“The good news is that breast cancer mortality rates have started to decline in North America, Western Europe and Australia, mainly due to improvements in early detection and treatment programs such as chemotherapy and tamoxifen,” says Dr. Stewart. “Five-year survival rates are higher than 75 per cent in most developed countries.”
The report says that the worldwide breast cancer epidemic has many causative factors, including reproductive history, genetics, radiation (especially at times of breast development), and the Western lifestyle with a high caloric diet, obesity and lack of physical activity.

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Rewards

Betty asks…

What is a good fitness plan for a 15 year old girl?

im 15 and feel like i don’t really have a healthy lifestyle
so i guess my questions are
1) how much exercise should i get each day and how
2) what should i be eating

Thanks in advance!

admin answers:

The best way to exercise is to trick yourself by having fun and having goals. Get a pedometer and make a point to break your record for the frequency that you walk each day, if you are a note taker, then record your results day by day. This will create a reward system where you will say to yourself “Wow I just walked an extra 1500 steps since my first recording”.

Try to take up a sport, get a summer job, doing an activity is more mentally stimulating than brainlessly lifting dumbbells.

For food
Drink lots of water and selectively take out any bad foods (fast foods, red meats, fried foods, candy, chips, pork…) that you really don’t care all that much for and keep one or two of your favorite must have foods in your diet. Replace fatty protein sources with foods like Fish, tofu, nuts or non-fat dairy. Be sure to get all the food servings you need. It helps if you experiment a little with different exotic healthy foods, I became a vegetarian I was scared I would be stuck eating salad and plain bread- not the case at all. I am a particular fan of Thai food btw.

Sandy asks…

What motivates you to lead a healthy and active lifestyle?

hey guys! just curious, do you have any tricks to motivate yourself to eat well and be active? i do track and cross country in high school and sometimes i find it hard to make myself run or eat healthy food…thanks in advance :)

admin answers:

The best way to motivate yourself to live a healthy lifestyle is by having a good sense of self esteem and respect for your body. Your body cannot function at optimum level if you’re constantly stuffing it full of junk food or laying around on the sofa. If you truly love yourself and your body you’ll want to take good care of it and make sure that it has the proper nourishment and exercise to keep it strong and healthy.

Looking at pictures of yourself when you were “let go” will only depress you and make you feel guilty about not eating better or heading to the gym more. Instead use a positive motivational system like rewarding yourself with something (like a new pair of jeans you can fit into because of the weight you lost or a treat of ice cream because you ate so well all week long) and post pictures of yourself looking great and feeling good around your home or in your bathroom to remind yourself of how good it feels to be healthy and fit.

It also requires some discipline to maintain these habits. Try a thirty day trial of working out each day or following a new/healthier diet and see how the results look after a month. You can tell yourself that its only for thirty days – you can do anything for thirty days right? At the end of the month you’ll already have developed the habit so it’s much less likely that you’ll quit your new way of being healthy. Take slow steps to build up a new way of eating and exercising and before you know it you’ll be looking and feeling great all the time. Good luck!

Carol asks…

What are some good rewards to keep me motivated to lose weight?

I’m not rewarding myself with food. I always go overboard.

I know the weight loss by itself should be enough, but I just need more motivation. I was thinking every ten pounds I lose, then I could buy myself a reward.

The problem is, I just don’t know what. Should it be workout equipment, something I actually like, or something else?

All answers will be appreciated.

Thank you.

admin answers:

Have you recently asked yourself, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight?” If so, you need to know that you are among millions of other people feeling the same way. Losing weight is one of the main focuses in today’s world. As we have seen the problem of excessive weight increase, it has become all too clear that losing weight for the sake of health is vital.

When you say, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight”, it shows that you are truly interested in dropping pounds and achieving a healthier lifestyle. You should be very proud of yourself for being interested in finding ways of motivation. After all, when it comes to weight loss, accepting that you are carrying around too much weight is the first step. From there, you can identify motivating ways of getting on the right, weight loss program to finally, get rid of the unwanted pounds.

Finding ways to motivate myself to lose weight can be somewhat overwhelming. Because of this, we have done much of the homework for you, pulling together some excellent motivational means of helping you get started toward your new life. Once you have reached your goal, you will be healthier, feel better, have more energy, and discovered a new sense of self.

Goals and Deadlines

You need to identify the amount of weight you want to lose and then set a time frame for achieving that goal. For instance, you might want to lose 50 pounds over the next eight months, which is realistic. If you start by setting an unrealistic goal and deadline, then you have just set yourself up for failure. However, one of the best ways to I motivate myself to lose weight is to create a goal that is attainable.

Rewards

It is also important that you reward yourself when goals are met. For this, we recommend that you set your goals in increments so you have ongoing rewards. Let us say you lost 10 pounds in the first month. You should make this an accomplishment, doing something nice for yourself. Rewards do not have to be expensive but something that will keep you motivated.

Attitude

Going back to when you asked yourself, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight”, you had a great attitude, having made the decision to make change. This same attitude will need to be carried throughout the time you lose weight since you will be faced with times of discouragement. You might drop the first 20 pounds quickly, only to discover the next 10 are not coming off. Be patient, persistent, and maintain your attitude, knowing this delay is only temporary.

Visual Effects

An excellent way I motivate myself to lose weight is to use visual effects. In this case, if you have a photo of you at your heaviest, post it in a place where it will be seen daily. Then, post another photo of you when you were thinner and healthier or someone who you would like to be like, again putting it in a place where it can be easily seen. Having the comparison is an excellent motivator, helping you not to lose sight of the overall goal.

Support

During the time you work on losing weight, you will need good support from family and friends. These should be people who love and care about you, those who also want you to succeed. During times of frustration or times when the weight is not moving, use your support system to get through. This too is an excellent way in which I motivate myself to lose weight.

No More Excuses

If you are serious about losing weight, you have to stop the excuses. This means stop saying that genetics have made you heavy, or you tend to hold a lot of fluid, or no matter what you do, you simply never drop any pounds. No more excuses. When you buy into failure, you will fail. Instead, remain optimistic, knowing that you will get where you want to be but it will take time and effort. Facing the truth about your weight is hard but necessary.

Just imagine finally reaching your goal, never again having to say, “How can I motivate myself to lose weight?”

James asks…

what are some healthy meals i can eat to help me lose weight?

What are some healthy breakfast dishes, lunch dishes and snacks that can help me lose weight? What are some healthy meat dishes for the following meats:

Chicken, Fish, Pork, Shrimp and maybe beef if it is good to eat when trying to lose weight and what kind of meals can i use ground turkey?

thank you i am desperatley trying to lose some weight and i do excersize at least an hour a day
is pretzels and popcorn a good snack to eat when trying to lose weight?

admin answers:

Popcorn is an excellant snack. It is when butter is added that is when the fat level goes up.

Sugar and Spice Popcorn
6 cups popped popcorn (using no oil)
2 tablespoons sugar (Splenda)
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Coat a 9x13x2 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place popcorn in the pan.

In a small mixing bowl stir together sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Drizzle spice mixture over popcorn in baking pan. Toss popcorn until coated. Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Transfer the hot popcorn from baking pan to large piece of foil. Cool popcorn completely.

Store leftovers in a tightly covered storage container.

7 servings 1 cup servings
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I lost 45 lbs. (since Jan. ’08) by choosing a healthy lifestyle way of eating (not a short term diet; its for life). Don’t count calories; just portion control. Use a small plate and a small bowl. Vary the spices in foods helps a lot with boredom. Reward yourself for the little milestone that you achieved. There is the volumetrics way, where you can eat more of nutrious foods high in fiber to fill you up so you don’t fill hungry. Have vegetarian meals a couple times a week really helps with controlling the fat intake.

I listed Ways to a healthy lifestyle way of eating that helped me:

Nutritious foods that are high in nutrients and low in fat and sugar (no sugar, if possible).

Substituting sugar and oil (partially, depends on the recipe) by using applesauce and pureed fruits in baked goods.

Eating veggies as the main dish and lean meats (including beans), fish and chicken (very little red meat) as a side dish.

Eating whole wheat rice, pasta and breads is good as a side dish or as part of the main dish, as long as it is not high in fat, but is high in fiber. Lots of times, breads and pasta will say its wheat when it isn’t whole wheat; something to watch out for.

Eating 3 meals plus 2 snacks a day is good.

Staying away from fast foods and tv dinners laden with fat and sugar.

Key is finding what kinds of foods you like; going to the American Heart Association website as a guideline.

Then looking at recipes that appeal to you.

I made a binder, with plastic sheet pocket protector page with index pages (salads, meats, side dishes, desserts, etc.). I’d try the recipe, if it’s good, it stays, if not, its tossed.
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I like pizza, that is my weakness. Can make your own and add veggies and grilled chicken with a little parmesan cheese.
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By not feeling deprived when modifying your diet, a person stands a better change at eating healthier is the long run. If you have been good for a while, an occaisonal one scoop of ice cream in a small cup is OK. Just remember, to keep with it and it is not temporary; its for life.

Can take most recipes and modify it so it is less in fat and more nutritious. Add veggies to extend the fiber and less emphasis on the meat. Use low fat sauce, like tomato based sauces.
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I use ideas from these websites.

Http://www.cheapcooking.com/

http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/index.htm

http://www.faqs.org/docs/consumer/recipes/

http://www.bloglander.com/cheapeats/cate…

Http://www.livingonadime.com/grocery-savings.htm

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipes/main-d…

Http://busycooks.about.com/od/dinnerreci…

Http://www.myrecipes.com/recipes/gallery/0,28548,1728963,00.html

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Mandy asks…

Can I maximize my weight loss with ketosis safely?

My healthy lifestyle already consists of eating whole foods only, no processed junk or dairy, and no bread. I only drink water and white tea with the occasional dark chocolate as a reward or frozen mio water Popsicles for sweet cravings LOL. I’ve already lost about 12lbs. However, I’ve completed a low carb diet before and lost 30lbs pretty quickly, however my bad habits came back naturally because of my “diet” mentality. Fruit makes my carb count kind of high though and I’m losing weight extremely slow as hard as I’m working at it, healthy food AND daily workout routines. I was wondering could I use ketosis 2 weeks a month to speed my weight loss? I’d still eat healthy though! No pork or beef, only chicken, turkey,tuna, salmon, veggies, and berries (so there’s no cholesterol risk). If I accomplish ketosis every other week, are there still health risks? I stopped lowcarb eating because I read all the dangers of ketones in the body, however, if I stay flushed with my water and white tea AND only stay in ketosis for a week, are these good steps to prevent dangerous levels from building up in my body? My good habits are sticking but after about a month now I’m growing frustrated and want some major results by spring hopefully! Please no rude answers! I’m just curious and not really looking for short cuts since I will remain eating healthy even long after I reach my goal weight.

admin answers:

Depending on your body fat %, a keto diet may or may not be all that important to you. Most people find it is necessary for pushing the body into the very low body fat % area, but not so important for getting to a moderate %.

I have read a study that showed there was no difference in weight loss for a group of average people when a low carb diet (~50-100g carbs) was compared to a diet in ketosis (~ < 40g carbs). You may want to try a low carb diet where you keep the carbs above 50g so your body does not go into ketosis. This will stop the side effects you may get like tiredness etc.

If you want to try ketosis, I would recommend looking into a cyclic ketogenic diet which involves carb loading once a week with 5-6 days of ketosis. You will have more energy for any exercise/work you do if you were to do it this way. Also even though many say a ketogenic diet is relatively safe in the long term, cycling it will eliminate the slight possibility of those long term risks. Make sure you get enough protein and water as well as nutrients/minerals. It is okay to eat fats, a keto diet will need to be a bit higher in fat because you still need to get a certain amount of calories. Just make sure you are about 500 Calories below maintenance level in order to lose fat but not muscle.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essay Questions

William asks…

Does obesity have anything to do with physical anthropology?

Sorry if it’s a stupid question.

I have to write an essay that’s physical anthropology related. I chose to write about an article that talks about how inadequate sleep can lead to obesity.

admin answers:

Not a stupid question.
Another name for physical anthropology is biological anthropology.
Obesity is a biologic condition with differing causal factors, including lack of sleep.
The Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) website will help you..

Linda asks…

need help with food pyramid in health promotion and health development?

The essay question is as follows:

Explain the role of food nutrition and the food pyramid in health promotion and health development.

Any one there can help or direct me to a site that helps can’t seem to find anything on internet

admin answers:

It’s basically asking you how food nutrition and the food pyramid tie in with health promotion and health development – i.e. Health promotion is about educating people to eat a healthy diet, and the food pyramid shows pictorially the proportions of different food groups you should be eating to have a healthy and balanced diet, and the nutrition and nutritional value of food has a direct relationship to the food pyramid and why some foods should be eaten in greater quantities than others (i.e. Healthy eating).

I’ve just finished a website for a voluntary organisation on cancer, and as part of the research for that and causes of cancer (with certain cancers being linked to diet and obesity etc.) I did a load of research on healthy eating and the food pyramid etc. – there’s LOADS of sites looking at healthy eating etc. And the food pyramid:

- NHS Direct in the UK has a section on healthy eating
- Cancer Research UK has a section on healthy eating
- Wikipedia has information on the food pyramid etc.

You probably won’t find a site that answers the whole of the essay question all in one go, but if you piece together the information from various sites on healthy eating, the food pyramid and nutrition, along with information on what health promotion and health development is (which again you’ll find websites on), you’ll have all the pieces for a hopefully comprehensive essay.

Robert asks…

how have our ideas on diet and exercise changed over time?

please give detailed answers it would help alot in my essay. there also these questions to answer to:
how can learning about science make people healthier and happier?
why are the government worried about the lifestyles of children in the uk?

thankyou i appreciate this alot…x

admin answers:

Now a days there is increasing incidence of disease like heart disease, diabetes,blood pressure, heart attack, obesity,

more importantly these disease are appearing in younger individuals as otherwise expected for older age

thats why importance of proper diet and exercise has been appreciated by doctors and researchers all over the world, these two simple things can create wonders if properly adhered to……..

Michael asks…

How does communication relate to obesity?

Which functions are most relevant in creating and communicating knowledge? This is the question and topic I have to do my essay on, so if you guys can give me some help Id greatly appreciate it! if you dont understand thats fine too, my history teacher seriously doesnt think thoroughly when he gives us an assignment
o_o

admin answers:

This is a great question!

Well, first off, i think that communication relates to obesity in that, the less you talk, the less “facial excercises” you make, haha!, I don´t know if this helps out on that.

Now, on the second question, I belive that non-linear thinking (check out that subject too on the internet, “non-linear thought process” or something like that) conversations somehow create knowledge. I don´t know if it has happened to you sometimes that, whenever you are conversating with someone about a certain subject, and the other person knows about that subject too (or probably does not know either), you sometimes come up with sudden-new ideas that just pop up during the conversation. I don´t know if this happens because both of the speakers try to make the best effort to come up with the best feedback possible for the other person so that both can leave the conversation without any further doubts about the subject.

These type of conversations are characterized by being somewhat chaotic and unstructured, since both of the speakers “fly off” with their ideas, but at the same time, these conversations turn out to be very creative too.

I don´t know if this will help you out too, but also check the subject on “language reinvention”.

From the few things that I have read about it, it seems to deal with how people can manage to use their language in a more creative manner and have conversations that will create new ideas and interesting feedback, as well as eliminating in a certain way obvious, boring and shallow communication.

I hope this helps in some way, and I hope I didn´t get off the topic too much.

Excuse my English writing, it isn´t my first language.

Good luck with your essay!

Thomas asks…

how does modelling affect the teenagers wanting to fit in?

ok im doing an essay and the question is “how does the media control our lives?
i picked modeling because i feel that young teens are too caught up in their appearence and i feel modeling contibutes alot to this. does anyone have any ideas on what to write about it? and also i need another topic…
like how televisionadds cause obesity because there showing macas and kfc all the tiem or something like that,…

wanna help?? lol

xx

admin answers:

The media portrays celebrities and models all
in the same ways. They make them seem flawless
and beautiful, skinny and tanned. Every picture is
air brushed yet still normal people want to be exactly
like what they see in the magazines. Girls everywhere
strive to be what is impossible, they go to extremes
to try and look like that girl on the cover of the magazine
but it just leads to eating disorders, extreme diets and
can cause diseases such as bulimia and anorexia.
Hope this helped!

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Your Questions About Childhood Obesity Essays

Susan asks…

Why is this an issue?Please Help!?

Im doing an essay and would like to know what you guys think on How childhood obesity effects a nation? This can be politically, culturally, environmentally or economically.
Please help!!!have to hand in tomorrow.

admin answers:

Talk about how obesity affects peoples ability to do things such as manual labor, etc. You could also talk about obesity and the medical impacts of it such as heart attack and diabetes. This could lead to overcrowded hospitals and a lower death age among citizens. Economically, this could have a higher income for fast food restaurants and other low costs, high fat, food places. There is also that quote that is something like “Children are the future leaders of our country” or something like that, and you could incorporate that somehow.

I hope this helps

Robert asks…

help me check spelling, grammar, and punctuation? short paragraph?

In David Zinczenko’s essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” he responds to various opposing opinions relating to the correlation between childhood obesity and fast food. The first “they say” or “naysayer” argues that people should have personal responsibility. In other words, consumers should not choose to eat fast-food in the first place. In response to this, Zinczenko explains that some parents work long hours, having no time to cook a proper meal for their child. Consequently, fast-food restaurants are “the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal.” Another argument that Zinczenko brings up is, “Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants?” He replies by asking where else are consumers—especially teenagers—going to find alternatives. Zinczenko then adds that America has more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants, which makes it difficult to find healthy food. Lastly, he responds to the assertion that fast-food suppliers will present calorie information upon request. Indeed, they do provide calorie information, but even that can be difficult to apprehend. Additionally, the calorie facts can be misleading. All in all, Zinczenko answers contrasting arguments defending fast-food corporations.

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Zinczenko brings up is, “Shouldn’t we know…………. Is the comma and capitalization of “shouldn’t” correct?

.. consumers—especially teenagers—going to.. is the dash correct?

admin answers:

In his essay, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David ZinczenkoIn responds to opposing opinions about the correlation between childhood obesity and fast food. The first “they say” or “naysayer” argues that people should exercise personal responsibility. In other words, consumers should not choose to eat fast-food in the first place. In response to this, Zinczenko explains that some parents work long hours, having no time to cook a proper meal for their child. Consequently, fast-food restaurants are “the only available options for an American kid to get an affordable meal.” Another argument that Zinczenko brings up is, “Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants?” He replies by asking where else are consumers—especially teenagers—going to find alternatives. Zinczenko then adds that America has more than 13,000 McDonald’s restaurants, which makes it difficult to find healthy food. Lastly, he responds to the assertion that fast-food suppliers will present calorie information upon request. Indeed, they do provide calorie information, but even that can be difficult to comprehend.(tell why) Additionally, the calorie facts can be misleading. (example?)All in all, Zinczenko answers contrasting arguments defending fast-food corporations.

Richard asks…

Why don’t people wear a suit to court anymore?

A lack of respect for authority- why?
I’ve written a little of my own perception and some articles from other people and wonder whether you have any views yourselves? This is not for an essay! I’m doing a criminal justice degree but assure you I’m not into plaigerism and ask for my own benefit not the UNI’s – C’mon give me your views- do you agree with anything I’ve said or with Melanie Phillips (what she wrote in 2004)?

Do YOU feel there is any truth in what I have written below?

A lack of respect for authority

In any organisation there needs to be structure and any lack of respect for its structure can have implications of an undermining of such a structure. To maintain authority can be concluded as being prevalent to its continued prosperity in the direction the organisation is intended whether it be for monetary gain or otherwise.

Amitai Etzioni, an instructor in the department of sociology at Columbia University says “An important factor in the ability of an organisation to achieve its goals is its authority structure”

The Mail Online writes this:
“A growing lack of adult authority has bred a ‘spoilt generation’ of children who believe grown-ups must earn their respect, a leading psychologist has warned.
The rise of the ‘little emperor’ spans the class divide and is fuelling ills from childhood obesity to teenage pregnancy, Aric Sigman’s research shows.”
I found this next snippet from a site called ‘The labor of love .com’ under ‘Parenting’ – it may not be scholarly but I genuinely assume it’s a popular perception:
“No Respect for Authority
Our world is made up of rules and those who follow the rules, at least most of the time get along just fine and have good lives. However, those individuals who have no respect for authority frequently break the rules and end up with all kinds of problems as a result. This could be problems with the police, problems maintaining employment, and more. Many children who do not receive discipline as a child grow up with little if any respect for authority. This results in the child having problems for the rest of his life, unless he learns on his own to discipline himself and respect authority and laws. Dont allow this to happen to your child. Instead, enforce rules and discipline while your child is growing up.”

In 2004 Melanie Phillips writing for the mail had something to say about people having no respect for authority because it had none for itself- to a point I believe this can be one cause for the erosion of values within society but as we all know- the press do sensationalise some stories and the public are handed a perception to believe- please follow this link and consider what has been written:
(www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p… -)

Some theories on rebellion and lack of obedience suggest that self esteem can be built in an individual, from an early age, from disobedience but this suggests no lack of respect merely the desire to prove oneself.
An individual is naturally competitive through human nature and can be expressed in different ways such as mental ability- the ability to be cognitive, emotionally or physically able. Some people win superiority through knowledge gained through their mental ability whereas others can do it through physical prowess or the emotional state to ignore pain or duress. When all of these things aren’t enough to win a battle, a person has to deviate from normality and any set of rules- this is where I believe rebellion and disobedience occur.

Unless Authority is defined in such a way as to reward compliance and punish deviance – there is no norm to achieve and if authority is not maintained throughout there is no structure in which to stabilise when a person stops rebelling and being disobedient.

Some of the above is contrived from personal experience, my own philosophy and my perception of what I read. I intend no statement as such only that respect and defiance cannot be wholly linked because someone can defy the law but still respect it- in my opinion.

The project I’m embarking on has to show the lack of respect in society and the potential dangers and security risks of such an erosion in respect of authority.
I aim to prove that individuals actually LOSE self esteem and consequently disrespect others, eventually becoming so low in their own self regard that they emotionally turn off or shut their minds to punishment.

I do believe that there may be some sense in what I have written here and though it isn’t part of my project- it may have some bearing- I promise NO PLAGERISM!

Does a lack of faith in our authorities have a real bearing on why a man no longer wears a suit in court or is it that this individual is so poor he can’t afford one OR is it just that he isn’t bothered in showing any respect to those that may punish him?
CROW: I normally like your answers because you speak with similar passions to which I hold most of the time but what I don’t understand is why any feigned respect of the past isn’t present anymore- is it through a lack of fear- do we not fear those that oppress us anymore (our own authorities may actually be doing this) or is it a defiance at what we are being given – are we becoming defiant to the point of masochism? How long do we have before the next civil war?
Doethineb: I appreciate your mind on this matter but have to say that I’m talking solely about alleged criminals and actual criminals that have already plead guilty in the Police station (which doesn’t always mean they are guilty)- those that stand accused! I feel that in the last 3 decades the respect for those presiding upon us has dropped off more than just a tad and in consequence this lack of respect is close to rebellion which may take many forms.
As for being advised properly; the solicitors in Mansfield Nottinghamshire UK are not always what they would seem and have little respect for whether you are guilty or not- they are coerced by the prosecution in my opinion and do not give credence to sex, age or even affluence- they are puppets on a career ladder to make their own nest egg.
Ahsoasho2u2: I have said that I believe it doesn’t come down to being in the ownership of a suit (I hope) and that I’m merely trying to find out why there is so much disrespect- is it through a lack of fear or is it genuinely through the defiance of someone already under the cosh of a system in which they cannot win?
I’ve been to court guilty as charged and worn a suit, but I’ve also been to court knowing I’m going to be found guilty of something I didn’t do- (I WAS) and on this occasion went in the scruffiest most disrespectful attire I could find- leather jacket with SS deaths heads on and a German Luftwaffe eagle on the shoulder.
I was truly defiant for many years and still hold reservations but I’ve learnt a lot from being ignorant to what I am now- we all need authority to an extent and need to show that we respect it. I am opinionated for good reason- I want to live a better life.

admin answers:

Why should one have to wear a suit to court.
If one does not own a suit, should one be forced to live beyond their means to appease a trial judge? To appease a standard so old that it does not apply any more?
The only court that has this requirement still is the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sandra asks…

Why do people not respect authority as much as they used to?

A lack of respect for authority- why?
I’ve written a little of my own perception and some articles from other people and wonder whether you have any views yourselves? This is not for an essay! I’m doing a criminal justice degree but assure you I’m not into plaigerism and ask for my own benefit not the UNI’s – C’mon give me your views- do you agree with anything I’ve said or with Melanie Phillips (what she wrote in 2004)?

Do YOU feel there is any truth in what I have written below?

A lack of respect for authority

In any organisation there needs to be structure and any lack of respect for its structure can have implications of an undermining of such a structure. To maintain authority can be concluded as being prevalent to its continued prosperity in the direction the organisation is intended whether it be for monetary gain or otherwise.

Amitai Etzioni, an instructor in the department of sociology at Columbia University says “An important factor in the ability of an organisation to achieve its goals is its authority structure”

The Mail Online writes this:
“A growing lack of adult authority has bred a ‘spoilt generation’ of children who believe grown-ups must earn their respect, a leading psychologist has warned.
The rise of the ‘little emperor’ spans the class divide and is fuelling ills from childhood obesity to teenage pregnancy, Aric Sigman’s research shows.”
I found this next snippet from a site called ‘The labor of love .com’ under ‘Parenting’ – it may not be scholarly but I genuinely assume it’s a popular perception:
“No Respect for Authority
Our world is made up of rules and those who follow the rules, at least most of the time get along just fine and have good lives. However, those individuals who have no respect for authority frequently break the rules and end up with all kinds of problems as a result. This could be problems with the police, problems maintaining employment, and more. Many children who do not receive discipline as a child grow up with little if any respect for authority. This results in the child having problems for the rest of his life, unless he learns on his own to discipline himself and respect authority and laws. Dont allow this to happen to your child. Instead, enforce rules and discipline while your child is growing up.”

In 2004 Melanie Phillips writing for the mail had something to say about people having no respect for authority because it had none for itself- to a point I believe this can be one cause for the erosion of values within society but as we all know- the press do sensationalise some stories and the public are handed a perception to believe- please follow this link and consider what has been written:
(www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p… -)

Some theories on rebellion and lack of obedience suggest that self esteem can be built in an individual, from an early age, from disobedience but this suggests no lack of respect merely the desire to prove oneself.
An individual is naturally competitive through human nature and can be expressed in different ways such as mental ability- the ability to be cognitive, emotionally or physically able. Some people win superiority through knowledge gained through their mental ability whereas others can do it through physical prowess or the emotional state to ignore pain or duress. When all of these things aren’t enough to win a battle, a person has to deviate from normality and any set of rules- this is where I believe rebellion and disobedience occur.

Unless Authority is defined in such a way as to reward compliance and punish deviance – there is no norm to achieve and if authority is not maintained throughout there is no structure in which to stabilise when a person stops rebelling and being disobedient.

Some of the above is contrived from personal experience, my own philosophy and my perception of what I read. I intend no statement as such only that respect and defiance cannot be wholly linked because someone can defy the law but still respect it- in my opinion.

The project I’m embarking on has to show the lack of respect in society and the potential dangers and security risks of such an erosion in respect of authority.
I aim to prove that individuals actually LOSE self esteem and consequently disrespect others, eventually becoming so low in their own self regard that they emotionally turn off or shut their minds to punishment.

I do believe that there may be some sense in what I have written here and though it isn’t part of my project- it may have some bearing- I promise NO PLAGERISM!

Does a lack of faith in our authorities have a real bearing on why a man no longer wears a suit in court or is it that this individual is so poor he can’t afford one OR is it just that he isn’t bothered in showing any respect to those that may punish him?
Nutrino Sonic: sometimes we all need to be led, I’ve not met a man yet who can do everything for himself. Do you know how to diffuse a nuclear warhead should you be sat on one that was about to explode?
Ms B: how can you state they are corrupt when ‘they’ accounts for all those that protect you? There may be corruption because the authorities themselves have squads to track it down and dispatch with it- but that doesn’t mean the whole system is corrupt and no good- where would you be if there were no police- at the mercy of every gang rapist in town or worse!
Do any of you feel there are more extroverts being created in society with all the speed of supposedly ‘progress’ and what is on offer? If so have you read Hans Jurgen Eysencks work and how an extrovert can allow punishment to go straight over their heads?

admin answers:

Why so many have asked for a World Court; to control not just individual politics but; World Politics.
Laws we have in society today are:
Civil
Common
Religious
Civil / Common
Civil / Religious
Common / Religious.
Since the earliest of times, we have had laws to abide by.
The most documented Codes, were that by King Hammurabi (1760 BC) known as the “Code of Hammurabi.”
When discussing Law, one has to take into account the Social, political and economics of their proposal for this law in and of itself.
To have society function, we have to have laws to live by, without law, is best said in ” When the state is most corrupt, then the laws are most multiplied. ” (Tacitus)
Of course there are those who will never live by any laws, except what they want to live by.

Jenny asks…

A lack of respect for authority- why?

I’ve written a little of my own perception and some articles from other people and wonder whether you have any views yourselves? This is not for an essay! I’m doing a criminal justice degree but assure you I’m not into plaigerism and ask for my own benefit not the UNI’s – C’mon give me your views- do you agree with anything I’ve said or with Melanie Phillips (what she wrote in 2004)?

Do YOU feel there is any truth in what I have written below?

A lack of respect for authority

In any organisation there needs to be structure and any lack of respect for its structure can have implications of an undermining of such a structure. To maintain authority can be concluded as being prevalent to its continued prosperity in the direction the organisation is intended whether it be for monetary gain or otherwise.

Amitai Etzioni, an instructor in the department of sociology at Columbia University says “An important factor in the ability of an organisation to achieve its goals is its authority structure”

The Mail Online writes this:
“A growing lack of adult authority has bred a ‘spoilt generation’ of children who believe grown-ups must earn their respect, a leading psychologist has warned.
The rise of the ‘little emperor’ spans the class divide and is fuelling ills from childhood obesity to teenage pregnancy, Aric Sigman’s research shows.”
I found this next snippet from a site called ‘The labor of love .com’ under ‘Parenting’ – it may not be scholarly but I genuinely assume it’s a popular perception:
“No Respect for Authority
Our world is made up of rules and those who follow the rules, at least most of the time get along just fine and have good lives. However, those individuals who have no respect for authority frequently break the rules and end up with all kinds of problems as a result. This could be problems with the police, problems maintaining employment, and more. Many children who do not receive discipline as a child grow up with little if any respect for authority. This results in the child having problems for the rest of his life, unless he learns on his own to discipline himself and respect authority and laws. Dont allow this to happen to your child. Instead, enforce rules and discipline while your child is growing up.”

In 2004 Melanie Phillips writing for the mail had something to say about people having no respect for authority because it had none for itself- to a point I believe this can be one cause for the erosion of values within society but as we all know- the press do sensationalise some stories and the public are handed a perception to believe- please follow this link and consider what has been written:
(www.melaniephillips.com/articles-new/?p=224 -)

Some theories on rebellion and lack of obedience suggest that self esteem can be built in an individual, from an early age, from disobedience but this suggests no lack of respect merely the desire to prove oneself.
An individual is naturally competitive through human nature and can be expressed in different ways such as mental ability- the ability to be cognitive, emotionally or physically able. Some people win superiority through knowledge gained through their mental ability whereas others can do it through physical prowess or the emotional state to ignore pain or duress. When all of these things aren’t enough to win a battle, a person has to deviate from normality and any set of rules- this is where I believe rebellion and disobedience occur.

Unless Authority is defined in such a way as to reward compliance and punish deviance – there is no norm to achieve and if authority is not maintained throughout there is no structure in which to stabilise when a person stops rebelling and being disobedient.

Some of the above is contrived from personal experience, my own philosophy and my perception of what I read. I intend no statement as such only that respect and defiance cannot be wholly linked because someone can defy the law but still respect it- in my opinion.

The project I’m embarking on has to show the lack of respect in society and the potential dangers and security risks of such an erosion in respect of authority.
I aim to prove that individuals actually LOSE self esteem and consequently disrespect others, eventually becoming so low in their own self regard that they emotionally turn off or shut their minds to punishment.

I do believe that there may be some sense in what I have written here and though it isn’t part of my project- it may have some bearing- I promise NO PLAGERISM!

Does a lack of faith in our authorities have a real bearing on why a man no longer wears a suit in court or is it that this individual is so poor he can’t afford one OR is it just that he isn’t bothered in showing any respect to those that may punish him?

admin answers:

Hi Gary, This 77 year old grandmother and retired teacher, agrees (you may quote me on this) that people in authority no longer command respect because:
1Children are allowed to rule at home and at school, there can be no discipline without an element of fear
2Even professionals do not always dress smartly these days, quite often casual in tee shirt and trainers, some millionaires never wear a tie!
3There can be no learning without discipline, it is our nature to be lazy and self-discipline only comes with maturity.
4After divorcing my first husband, on grounds of physical and mental cruelty, I was a single mother of two boys and two girls for ten years before remarrying and taking on two step-daughters. Divorce in the 1960s was very much frowned upon but, thankfully, I had the support of family and neighbours. I was lacking in self-confidence and, the first time I went to court, to obtain a legal separation, I had to be told to “speak up” – nowadays I am “loud”, confident and politically active. Law courts are frightening places even for mature females but males have a natural arrogance that makes them feel clever that they have flouted the law and gained “medals of honour”. I can say this with confidence because I have run local Neighbourhood Watch group for many years. No matter how hard we try for equality there is no getting away from the fact that there are irrefutable general character differences between male and female.
5 I agree with Baden-Powell who claimed that a child’s character is irretrievably formed by the age of seven and TVs “Supernanny Jo” that children need, really do need, consistent rules and established boundaries but not while they are babies, rather from the age of two. Not all children need to be smacked but it may be necessary, once only, to establish who is boss, and I believe that it should be done only by the mother, after a warning, not simply a threat.
Hope this helps, G M Baker-Bainbridge BSc

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