Your Questions About Bmi

Linda asks…

How can I find the BMI or fat percentage of a regular feeder mouse?

I’m doing a science project and i need to know how to calculate the bmi or fat percentage of a mouse, apr 3 inches in length (not including the tail) and apr 20 grams. I need to have some number to compare two mice’s (<-grammar?) size in some height to weight or length to weight ratio.

admin answers:

I don’t think this is yet possible. Just make sure your mouse is at an ideal weight. Here is a good chart:

Emactiated: Ribs, lumbar vertebrae, pelvic bones and all bony prominences evident form a distance.

Very thin: Ribs, lumbar vertebrae and pelvic bones easily visible.

Thin: Ribs easily palpated and may be visible with no palpable fat.

Underweight: Ribs easily palpable, with minimal fat covering.

Ideal: Ribs palpable without excess fat covering.

Overweight: Ribs palpable with slight excess fat covering.

Heavy: Ribs palpable with difficulty, heavy fat cover

Obese: Ribs not palpable under heavy fat cover, or palpable only with significant pressure.

PS – Be careful when feeling a mouse’s ribs. One finger, used very lightly, is best. Putting to much pressure could break a rib.

William asks…

At what point does your BMI become non critical and you can discharge yourself as an in-patient?

I am an in-patient at a unit. My BMI was very low but it is increasing. I would like to know the point at which I can discharge myself from the unit, as right now if I do so, I would be sectioned under the mental health act. I think it is around the 14 or 15 mark but would like to know the definative target.

admin answers:

I assume you are currently being held under section. This being the case BMI alone would not determine whether the section was removed. Your doctors would need to be convinced that you were no longer a risk to yourself. If you seemed likely to immediately revert to your previous dangerous eating habits, this would clearly not be the case.

Mary asks…

What does it mean if your BMI decreases but your body weight increases?

Recently I’ve been eating a healthier diet with lots of fruits and veggies and exercising. I went to check my weight and noticed that while my BMI decreased, i also gained 5 pounds. WHY?

admin answers:

Thats not possible

if youre talking bmi, when your weight increases, your bmi also increases, unless you also got taller

if youre talking body fat percentage, then yes, its possible to gain weight, but body fat be lower.

Richard asks…

How high does BMI have to be for the Wii Fit to call you obese?

My friend has a BMI between 38-39. The Wii Fit says she is overweight but not obese. According to various web pages, a bmi of 30 or avove is obese. Why is the Wii Fit different? And at what point does overweight turn to obese?

(Her mother is labelled “obese” and she seems to find this funny. She takes comfort in that she is “only overweight” but she is damaging her health as it is, amirite?)

admin answers:

She is obese, clinically and grossly obese, it makes no difference what some stupid games console says! Heart attack, clogged arteries, stroke etc.

Lisa asks…

will the atkins diet work for average bmi people?

im female, weigh 113 pounds and am 5’2, so i have a normal bmi. im planning to follow the first phase of atkins where u eat no more than 20 carbs for 2 weeks. i am also going to go on a 30 minute walk everyday (i hate high intensity cardio). so do you think ill lose at least 5 pounds or something around there? please i really need advice from doctors of people who have done atkins!

admin answers:

Absolutley, however you must follow the rules after the induction phase (one) or else you will gain all of that weight back.. 5 pounds alone will be water weight you may even lose more

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Your Questions About Nutritional Guidelines

Sandy asks…

Has anyone used the “Baby’s Only Lactose-Free” baby formula?

I was wondering if there are any other moms out that have used this formula? I just wanted to share with you something I recently heard about the product.

A friend of mine has twins that was strictly on breast milk and fed using a thing called a “Podee” or Dr. Brown’s Bottles. She tried everything to increase her milk production, but nothing worked. Knowing that there is a STRONG family history of milk allergens, she found “Baby’s Only Lactose-Free” infant formula. Soy formula wasn’t considered. The twins are thriving and doing really.

Those of you who have used this formula. What was your experience? Did you find a similar less expensive product?

Ladies, please share your experiences with this product. Thanks.

admin answers:

Less expensive formulas are fine. All formulas must meet minimum nutritional guidelines. They just don’t always have the extras that the brand names have. These extras can help the baby but are not needed for growth and development.

Ken asks…

what are good questions regarding the cafeteria food at school?

hi, I got this big project concerning the caf. food and I need about 10 questions. so can somebody help me out please.
thanks

admin answers:

HOw is the menu chosen?

What sort of nutritional guidelines are used?

Are there selections for people with dietary limitations (vegan, Jewish, Muslim, diabetic)?

Who is in charge of inspecting the kitchen to ensure safety and cleaniness?

What happens to the leftovers?

Hmm cant think of anything else.

Donald asks…

How can my mother lose weight?

She doesn’t even overeat. However, she doesn’t exercise, and eats whatever my sister and I, teenagers, eat…which is sometimes things like pizza. She has sweets everyday…but doesn’t overdo it. I want her to be healthy and nag her a lot when she eats ice cream or other unhealthy foods, but she doesn’t stop! She gets angry at me sometimes about it. How can she start losing weight? How can I motivate her?

admin answers:

Www.sparkpeople.com has some really good nutritional guidelines available.

I’ve lost around 85 pounds just keeping my calories per day between 1200-1600 and working out 4 days a week.

Mark asks…

Shampoo Q…. 10 POINTS 4 THE BEST ANSWER!!!?

I cut my hair short, I had it all the way down my back… and I miss it, so I wanna know IF there is any shampoo to make your hair grow longer faster and if so WHAT is it called

admin answers:

The short answer is no.

If you want to stimulate faster hair growth follow good nutritional guidelines (not supplements or vitamins) and brush 100 strokes every day.

Susan asks…

Why was selling happy meals illegal.?

This happened and did McDonald’s not care what happens to whoever eats them?

admin answers:

Santa Clara County in California decided that the “Happy Meals” did not meet the nutritional guidelines/requirements…so they banned McDonald’s from selling until they fix it.

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Your Questions About Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Carol asks…

What are the best lifestyle changes I can make?

I want to lose weight, and I just don’t seem to be able to stick with diets, but I can deal with lifestyle changes. So what are some of the best lifestyle changes I can make?

I already don’t drink soda. I drink mostly water, some flavored water and hot tea (mostly green).

But I want some eating habbits and tips for overall health that I can do without actually going on a diet.

admin answers:

I started out needing to lose 80 lbs and have made it to my halfway point. Here is what I learned:

1. Soda makes turns me into a blimp. Every now and then when I go out to dinner, I’ll get a Diet Coke or a carbonated flavored water from the supermarket. But if I drink them for days in a row, I start looking bloated.

2. Natural is the only way to go. I try not to eat too many processed foods and if I do I make sure they have a low amount of ingredients without preservatives and additives and such. The stuff that I buy that is processed is bread, cereal, pasta, crackers…you get the picture. And every so often I’ll have a Lean Cuisine. But I make my own pizza and pasta sauce and so on. That way I control what’s in it. Allrecipes.com has tons of fast and easy recipes so you can make your own stuff too.

3. Eat vegetables and/or fruit with every meal. I eat fruit with breakfast mostly and snacks. But I eat vegetables for snacks and with lunch and dinner every day. They are the best things you can eat.

4. Exercise 6 or at least 5 days a week. You don’t have to do some crazy workout plan. I lost 40 lbs just by walking 1 hour at 3 mph 5 days a week.

5. Shun sugar. It’s your nemesis. Of course there is sugar in fruit and natural things but natural sugar is good for you. Added sugar is bad. For example, when buying cereal make sure your cereal contains 5grams or less of sugar per serving. Anything that has more than 7grams of added sugar is probably not good for you.

6. The internet is your friend. Getting bored of chicken and veggies? Look up 5 million new, healthy and exciting recipes. Find a new workout routine. Found out how much fiber, carbs, protein etc you should be getting daily.

7. Good shoes. I can not stress the importance of good exercise shoes. All my life I have had knee problems. I went to Dicks and the sales associate had me walk barefoot and we discovered that the problem rooted from my shoes. I have an almost flat foot and I pronate. I can only wear Asics or Brooks now but I have no pain or soreness anymore. Amazing. I don’t care if they cost 30 bucks or 500. They are worth it.

8. Don’t depend on anyone but yourself. Trust me, others will always let you down. Every now and then someone will join me when I workout, but I do not have a workout buddy. The buddy system rarely works. If one of you quits, so will the other.

9. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Couldn’t be more true.

10. Be adventurous. Try something new or out of the ordinary once a week. Whether its food or an activity or whatever. Be open about it. You just might surprise yourself.

11. Stay positive. Eat way too much? Maybe you didn’t work out the whole week. It’s ok. Move on and be positive. Don’t worry about what you didn’t do. Focus on what you can do. No need to punish yourself for slipping a little. It’s not a big deal, it happens to everyone.

12. Take vitamins. I get the vita-paks from GNC. I can tell a huge difference in my overall healthy since taking them and I’ve only been taking them for a month.

13. If others around you aren’t being healthy and proactive, don’t let it influence you. You are the one on the right track. Lead by example.

In conclusion, I have never been very confident and I have had low self esteem my whole life. I never thought I would finally gain confidence and esteem by losing weight. Every cloud has a silver lining. Corny, but true. I hope all this helps you.

Paul asks…

Did any of you lose body fat during your pregnancy?

Obviously you gained weight overall, but did the healthy lifestyle changes cause your body to shed some excess fat along the way?

Just curious. I’ve already started gaining weight in my face, and I’d like to start focusing on eating healthy, rather than following my sweet tooth, to possibly keep this under control.

THANKS!
I’m 8 weeks. :)

admin answers:

Omg I’ve gained sooo much in my face!!! I craved sweets too and gained 20 pounds by 7 months so I started eating healthy and I’ve already lost off my sides and legs my face is always last to lose weight though. I’m still gaining weight but it slowed a lot. I think he’s weight is replacing some of mind though because you can even tell in pictures that I lost a little weight. Remember not to diet though it’s dangerous in pregnancy. All I did was stop eating sweets and fast food and ate more veggies.

Daniel asks…

any advice on how to start eating healthier?

I am trying to start eating healthier. I do wish to lose weight, but I am not looking for a “diet,” but more long term lifestyle changes. My biggest problem is that I crave sweets and fatty foods. I don’t like a lot of vegetables and/or fruit. I don’t drink soda and I only drink 1 cup of coffee a day. I’m at a loss what to do because everything I read about healthy eating is contradictory. Any advice from those who have changed to healthier eating habits? Any serious suggestions from personal experience are appreciated!

admin answers:

There is ALOT of information about changing to a healthy lifestyle.

As always, eating properly (not the fad diets), and exercising are two of the BEST ways to get on the right track and lose weight. The suggestions above are really good, but may I add taking a supplement/vitamin daily. Not the Wal-Mart or GNC kind, but something that is a total coverage of what your body needs and may not be getting in your regular diet. This will help your body optimize what it does have, and supplement what it’s missing. I personally take the Orovo Multi-Vitamin and my husband the Original. We both love it, and he’s actually lost a few pounds (I’m actually trying to gain a few… Sad I know).

The only thing after that is your coffee. Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to give it up. But you might want to take a look at Skinny Science Coffee. It’s a patented Fat-Burning coffee that is Certified Organic & Fair Trade. It might help give you that extra boost that you need. You can read all about it at http://skinnysciencecoffee.com

Warmest Regards & I wish you the best,
Authentically Angela

http://www.angelascoffeeshop.com

Thomas asks…

Does anyone know of a natural way to cure Anal Warts at home?

I have anal warts, but it isn’t very bad yet. Before I go to the doctor, I’d like to know if I can possibly get rid of these little suckers on my own. I know I need a good healthy immune system, so lifestyle changes are taking effect. Any supplement/vitamin recommendations? Home remedies? I’m desperate. Please help.

admin answers:

Pop them!!

Lisa asks…

Did you get pregnant after making lifestyle changes?

If so, what were they?

I know all about having sex at the right time of the month etc, but what lifestyle changes can I make to increase my chances?

I plan on ttc in 2 months. My partner and I have already stopped drinking alcohol, we don’t smoke or take drugs, we are taking supplements and we eat a healthy diet.

admin answers:

Sounds like you are doing all the right things. Make sure you get exercise (this will make losing the baby weight easier too), begin taking prenatal vitamins, stop drinking caffeine, and make sure any prescription drugs you take are pregnancy friendly.

Good luck and tons of baby dust!

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Your Questions About Army Pt Test Scoring

Donna asks…

What should I expect when joining the US Army?

I’m going to be a senior in high school and I’m planning on joining the Army after graduation.I’m getting everything squared away with my recruiter, but I’m just thinking ahead, I guess, with this question. Thanks for your answers.

admin answers:

Testing, paperwork up the backside, physical, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE MOS YOU WANT….or as close as possible if you score high….the issue is they will need certain slots filled based on the dates others will be getting out. I was pushed into Avionics as I had the scores and they had lots of guys rotating out. Our shop flipped 100% within a few months. After that things were stable with only a few coming and going.

Keep up the grades, get the math down…algerbra, trig, calc….you could get an invite to OCS…3 of us did in 73…Lord did I suck on those math scores! If you smoke stop. If you drink stop….if you don’t know this….the sober guy will catch the girl he is chasing!!!!!!! Stay in shape so basic is a breeze.

You can look up all the exercises done…they require no equipment….doubletime is the method on foot movement in formation..not running…make sure you can hack 3 miles at a time with 3 lbs on your head a light pack…in Basic you will not be carrying full battle rattle….in AIT if Infantry you will.

Good Luck…

Ahh the memories, phosphorus melding into the Monterey fog, Drill Sergeants putting us in the thinking position. CS, blowing up Bambi’s dad with a claymore, first aid and how a bandoleer can hold things in place, chow, KP, pots and pans, having the Range Officer screaming cease fire while some idiot is firing on a civilian aircraft ( it was not me ), same thing except it was a yacht in no mans land behind the dunes in Monterey Bay, the guy that got hungry and ate poison ivy, wild pigs in bivouac area, being choked out for not saluting the aggressors flag in escape and evasion……AND WE ALL LIVED, SO WILL YOU!!!

They say that in the Army
The Chow is mighty fine
A biscuit rolled off the table
And killed a friend of mine

They say that in the Army
The Coffee’s mighty fine
It looks like muddy water
And tastes like turpentine.

They say that in the Army
The chickens mighty fine.
One jumped up on the table
And started marking time.

Don’t think it has changed too awful much since Dino Days, I even throw in a little butt chewing…no extra charge

It might go a little like this:

Up before the sun @ 0430. Also known as O dark thirty
30 minutes max for the 3 S’s ($h!t, shower, shave) sometimes the shower is the night before.
Formation.
A little PT: Daily Dozen and Singing “Up in the morning with the rising sun, were gonna run till the running is done” while double timing a mile
Chow: Coming to attention, count off 1 Drill Sergeant WETSU (We Eat This $h!t Up)
Formation
Draw weapons if going to range
Formation
Double time to training site. C130 rolling down the strip, airborne daddy gonna take a little trip.
Train
Chow
Train
More PT Drill Sargent We Eat This $h!t Up
Double time back to barracks. I wanna be an Airborne Ranger, lead a life of death and danger, I wanna go to Viet Nam, just to kill ole Charley Cong ( I will guess the words have changed)
If weapons were drawn….
Stack weapons
Post guards. Guard relief to the head of Chow line.
Chow
Clean weapons
Have weapon inspected
Turn in weapon
Formation maybe maybe not
1 hour of your time….maybe
GI boots
GI area
Mass Attack on Showers or wait till morning
Write mommy
Lights out 2100
Coma time

“DROP AND GIVE ME 20″

Keep the pie hole shut and listen.

Think out your questions…it’s the Army…do not appear that you were not paying attention!!!

Do not point at food and ask WTF is that:
If it is a green looking meat like substance that is “Mystery meat”. Chow down it’s very good for you!
If it looks like lumpy burnt oatmeal it’s SOS.
If the SOS is poured over a something …that is a biscuit not a hockey puck…though it’s hard to tell the difference!
If it is yellow and dry it is cake. Just stick it in a glass of milk, it will be fine.
If it is brown and poured over rice it is chili…..maybe…could be gravy made from left over bacon grease.

You think it will make you fat???

NO PROBLEM! I will just PT you until your legs are wore off to the knee’s and your arms to the elbow!!!

ARE WE CLEAR???

WELL ARE WE???

GOOD!

Close enough anyway!

A premature welcome to “The Club”!

SSG US Army 73-82
H/4/3 Ft. Ord Jul-Sep 1973

This We’ll Defend

Betty asks…

What is the the score u need to get on the asvab to pass?

What is the the score u need to get on the asvab to pass? For the marines and for the national guard?

admin answers:

Marines and national guard are weak because one is part time and u fil sand bags and have to have a civilian job, NG, and the marines is weak because u deploy like 47 days every 6 months or some weird crap and u may not get to select yourjob, go army air force or navy and pick the job u want! Go full time, and if ur worried about passing than id wait till ur confident, u should be more concerned with what score u need for the job u want….getting a low but passing score may result in a crappy job especially if u join the national guard, the conversations u will be having while filling sand bags would go like this. ” hey sgt joe that weighs 365lbs nd cant pass a pt test but is a sgt how long r we going to do this” he replies ” i cqnt breathe hold on!” you reply ” my factoryjob was mad im here, ont top of that, it sucks i have a crappy mos like supply or chemical operation specialist, i wish i would have gone full. Time and was in the military intelligence field like the guy on yahoo answers” your fat out of shape sgt says ” my recruiter, wait let me catch my breathe, he said i would look good as a chemical operation specialists and military intelligence doesnt get the girls, haha” your reply “i hate my life” his reply ” me too, and im hungry”

Jenny asks…

How do I get my PT score to ROTC?

I took the fitness test for my ROTC scholarship application yesterday and I am wondering how I get the scores to whoever they need to be sent to. Forgive me for not knowing, but who do I send them to? The Department of the Army? The ROTC programs at the schools I’m applying to? Do I just fill out the scorecard for the push ups, sit ups, and mile time and mail it?

admin answers:

Did someone verify the scores? You should call up a ROTC near you and ask for guidance. I took one several years ago and it was administered by an ROTC instructor who signed off on the scores. Good luck.

William asks…

How do I get my PT score to ROTC?

I took the fitness test for my ROTC scholarship application yesterday and I am wondering how I get the scores to whoever they need to be sent to. Forgive me for not knowing, but who do I send them to? The Department of the Army? The ROTC programs at the schools I’m applying to? Do I just fill out the scorecard for the push ups, sit ups, and mile time and mail it?

admin answers:

What I did when I applied is got in contact with the commanding officer at the college that hosted the ROTC program and he basicly scheduled an appointment to meet me. If I’m not mistakin once you get into the program you will have to retake the test with ROTC personal supervising.

Daniel asks…

How do I become an Aviation Officer in the army?

A few weeks I had an epiphany. I realized that I didn’t want to be a doctor (my mother had been forcing that on me). Now I think I want to work in Law Enforcement or work with the F.B.I. I also want to join the ROTC program my college offers.

I know it is a very competitive field to get into, but this is something I really want to do. What do I need to do (after joining ROTC) to be able to fly a helicopter in the Army?

admin answers:

To become Army Aviation you need to excel in your schoolwork, do well at Leadership Development Advance Course (LDAC), pass your flight physical, decide if you want to go Active Duty vs National Guard/Reserve, and either sign an Additional Duty for Service Obligation or get extremely luck.

Aviation is arguably the hardest branch to get, along with Finance, even harder than Infantry due to the fewer numbers accepted. Your GPA will count for 40% of your branching score, so unless you have a 3.2+ you aren’t looking too good on your chances.

Let me give you a quick breakdown on how branching works, understanding how you get assigned Aviation should help you get a feel for what you need to do to help yourself. Feel free to email me if you get confused, it took me quite a while to understand it myself:

Everything you do over your time in ROTC is counted and adds together to 100 points roughly September of your MS 4/senior year. Items counted are: cumulative GPA (i.e. One lousy semester can REALLY hurt), PT score (3 tests count, the one you take at LDAC, 1 spring and 1 fall test your MS 3 year), extracurricular activities (jobs, fraternities, color guard, etc and officer/leader positions are what you want), LDAC rating, Professor of Military Science rating, and a few other things worth fractions of points. These things all combine to equal a point score for you (highest usually being around 95pts, lowest around 72pts).

This score determines your ranking on the Order of Merit List (OML). The OML is a national list of all of the ROTC cadets who are going to commission and need branches for that particular year group. Generally this is between 4000-5000 cadets so tenths of a point on your OML score can mean a rise/drop of hundred of people. People going National Guard or Reserve are pulled out from there (they talk to their units and get Letters of Request) and leaves you with the Active Duty OML.

Each cadet submits their ‘wish list’ of branches they want to choose. Each of the 16 branches has a set number of second lieutenants they want/need. To prevent one branch from getting all of the ‘best’ LTs, each branch will only take 1/2 of the number they want from the top 50% of all the LTs.

Example: Aviation wants to take in 130 lieutenants for 2011. They’ll take the first 65 people they come across who have Aviation as their #1 choice, then not accept anyone else until they get to the 50% mark on the OML. Then they re-open and take the next 65 people who want Aviation.

The top 10% nationally get what they want unless the particular branch fills up before they get to the end. After the top 10% choose, each branch looks for people that have filled out ADSOs which is a contract saying “you give me this branch, I’ll give you 3 more years Active Duty service”. After all the ADSOs are gone, they look for who else requested _x_ branch as they move down the OML.

If you’re not looking to go Active Duty you have to find/get help finding a NG/Reserve unit that needs a 2LT and is willing to have you once you commission. Then you’re guarenteed Aviation but most likely have to wait a few years before you go to flight school. Most people down here who are National Guard are First Leiutenants which means they’ve been waiting for over 18 months to get here. Depending on your state you may get to go soon, or it may take you forever to go as different states get fewer flight school slots as others.

It is very do-able to do this and get branched Aviation. 4 people from my school got Aviation. Just do everything you can to ace your school work, do well on PT tests, basically just be a good person and you should be ok. Best of luck. Feel free to contact me with more questions, email is on my Y!A profile here. Sorry for the length of the answer.

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Your Questions About Obesity Essay Examples

Mandy asks…

Please tell me, what’s your opinion in this small essay? :D ?

before you read the essay, I would like to let you know that I am learning English right now, that means I am not perfect in this language, and I hope from you to tell me where are my mistakes in this essay and any suggestions to make it looks better.

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The causes and effects of obesity

The obesity is a big and recent problem in Saudi Arabia, especially the young people who are suffering from. In Saudi Arabia almost 32 % of the young people have problems in obesity and this number is increasing sharply every year. In this essay I am going to discuss the causes and effects of obesity in Saudi society and some recommendations to help reducing this number.

Obesity problems stem from several causes. First of all, eating food that have a high ratio of calories make the body not able to digest food easily, and also if you are inactive person your body will not be able to digest the food fast, then all the undigested food will turn to fat. Furthermore, some people are obese because the psychological problems. For example, one of my cousins is obese due to his father died when he was 9 years old. Last but not least, some people are overweight due to genetic problems; this means that their fathers or mothers were overweight too.

Obesity has a number of negative effects. To start with, obesity can be directly related to the increased risk for certain diseases such as, coronary disease, hypertension, diabetes, heart attack, and arthritis due to extra load on joints. Moreover, obesity may lead to changes in normal body functions, because the big amount of fat that presses on arteries and veins. Finally, most of obese people can’t do their daily work normally due to overweight such as, walking for long distances, and setting for a long time.

I believe if the obese people follow the following recommendations they will be fine.
1-Try to walk half an hour in morning and half an hour in evening.
2-Try to focus on healthy food only like vegetables and fruits.
Finally, I hope the number of obese people is decreasing instead of increasing in the future.

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admin answers:

This is nice and awesome. I like this paragraph. It contains nice information

Joseph asks…

what are some good introductions for persuasive writing, on this topic?

I have to write 3 introductions for my persuasive essay. my topic is: kids should have to do 30 minuets of physical activities every day at school.
some reasons I have already is
obesity as well as the diseases that come with being obese (example: heart and stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis) A healthier life style. research shows that if kids do physical activities before class, they focus way better during studies.
running out of ideas Please HElp!!

admin answers:

Because Physical Activities helps them to be more social(the main reason for social, if they do team sports). Also children have a better self-image and higher self-esteem, and they have fewer symptoms of anxiety or depression. Better mood and get along better with others. Also helps relieve stress.

Mark asks…

How do I end my essay?

28% of Americans are obese. That is about one third of population. One third of population can’t obese just by over eating. If not only that than what is it? The leading causes of obesity, disincluding over eating, are: lack of exercise, family history of obesity, stress, peer or family problems, medical illnesses, and depression. Although certain medical disorders can cause obesity, less than one percent of all obesity is caused by physical problems. But sadly, we have come to know that the leading cause of obesity is soft drink consumption. Yes, a diet coke will finally make you fat. But all jokes aside, the progressing rate of obesity is serious and is estimated be 33% by 2010.
There are many risks and complications with obesity. The physical consequences are severe and life threatening. There is an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, breathing problems, premature death, stroke, cancer, fatty liver disease, gallbladder disease, arthritis, and many more. And that’s just touching the tip of ice berg, because adults who are obese may be cutting about three years off their lives, mostly from heart disease and stroke. Those who are morbidly obese, about 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight, could be shortening their lives by as many as 10 years. Being morbidly obese has the similar effect of lifelong smoking.
One very sad thing that I have found in my research is that in Mississippi, an actual bill has been proposed to allow restaurants to not serve obese people. A weigh scale will be used to determine the potential customer’s body mass index, or BMI, and if it is too high, they refuse to serve them or the owner of the food establishment will have their business permits revoked. If this bill is passed, then there will be BMI scales outside of every restaurant, and there will be records of the eligible patrons BMIs. Apparent discrimination the obese has been documented in three specific areas: education, health care, and employment. For example, 28% of teachers in a study done by the Weight Management and Obese Symposium said that becoming obese is the worst thing that can happen to a person. 24% of nurses said they are ‘repulsed’ by obese people, and, controlling for income and grades, parents provide less college support for their overweight children than for their thin children.

How do I end my essay?
P.S. This is three paragraphs. Yahoo Answers doesn’t allow you to tab. And this is just a rough draft of my body. There wasn’t enough space for the introduction. *sniff* Meany faces say bad things
Also, disincluding is a word. Look it up on Google.

admin answers:

How about with a call to action? Make a statement with a summary and then tell the reader what they need to do. Otherwise you just leave everyone hanging with a (?)

James asks…

Is this essay good? Plz give me some comments,some improvements and the IELTS band score for this essay?

SHOULD FOOD MANUFACTURERS BE FORCE TO LOWER THE FAT,SUGAR AND SALT CONTENT IN FOOD?

Nowadays, junk food is gradually becoming a specific part of daily life and it is directly related to people’s health. Eating much of these foods causes obesity and premature death; especially foods with high fat, salt and sugar are harmful for children. However, some people argue that junk food is not the sole cause of health problems. In this essay, I intend to show that food manufacturers need to be forced to lower the fat, sugar and salt content in food to prevent dangerous consequences.

To begin with, in this era, people have the freedom to choose what they want to buy or eat and what is good for their body. In fact, most people have understood the danger of eating too much junk food which contains high amount of fat, sugar and salt; so why should the food manufacturers be forced to lower the fat, sugar and salt? The government does not need to make the decision for the consumers who have the ability to make their own choices. Furthermore, reducing the fat, sugar and salt content in food will make the foods become tasteless. Consequently, people would try to eat more to satisfy their desire. For example, people would eat more than a sausage if the salt and fat content has reduced because they are not satisfied with these tasteless sausages. Thus, forcing food manufacturers to lower the fat, sugar and salt content in food may induce people to eat more.

Unfortunately, eating excessive junk food can have serious negative effects on people, young or old alike. In fact, the most common health problem is children being overweight result from taking excessive junk food. Currently, 17 percent of children in the world are obese. Many children like to eat processed, fatty and sweet foods nowadays such as chips, pies and candies. Children can not stop eating these foods if they once get addicted to high sugar or high fat. Moreover, sugary drinks such as soft drinks are other causes of obesity. They are high in calories and contribute to weight problems. Therefore, forcing manufacturers to lower the fat, sugar and salt content in food is necessary.

More seriously, eating junk food is also one of the main contributing factors to the development of cancer. The body desires and needs certain vitamins and minerals to function properly.When you eat a poor diet with all kinds of junk food, you severely impair the body’s ability to fight off toxins and diseased cells. As a result, those cells can become cancerous. Furthermore, having unhealthy food causes premature deaths. People die too early these days because of poor nutrition, such as take away foods. Sooner or later food manufacturers have to be forced to lower the fat, sugar and salt in food to prevent cancer and unfortunate premature deaths.

All things considered, I am convinced that the government should force food manufacturers to lower the fat, sugar and salt content in food. The consumer, however, should learn to form healthy eating habits for life. If they do this, this confusion will come to an end.

admin answers:

> SHOULD FOOD MANUFACTURERS BE FORCE

Wrong verb form: it should be ‘forced’.

> Nowadays, junk food is gradually becoming a specific part of daily life

I think it was always ‘specific’. A more to the point word like ‘important’, ‘basic’ or ‘constant’ is better for the essay purpose.

> Eating much of these foods causes obesity and premature death; especially foods with high fat

Two uses of ‘foods’ very close to each other. I suggest replacing one of them by a pronoun.

> In this essay, I intend to show that food manufacturers need to be forced to …

IMO, a good essay should speak for itself, so the 28 words you use to close the paragraph could be replaced by something more original.

> what is good for their body.

‘…their bodies’, actually :) For those cases, if unsure, use adjectives, for example: ‘what is good on a corporal level’.

> why should the food manufacturers be forced to lower the fat, sugar and salt?

You’re recycling too much IMO.

> The government does not need to make the decision…

Unless somebody said the government ‘needs’ to make that decision, there’s no reason for you to state that (i.e. You don’t need it, funnily enough). I think something like ‘isn’t supposed to make the decision’ or ‘can’t afford making the decision’ is better.

> For example, people would eat more than a sausage if the salt and fat content has reduced because they are not satisfied with these tasteless sausages.

While there are no grammatical errors, the way you phrase this part is a bit rookie. Suggested revision: ‘For example, a low-fat low-salt sausage would hardly satisfy consumers, so they’d try to compensate by increasing their intake.’

> Thus, forcing food manufacturers to lower the fat, sugar and salt content in food may induce people to eat more.

You’re spinning ’round too much IMO.

> young or old alike.

Suggested revision: ‘young and old alike’. Reasons: it avoids a gratuitous alliteration (‘or old’) and emphasises the warning nature of the essay.

> children being overweight result from taking excessive junk food.

This one’s not correct. Suggested revisions: ‘… Overweight, a result from…’ or ‘…overweight resulting from…’

> Therefore, forcing manufacturers to lower the fat, sugar and salt content in food is necessary.

Again, you’re repeating yourself too much.

> When you eat a poor diet with all kinds of junk food

You don’t eat a diet, you either ‘eat all kinds of junk food’ or ‘have a poor diet with all kinds of junk food’.

> Furthermore, having unhealthy food causes premature deaths.

There’s nothing wrong in ‘having’ unhealthy food, unless you’re ‘eating’ it as well ;) Of course, ‘having unhealthy meals’ does work very well here.

513 words all in all, which is a bit too much for IELTS (you’re good to go with half of it), but both grammar and fluency are sound. I’d give you a 7 band or maybe a 7.5.

Linda asks…

language arts essay on arguments?

i need an introduction and conclusion for my language arts essay due tom.

we only had 2 days to come up with a 5 paragraph essay

my essay is about how students shouldn’t purchase soda and candy at school

paragraph 1 is the intro

paragraph 2 is about how the prices r too expensive

paragraph 3 is about how parents don’t approve of it

paragraph 4 is about how its unhealthy and causes obesity

paragraph 5 is the conclusion

CAN U PLEASE HELP ME WITH THE CONCLUSION AND THE INTRO….

I WONT COPY YOURS I JUST NEED AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE THAT PART IS REALLY CONFUSING

admin answers:

Conclusions and intros are the easiest part. Just keep it simple. Repeat what you’ve already talked about but keep it classy, smart

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Your Questions About Army Pt Standards

Lizzie asks…

Recommended diet and exercise plan for someone under 20?

Hey i’m planning on joining the army rangers in 1 1/2 years. I am 6’0″ and weigh 172 lbs. I am somewhat fit (max push up amount is 40 and max sit up is 50) and I want to go into the army for boot then apply for the rangers after wards. Any tips/Plans that could help me out?
Oh i also need to get over my fear of heights any tips for that too?

admin answers:

Well, any balanced diet that gets you your necessary nutrition will keep you on pace.

As for exercise, you’ll definitely want to strengthen yourself all around. Look up cross fit training programs. Review the Army PT guides like FM 21-20 and FM 3-22_20 that is replacing it.

You are under the minimum Army standards so look at the APFT chart for your age group and shoot for 100s in each category. For you that would be 71 push ups in 2 minutes, 78 sit ups in 2 minutes, and run 2 miles in 13 minutes.

Since you didn’t mention your run time, it’s hard to advise.

As for heights, that’s a psychological fear. Work onit a little at a time. Face it and get over it. I was in basic training with a guy who had a fear of heights and he froze on many occasions becoming the butt of many jokes. One drill sergeant told me to shake the rope ladder we were on because he was holding everyone up and he was screaming his head off.

Betty asks…

Does the Air Force do PT in the morning?

Just wondering because I want to try to go Active Duty Air Force when I get out of college. I used to be Guard and I know that the Army does Pt in the morning!
Oh and please be serious! I know its fun to make fun of the Air Force but I need good serious answers!
And yes they are taking prior service. I talked to two recruiters and that isn’t part of my question.

admin answers:

I can’t speak for other career fields or for other flights within mine -I’m Security Forces- (usually see organized PT at my base, and run into flights doing PT at the gym but I don’t know which units it is), but we don’t do PT in the morning. Organized PT doesn’t go well with 12+ hour shifts. We have organized PT usually once every 8 days for an hour and a fifteen minutes or so. The first half hour is flight PT. We’ll do pushups, situps, flutterkicks and other general calisthenics. For the next 45 minutes, we are released on our own to do cardio. We are also required to go to the gym a minimum of 2 times while out in the missile field every tour. Other emphasis is on individual PT. Failing your PT test is a good way to jack up your career, especially as they are tightening standards.

Ken asks…

Army PT test?

how long does one have to do push ups and situps? Is pull ups also part of test? I know 2 miles is.

admin answers:

This website explaines the entire Army Physical Fitness test. Also, it has charts which give the standards, that is, the number of pushups and situps which must be completed in the 2 minutes and the time at which the 2 miles must be completed. We have charts, because the standards vary according to gender and age.

Http://www.army.com/enlist/APFT.html

Hope this helps!

William asks…

ARMY PT QUESTION???????

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE ARMY PHYSICAL FITNESS BADGE WHAT IT THE MINIMUM SCORE TO ATTAIN IT? WOULD A 270 GET IT? OR DO I NEED A HIGHER SCORE?

admin answers:

Soldiers that score 270 or above, with a minimum of 90 points per event on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and meet body fat standards will be awarded the Physical Fitness Badge for physical fitness excellence. Soldiers are required to meet the above criteria on each recorded test to continue to wear the badge.
-LIFE

Linda asks…

Why is 0bama forcing the Air Force to adopt PT standards like the Army?

My hubby was kicked out of the Air Force due to 0bama cutting the military. Just 2 years ago, the Air Force initiated 0bama’s liberal PT test, and since then they have been kicking out people left and right because they can’t do 40 push-ups in less than 2 minutes.

Isn’t this ridiculous liberal PT test just a way to cut back the military, not really based on health but based on politics? And what do you think of 0bama taking money away from the military they use to build golf courses (which are important for troop morale), and instead funding 0bamacare?

admin answers:

First off, your husband wasn’t kicked out of the Air Force because Obama is cutting the military. You’re husband got kicked out because he can’t pass his PT test. The rule is 4 failures in 2 years and your’re gone. It doesn’t happen after the first failure. Besides, Obama doesn’t make the laws, congress does, and Obama doesn’t set Air Force standards, Air Force leadership does. So if you want to ask someone why your husband was kicked out for not being able to do the PT test, call the CSAF or the SECAF.

The Air Force has changed a lot with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. We are filling requirements that have been traditionally left to the Army. Our Airman have to be “Fit to Fight” and ready to deploy when their needed. Having someone who can’t pass a PT test out in the battlefield is not only a liability to themselves, but to the people around them.

As for the golf courses, well I don’t know a base that doesn’t have a golf course already so not sure what you mean by building golf courses.

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Your Questions About Blood Sugar Spikes After Eating

Mark asks…

How can eating sugar CAUSE low blood sugar?

So, if I wake up and consume little sugar throughout my day, i may not get low blood sugar? Is it good to eat high carbs, like bread and pasta, to fend off low blood sugar?

admin answers:

Refined sugar and carbs will cause a quick spike, and consequently, a low low. It has to do with the way your body handles the sugar, insulin, etc. If you want to fend off low blood sugar eat products made from whole grains and foods with fiber.

Maria asks…

What are the best foods for diabetics to eat?

My mother age 50 was newly diagnosised with diabetes and I wanted to hear from other diabetics or those who live with a diabetic about misconceptions and the best foods to eat to maintain a heathy blood sugar. Does anyone know if splenda products are good substitues? Any suggestions?

admin answers:

Low Glycemic Index foods are in order. They raise your blood sugars slowly. Here is a list of 2,480food that are rated. It’s a simple and easy way to diet. But it also must be your bible for eating for the rest of your life. This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn’t tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food’s effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn’t a lot of it, so watermelon’s glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. Carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The “Serve size (g)” column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

The Glycemic load is the most important. Here are a couple of tidbits I thought I would throw in.

Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon per day. Add it to your coffee, oatmeal, smoothie, or wherever you find it palatable.
If you already suffer from diabetes, be sure to stay on a regular schedule with your cinnamon usage so that your blood sugar levels don’t yo-yo.Use the same amount at the same time every day so that you can get a sense of how cinnamon affects your own personal blood sugar readings.
Use the powdered spice or a cinnamon stick. Cinnamon pills are also available, and can be found easily via an online search. MHCP is water soluble and is not found in cinnamon oil.

Lime and lemon juice delay the digestion of starches as does vinegar. I’ve found that 2-3 tablespoons of lime or lemon juice reduces my post prandial BG response by 10-20 points. Rick Mendosa’s site has a lot of material on acids in the diet. Take a look at http://www.mendosa.com/acidic_foods.htm .

Keep blood sugars in normal range and avoid these complications. Blindness, Neuropathy, Kidney failure and Heart complications.
Good Luck to your Mom. Take care! Tin.

Steven asks…

How does breakfast affect blood sugar levels?

I conducted an experiment taking blood sugar readings of my class mates and recording if they had breakfast or not. The problem is that I need secondary data to write the evaluation, but I cant find any raw data on google!!! So I was wondering if you have any links, or had conducted the experiment yourself to use your data.
I was thinking of making up the results but in my school we had to sign a form after our experiment to verify known of our results were made up :(

admin answers:

Http://www.whathealth.com/glycemicindex/measurement.html

that’s a website with a couple graphs to show you a bit about glycemic index. When you eat, your blood sugar rises as the food is absorbed. It doesn’t happen all at once- it happens over time, and the graph of blood sugar rising and falling after a meal looks like a hill.

How fast or slow and how much your blood sugar rises after eating depends a great deal on your personal body, what you ate, and how much you ate. The best experimental results of yours would have been to record WHAT and how much everyone ate.

Foods with a high glycemic index have lots of sugar and are absorbed very quickly, and you get a high spike in blood sugar readings. (bread, candy, etc)
Foods with a low glycemic index are low in sugar and are absorbed very slowly (usually because they have a lot of fiber and take a long time for the body to break down) this includes things like veggies, beans, whole grains etc.

A person’s normal baseline bloodsugar (or fasting blood sugar level) will be very differnt from another person. A health person without diabetes should have fasting (not eating breakfast) blood sugar levels less than 100, but greater than 70. Any sugar level much lower than 70 is starting to be too low, and you risk fainting, coma, and death.

After eating, depending on the type and amount of food, a person’s blood sugar could jump up to as high as 200-300.

If a person has diabetes, their fasting blood glucose levels might be as high as 400 or 500, and after they eat the numbers could get as high as 900-1000. That’s for pretty severe diabetes, however, and a normal diabetic would have post-breakky levels between 400-500.

David asks…

What to do about iron deficiencies and low blood sugar?

What should people with iron deficiencies and low blood sugar eat.

admin answers:

Are you certain that you have an iron deficiency and low blood sugar? The two can have very similar symptoms! Shaky feelings, fatigue… Etc. Are a few of the symptoms. If you know for sure that you have these 2 conditions then you can eat a diet high in iron. That is red meats, green leafy vegs or take an iron supplement. (make sure that you don’t have something else that is causing the iron def.) If you have hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, eat balanced meals regularly and avoid sugars like candy bars and candy, cookies, cakes.. Things that are really yummy!! They will cause a spike in the blood sugar and then a big drop! If you know that you have a low blood sugar, you may want to carry with you a snack or they even sell tablets at the pharmacy that you chew if you feel that your blood sugar is low.

Laura asks…

What should I eat for anemia and hypoglycemia?

I’m 18 and for the past 6 months I have gotten dizzy and weak really easily and I hate it. The doctor said I’m anemic and hypoglycemic so I googled foods that are rich in iron and how to balance blood sugar, but I don’t know how much of what types of food I should be eating. I really want to know how much of what I should be eating so I can get better.
I’m 5″9 and 135 lbs if that helps any. Thankyou so much!

admin answers:

For your anemia: Eat iron rich foods such as red meat, poultry, dark green leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale, etc), dry beans (kidney, black, pinto), whole grains, and anything fortified (fortified breakfast cereals, white bread)

Also, for the iron to be well absorbed, you need to make sure you get enough vitamin C. Half a glass of orange juice or an orange could be eaten with each meal.

For hypoglycemia: Try to eat whole grain foods (bread, rice, pasta, cereal). These have a lower glycemic index, which means they don’t “spike” your blood sugar and help keep it more steady so there aren’t dramatic drops which lead to episode of fainting or lightheadedness. Also try to avoid refined sugar products (regular soda, cakes, cookies, candy, white bread) which also spike your blood sugar. However, try to keep something that is high in sugar on hand in case you feel your blood sugar dropping. Keep a stash of snicker bars in your purse. If you start to feel lightheaded, eat one! Then continue your day trying to eat whole grains and maintaining a constant blood sugar level.

It is also important to eat frequent, small meals and snacks throughout the day to keep your blood sugar level steady.

If your symptoms don’t improve, go back to the doctor because there may be a more serious underlying condition rather than just your diet.

Good luck!

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Your Questions About Sugar Spike After Eating

Steven asks…

Does Sugar spikes insulin ?

Like does eating sugar spikes insulin ? Or does carbohydrate with sugar spikes insulin ? Will I get fat if I just eat sugar ? Like just the sugar alone.

admin answers:

Any carbohydrates … And sugar is one of them … That you take in causes insulin production, my friend. So, if you take in a lot of carbohydrates the pancreas of a non-diabetic would produce more insulin.

You WILL get fat if you eat only sugar. What’s not used soon after you take it in gets stored as fat for later use. (It’s insulin that allows sugar (glucose) to be transported into your body’s cells, where it is used to create energy, and thereby keep us alive.)

Simple carbs, such as sugar, would cause an insulin spike as your body naturally attempts to use it … Unless, of course, if you’re a diabetic.

Paul asks…

Should I see a doctor? And please explain this term to me: Blood Sugar Spike?

I recently had fresh Orange Juics in the morning on an empty stomach and afte rit, my hands started to shake… why? And please tell me what blood sugar spike is… Thanks… please help

admin answers:

Blood sugar crashes and spikes can really mess you up. Shakiness, racing heart, feeling anxious, dizziness are a few of the symptoms. A doctor will be able to tell you with a A1c test if you are diabetic, or in my case, pre-diabetic. In the mean time it won’t hurt to try having mostly protein first thing in the morning instead of the typical sugary fare. Did you know that drinking a glass of orange juice is the equivalent of eating like 6 oranges? That’s A LOT of sugar. A better choice for healthy blood sugar levels would be two boiled eggs and an orange. My strategy for keeping my blood sugar in check is to have my lunch or dinner for breakfast. I’ll eat a tuna sandwich or chicken salad for breakfast to keep my blood sugar from going through the roof. No more pancakes or fruit smoothies smoothies for me. I try to have each meal break down as follows: 1/2 protein, 1/4 carbs, 1/8 fat, 1/8 fiber. So for example that would look like 20 grams protein, 10 grams carbs, 5 grams fat, 5 grams fiber.

Daniel asks…

Blood sugar spking high?

I have type 2 diabetes and my morning number was 156 then it jumped to 173 in the evening I did not eat anything unhealthy what is causing my blood sugar to spike up

admin answers:

? Most people say that they eat healthy. But in truth they may not have a clue. Eating healthy for a non diabetic is totally different from a Diabetic…

You need a low glycemic index diet. Great for the whole family.

Http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn’t tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food’s effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn’t a lot of it, so watermelon’s glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. Carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The “Serve size (g)” column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

And as important as Meds.and diet is EXERCISE>> Lets get moving…
Also this is a progressive disease.SO we have to do all we can. It takes Attitude and Detication.

Take care

Ben Trolled

Laura asks…

Will oatmeal spike my blood sugar if I eat it with cinnamon and greek yogurt?

Thanks
I probably should’ve mentioned a few things:

1. It’s fat free greek yogurt
2. I’m using organic jumbo oats, none of that processed ~instant~ rubbish

Measurements: 170g pot of yogurt, 1/2 cup of cooked oats, 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

admin answers:

Yes. The fat in yogurt may possibly slightly mitigate the spike, but you can’t count on it doing much.

** OK, since your yogurt is fat free, there is nothing to inhibit the blood sugar spike, so yes you get a spike. There would be little if any difference between your organic oats and the worst kind of instant oatmeal. Look diabetics and low-carb dieters who like to use glucose monitors know this as a matter of daily habit. Eating carbs like that spikes your blood sugar. No debate.

William asks…

I have GD. My blood sugar spikes 1 hr after eating and normal after 2 hr. How important 1hr reading?

I’ve been diagnosed with GD since the beginning of my pregnancy. And I hope I don’t have a regular diabetes. My numbers are usually around 200+-20 after 1hr and around 100+-10 after 2hrs. My fasting numbers are 70-80. I have been testing my blood sugar 7 times a day for a couple weeks: fasting, 1hr and 2hrs after brekf, lunch & dinner, and after I showed the results to my doc. He said to test sugar only 2hrs after eating. And as my 2 hr reading is always good, should I be worry about 1hr readings? it’s pretty high though :( Thanks in advance!

admin answers:

Probably if everyone tested 1 hour after eating, their numbers were be high because the body is doing a lot of digesting and releasing glucose from the food into the blood stream. Most people don’t test 1 hour after eating. 2 hrs after eating, most of your heavy digestion should be finished and your number should be going down again–so if it’s under 140, that’s good. If it’s above 140, it means your body isn’t able to utilize very well the glucose from food you just ate. As your doc said, don’t bother to test 1 hour after eating (waste of test strips and finger pricks), just test 2 hours after eating. So far, your numbers looks good.

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Your Questions About Mushy Poop

Chris asks…

My son is 5 months old and breastfed, he just got over a stomach bug but his poop was thick and mushy, normal?

Usually my son’s poop is yellow and seedy, like a breastfed baby is supposed to be, but this morning it smelled and was mushy like mashed potatoes. I don’t know if that is just him getting over the stomach bug or if there is something else wrong.

admin answers:

Sounds a bit dehydrated..Make sure you are drinking LOTS of water!! It should improve in the next day if you do…

Nancy asks…

my dog has mushy poop for 11 days after having babies what can i giveher?

admin answers:

A trip to your veterinarian. Take a fresh sample of her feces with you when you go.

Lizzie asks…

Why is my 6 yr old horses poop mushy.?

His poop is green (he gets alfalfa) and mushy. I think he may have gotten in weeds. Any help with this and do you know how long to get out of his system. Thanks in advance.

admin answers:

Green is a perfectly normal color for droppings, means they are healthy. Mushy usually means not enough forage is being taken in. Is your horse on pasture as well as hay? Did you recently switch to Alfalfa from a different hay? These could be a few reasons. I feed Bermuda hay instead of Alfalfa because it makes them hyper and very crazy; it also seems to help with their droppings. Try feeding some Bermuda as well as Alfalfa. You could also consult with your vet if it becomes a bigger issue.

Hope this Helps!

Lisa asks…

Why is my poop mushy and floating?

for like the last month my poop has been mushy and floating…i havent had a hard poop in a long time…. whats wrong with me???

admin answers:

It could be due to a change in diet and/or sickness. Floating mushy feces usually means that it contains a high fat content. If you feel sick or if your stool is very abnormal, i would recommend going to a doctor.

Ken asks…

Mushy poop in the morning?

My poop is all mushy in the morning. I poop almosty everry morning
during the weekend, i would not poop, and on monday morning, my poop is healthy. but weekdays, my poop is all mushy

i eat one meal a day except staurday and sunday

i walk a lot in the morning on weekdays

admin answers:

Beef up your diet with some meats and bread. That should sort it.

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Your Questions About Food Network

Mandy asks…

Food network?

Who is your favorite chef / host on the Foodnetwork?

admin answers:

Alton Brown and Giada oh, I forget her last name, but that Everyday Italian girl.

John asks…

where can i find pictures of cakes from food network challenge?

on the food network challenge : mystery client episode where they had to make a baby shower cake,
where can i find pictures of those cakes? especially the chocolate one with the animal prints on it?

admin answers:

Just try and go on to the website(I can’t remember the site itself) and type in the episode and your are suppose to see pictures of that same Cakes episode!!
Hope you get through with get the pictures,i love that channel!! Please if you could,send me the pictures if you get any,cause i have dial-up and it sucks at getting on websites!! LOL!!

Jenny asks…

Where can I find Food Network recipes that have expired and are no longer on their website? This is for school

I have a French project due on Thursday, and I can’t find the recipe I need because it has expired from the Food Network website. I need the recipe for pommiers from Barefoot Contessa, but all I could find is a disgusting lamb recipe. I searched for “pommiers” on Yahoo, and the links were either incomprehensible or completely off topic. Does anyone know how to find Food Network recipes that have expired and are no longer on their site? I need this recipe by Thursday, and I’m almost to the point of giving up.

admin answers:

Go to the bookstore and search the index of Barefoot Contessa / Ina Garten cookbooks. Copy the recipe from there. That’s what I do anyway. At least you know the author and show. That’s half the battle.

Daniel asks…

How do you become a Food Network Challenge mystery client?

I would like to know how to enter to become a Food Network challenge mystery client.

admin answers:

May I suggest going to their website and searching for the rules. I think you’ll find your answer there.
Good luck!

Donald asks…

How can you become a mystery client on Food Network Challenge?

Me and my little brother share our birthday. We’re five years apart, I’m turning 15 and he’s turning 10 in August. We love to watch Food Network Challenge and find the designs on the show very interesting and cool. It would be the best birthday present ever to us if we could be a mystery client on this show. So, is there any way to get on Food Network Challenge for our birthday??

admin answers:

Check out www.foodnetwork.com. I believe there’s a link to either the challenge and what would be really neat, The Ace of Cakes show. Try that one too. Best of Luck. Happy Birthday to both of you.

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