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I have a two and a half year old son. He is 33 and a half inches tall. He weighs between 28 and 30 lbs. (it fluctuates). He was born 3 weeks early and weighed 9lbs .05 oz, My ob said if he had been full term he would have been about 12lbs. He doesnt eat junk food, only healthy lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and occasionally a sweet here and there. (teddy grahms). Our health department said hes heavy for his height. I am just wondering what I am doing wrong, if anything. I feel he’s very healthy. He has a very healthy appetite. Any advice? His dad is 6ft tall, men on my side family large build, pediatrician says theres no prob with his weight, just health department, diabetes not a factor in his birth weight but I do have history of it on my side of the family…

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As long as he not cosidered obese dont worry about it. There is no correct weight for a little kid. He was born big so you can only expect him to grow at that constant rate. You cant expect him to not grow. I am not a nutritionist but I have worked with lots of little kids. One little girl I was a nanny for was the top 98% for her wieght and height but she didnt eat anything out of the oridnary that was just her. THe doctor told us that it was ok and healthy.

a diabetic buddy of mine wonders whether is it good to eat banana’s? Some say can eat and some not. Confused!!

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yes, bananas are good for a diabetic just as they are a non diabetic. how a person’s body react’s to natural sugar is individual but all diabetics are encouraged to eat as much fresh, high fiber, food as possible. your friend should choose bananas that aren’t more than 5 inches long and are fresh not brown. the more ripe they are, the more natural sugars are produced. if the banana is especially big, it will count as 2-3 fruit servings. diabetics should eat plenty of high fiber, brightly colored fruits, berries, vegies, even potatoes, lean proteins such as fish, chicken, ham, turkey, beans, peanut butter, nuts, soy products, low/non fat dairy products, and whole wheat, whole grain carbs such as oatmeal, cereals, breads, tortillas, crackers, popcorn, and organic foods. eating 3 meals along with 3 snacks a day will keep his blood sugar level and keep him from being hungry. hopefully, he’s exercising at least 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. drinking plenty of water, green tea, and high antioxidant juices will keep him hydrated as well. he needs to learn to eat in moderation. that is key when being a diabetic. one serving or 1/2 a serving and i am done. maybe he should see a nutritionist if he hasn’t seen one already. sweet leaf, stevia, is a natural sweetener high in fiber and is better for one’s body than nutrasweet, splenda, or the pink stuff. he should read, read, read, about nutrition and exercise. he should stay away from overly processed foods that may or may not contain white flour like white bread, white tortillas, chips, muffins, rolls, cakes, cookies, etc. these should be used rarely. potatoes are great no matter what people say. it’s what you put on the potato that makes it so calorie dense. just boil a small one, and use a little olive oil and seasons for flavor; add them to a salad. potatoes are high in both soluable and insoluable fiber and are packed with nutrients our bodies need. good luck.

How many calories was my binge?

Today I’ve eaten: 3 large bowls of crunchy nut clusters caramel 2 slices of birthday cake with whipped cream A mars bar A twix and a half (3 fingers) 3 tablespoons of nutella 1 small tablespoon of peanut butter 3 reeses peanutbutter cups 2 chocolate chip muffins with nutella spread on top 4 slices of wholewheat toast with nutella A small gingerbread man A strawberry coretto ice cream 34 of a bag of haribo tangfastics A can of coke A can of lilt A galaxy caramel bar (the big one) Omg that’s so much! And there’s more I can’t remember please tell me the calories added up I’m so ashamed 🙁

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Wow, hats off for having the time and energy to even eat this amount of food! However, your carbohydrate load is frightening, and the effect this binge could have on your hormonal levels, not to mention your poor old pancreas is considerable. No doubt you don’t do this all the time otherwise your arms would reach around your stomach to even type this message, but still, a third of this intake would still probably meet an average persons estimated daily requirements! Through eyeballing alone…i make this 6500kcal!! Kind regards, Tom (Sports Nutritionist at Discount Supplements)

Trying to gain weight help!?

I’m a 15 yr old girl, 5’0 and 84 lbs. I used to be 100 but I started cross country and lost 15 lbs. Anyway, my body fat is very low and I haven’t had my period since last spring. I know this isn’t good, so I’m seeing a nutritionist to gain weight. I was eating around 2000 to gain but I didn’t bc I was training so heavily in XC. I started eating 2500 to gain. However, XC season just ended and I won’t be running for the next 2 weeks. Should I cut down to 2000 a day to gain weight? Or less? I’m just so confused! Thanks!

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To gain weight, you should be taking in more than 2000 calories, not less. Increase your intake of carbohydrates and protein and start weight training. Gain muscle, not fat. You’ll also be nicely toned, not chubby. But don’t resort to McDonalds if you want to gain weight. Eat lean proteins (chicken, fish, turkey, tuna), and lots of carbs and then hit the gym doing some cardio and then working on the weights. Also remember, you’ll gain weight faster by building muscle because fat weighs less than muscle. If you an iPhone, look into the apps Calorie Tracker and PumpUp, and you can specify that you want to gain weight on CT and “gain muscle/weight” on PumpUp!

How to lose 15 pounds in 2 months?

My doctor told me that I need to lose 100 pounds to be considered at the healthy weight but I don’t know how to start. I cant join any gym because I’m only 14 and 1/2 and you have to at least 16 to go into a gym by your self my parents work. How would I go about losing the weight by dieting and exercising without a gym? Also if you know any good dietitians or nutritionist or adolescent health programs in the New York City area please let me know.

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I dont know if you can lose 15 pounds in 2 months… You probably can but its healthy to lose 2 lbs each week max, almost 15. Dont try to cut corners actually work for it. I am also trying to lose weight. I’ve done it before and i am going to do it again. eat healthy! Lots of Fruits and vegetables. Drink water, NO SODA and diet soda can be just as bad as regular because of the fake sugar. Indulge once and a while. DOnt strave yourself of things you like. Every once in a while is okay but dont over do it. watch how much you each. You can each less time a day but that doesnt mean your not eating a lot of it. No fast food. If you do avoid the fries and soda substitute for something else. Cardio exercises. Running is the best but start off at a pace good for you then get up to running keep a food journal do stomach crunches before and after a workout EXERCISE FOR 30-60 mins a day and workout at home. Look up so exercises that will work for you I know you can go to Youtube and there is a video that call Boot camp workout by spark people. They have a website that tell you how many calories you should eat each day and there are different workouts. They have a lot of stuff up there you could use . You should try that too. http://www.sparkteens.com/ There are the tips that are helping me!!! good luck!!!! :]

how do you become a nutritionist?

i’d like to become a nutritionist, but i need information about schooling, job opportunities, and such. please let me know if you have any pertinent information.

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actually i’ve applied to go to university to study nutrition and after i’ve finished i can go on to work as a registed nutritionist or dietician, and the average salary of a qualified nutritionist can reach upto 30 – £35,000 a year, but here’s a little info that may help. http://www.purelynutrition.com/nn-why-become-a-nutritionist.html good luck on your career path.

Why is info about the negative effects of raw-cabbage consumption so hard to find online?

The negative effects of excess raw cabbage consumption by humans had been no secret for biologists, chemists, nutritionists and the like, for nearly a century now, and empirical observations of the same had probably been recorded for much longer. Yet in the 21st century this information is almost unavailable online. Otherwise how do you explain that to about 7 questions on this subject – which I reviewed here on Yahoo Answers – everyone unanimously responded that there were no known negative effects in humans to Raw-Cabbage consumption, whatsoever!?! Of course this is an error. What else to expect when the truth is NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC! WHY? My Question is WHY IS THE TRUTH NOT MADE READILY AVAILABLE ONLINE? WHY DO THE CABBAGE PROMOTERS SO SELDOM (I.E. ALMOST NEVER) MENTION ITS NEGATIVE EFFECTS IN THE RAW? WHY? The science is as follows: A. – http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/07/should-we-eat-raw-crucifers.html Raw Cabbage, even Raw Sauerkraut and even Steamed Cabbage should be only seldom eaten and only sparingly due to the goitrogenic, meaning thyroid suppressing effects of Raw Cabbage. Thorough cooking disintegrates the components responsible for this effect. B. – Raw Cabbage, both GREEN AND red contain “antivitamin-B1” – an enzyme that splits thiamin, thus rendering it inactive. http://www.asianonlinerecipes.com/vegetables-guide/cabbage-2.php C. – Raw Cabbage also contains a Vitamin D antagonist. http://biblioteca.regielive.ro/cursuri/industria-alimentara/nutritie-umana-si-toxicologie-c7-antivitamine-88473.html Cabbage contains both vitamins D and B1 as well as their antagonists. So let’s look at Cabbage through analogy with a venomous snake: its poison does not poison it – and so the Cabbage’s own vitamins are isolated from its anti-vitamins. The vitamin antagonists are, however, inactivated by cooking. For cabbage to be both harmless and nutritious, it should be cooked just right. Eaten raw only seldom and sparingly. Eaten steamed or pickled in careful moderation. And yes, for some severe conditions like incurable peptic ulcer disease or high risk of developing certain cancers the risks/benefits ratio may be in that person’s favor to ingest large amounts of raw cabbage on a daily basis. But even in that situation one should do it wisely, under a holistic doctor’s supervision, who knows how to prevent and detect harm. After all, it would be a gentler chemotherapy – but nobody is really sure yet … how certain its benefits … So why is this information missing from hundreds and thousands of websites that popularize cabbage?

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Hi mate, Probably because the benefits of eating raw cabbage outweigh the risks of it. Heres a study that found cabbage consumption associated with a statistically significant lower risk of pancreatic cancer (http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/15/2/301.short). Furthermore, there are so many other things we should be worried about than worry about cabbage suppressing thyroid function momentarily, most peoples diet are abundant in iodine anyway so the effects are probably negligible. Just like anything else, eat in moderation and you wont have a problem. I eat raw cabbage nearly everyday in season, never had a problem!

I am allergic to all fruits, is there anyway i can eat them?

I am allergic to most fruits. I really want to eat healthy but i cant. I would like to know if there is anyway possible to be able to eat any?

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For your safety, I would suggest you ask a doctor or nutritionist about this. I bet that taking supplements may fulfil your dietary needs almost as well as eating fruits. For example, you could take a vitamin c tablet or even drink emergen-c instead of citrus fruits. You could take potassium supplements instead of banannas. I’m sure there are ways around it. But be careful, if you are allergic to something, it is best to avoid it. Hopefully your allergy isn’t too serious. Good luck! 🙂

Why do people say “Carbs are bad”, when the Food Pyramid says you have to eat mainly Carbs and breads?

Are carbs good or bad? Because constantly in the media we see reports saying: “Dont eat cabrs! They are bad!”…but then the Food Pyramid says you have to mainly eat seven servings of breads/grains (carbs) a day?! We are getting mixed messages from nutritionists! It’s hard trying to be being healthy when we get sent mixed messages about what is “healthy” and what isn’t!

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Carbohydrates are indeed very essential in our body. These are needed for cell activities and in for the energy. Maybe, they meant eating much carbohydrates is bad. Do not stop eating carbohydrates it will not make you healthier but will ruin your health.Rather, have a proper balance diet.

Is this a good meal plan for the day?

Breakfast – One orange and bowl of special k with semi skimmed milk Lunch – chicken breast and rice Dinner – Brown pasta with roasted peppers If I get hungy between meals I’ll eat fruit. Does this sound good? And if you can estimate how many calories in it all, that would be great, thanks 🙂 x

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that sounds really good, but its quite low in energy! im a nutritionist, and off the top of my head it sounds like around 1000kcal. if you want to lose weight, type bmr calculator into google, work out your bmr, and minus 400kcal from that. whatever number you are left with is the number of calories you should have a day to lose weight