Filed Under (Healthy Eating Guide) by wilcon on 10-08-2009



The Healthy Eating Guide is a work in progress challenge. A lot has been said about the importance of eating healthy foods for one’s  general well-being.

A lot of diseases today are caused, directly or indirectly, by a lack of healthy diet food. It is sad, that due to the pressures we experience in our daily rushed lives, that our kids are seriously neglected. Healthy eating for kids is just not on our menus.

The planning of our meals are sort of non-existing and hopefully the healthy eating guidelines that you will find on this site will assist in creating an awareness of the importance of eating healthy foods. Healthy eating recipes will also be found on this site.

One often hears and indeed finds that food has become very expensive. In this healthy eating guide we will learn how to care for food in order to avoid loss and waste, how to prepare it so that it may be easily digested and assimilated, and how to make it appetizing and attractive so that as little as possible is left over and none is wasted.

We have also created a community called about healthy eating. Please join us there. Alternatively click on the “my space” button on the menu above.

To summarize: In the healthy eating guide you will find information on:

  • Eating healthy foods
  • Healthy food diet
  • Healthy eating for kids
  • Healthy eating guidelines
  • Healthy eating recipes




Breakfast:
2 weetabix and apple
Snack:
Packet of crisps
Chocolate bar
Lunch:
Sandwich and almond
Bannan
Yogurt
Dinner:
Egg sandwich with salad
Cup of milk/chocolate milkshake
Raisons
Snacks:
another apple
Cup of grapes
Orange
Maybe another piece of fruit

My daily intake is over 1500 calories. I am 4 foot 8 small teenager and I weigh 84 pounds.
My parents say im not eating healthy enough just because I usually make sandwiches. I hardly ever have a cooked meal!

What do you think?? Will my life expectancy go down because of this??

Having sandwiches instead of hot meals is okay. That’s what the dietician told me yesterday afternoon. The onlly thing that strikes me as unhealthy is the crisps and chocolate. If you’re having them every day, that’s not good. Healthy eating guidelines say "no more than 3 a week". Weetabix, fruit, salad, raisins, occasional nuts are good. Best to make sandwiches with whole grain bread. That’s the only other thing I can see.

PS You’re a normal, healthy weight for your height, so I wouldn’t worry too much



If this did work by eating healthier foods would the results be better or worse?. Because i’m getting braces soon and i go to college and i dont want people to be put off because of them.

Hi!!!

Good day!

Maybe but eating healthy foods that are hard make the brackets to fall out so try eating some healthy foods w/c are soft yet can’t damage brackets…

These are he stuffs u can eat:

Soft fruits
Juices
Fruitshakes
pastas
rice
soup
braces wax
vegetables(soft & chewy)
bread
meat
fish
noodles
etc… m2m * dont eat hard foods…

These are the stuffs u can’t eat:

Chocolates w/ nougat/caramel filling
hard candies
hard chewy candies
soft chewy candies
pop corn
chewing gum
jaw breaker
etc…

Alwayz remember DON’T U EVER TRY TO EAT HARD STUFFS COZ IT MIGHT DESTTROY THE BRACKETS…
ALWAYS BRUSH UR TEETH, DENTAL FLOSSING, PROPER DENTAL ORAL PROPHYLAXIS…

HOPE I HELPEDÜ



im a pretty big kid, around 246, 5’10. ive always been keeping active by playing sports like basketball 2-3 times a week, gym 2-3 times a week, and during the summer I play some outdoor sports.. Of course in college and having to work also I find less time and motivation to hit the gym and play basketball more than I would want.. I was wondering what healthy eating tips can I try? im of southeastern Asian descent, so I always have white rice at home because its easy to make and I mix it up with whatever I have. What are some low budget healthy meals and snacks I can make at the apartment? since I cant go work out as much as I want, I wanna at least try and eat healthier.

Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.

Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.

You can always eat negative calorie foods for weight loss and below is a list of negative calorie foods that will boost your metabolism.

Negative Calorie Fruits:
apples
cranberries
grapefruit
lemons
mangoes
oranges
pineapple
raspberries
strawberries
tangerines

Negative Calorie Vegetables:
asparagus
beets
broccoli
cabbage (green)
carrots
cauliflower
celery
Chile peppers (hot)
cucumber
dandelions
endives
garden cress
garlic
green beans
lettuce
onions
papaya
radishes
spinach
turnips

These foods don’t actually have negative calories but when you eat these foods raw or slightly cooked your body burns more calories digesting and processing them than what is in the food itself.

For a healthy weight loss add some of these foods to your diet each day. Most of them are full of healthy nutrients such as fiber, antioxidants and enzymes as well as vitamins and minerals.

You can see further details in a web search for "list of negative calorie foods".



I don’t want a healthy diet plan because I want to loose weight, I want it so I can stay healthy and improve my performance in sports. If you know any websites that can be helpful to me as a cross country and track runner please let me know , websites that include the science behind why it works. Like electrolytes, the foods that provide oxygen to your blood and muscle, and so forth.

Look at this ‘Diets & Weight Loss’ section:



Filed Under (healthy eating recipes) by wilcon on 29-05-2013

I want to start eating healthy to improve my health but I’ve been having trouble finding recipes that are both healthy and taste good.

I’m not allergic to any food and I eat meat.

Not a huge fan of green veggies though, pork, beef, or fish.

Here’s my healthy food channel http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPiOxB_oQqFFXkAFE8-j4qWCcbZTrJ4k1

I’m constantly adding new recipes and there’s a little bit of everything- but it’s all delicious! Good luck!



I am 15 and a health and workout addict. I pretty much know how to eat healthy but I still need some advice. What is a good diet with eating 6 well portioned meals a day?

You do not have to go on a strict fad diet to get six pack abs. Instead just follow these guidelines to create an effective six pack abs diet for yourself.

1) Eat more. Remember you are trying to build some muscle around your stomach while burning fat. Avoid starving yourself and make sure you stay full all day without overdoing it. It is all about balance when trying to get six pack abs.

2) Eat healthy natural foods most of the time. Try to eat unprocessed foods at least 90% of the time. Some great choices are lean meats, nuts, beans, fruits, and vegetables. These are the kinds of foods that really promote fat loss.

3) Eat junk food sometimes. You can have about 3 cheat meals a week but make sure they are no bigger than your regular meals. They can be whatever you want. Eating pure crap sometimes really helps with fat loss. So you can indulge without feeling guilty.

4) Eat 5-6 small meals a day. Try to eat about every 3 hours. By doing this you will feel full and energized all day. Your belly fat will shrink and you will fuel your body up for workouts.

5) Eat protein with each meal. Having a source of protein like cottage cheese, chicken, salmon, or milk is important if you are trying build muscle since protein is the building blocks for muscle.

6) Limit carbs. Starchy carbs like bread, pasta, and oatmeal should only be consumed after a workout. Eat fruits and vegetables with each meal to get more carbs for energy. Fruits and vegetables are not loaded with calories like starchy carbs are but they provide your body with plenty of carbs.

7) Have healthy fats with each meal. Some great choices are peanut butter, olive oil, and salmon. Healthy fats help your body burn more fat. Just make sure to avoid trans fat from foods that are fried and processed. Saturated fat should be limited to about 10% when reading the food labels.

8) Drink water. Instead of having drinks loaded with calories like juice, soda, and alcohol drink water and tea which have no calories but help wash away your gut.

An example of a six pack abs diet.

You do not have to worry about calories or portion sizes too much. What is important is that you fill up on natural foods like the kinds mentioned above.

* Breakfast – An omelet with spinach and tomatoes cooked in olive oil with an orange on the side.
* Mid-morning snack – Smoothie made up of milk, frozen fruit, almonds, and some whey protein.
* Lunch – A banana with spoonful of natural peanut butter and a cup of green tea.
* Afternoon snack after workout – A bowl of oatmeal with milk, cinnamon, and an apple.
* Dinner – Salmon cooked in olive oil with asparagus.
* Night snack – Cottage cheese and red grapes

Don’t forget you can have junk food as long as you eat clean like this for 90% of the time.



Im kinda a health freak i only eat healthy foods and never eat sweets, junk food or drink alcohol. Im 16. Do you think that it is weird? i think most people that know me do lol!

I think thats excellent and i wish i had your willpower! its really good for you and if thats what you like eating its great! i think its wierd that you never want to eat junk fod though! ha i always get cravings for sweets and chocolate! im the same age as you and plenty of people dont drink anyway that i know..as long as your comfortable the way you are its all good!



Filed Under (healthy eating for kids) by wilcon on 20-04-2013

I am 13 and I play rugby and basketball but I need to get fit. What kind of healthy eating program is there for kids my age?

Peanut butter sandwiches. LOADED with peanut butter. They will build muscle very quickly because all the protein and remember to exercise every day and either walk, jog, run or all three often.



Hi there, thanks for choosing to answer my questions.

I’m 23 year old male. 5ft 7inch tall and currently weigh 75kg or 11stone 11lb. My BMI is 25.89 which makes me slightly overweight.

In the space of a month i have went from 60kg to 75kg which has mostly been due to my diet. I am a student and live on about £15 a week for food. My diet for the last month has mostly been takeaways, noodles, rice, pizza, cheese, eggs, bread, butter. I am educated on what my body does and does not need and i know that my increase of weight is due to my poor high fatty diet.

Even though i have put on weight, it’s not noticeable except from my belly area. I am quite skinny in the face, chests, arms and legs but my belly is really big and pot bellied and it’s beginning to be an issue now for me. I used to be really overweight when i was younger and it knocked a lot of confidence out of me so i wouldn’t want to return to those days.

So now i need to do something about it. I want to lose the weight i’ve put on so in total i want to lose 15 pounds. I would like to lose it quite quickly but unfortunately i can’t do much exercise. I don’t have the appropriate footwear to go jogging or running and gym memberships are out of the question as i am a student on a very low income.

I also need some help on what food to buy each week that will last me and will not add to my increase in weight. What cheap healthy foods can i buy? And also what times throughout the day should i eat?

I want to maintain a healthy diet but my bank balance is having a negative effect on my waistline and i need some advice on how to diet and eat healthy on a very low budget.

Thanks

How can a poor student maintain a healthy diet and lose weight?

1. Eat less. Eat three balanced meals and three nutritious snacks every day.

2. Walk more – aim for at least 10,000 steps a day, which is about 5 miles – a pedometer is an inexpensive gadget that will help you with this.

3. Drink a lot of water – at least 8 big glasses a day.

4. Begin a weight lifting program.

5. Record what you eat and your exercise so that you know there is a "calorie deficit" – that you have burned off more than you took in.