I have a question; how do I get more healthy, fresh vegetables and fruits in the winter without going overbudget? Money's a bit tight because I have to buy textbooks, tuition, etc.
Go frozen… frozen veges contain just as much of the good stuff as fresh veges and are often quite a bit cheaper (well here in NZ it can be). Also buy in season - salads are out and broccolis, cauliflower, spinach, peas and carrots are in :) Also canned fruit is good, just buy the ones that have natural fruit juice, not syrup.
im 17 i weigh 216 lbs i dont really look over weight expect for the roundness in my face. im 5'9. so i bought a juicer today and will start my reboot juice diet for 2 months like the movie fatsickandnearly dead.. is this a good idea?
So I just had to watch the movie Fat, sick and nearly dead after receiving this question, and I found it very fascinating! I had not really been a fan of juice detoxes, diets and the like, but watching this has opened me up to the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetable juicing. However, at 17 I would not recommend going on a juice fast, especially for 2 months. How about introducing juices into your everyday diet, to get the benefits of extra vitamins and minerals. Also, try to eat as many fruit and veges as possible, and limit processed foods. If you do still really want to try it, then definitely go see your doctor first so that he/she can keep an eye on your health, take blood tests etc.
What is the main reason why you want to go on a juice diet? Is it for weight loss only, or for other health conditions? If you let me know what activity you do I could calculate a calorie requirement specific for you :)
hi! i am 17 years old and a competitive swimmer. i have struggled in the past with my eating and so my weight has been up at down for the past few years. i am now trying to eat more consistantly so i can succeed in college swimming. what do you think a good weight range would be for me to swim my best? (i am 5'7) i guess right now im looking to maintain or maybe lose five pounds. how many calories do you think i should be eating? i swim 8 practices a week with one rest day. thanks!
Hiya! A healthy weight for your height (using BMI) would be between 117-156 pounds, which is quite a large range! I would opt for somewhere in the middle, say 125-140 pounds. In order to calculate calorie requirements, I would need your current weight so I can definitely help you with that if you just pop it in my ask :)
Also I found a really good article on livestrong about competitive swimmer’s diet that you may be interested in.
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Hey hon!! How are you doing? I hope that you have had a cool weekend!! I just discovered your page and you are a breath of fresh air! So keep up the good work! :) I wonder if I can pick you brains for a bit, I am 5'8" weigh around 268.8 pounds and I am wondering how do I lose weight with a vegan diet? Thank you very much in advance! Peace and Love!
Hiya! Thankyou so much! :) So first off you have to lower your intake to around 1500-2000cal per day and get in some exercise at least 5 days a week, you can use a programme such as myfitnesspal to track calorie intake and output. Nutrition wise - make sure you include plenty of high fibre foods (to keep you feeling full). A wide variety of fresh vegetables and fruit, wholegrains such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, quinoa, kumara (sweet potato) etc. Legumes for protein and a small handful of nuts for some good fats. Drink plenty of water and consider taking a multi-vitamin - as people who follow a strict vegan diet can develop deficiencies, especially vitamin B12, calcium and iron deficiencies, so make sure you get blood tests regularly to ensure your levels are ok :)
Hi! I'm starting my Bachelor's of Health Sciences degree, and I'm pretty shaky on what I actually want to do. I love the idea of helping people understand what their body needs and how to truly care for themselves, but I also love the independent blogging world and food journalism. How did you hone down your passion for health and make it into a steady job? I'd love a bit of advice from you :)
Hiya! Well to be honest, I didn’t start out my studies as a nutrition major! I actually tried out for veterinary science, but it is really hard to get in to down here, and when I wasn’t accepted I looked into what else I could do within a BSc and I realised that nutrition was something I was very interested in, I haven’t looked back! I love being able to help people improve their quality of life through nutrition. At the moment I am working for a major weight loss company and I am in the process of setting up a website and hopefully my own nutrition consulting business in the next couple of years.
I guess working for the company I am currently at has made me realise the direction I want to go with my career. So I definitely advise doing some work experience, but at least with a health sciences degree, it is quite open so you can try different career paths :)
net calories to 1200 means I'm eating a LOT of food. I like to eat but I don't have a massive appetite. In a normal day I would have B: Wholemeal toast with boiled egg or cereal and skim milk or wholemeal crumpet with banana and honey S: Fruit L: Salad, sandwich, sushi S: Vegetables, rice crackers, cheese or fruit D: Pasta, chicken, rice and vegetables, tacos etc. Its all pretty healthy I think. Do I eat enough? I want to weigh 58kgs (130lbs) by January. Please help! I'm so confused!!
Hey! Thanks for the question :) So according to your weight, height and age, I calculated your bmr to be about 1500cal/6300kJ. Because of the amount of exercise you do I used the activity factor of 1.7 to calculate your overall energy requirement to be about 2500cal/10600kJ per day (so net calories to be 1600-1900cal for maintaining your current weight) so in order to lose 6.4kg by January you need to lose an average of just over 800g per week. Keep your net calories between 1200-1500 and you should definitely get there.
It is difficult to eat enough when you exercise and burn as many calories as you do, so the easiest way to get more calories is to eat small, calorie dense foods such as a handful of mixed nuts, or dried fruit. Your current diet seems very healthy, so stick to what you are having, just make sure you include plenty of variety in order to get a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
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