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Question Healthy Food Help? - March 8th 2013, 10:15 PM

So I've been told that if I don't change my diet, then I'm going to die. I'm not skin and bone or anything (I'm a size X) I just have trouble with eating.

Yesterday, all I ate was a couple of hot cross buns and a kit kat. My school starts at 8:10 and my lunch is at 1:10 so I had to wait ages for lunch. I didn't eat anything when I got home from school cause we had to go food shopping that night.

So anyway, I was hungry but not hungry if that makes sense? I wanted something to eat but the idea of food kinda repulsed me. I ended up eating a cereal.

But I spent the whole of yesterday feeling really light-headed and dizzy. I'm also constantly tired and last night I was shaking a lot for seemingly no reason.

So does anyone know any foods that would help? Anything with protein and stuff?

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Re: Healthy Food Help? - March 9th 2013, 05:52 AM

Hi there! I'm not sure if I can be of total assistance, but I hope that I can be.

First off, I just want to say that there are healthy ways to loose weight just by eating foods that are good for your body. So please don't feel like you need to restrict yourself or anything like that. I have never and will never advocate crash dieting as a means of losing weight. I myself don't eat meat, so I have to find alternative ways of getting the appropriate amount of protein and minerals in my body. A few things that I have found that have a lot of protein and are very healthy for your body is quinoa (it's kind of like rice), kale (a form of cabbage that is very high in beta carotene, vitamin k, vitamin c, and calcium), soybeans, spinach, etc. There are even athletes that mix Chia seeds (remember Chia Pets?) into their protein powders or smoothies because Chia seeds are not only very high in protein, but they also help with endurance.

If I were you, I would go on sites like the Dr. Oz website (where you can look up and print out a list of foods that he recommends for maintaining a healthy body and mind) and the Vegetarian Times website because websites like these, that don't hammer into you that you HAVE to lose a certain amount of weight by only eating a certain amount of calories, help you to focus on the bigger picture which is for you to be healthy and happy about your food choices as opposed to eating to achieve something.

Eating should be a time where you use wholesome foods to fuel your body and I believe that it should be an empowering experience. Not one that should feel like a chore. I would also encourage you to try looking for some recipes that you might be interested in and giving those a whirl. Sites like Allrecipes.com and Eatingwell.com are great places to get recipes and see what you like. When I first decided to stop eating meat, I had to cook a lot of my own food and at first it was a bit of a bummer, but after awhile I really started to enjoy cooking and saw it as a time to really explore what food could offer me. Don't be afraid to branch out and try new things. And, above all, make your mealtimes enjoyable for you. Good luck my dear. I'm here if you ever need any more help.




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Re: Healthy Food Help? - March 11th 2013, 06:36 PM

Having a good diet plays an important role in our life. The food we eat is the reason why we can become healthy or not that's why we need to choose the right food to eat.

You may consider smoothies or juices, this is one way for me to "eat" a certain fruit or vegetable which I usually don't eat.

What are the foods that you usually eat?
   
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Re: Healthy Food Help? - March 12th 2013, 05:57 PM

It might not even be about how much you eat so much as the quality if what you eat. If the little you eat is always crap (hot cross buns, sugary cereals and chocolate) then you aren't even giving your body the benefit of having food with lots of nutritional value when you do eat. You should at least eat 3-5 times a day (ex. 3 meals, 2 snacks, 5 small meals, just 3 meals, depends how hungry you are/what time you have). And try to mix it up, like have a piece of whole grain bread with peanut butter and a banana for breakfast, have some cucumber, 2 hard boiled eggs for lunch and so on.... Having lots of food won't fix your problem if you aren't eating healthy foods, so make sure when you do eat it's healthy (fruits, veggie, whole grain breads, meats/alternatives and dairy). That way if you still aren't eating enough at least you make what you eat count and you can try to build up the amount you consume at the same time.




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