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February 22, 2011

Is This a Good Diet and Exercise Plan?

Cereal or toast

Rice with chicken or fish

Rice with chicken or fish, or pasta with chicken or tuna

Banana, crisp or chocolate

No fizzy drinks or fatty foods.

For exercise:
30 mins running up and down stairs
20 push-ups before bed

If anyone has any adjustments or other advice, please say!

I’m really trying to lose fat and feel good, physically and mentally.
Also, I sometimes feel bloated after a small meal, does anyone know why?

Thank you!

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    February 18, 2011

    Unhealthy Husband- I Know There's No Quick Fix, but I'm Really Worried… Overweight & Drinks Too Much?

    Hi, I’m 30 and he’s 36, we have been married for 4 months now. It’s not that I’m trying to change him now we’re married, I have always been concerned but didn’t want to pressure him. We’ve been talking about starting a family soon and I’m concerned about his drinking and general health. He never goes a single day without drinking and drinks 1/2 to 1 700ml bottle of Rum each day. I said something about this the other day and he told me it’s better than it used to be. We have been together 4 years and I honestly didn’t notice how much he drank as he buys it himself, but always has a drink in his hand every afternoon. The only reason I’ve noticed now is he asked me to grab him 2 bottles Friday afternoon (they were on special) & they were both gone Sunday night. He is never aggressive or drunk but I worry about the health of his liver etc. He is carrying his excess weight in the stomach & chest area. I tell him he’s not overweight, he just has a big belly (which is pretty much true). He also doesn’t eat breakfast at all and it’s not unusual for him to get home at the end of a 12 hour day to have eaten next to nothing all day. Then of course he makes up for this at dinner and snacks continuously until he goes to bed. I have suggested he have cereal at work that he can eat in the morning while at his desk. I also try to make sure he has something to take for lunch but sometimes he says he was too busy to eat. He does have a difficult and stressful job which involves both office and field work and he works 7 days a week most weeks. I would like him to be motivated to exercise etc but he starts work at 5am and I can’t get up with him at 4am to go for a walk.. No way.. I do understand he is too buggered to go for a walk or do exercise in the afternoon. I just wish he could be healthier as I try pretty hard. I am fairly healthy, I’m 5ft 11" and weigh about 68kg. Hubby is 6ft 2" and weighs.. I have no idea he won’t tell me. Any suggestions how I can encourage him to drink less, exercise more and eat healthy would be appreciated. Ps, I look young for my age & he looks old for his. He has been mistaken for my father before and this was embarrassing. I know he wants to change but lacks willpower or motivation.

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      January 16, 2011

      Fussy Eater and Behaviour Link?

      Hi my son is 2 yr 2 months and he was a preemie at 33 weeks. No problems at all though ! My problem is that he just will not eat. Yesterday this was his consumption
      BREAKFAST 1/4 of a piece of Vegemite toast
      LUNCH 4 strawberries
      DINNER vegetables out of a stir fry (none of the beef or udon noodles)
      SNACKS 1 rice crackers (bite size)
      And about 400mls of full cream milk and water throughout the day.
      His weight is just above the 3rd percentile and his height is in between the 75th and 90th. I have taken him to the doc looking for a referral to a nutritionist however the doc has just said that he is long and lean and no need to worry. That’s easy to say he is not the one tearing his hair out !!! So with this he is also really hard to handle. Not just terrible 2’s but yelling, crying, throwing himself to the floor, smacking his older siblings, hitting himself in the head and appendages etc. This is constant for a good 8-9 hours a day and is extremely tiring not only to myself but i can see it tiring him as well. Then he will rise at about 7am, have an hours sleep around 12 then he gets put to bed at 8pm however he will not fall asleep till around 11 pm. So he is not happy and is tired.

      Could this behaviour be due to lack of eating ? I dont think he is eating enough or a wide enough variety … what do you think ?

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        January 5, 2011

        My 11 Month Old Has Suddenly Started Refusing Her Milk! Pls Help?

        Up until a few days ago my 11 month old (turned 11 months 3 days ago) drunk her 8oz bottle (formula) before bed with no problems whatsoever…she actually really enjoyed it, however now I cant even get the bottle anywhere near her mouth without her pushing it away, arching her back and crying. Im really worried shes not getting enough nutrients that the milk provides on a daily basis. She dropped her morning bottle at 8 months old so I make her breakfast with 7oz of formula so she still gets it, but other than topping her up with yoghurts, cheese etc throughout the day shes not getting any other fomula.
        She eats really well….3 nutritious home cooked meals with snacks per day. Ive tried switching from bottle to sippy cups but as long as its milk in there she wont drink it! Water……no problem, gulps it back but milk, no.

        Should I try changing o full fat cows milk?

        Any other suggestions?!! Im at my whits end!

        Thanks in advance

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        December 23, 2010

        Is This a Good Diet and Excersize Plan?

        im 11, wanna be more healthier
        trying to lose 30lbs:0
        in 1 month-2 months
        will these work? if it doesnt write me somrthing exactly like it: but different:)
        breakfast:cereal, low sugar milk, and half a banana 5 glasses of water
        lunch: sandwich with apple and 3 glasses of water
        dinner: salad, with low calorie dressing:), or soup:) 5 glasses of water:)
        snacks: handful of oasted almonds, and tea:)

        yoga 30min. at night
        dance: 45min. at night
        pushups 5-20
        situps 30-100
        crunches 50-100
        squats 15-35
        arm weight lifting 50 in each arm
        stretching(splitz, and stuff) 10min.
        cardio: an hou a day
        2-5 times a day, morning and be4 bed to do all of this!
        what do you think??

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        December 20, 2010

        How Can Be Sure That My 10mo Is Getting All He Wants to Eat Over the Course of a Day?

        He is still having around 3-4 breast feeds in 24hours. He has 3 meals and minimum 2 snacks. Breakfast he had multigrain cereal with fruit puree then some fruit toast, ate the whole lot and I am trying to get him to use a bottle or sippy cup around this time too. Then he had a plain sweet biscuit and a mum mum rusk for a snack. For lunch he had vegetable mash followed by 120gram jar of egg custard and a vegemite sandwich with the crusts cut off and then he had his milk feed. For tea he will have more mash, a yoghurt possibly another sandwich and a breast feed before bed. He still wakes a couple of times during the night, could this be due to hunger, he has up to two feeds during the night and it isn’t just a snack, he takes what ever is on offer. At meal times do I just keep feeding him till he stops eating?

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        December 2, 2010

        Weight Loss Food Ideas for Someone Who Finds It Hard to Exercise and Stuck in a Truck All Day..?

        I work as a truck driver for a mine site and am stuck in a truck for over 12 hours a day (both day and night shift).. Due to the lack of exercise I am able to do now.. as by the time I get home and cook dinner I’m ready for bed. I have gained about 6 kgs, I am hopeful someone can give me some good Ideas af foods I can take in my truck and eat that are both satisfying and low Cal.. At the moment I tend to eat two pieces of fruit a yoghurt and mueslie bar a tin of tuna and two sandwiches over the day and a fruit juice or water to drink (this is my breakfast, lunch and snacks) Ihave a seperate dinner when I get home.. I cant acces a microwave (the truck doesnt have cigerette lighters either) and I dont have a fridge to use either I just keep a insulated lunch box with a ice brick to keep my food cold.. Thanks in advance for your helpfull ideas :)

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        November 30, 2010

        My 8 Month Old – Is She Eating Enough?

        Hi there.
        I have an 8 month old baby girl. She weighs 8kgs (17lbs). I am worried I am not feeding her enough. She is wearing a size 0 pair of boardies atm and they are slightly too big for her. Her jumpsuits (wondersuits) are size 00.

        Her feeding style past 2 days:

        Breakfast: 240mls (8.5oz formula) when her dad feeds her before work. When I feed her, she has 1 weetabix and enough formula milk to make it not to sluggish.

        Lunch: Usually meat/ sweet potato/ brocoli/ peas and carrot all blended. Her serving size is 1 huge stirring spoon (heaped) per meal.
        Then 1/3 to half a jar of desert (Heinz). It’s usually the banana custards/ banana porridge/ apple and oatmeal/ chocolate custards etc etc… Her drink is the baby apple and black current juice.

        Afternoon Dinner: Half a sachet of porridge with enough formula milk to make it once again not to sluggish and half a banana mixed in. Or she has 1 piece of toast – no crusts with vegemite. Same drink as lunch.

        Dinner: Same as lunch (all pre cooked meals for her) and her usual Heinz desert.

        – She sometimes has a bottle before bed if she is unsettled.
        – Through out the day (not every day) she snacks on biscuits (Milk Arrowroot).

        I have given her lamb and vegies as well as shepards pie/ spag bog on the nights I cook it. I just chuck it in the blender. Today I was a tad bit naughty and gave her some of my smoothie, she loved it!

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