Friday, January 28, 2011

Children Eating Pattern Following Parental

Children Eating Pattern - Many parents are giddy with her eating habits like picking out food (picky eating). However, you need to be careful if you think your child a picky eater, because your perspective can affect nutritional intake.

If a mother already branded her as a picky eater, usually the child will rarely eat fruit and vegetables. "Perceptions of parents that their children prefer picky food can make parents do not offer their children healthy food," said Mildred Horodynski, researchers from Michigan State University's College of Nuring.
One way to encourage children to eat healthier, according to Horodynski, is changing the eating behavior of parents. That is, if the father-mother used to eat healthy foods, children will usually follow.

"What children eat a diet reflects his mother, and unfortunately most women are also rarely eat vegetables or fruit," he said.

In order for children to love healthy foods, the mother or the father should not only serve, but also to eat together. "When you try something food, children will be interested to try it too," he said.

He suggested, if the child refused to taste the vegetables are served, parents should not immediately branded her vegetable hater. "Research shows that children need to try 15 times before going to eat a type of food," he explained.

The key for children like fruit and vegetables were introduced as early as possible, ie at 7-8 months of age when children begin to recognize solid food. "At age 24 months children already know what she likes. If the mother does not give vegetable, he would not like it," he explained. KOMPAS.COM

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Keep a Food Diary for Weight Loss Success

(Article first published as Food Journal is Key to New Year Weight Loss Success on Technorati.)Millions of people struggle with weight loss each year and most will be unsuccessful in their goal. With the New Year almost upon us, many will yet again make a well-intended resolution to drop weight gained during the past year and reach their ideal weight range. Making the decision to lose weight is an important first step, yet 95% of those with the desire to drop pounds will fail because they don?t have the appropriate tools to accomplish the task.Making a Plan to Lose WeightThe reason most weight loss programs don?t succeed is because there is no firm plan in place that will deliver the desired results. Many people rely on fad diets that exclude different food groups or rely on pills or other unnatural supplements that only work in the short term. In order to permanently lose weight, you must have a viable and demonstrated methodology in place. This includes a reduced calorie, well-balanced meal plan, regular physical activity and a way to keep track of your progress.Keeping a Food Diary Helps Many Achieve Weight Loss GoalThe best laid plan to lose weight can quickly become unraveled the first time you make an inevitable dietary stumble. It?s been shown that dieters are much more likely to stay with a dietary regimen when they keep a food journal to track their daily progress.After years of working with overweight and obese patients, weight loss management specialist Dr. Christopher J. Mosunic from Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut has found that people keeping track of daily food consumption in a journal are considerably more likely to remain with their plan and keep weight off for good. He provides essential tips from his experience to achieve successful weight loss using a food journal.Tip 1: Keep Your Journal SimpleOne of the keys to maintaining a good food journal is to keep your entries simple. If it becomes a burden to record your daily details you are much less likely to keep it up for the long run. One of the biggest mistakes is to rely on complex internet-based programs that over analyze data and can take a half hour or more each day to maintain.Try using a simple journal that you keep by hand. Record the date, time and food eaten with quantity before each meal. Also include a simple detail of physical activity for each day including the type of exercise and duration.Tip 2: Be Thorough, Don?t CheatIt?s important to be responsible for every item you eat, including each handful of chips or piece of chocolate. Every item adds up, as between meal snacks and unrecorded food binges can make up 30 to 50% of your daily caloric intake.Tip 3: Share Your Food JournalA food journal is not like a personal dairy. You want people to be able to take a look and see your progress. It should be an accurate reflection of your personal journey to achieve a very special goal, and you should be proud to share your accomplishments with family and friends.After you have charted your food and fitness progress for 30 days, you will be able to quickly see the reasons for success or failure. If you are losing weight more or less than the recommended 1 to 2 pounds per week, you will need to adjust calories and physical activity up or down to compensate. Once you have made the resolution to lose weight, ensure your success by maintaining a daily food journal.Emilia Uresti Cody Weatherbee Hillary Jedlicka Marcie Boroughs Louisa Croghan

Can exercise beat the flu?

Maybe not, but Adam Pismeny CPT, owner of Virginia Beach Adventure Boot Camp, contends that it certainly helps with the immune system and relieving symptoms if they do occur.

?Along with the common cold, flu is the most contagious condition this time of year,? says Adam Pismeny, . ?Unfortunately, it takes more than an apple a day or a bowl of chicken soup to keep these nasty viruses away.?
But while we can?t stop the spread of influenza, we can avoid getting sick by strengthening our defenses against the invading viruses. In fact, there are several ways to increase our immunity against the flu, Pismeny notes.
?Vaccination is the best protection, but there are other preventive measures you can take in addition to getting the shot,? he says. ?Basically, it?s a matter of boosting your immune system so it can stop viruses before they attack your body. This is where exercise is very effective.?

Pismeny points to recent studies showing that exercise creates disease-fighting cells in the immune system, making it more resistant to colds, flu, and illnesses in general. And, these studies have also reported that while brisk activity is recommended, we don't have to work out to the point of exhaustion in order to get the immunity benefits of exercise.

?Research proves that even people who work out moderately at least 30 minutes five days a week, increase the number of immune-system cells that circulate in the body and kill viruses and bacteria,? he says.?These folks have 46 percent fewer colds than those who work out only once a week or not at all. And even if they do get ill, their symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, coughing, and runny nose are much less severe.?
The message here is clear: ?If you work out on a regular basis, your immune system will heal your body quicker, with fewer complications,? Pismeny points out. ?Sometimes, simplest things really do work best!?

Pismeny adds that there are other good preventive measures besides exercise that protect our health during disease outbreaks. ?For example, eating vitamin-rich foods, drinking plenty of water, washing our hands frequently, and avoiding crowded public places that are real germ-fests, will also help,? he says. ?It all comes down to common sense, good judgment, and a healthy lifestyle.? For more info, go to
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Slim Tips Natural Way - Natural Diet

Diet that you do will only make your weight go up and down only. While still in the early years, let's achieve ideal body weight in a healthy and natural.

As quoted from beautyhill, see the tips quick way to look slim in a natural way:
Eat regularly
A unique body will decrease metabolism when hungry. This is not good for weight loss process. Avoid applying regular daily diet, at least three times a day. Do not also skip breakfast to give you enough power when on the move all day.

Diet, Now Way!
Diet is going to lose your weight, but that's only for a while only. If the diet is not done anymore, the weight will return to normal. The important thing is to select a 'balanced diet with high nutritional value' as needed, for calories eaten can be utilized in an optimal body.

Read the nutritional value
Watch what you eat. That's why you need to provide a moment to read the nutritional content and the number of calories in food packaging. Adjust your caloric needs in a day with the help of notes listed on the packaging.

Consumption of fiber in protein
Fiber we eat from the fruit and vegetables will help lower cholesterol and facilitate the emptying of the digestive tract. Not only that, the fibers can also speed up the feeling of satiety so naturally reduce the amount of food that is not useful.

Drink enough
Some nutritionists say that drinking enough then you will be spared from excessive food. So the advice to drink 6-8 glasses a day should not be ignored.

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Should Abortion Rights Get Its Own Awareness Ribbon?

News from the Va. Board for People with Disabilities

1. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is holding its national conference in Atlanta July 17-22; registration is requested by Jan. 31. More than 2,500 attendees are expected. Six scholarships are available for the conference. For information, go to

2. Free children's dental clinic at the Charlottesville Free Clinic; children with special needs up to age 18 and all children under 3. Application deadline is Feb. 7; services will be offered on Feb. 26 and March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 Charlottesville, May 7 in Saltville, and May 14 in Martinsville. For more information, go to Kami Piscitelli at the Virginia Dept. of Health, 804-864-7804 or

3. Brain Injury Conference on March 12 in Richmond. Deadline to register is Feb. 26; for more details go to\

4. 10th Annual Autism Conference in Richmond, March 8-9; Commonwealth Autism Service is hosting a 2-day conference for parents, teachers, clinicians, first responders, and others interested in autism. The final session will feature a panel of employed individuals with autism and their workplace supervisors plus audience Q and A. To register, go to or call 800-649-8481.

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Food Additives You Must Avoid

(Article first published as Top Food Additives You Really Need to Avoid on Technorati.)When was the last time you closely looked at the ingredients inside of your favorite packaged food? The vast majority of foods bought at your local grocery store are the creation of food chemists, not Mother Nature. Most include a long list of synthetic chemicals and modified food components that are designed to enhance shelf life and provide flavorings that appeal to your sense of taste for sweetness, salt and fat.The vast majorities of processed foods are packed with calories and have been stripped of any nutrients that we require to maintain optimal health. Over the course of years and decades, the lack of vitamins and minerals from natural foods slowly leads to chronic disease conditions such as diabetes, cancer, dementia and heart disease. The artificial chemical compounds in processed foods (all those items in the ingredients lists with names you can?t pronounce) become packed away in your fat tissue and lead to systemic inflammation and depleted antioxidant resources.Food Additives Lead to Chronic IllnessThere are more than 3,000 food additives approved for use in the US and considered ?Generally Regarded as Safe? (GRAS) by the FDA. More than 90% of the typical diet is composed of processed foods, meaning that very little food is eaten in its natural form providing nutrients that are properly absorbed by the body.Food additives include preservatives, sweeteners, artificial colors and flavors as well as flavor enhancers, all designed to provide maximum calories with very little nutrition. The publication Food Matters lists the top food additives you must avoid to preserve your health.Artificial Sweeteners: Most commonly found in diet or sugar-free drinks, gum, baked goods and even toothpaste, foods that contain aspartame have been shown to contribute to brain aging. Aspartame is neurotoxic and causes loss of memory and difficulty learning new tasks. Researchers believe it may be linked to increased incidence of brain tumors and diseases like lymphoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.High Fructose Corn Syrup: High Fructose Corn Syrup has been infused into most processed foods since its inception in the early 1970?s. Extensive scientific research has linked the sweetener to increased levels of obesity due to the way fructose is metabolized in the body and lipid abnormalities that cause diabetes and increased risk of heart disease.Monosodium Glutamate: MSG is used in many processed foods as a flavor enhancer. It is known to cause neural excitation as it overloads neurons through increased electrical stimulation. The most common side effects are depression, disorientation, eye damage, fatigue and headache. MSG is rarely listed by its common name, and frequently hides as a ?natural flavoring?. It is far from being natural and should be avoided.Trans and Hydrogenated Fats: Trans fats have been chemically altered through hydrogenation or cooking at high heat. These synthetic fat molecules are unnatural and cause problems at the cellular level when being used as a component for cell wall synthesis. The most common foods are deep fried, processed and commercially baked products. They are known to increase the risk of death from a heart attack by 25%.Health minded individuals are experts at deciphering food nutrition labels. The best way to avoid these dangerous additives is to eat nothing that has more than one ingredient on the label, or has no label at all (fruits, vegetables and minimally cooked meats). Reading nutrition labels to avoid a wide array of unnatural food additives will lower your risk of chronic illness and extend your natural lifespan.Kathrine Jarret Mallory Forst Edwina Langone Milagros Beauvai Althea Basnett