7 Answers to your Healthy Eating Questions

There’s no better time to start eating healthy than today, and with HealthTap at your fingertips, it’s easier than ever to get started. We’ve compiled a list of some popular questions about eating healthy here. Whether you are beginning to incorporate healthier foods into your diet or if you’re a seasoned healthy eater who is looking for some new handy tips, HealthTap has the answers you’re looking for. Bon appétit!

What are some tips to establish healthy eating habits?

“Limit carbs and minimize the intake of red meat, increase dietary protein, reduce the use of salt, no sodas diet or regular and get to the gym. In the gym do cardio 3x a week and strength training 3-4 times a week. It you can afford it, a personal trainer can help at least get you started with how to train.” – Dr. Ronald Krauser

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Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

“As long as you are eating an appropriate amount for your desire weight then it should promote weight loss. One can eat healthy foods in excess and still not lose weight. Eating healthy foods in moderation along with moderate exercise is the best solution to long term health.” – Dr. Lisa Saponaro


How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

“Children’s palettes take a while to develop. Putting too much pressure on them to eat a variety of foods when they don’t want to could wind up having the opposite of your intended effect. That said, set a great example. Offer lots of choices. And make it fun. Because if it’s fun you’re likely to enroll them. If it’s a burden, you’re likely to push them in the wrong direction.” – Dr. Rick Kirschner

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What might I do to go from eating fast food everyday to eating healthy?

“Gradually may be the best way. Eliminating processed foods, sweets and calorie-rich drinks from your home can provide incentives by focusing attention on the “things” to avoid. Logging success in avoiding them often provides wonderful added motivation to sustain your new healthy behaviors. “baby steps, ” though, as they say. Slow and steady wins the race! and it will over time. Good luck!” – Dr. James Henning


Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

“You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement.” - Dr. Gurmukh Singh


Is there a reason why I am gaining weight from eating healthy and working out?

“You may be eating healthy but still eating too much. Check your portion size, particularly portions of high carb fruits and veggies. Drink adequate water to burn fat. Muscle is heavier than fat, so you may have extra weight by fat conversion. Have your thyroid tested and be sure your TSH is less than 3.0 for optional thyroid function in your body.” – Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

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What is a good healthy eating plan for me?

“We are all biochemically unique and there is no diet that works for everyone. I would start with an elimination diet and write down if you can identify foods that does not agree with your body and eliminate them. Avoid all processed food, learn how to read food labels, do not drink calories (i.e. Drink water), try to eat mostly organic and maybe join healthy cooking class. Best wishes!” – Dr. Daniel Kessler


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