By the way, congrats on the loss! You are starting out right by cutting down on the soda, increasing water intake, and thinking about nutrition. That's the way all weight loss successes I've ever heard of do it!View Thread
True, properly cooked tillapia doesn't smell fishy. You may want to try cod, it is a nice dense fish with white flesh, no real smell, and it's very nice with a variety of seasonings. You can bake it, fry it, put it in chowder.
Nuts and various soy products, as well as beans of various kinds, are also good ways to get protein. Don't just stop at tofu, crunchy edamame snacks, soy nuts, and almond milk or soy milk are also good for you.View Thread
It's good that you realize that you are a picky eater, as it's hard to fix a problem if you don't recognize that it exists. The suggestions already offered are awesome.
You can also try desensitizing yourself by having little bits of certain healthy foods that you know you should eat, but don't like. Try different ways of preparing them. Sometimes a cooking method or a spice can literally make ALL the difference. For instance, I can't stand the taste of beets, unless they are in a chunky borchch, with dill. The dill totally changes the flavor.
As long as you self-identify as a picky eater, you will always be one. It might be helpful to think of food as a chance to try different things, almost like an adventure. You don't have to end up liking everything, but you can train yourself to be more flexible.View Thread
Exactly! The goal right now for you, or any teenager, is to make sure your body is getting the right kinds of foods so you can grow into a strong, healthy adult. Focus more on getting plenty of vitamins and minerals in your food, as well as some healthy fats, and get exercise. Did you know that if you don't get enough protein your brain growth can be affected? And not getting enough fat can affect breast growth, as well as your brain. Fuel your body well. We don't want skinny women and girls, we want healthy women and girls.View Thread
Absolutely right, eating healthy is more expensive, but if you eat higher quality foods your body needs less of it. So that helps control cost a little bit. You may end up spending less on supplements and medical care, as well as over the counter medications for health problems you no longer have.View Thread
I will drink whatever. I've gotten out of the habit of drinking milk but I enjoy regular, almond, soy, or rice milk. If I was going to buy milk on a regular basis I would prefer organic if I could afford it - further, I would buy from a local farmer if I could. Generally I prefer processed milk such as yogurt and cheese. I don't worry about hormones etc in that case because I can't afford it, though I ususally pay the extra for additive free yogurt.View Thread
First of all, you are a little overweight but not too bad. Focus on getting more protein in your diet and moving around more. Runnning, walking, swimming, biking, games. Try to get your friends involved. That will keep you in the best shape! Also, stay away from refined foods and starches, or limit them.View Thread
Avoid risen bread, and probably beer too, and you pretty much have it covered. You can make quick breads using baking powder, kind of cake style, or biscuits, tortillas, pitas, that kind of thing. Or buy those sorts of things. It won't be too difficult to avoid yeast.View Thread
I would think it would mean she has some kind of an imbalance too, so talking to the doctor is good. It's not completely unheard of however. Children in other countries tolerate very hot and/or spicy things. If I go to the Mexican section of the grocery store I find dried salted plums, VERY salty, and candy that is made of hot pepper powder and sugar. Same with several Asian cultures.View Thread